I've decided to make a pilgrimage to the LDS Library in Salt Lake City, toward the end of September, the mother lode in terms of doing genealogical research. It's an 11 hour drive from where we are, which is less than I'd thought. It's kind of frustrating to be searching for information and find out that what you want is only available on microfilm at the LDS library -- and I can only imagine how much I could accomplish in a couple of concentrated days on-site.
They say they have lots of people to assist you in your research, but just to be sure, I'm going to try to make an appointment with a professional genealogist to give me some direction, so I don't waste time heading off down the wrong road. This is very exciting to me! Maybe I can break through some of the "brick walls" that have been frustrating me.
Another cool thing is that you can visit the Mormon Tabernacle and listen to the organist rehearse, every day at noon -- not a Mormon, not religious, but I do like to sit in a church and listen to organ music.
You can also go to a rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Thursday evening -- that would be cool as well.
So I'm excited! I have so much fun doing this stuff that I'm really stoked about the whole idea. But I have a lot of work to do before I go, so I'm not wasting time while I'm there.