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Family History Library

35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
801-240-2331
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing library of sorts where dedicated people assist you trace your family history even if you are not American. The lady at the reception desk was extremely polite and helpful and guided us to the desk on the upper floor dedicated to family trees of persons of Asian origin. Unfortunately, the particular gentleman incharge of this section... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I'm sure it would be more interesting if you had access to more important/rare documents. Otherwise you go on their website from their location. They direct you to this website: https://familysearch.org/. After that, you help them complete their records with your knowledge. It is fun, but it's something you can do from home. Spend your time doing something you can't... More

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new hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Staff was very helpful! Great opportunity to research ancestors with everything right at your fingertips. Staff very knowledgeable.

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California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Hubby had a business trip and I got my first opportunity ever to go here. I spent 7 days here and was not ready to leave. It took me 2 just to figure out how to find things and work the machines. I Saw plenty of folks coming in to look around with a mini tour. a Must Do.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nice clean sight with many people available to assist. Unfortunately, the young man helping me helped me get no further than information I already knew. Unless someone has started a family tree, you will not get much new information.

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Moravia, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What I really want to do is go back and do nothing but stay at the library and search! Staff is so incredibly helpful and kind!

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Salem, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Workers at the Family History Center help everyone, from beginner to advanced researchers. I particularly like attending the classes. Get a class schedule in the lobby or online. Some are held in a big computer lab, for hands-on practice!

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wilds of New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are volunteers who will help you do family research It is easy to spend a few hours here, as you delve into the branches of your family tree. You never know what might pop up as you view images of original census documents, or birth and death records, etc.

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NorCal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They are so helpful there helping you set up your family tree and teaching you how to search and link documents to back up your dates! Totally kind.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Plenty of computer stations, helpful missionaries and tons of resources. Little hard to find your way around the system if you tend to be independent and not want to do the tour and information video.

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