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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You have to give this place it's due as probably the foremost institution of its kind in the world (I think - I haven't actually researched the question). But it's not something to just go check out for fun. They helped my dad get a couple of family history books he wrote scanned in so they are available online.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are a serious genealogist, a visit to the Family History Library is a must. It is the "candy store" of genealogy with more goodies than you can absorb in even a week. The microfilms are in open stacks. You just take the film that you want and browse at your leisure. There are numerous copy machines that allow... More

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Boca Raton, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was here last month and continued to do my genealogical research. The library staff were very kind and helpful. The microfilms are housed in filing cabinets and you can pull your own. Many microfilm viewers including left hand viewers and magnified viewers. The equipment is all well maintained and there are machines to photocopy your results and save either... More

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Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In town for a weeks' conference. Spent most of the time at the library. I had a list of about 600 films to scan. Got thru about half of them. Pros: 1. Relatively well laid out. The 2nd floor has clear zones for computers, hand-powered microfilm readers (if you're into building up your arm muscles) as well as the ScanPro... More

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Jerusalem
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Library is very well organized and has an emphasis on assisting all. My only disappointment was not receiving notification of the arrival of a film ordered from the vault.

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St. Albert
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was very interesting, we were given a tape recording to go through the tour and we also received more info from the people at the front desk. It was a good thing to see when it was hot outside.

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

All I can say is WOW!!! You could spend weeks at this place, that is for sure! The microfishe is easy to use and everyone is very helpful in getting you going in any section you start with. The ability for them to have records from places like Poland is unbelievable. I made great progress on all of the branches... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Never expected in moments of being there a nice mormon elder would have be pulling up census records of my great grandfather! A beautiful building with an amazing archive … whether you come prepared or not well worth a visit to explore.

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midwest
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98 reviews 98 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I knew very little about my family and these folks were determined to help even though we only had 2 hours until closing. After 3 "helpers" I now know the country of my origins! Although one lady blew me off immediately, 3 other very dedicated people were determined I would not leave empty handed. And I did not! Many thanks.....

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Whittier, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Family History Library is amazing. If you are on a trip to Salt Lake City it is worth a visit even though you are not doing genealogy. It has 5 floors all dedicated to genealogy. Just walk around the 2nd and 3 floor and see all the books and tapes. It is simply amazing. If you are doing genealogy this... More

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