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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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The Library is AMAZING! Bunches of computers on every floor. When I had a problem at the PC, and turned around for some help, there was someone right there, one of the volunteers, who helped me find what I needed. Definitely take the Orientation if it is your first time! Well worth the time spent to learn what resources are... More

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Florida, USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was starting on my family history and heard the Family History Library had a lot of information. I was amazed to see just how much information they have stored there! There are 2 floors dedicated to the U.S., 1 floor for British Isles, and 1 floor for other countries. They have many volunteers who are very patient and helpful... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was lots of fun, especially since it was hot outside. We are fairly experienced with genealogical research and very experienced computer users. While the people that volunteer to help there are nice, they mostly don't know very much and they are really slow on the keyboard.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I saw this years ago on another trip to salt lake and I could find no genealogical history on my family. I was very disappointed because I had been looking forward to this service. I didn't even bother to go back and see it on this trip because I had been so disappointed on my last trip. People rave about... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in for a training and on a day of sightseeing, got caught up in the library starting research and a project that will take us years to complete and send us on fantastic trips to gather more information. You absolutely MUST go there if you have any interest in your family heritage.

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Albany, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Amazed by the wealth of information available for family history searches. Could spend days in here. Extremely helpful volunteers.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The orientation given to all first time visitors will get you started. Arrive with a plan and preregister on line in the first floor visitors center the day before to assure you do not waste your time getting on line. You can check your registration online before you go. A volunteer works with each family or individual to maneuver the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Free of charge, tons of free help (it's all free). A great way to kill an afternoon in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Saratoga WY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We spent 1 -1/2 days looking into specific family members. The volunteers are incredible. Check out the class schedule online before visiting, as different training and ethnicities are featured at different times. The library is spotless, but so welcoming!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were welcomed as newcomers, given a video overview of the facility, and guided to an area to begin our research. The staff of volunteers varied in helpfulness, perhaps because they can perform their missionary service there and are not all trained genealogists. We also forgot to bring our familysearch.org and ancestry.com passwords, a HUGE mistake. Nevertheless we accomplished a... More

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