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Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801-240-2331
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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My son and I arrived at the library at 9AM. Though there were a lot of folks doing research, we each had a volunteer helping us within a matter of seconds. I have been doing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Asheville
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Asheville
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My son and I arrived at the library at 9AM. Though there were a lot of folks doing research, we each had a volunteer helping us within a matter of seconds. I have been doing Genealogy for some 40 years, but learned so much from the Volunteer Staff.

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Glen Davis, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is easily the best place in the world for genealogical research. There are free classes to attend, many helpful staff, the best collection of equipment in the world, including numerous scanners, particularly for microfilm and hundreds of computers for users. Everything is free. I come here every year and find much that is new each visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fantastic displays and information plaques. The theme for the displays are charged periodically. Top quality!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to find your family (at least those that are deceased). at this very large library, you will find books, documents, microfilm, internet, and helpers so you can find your family.

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Utah
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I loved visiting this location. There were wonderful people there to help and answer my questions. It was fun to get in touch with my family roots and learn where I come from.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The first time I went to Salt Lake City to do genealogy was about 1984 and the library was in the new church building. Fast forward a few years and I have seen so many changes - all excellent - in the following years. Technology has made a big difference but the one on one with the professionals that work... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you are into genealogy, whether a beginer or expert, this is the place to go. I have read other reviews where people have stated some staff are too helpful. I did not find this at all. There is an amazing amount of staff to direct you, expert genealogists for several different countries/regions. It was wonderful to spend time with... More 

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were pressed for time because we wanted to hear and see the tabernacle choir practice a little later. We got down to business and uncovered a lot in a short time. It could've been more if I was more computer literate. The volunteer staff is just awesome. Greatly appreciated their assistance.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are into family history, this place is your mecca. Huge number of geological records and super friendly, helpful staff make the Family History Library a fascinating stop. One of my friends recently discovered he's the 15th generation descendent of a great Polish King. If that sort of stuff floats your boat the Family History Library should not be... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went into the library and was assisted by one of the LDS volunteers. Great help. Can't wait to go home to try some more research on my own.

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