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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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+1 801-240-2331
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Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.

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This is the most interesting place. You can get to know your ancestral family. There are the most friendly and helpful people to guide you through the steps to meet you many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Surprise, Arizona
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Caledonia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You need a couple of hours to spend here if you want some help in learning how to navigate the search programs. The missionaries there are so friendly and want to help you. We had an older couple from New Mexico who were so helpful. We were able to learn information that we didn't know about some of our family... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most interesting place. You can get to know your ancestral family. There are the most friendly and helpful people to guide you through the steps to meet you many greats grandparents. The Mormons have given us all a great gift of family information and will share it wit you. Thank you!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came into town to go skiing, but we couldn't check into our hotel yet, and it was raining outside. After reading some reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to visit. Now please know, we are not Mormon. However, the hospitality displayed by the staff and volunteers was second to none. We spent almost 3 hours looking up our ancestors online... More 

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

......this is the place to go to research your family tree. Need help get get started? There are 230 staff and 200 volunteers. Need a computer? There are well over 80. Don't speak English or need help translating that old German dialect? Use one of the 30 language experts. Did your ancestors move a lot? They have records from 110... More 

Thank jazzie F
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a real surprise. Walked in to find so many people looking up thier history. It was great for the kids for an hour but as we are not from Utah or a member of the LDS then it was hard to go to far back into out history on file. Close to the city and worth a visit... More 

Thank 157BrendanF
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't rave about the experience enough. i have been working on my ancestry for a couple of years, so have some experience. I visited the library with the objective of getting some assistance with two specific issues in my tree and was rewarded beyond expectations. A number of church members sat with me and walked me through ideas and... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with a few of our children and grandchildren, really enjoyed A few hours learning, watching, and participating in the activities offered there. We all want to go again soon because they are always changing and adding new items and activities. We loved our experience.

Thank Ronald K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of people to help you find out about your ancestors. They had a small play area for the kids. Our kids loved it! It had pioneer-era playthings. There was also a pretend dock where a volunteer took a "Ellis Island" photo of us with some old-time props. It was really fun. A volunteer taught me how... More 

Thank Angie H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit! So great to learn about and find family members. Don't skip it on your tour of Salt Lake.

Thank Monica M
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The family history Library serves people of all religions, cultures, and backgrounds. The records kept by the family history Library has helped thousands to find there roots from around the world! There are interpreters on hand, including sign language. A fun place to see where you come from.

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