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Family History Library

35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
+1 801-240-6996
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
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+1 801-240-6996
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"genealogy research"
in 39 reviews
"flash drive"
in 13 reviews
"volunteer staff"
in 13 reviews
"great grandparents"
in 15 reviews
"great resource"
in 18 reviews
"family research"
in 27 reviews
"wealth of information"
in 12 reviews
"first floor"
in 21 reviews
"lds church"
in 32 reviews
"salt lake"
in 22 reviews
"temple square"
in 34 reviews
"resources"
in 140 reviews
"ancestors"
in 254 reviews
"computers"
in 97 reviews
"record"
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"microfilm"
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"researchers"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It has been years since I've been here so the modernization and upgrades were expected but Wow! The always-helpful and friendly volunteers were everywhere, offering support and help. Another awesome experience in the greatest genealogy facility in the world. Thank you!

Thank Jmuhn
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you are one that is into family history, this is a good place to start. Its amazing how much info is in this building. Not everyone can find info on the past, but a lot of fun to try. Sometime when friends come to...More

Thank dennis l
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you're at all interested in researching your family history, this is the place to go! Apart from the FREE access to a large repository of records and the different search platforms that normally require subscription, the staff are very wonderful people that seem more...More

Thank h0llylawrence
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went here with a group of adults who had arranged for docents to assist us with getting acquainted on all of the features offered. You can check out an iPad and use it to make video or audio recordings of things/people you remember regarding your...More

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Plenty of computers available even at peak times. People are so willing to assist. If you are researching family history this is a wonderful place to go. Incredible resources, even though much more is now online.

Thank DCSVPE
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I was surprised that the Library did not contain more than the combined resources of the National Archives, DAR Library, Library of Congress and county courthouses that I have been using for decades. The volunteer staff was friendly and polite, but lack of college education...More

1  Thank mrsagf
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I wasn't planning on doing any family research when I was in Salt Lake City for a business trip but someone said I should check out the family history library. I am so glad I did! The volunteers from the SLD church were terrific and...More

Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The Family History Library has invested heavily in digital technology during the last decade to aid the genealogist. They have digitized a significant percentage of their books and microfilmed records. You can access all of that using your own laptop or one of about 100...More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

If you have ever wanted to see where you came from and learn more about your roots, then you have to give this place a visit! Whether you have 15 min or all day, there is something for everyone.

1  Thank Joshua P
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The friendly Mormon staff helped me establish a new account and add family information in a few minutes. The service is free.

Thank Lawito
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Silvina Mabel B
21 March 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.
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lwosbo
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
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lwosbo
23 February 2018|
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Response from JosephfromNYC | Reviewed this property |
That is a unique question. So unique that I haven't a clue. Only someone versed in family history research, like a librarian, will know. Good Luck.
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