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Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801-240-2331
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Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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We spent an afternoon here and found the staff to be friendly and very helpful. They were ready to assist us in setting up accounts and giving search tips to help us locate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Rio Rancho
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We spent an afternoon here and found the staff to be friendly and very helpful. They were ready to assist us in setting up accounts and giving search tips to help us locate information. The use of the computers is free and there are no time limits. There seemed to be enough computers and I didn't see anyone waiting to... More 

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bronx ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone was so nice! very eager to help you, it was 3 of us and 2 of us got a great volunteer but I got a very nice lady but she didn't know 100% what she was doing? which I didn;t care to be honest because she was that nice. This is a bit time consuming and you can just... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

As with elsewhere the missionaries were great, very polite and all too happy to help. Easily found most of the family members I searched for in no time at all.

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Yuma Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you plan on visiting you need to go to their website and sign up before you go, that way you're in the system and can actually do some research. if you wait until you go there then don't expect to use their system until you go to your email page and complete the verification process.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The archives a FULL of material - but it is not easy to get around the computer system. I had a personal volunteer (they have a LOT of volunteers to help!) who sort-of helped me: she did some searches for me, and when I tried to look up more - I had no idea how she did it!

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't miss a visit here. You are given an hour of one to one help to get you started on researching your family tree and will come away will a login to resume your searches when you return home. The search is incredible! You will find war certificates, records of war wounds etc of your family members.

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Escondido, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is worth the trip to Salt Lake City alone. I walked in without an appointment and within three hours I learned that my grandparents americanized their names. I was into international records, and I had created a family tree. My parents are long since deceased but when I began pulling up records, their voices came to me affirming I... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You can't normally get something for nothing but as it's free to go in, here you actually do. The staff were friendly and helpful but I didn't really have the time to do any in-depth searching and as a result it was a little pointless. If you want to find something out about your family tree you'll need time and... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in while walking around Temple Square, the people in there are very nice and extremely helpful. They will sit with you and get you started looking for family. Its easy once you get started. Another cool thing is it is all FREE, its basically a free Ancestor.com but better and you don't get annoying emails.

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you want to learn more about where you came from this is the place! Amazing and well staffed! Anyone is welcome to come and learn about their family history, regardless of their religious preference. That's rather unusual as is the fact that you don't have to pay a dime.

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