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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

They were so helpful and my wife and I managed to trace several of our ancestors too. They really do go the extra mile, so kind and courteous. Shame the rest if the world doesn't always act like the people who served us so well. Thank you.

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Dallas, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Thought I would find out something different but did not. The lady at the desk pulled up the internet site that I have been using from home for quite a while. Then she pulled up ancestry.com. Well I have been using that too so she was of no help at all. I hoped she could give me some tips.

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Fort Salonga, NY
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Unless you are big time, do it on line. They have a great group of senior citizens there to help you, but everything is on line. Nice to visit to look around.

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New Rochelle, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A very helpful place to begin or continue genealogical research. The volunteers are friendly and helpful. The library is clean and quiet and very welcoming.

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Marianna, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

First, I'm not really interested in genealogy but love interesting facts about family. It was fun to find distant relatives, where they lived and who their neighbors were (via the census). I found myself reading the census and looking for other things--basically getting off track. The Library is spacious, clean, numerous computer stations and a lot of people willing to... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is an incredible research facility to do genealogy research they have computer and people to help you do the looking and guide you on your path.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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