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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the Library during a visit to SLC and was taken aback by the sheer scale of the place. 2.4 Million rolls of microfilmed family history records (and many more available to order) cover every corner of the globe no matter how obscure, neatly laid out on floors for different regions. With so much to look at it's easy... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

great place to find out more - can not get everything I need from them yet but they are extremely helpful and will help you know what you need

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Park City
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

OK...what is cooler than getting the nicest older person on the planet to sit you down and help you research your genealogy? They are so patient and helpful and you will be blown away how much information is already loaded into their data banks about your family. It actually is really fun discovering who your relatives are. By the way...in... More

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Fort Lawn, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Save a couple of hours to research your family. Very helpful docents guide you through the process. So special to come upon records of family members.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Best of all there is no rush and they let you go at your own pace and show you how to get around various sites. I did not find what I wanted but they gave it their best shot. Thanks everyone

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traverse city, mi
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182 reviews 182 reviews
10 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Docent's do their best to help walk you thru the computer system to trace your ancestors. My wife and I both were unable to locate family beyond our grand parents even with the helpers. They did give us info on searching from our home computers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place has more resources than anywhere else. They have books, computer files, DVD,s and microfiche files from all over the world. You need help from one of the many missionaries and staff to find your way around but they are all wonderfully helpful and friendly.

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Vinhedo, São Paulo, Brazil
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you want to learn about your past or places where your ancestors came from, this is a must, since its the worlds largest collection of records about families

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Southern Cal.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This library is one well oiled machine! Friendly welcome. Long hours. Escort to needed section. Raise your hand and someone comes to help you. Translators. Very large screen computers. I made some great discoveries in a very short amount of time.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are even partially interested in family history or genealogy or history itself, this is the best there is. Docents are knowledgeable and very helpful. Easy run across the street to hear noon concerts at the Tabernacle.

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