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Family History

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the largest genealogy bank on the planet. You... read more

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Michael B
A Must Do when in Salt Lake City

The place is full of volunteers to help you get a vast amount of work done in a very short time... read more

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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 yesterday

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the largest genealogy bank on the planet. You go in and someone is there to assist you pulling your ancestry history. FOR FREE. What a souvenir !

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is full of volunteers to help you get a vast amount of work done in a very short time. It's truly amazing what can be accomplished in a one day visit to this landmark.

Thank fussyVagabond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could spend days looking for all the branches of your family tree. Definitely worth a quick stop to set up an account and get started with your search.

Thank kdj101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my time setting up a free genealogy account and learning how to put together my family tree. The volunteers are wonderful.

Thank Shelly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister has been doing research for over 15 years. But this was my first visit. The Elders and Sisters were extremely helpful when I couldn’t locate one of the books. After she searched on two floors of the library, she cheerfully handed me the...More

Thank Strudelady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband could not connect some of his family members. We went to the Family History Library and was assigned the help of a worker. She took our information pulled it up on the computer and showed my husband how to complete the records and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while I had a little spare time. I was impressed at the scale of everything. I found the workers to be very nice, but inconsistent. Some people seemed very knowledgeable while others were not so sure of themselves. I didn't have a great...More

Thank Desi A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Family History Center has a wealth of information, things you never knew you wanted to know about yourself. Go in, get an iPad, and then visit stations that show you everything from how you are related to famous people to what things happened in...More

Thank carrapicho710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon their with my mother. Although I hit a dead end she found some new information about our ancestors and their is plenty of people to help and they are are very friendly.

Thank knightsjunkmail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested to learn your family history, this is the place. The largest collection of family data, including death and birth certificates. There are volunteers who will help you and they will be delighted that you are interested in your ancestry. If you...More

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April 24, 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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March 21, 2018|
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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.
February 24, 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