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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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wilds of New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are volunteers who will help you do family research It is easy to spend a few hours here, as you delve into the branches of your family tree. You never know what might pop up as you view images of original census documents, or birth and death records, etc.

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NorCal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

They are so helpful there helping you set up your family tree and teaching you how to search and link documents to back up your dates! Totally kind.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Plenty of computer stations, helpful missionaries and tons of resources. Little hard to find your way around the system if you tend to be independent and not want to do the tour and information video.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A staff member sits with you and guides you in finding your ancestry. My husband is elated. He found so many relatives and he's the last of his line. Now if I can get him off the computer . . .

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DAYTON
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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alpharetta
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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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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