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Family History Library

35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
801-240-2331
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$31*
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Salt Lake City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
95%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of genealogical documents. I was able to track birth records, marriage records and see when my family came over from the old country to America. The gentleman that helped me was so enthusiastic and told me about how he had tracked his family back hundreds of years in Italy. Come prepared and you will not be disappointed. They... More

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Balto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Its hard to be overwhelmed! The staff will help with translating documents or guiding you to records. I rarely had to wait for assistance,they are so organized. The break room has plenty of snacks and drinks. You can take your bag into the research area and I felt my belongings were safe leaving them on the table but there's no... More

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Evanston, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is the ancestor-search Mecca of the world. Very caring and knowledgeable staff of volunteers and employees are willing to assist whether you're a Novice or professional genealogist. The technology is top notch and there is plenty of computers, film readers, copiers, printers, etc. Definitely a must experience for any visitor or resident of Salt Lake City.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I couldn't believe the assistance available from the volunteers at this library. It was amazing. Everyone was so helpful and went out of their way to approach you if you looked a little lost. I was able to find a whole lot of my maternal grandmother's family that I didn't have details for. And it was all free too.

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Portland, Maine, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My friends and I went to visit and found the people there very helpful. One of my friends were able to find information about her mother's family that she had been looking for. The people who helped were very helpful and friendly.

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Guaynabo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

the largest genealogical center paired with volunteers willing to assist you in your search. If you are interested in your family tree, this is the right place for your research. It's divided by areas of the world and I was able to find family documents that I never thought I could find. You may register to continue your search once... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went down, got a little help, found the birth certificate of a great-great-grandfather born in a little Sicilian town. Priceless.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is so much info accessible from the Family History Library that you can easily spend days there. Helpful, kind people will get you started, or help you through tough links in your history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you have ancestors, which I think most of us from planet earth do, the family history library will be fascinating! The LDS Church has phenomenal resources for family history. There is NO preaching, just friendly, knowledgeable super friendly people that will plug you into your ancestors! Sometimes in minutes, visitors can find ancestors for several generations. The computer resources... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is nothing quite like discovering your roots! Friendly helpful staff and super knowledgable. When you go, it probably helps to know what in general you are looking for....if not you may be overwhelmed!

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