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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 2013
Type: Libraries
Description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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Menifee, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A trip to this library was my Christmas present from my husband. We planned and organized our stuff, checked their website to get prepared and then spent 32 hours over 4 days researching their collection. We have decided to make it an annual trip. When you arrive for the first time, let them know at the front desk. They will... More

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Modesto, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

For genealogists and family history recorders, this is the ultimate mecca for researching records all in one place. The volunteers and staff are so helpful and always willing to assist you when you need help. There is never any effort to "convert" visitors. Best of all, the access and services are all free.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very helpful staff. No cost to use these great records of family history. I wish I had had more time.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Amazing place to learn about your ancestors. World famous attraction. They have many floors with helpful people and lots of computers You can spend and hour or spend a week. Close by accommodations for long stays. Also close by food and other attractions.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This library is phenomenal even if you are not an expert in genealogy, or an LDS faithful. There is an amazing amount of information and people are willing and interested in helping you. Try to come with some preparation of who you'd like to search for, family names, proper spellings, possible years. This is not a place to bring children,... More

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is the most amazing repository of genealogical records I have ever seen (or heard of)! For that alone, it get 3 stars. However, I just have one caution: if you are an experienced genealogist/researcher, and don't need much (or any) help in doing your searching, then this is a SIX-STAR place! Unfortunately, if you are a beginner, just... More

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Council, Idaho
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Best experience Everyone was friendly and helpful. This included other researchers and the multitude of volunteers on each floor who were very knowledgeable. All of us came away ready to come back again in the near future.

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Guardamar del segura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'm not particularly interested in genealogy, and only visited this as part of a trip to the entire complex, but they do make the whole process very simple. They have access to more sites, for free, than other chargeable ones. I hadn't come prepared, so didn't get very far with my search, but if I seriously wanted to trace my... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I have been doing genealogy for almost 30 years now and didn't expect the sheer number of records the library has. The people who work and volunteer here are very nice and are prepared to help those with years of research experience to a complete novice. My husband made more progress in researching his family in two... More

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New Lebanon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Enjoyed coming here & researching family information. Staff was very helpful and this library is centrally located to other LDS sites in SLC.

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