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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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35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
+1 801-240-6996
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Big new building with lots of information, however,. I have not been able to get/find what I need either on the family or our Civil War Camp. Will keep looking.

Thank Donald I
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was apprehensive at first, as i was told by previous visitors that the Library is immense. It is, but once you become familiar with it, the place is quite inviting. I found my ancestors' file floor easily by the directory,and I was comfortable and...More

Thank 480andrea
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This library is run by members of the Mormon church. But don’t let this discourage you!!! When you enter the front door you are greeted warmly by one of the many volunteers at the library. You are given a iPad and instructions on how to...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many resources, so little time. Access to subscription genealogy web sites. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable volunteer staff to help you.

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best "HOW TO" if you are coming to do research in Salt Lake City If you have been researching your roots, or would like to do so, there is nothing like a trip to the Family History Library. Location is super easy to get...More

Thank theeshopper
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were plenty of staff and volunteers available to assist in family research. Was able to receive 1:1 attention. They seemed sincerely interested in my family history and provided excellent information on how to use their system to conduct research

Thank ruthpdx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Family History Library recently underwent a major renovation, and the result is a technology-rich, fun, interactive experience for the whole family. The library is a project of the LDS church, to encourage and enable members and non-members alike to engage in family history research....More

Thank hedlamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected visit and we absolutely LOVED it. The people were super helpful and we stayed for over 2 hours looking up our family tree...for free

Thank cubes1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 2nd trip to the FHL for genealogy research. What an awesome place for anyone who is researching their ancestors! The volunteers there are so very patient and helpful to patrons of all skill levels.. The new welcome center is awesome!

Thank MarciaB10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here to check it out. They will let you do a few searches on the main floor at their giant kiosks, or they will escort you upstairs and assign a person to help you search for your ancestors. This is all free...More

Thank Rodney B
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Response from WallyBB34 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Yes. My wife's family is from Trentino, Italy. We have found records for many branches of her family from Trentino and neighboring Austria dating back to the 16th Century. A few years ago, we took a friend... More
31 August 2016|
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8 September 2015|
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Response from LoriF362 | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Family Search Center which requires no reservation. I think there is a café at the front. Dress would be modest. I now realize the Family History Library is in a different building. The Family Search Center... More