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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: +1 801-240-2331
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Mon 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.

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For genealogy buffs

located at Temple Square, this is the largest genealogical library in the world, with a vast collection of records. Free to the general public, first-time visitors are invited to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2016
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

located at Temple Square, this is the largest genealogical library in the world, with a vast collection of records. Free to the general public, first-time visitors are invited to watch a short four-minute video orientation, then turned loose to use the facilities. Records, including thousands of microfilms, are accessible via one of the hundreds of computer terminals or dozens of... More 

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sacramento, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

A great chance to see your family history! The staff was friendly and helpful. The resourses are endless. We were able to track a line back to the 11 Century. A great place for genealogical research!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The Family History Library is unique and well worth a visit if you want to learn more about your ancestors. Plan some time because while there are helpers available, you need to do your own research. Many classes are offered. Services are free. Check the website for detailed information.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were welcome by some person providing free support and who helped us making some internet researches. I though we could have access to the mormont database which is suppose to contain 3 billions data

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Unlike Ancestry.com that charges you to do historical background on the family, this is free. And they'll assign you your own personal docent to help. I learned a lot about my family. What a great way to spend the day.. all they needed was a coffee bar!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Spent several hours at the library one morning. 1st floor is under construction, but snack area is open again. I had left my USB drive in my hotel room and they have a vending machine that sales them for $6. Great assistance from the missionaries.

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is the best place on the planet to search for your ancestors and it's totally free. There are lots of knowledgeable people to guide you, too.

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I love this place. The volunteers are helpful and you can't beat the price. If you have an interest in family history and find yourself in Salt Lake City, the Family History Library should be on your "must visit" list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The LDS Family History Library, which is free, has the biggest collection of books, films, maps, etc. available for family history (genealogy) research. And the friendliest people to help.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Amazing. The full-time and volunteers are knowledgeable and so willing to help. Hopefully, I will be there every year. I have discovered more information then I ever thought I would. I am grateful that they exist and are free.

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