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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9005
Phone Number: +1 801-240-2331
08:00 - 21:00
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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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Wish I was more prepared with family information as this place is the place to learn about your history. Everyone I met there was very friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Corinth, Texas
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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I was more prepared with family information as this place is the place to learn about your history. Everyone I met there was very friendly and helpful.

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Cedar Hills, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, I'll start with a disclaimer, Family History is one of my favorite hobbies; but, for the merely curious or the seasoned pro there is no better place to dig the roots of your family tree than the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Second, it really is free; there is no charge and... More 

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Burlington VT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No really. It's why you go there. Even as technology allows us to do more from home, this place is always on the forefront of the technology. I always get something out of it I couldn't have done at home or at a local library. First floor is being remodeled. I wonder what is coming for next time.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The helpers in the library were very gracious and willing to help you with your research. I learned a great deal while I was there. They are also only a phonecall away when you get back home!

1 Thank Gerry K
Florence, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to my new happy place. Everyone was very helpful and responded quickly to questions. It was especially helpful to be able to plug into their internet and easily download entire books and documents. They are continually digitizing documents and books so they are more easily accessible to those seeking answers to their genealogy puzzle. I... More 

1 Thank TravelingADream
Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The LDS family history library in Salt Lake City is the go-to place for genealogical research. Anyone doing family history who visits it should be very grateful that the LDS church makes the huge cache of resources to be found here freely available to visitors, and maintains a top-notch library chock-full of genealogical resources. The library is generally well-organized, user-friendly,... More 

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Holladay, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Genealogy is a hugely popular pastime across the world and you will not find a more comprehensive repository of records than in this library. It's owned and staffed by the LDS church, which sees family history as doctrinal. The staff and volunteers there are excited by the mission of the library and will walk you through every step. It can... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me first say that I am not Mormon. The women there to help ("sisters") were usually kind, even friendly. Most of the men ("elders") did not seem as friendly to a non-Mormon female & one even made me feel beneath him. Be prepared for some discomfort if this isn't your religion, but no one will try to convert you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is THE place in the US for genealogical research. Even during renovation of the first floor, it is well organized and each floor provides access to specific materials: US and Canada sources, foreign sources, microfilms and books. There are lots of computers, microfilm readers and scanners/copiers you can use. It is completely free, but they charge a fee for... More 

1 Thank Kate B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you have any interest in discovering your ancestors, this library is a wealth of knowledge and resources. The missionaries are very friendly and helpful. I've only gone once but plan to go again as I feel I only "scratched the surface." It's pretty amazing to see your family lineage. They were able to help me see mine for thousands... More 

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