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Family History Library

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The Family History Library has the largest collection of genealogical information in one place. The focus of the Family History Library is to help guests make personal family discoveries.
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35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was in SLC for Roots Tech 2019 and was fortunate to get to the Library TWICE! My 4G Grandmother(rather, the woman I THOUGHT was my 4G Grandmother) was a FPOC in 1810 and I could find no other mention of her or that family name...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With the help of the amazing volunteers at the library, I have been able to find the records for some of my ancestors that we had been unable to locate. When you go back several generations, there are marriages between cousins and family names that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank winyan48
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This library is managed and run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, this library is for EVERYONE! Not just members of the church. There is so much genealogy information here it’s impressive. Literally, one can spend days here and never get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Phelps19
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family History Center is an amazing place and resource. There are people available to help read family history document in different languages. There’s interactive green screen photos of places around the world or of latter day saint temples. There is lots of friendly people ready...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone in the library is always so friendly and helpful. If you are into family history research, this place is for you. I always make a point to spend a few hours researching when I am in town.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TerriK21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff and very knowledgeable!! You will find the largest collections of family history in the world with 5 floors and an additional building to do your family history!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the gold standard for Family History Research. Five floors covering all the continents of the world including islands. There are knowledgeable staff who often speak the language of the country. They are so helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maps811679
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the library twice during Roots Tech 2019. The service at the library is amazing. Everyone was extraordinarily friendly and helpful. Collection of records is mind boggling! Plenty of places to sit and work, plenty of available computers and microfilm readers. Will be back!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tmchoate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Library staff were welcoming and helpful throughout our 2-3 hour visit. The resources available to all are fantastic. Staff researchers even too time to sit with us and help us learn how to use the resources all at no charge. Wonderfully generous! We were able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mfsinmo
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Gave on line info so we can do it from home. We can do our research from home now plus have the additional personal records at hand.

Date of experience: January 2019
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25 April 2018|
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Response from Jmuhn | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there are still items that are NOT available on Ancestry or even Family Search. They are getting closer, I believe, but I think that I heard that there are some copyright issues with some items, where the... More
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Response from divegirl2 | Reviewed this property |
Ancestry is the cheapest way to do DNA testing with many features, then you can cross-list on several of the other sites for free and get more info.
24 February 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
There is limited information in this request so I can't be certain. Many of the records that FamilySearch and the Family History Library hold are created with Partners. There are some records that will reference a record... More