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Family History Library

Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801-240-2331
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
Owner description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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Mission Viejo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were helped by several volunteers to sit at computers and find ways to research our ancestry. Most interesting.

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Salt Lake City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you are doing any family history, this is one place you need to visit. Four floors of a very large building that has more books and information then any other location in the world. Many people to help you with your research and it's all for free.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So peaceful and relaxing, I can sit there read or simply hang out with a friend and have a nice quiet time. Love it here

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Franklin, Tennessee
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134 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We spent the better part of a day researching the family history and roots of our two families. We were so impressed with the help we received from a super Mormon couple that were volunteering their time. Tremendous place to visit.

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Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Many helpful people were just one of the big plusses for this library. Also, the copying rates are very reasonable and you only have to pay money once and get a copying card to use in the copier. This was the first time I paid for my lunch with my credit card through a vending machine. The wealth of information... More 

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Houston, Texas
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Amazing collection of genealogical documents. I was able to track birth records, marriage records and see when my family came over from the old country to America. The gentleman that helped me was so enthusiastic and told me about how he had tracked his family back hundreds of years in Italy. Come prepared and you will not be disappointed. They... More 

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Balto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Its hard to be overwhelmed! The staff will help with translating documents or guiding you to records. I rarely had to wait for assistance,they are so organized. The break room has plenty of snacks and drinks. You can take your bag into the research area and I felt my belongings were safe leaving them on the table but there's no... More 

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Evanston, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is the ancestor-search Mecca of the world. Very caring and knowledgeable staff of volunteers and employees are willing to assist whether you're a Novice or professional genealogist. The technology is top notch and there is plenty of computers, film readers, copiers, printers, etc. Definitely a must experience for any visitor or resident of Salt Lake City.

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Perth, Australia
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I couldn't believe the assistance available from the volunteers at this library. It was amazing. Everyone was so helpful and went out of their way to approach you if you looked a little lost. I was able to find a whole lot of my maternal grandmother's family that I didn't have details for. And it was all free too.

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Portland, Maine, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My friends and I went to visit and found the people there very helpful. One of my friends were able to find information about her mother's family that she had been looking for. The people who helped were very helpful and friendly.

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