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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9005
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+1 801-240-2331
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Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.

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Find Your Family

A lot is said these days about finding your past family, "click a leaf to discover why you have red hair!", is a common phrase on TV, but at the Family History Center you will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2016
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Independence
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

A lot is said these days about finding your past family, "click a leaf to discover why you have red hair!", is a common phrase on TV, but at the Family History Center you will get lost in your own past and learn to love who you are. The staff is so helpful and the information is unending. Plan to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This use to be a premier library. Unfortunately, it is now mediocre at best. It is severely under-staffed and poorly run.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful people...amazing help and very knowledgeable....only recommendation for someone visiting is to have as much info on paper prior to going and also an idea of which side of the family you are going to look for ...

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Bon Air, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Extremely helpful and friendly. One could not ask for more help in a pleasant atmosphere! Unearthed some information that was very important to my research of my family. I'll be back.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a phenomenal source of geneological information; you can show up with no experience...or extensive experience...and have a fruitful experience. The people are kind, helpful, and totally committed to you having a positive experience.

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Paradise Point, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

One of our party has a genuine interest in genealogy and I was just curious. We had the services of a volunteer for an hour and I was astonished with the amount of information she was able to give me on my family history, including showing me the manifest for the ship on which my great, great grandfather immigrated from... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The resources, staff and facilities are unmatched anywhere in the US and perhaps the world! I have researched my family history there nummerous times and plan to visit many more times.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I was only in town for an afternoon so I decided to check out this library. A Sister and an Elder helped me immensely. They got my family tree started and showed me some basics. They were just as eager as I was to find information. I can do more research on my own and continue to build on what... More 

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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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