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Family History Library

35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

First, you don't go here unless you have some kind of idea where your ancestor's came from, and a name or two. For the basics, use their website or the computers over at the FamilySearch Center on the other side of Temple Square. The building is divided into floors, based on where your ancestors came from - there are whole... More

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Los Banos, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I like the attention the staff give you. They have lots of patience and helpful suggestions. Plenty of computers. Very clean environment. Plenty of notepads and pencils available at each computer. Also, very clean restrooms. Drinking water available. Looking forward to returning in the future!

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I researched my ancestors from Tuscany, Italy and found many lines going back to 1660. It is free, it is conveniently located near airport, in downtown SLC. Great help available for free as well.

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Tigard, Oregon
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309 reviews 309 reviews
34 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As both of us are into genealogy, we spent day here doing research. Location is across the street from Temple Square. The volunteers are very helpful in assisting you in finding the information you are looking for as well as helping you make copies. For anyone interested in their ancestry, this is the place to make a pilgrimage.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very useful place, no doubt about it. It tries to be also a friendly place, but it really isn't. The smiles are fake, and the staff working in the computer room are not really well prepared if a question is out of the ordinary. I felt definitely ill at ease there.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped here with curiosity and found ourselves guided efficiently to terminals with personal assistance to get us started on genealogical research. Surprised by extent of resources available.

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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Newbies will appreciate the friendly staff who are so willing to help. Parking can be a bit rough, shop at City Creek then visit the Library!

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Montville, New Jersey
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217 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It has to be the best single genealogical resource available and it's free. There are four floors, U.S. and Canadian documents, U.S. and Canadian books, the British Isles and the last floor is for all other countries. As you walk through the door someone is there to greet you and help in your search. You then see a brief orientation... More

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Rising Fawn, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

They are open until 9 PM. Go on Thursday evening and then a 2 minute walk to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearse at 7:30 PM.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Family History Library on West Temple, is the world most known place for Genealogy, it's free, and help is available, they have international records and help you to get started on your family, so you can go on when you're home, also at home to work on it is free, they are also speaking different languages, maybe yours too,... More

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