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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801-240-2331
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.

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Research Mecca

Spent several hours at the library one morning. 1st floor is under construction, but snack area is open again. I had left my USB drive in my hotel room and they have a vending... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
rcyoung10
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent several hours at the library one morning. 1st floor is under construction, but snack area is open again. I had left my USB drive in my hotel room and they have a vending machine that sales them for $6. Great assistance from the missionaries.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best place on the planet to search for your ancestors and it's totally free. There are lots of knowledgeable people to guide you, too.

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place. The volunteers are helpful and you can't beat the price. If you have an interest in family history and find yourself in Salt Lake City, the Family History Library should be on your "must visit" list.

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SLC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The LDS Family History Library, which is free, has the biggest collection of books, films, maps, etc. available for family history (genealogy) research. And the friendliest people to help.

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1 Thank grumpybud
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. The full-time and volunteers are knowledgeable and so willing to help. Hopefully, I will be there every year. I have discovered more information then I ever thought I would. I am grateful that they exist and are free.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of info and people are very willing to help. Can be a little overwhelming but great for genealogical research. Unfortunately there have been several people asking for money outside the facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience, to come to know myself through my ancestors. The staff here is friendly and answered any question that I had. Very impressed!!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and volunteers a the library are very willing to assist you with your research. If they can't answer a question, usually they will find someone who has an answer. Microfilm is easy to find and it is easy to get pictures of the documents available on microfilm.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started in the FamilySearch Center, but were quickly directed to the Family History Library. We were astounded at the resources available to anyone who asks and the knowledge and skill of the specialists who serve there. In less than two hours, my husband answered numerous questions about his own family history--questions we had asked and puzzles we had tried... More 

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Baja California, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well i have tried doing my family tree but for some time a got stock .. got some help,,, but i felt I needed some true experts to get really going I only stayed there about 30 minutes but the expert that helped me for free I could not belive such this genius at geneology was helping me for FREE!!... More 

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