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Family History

35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9005
+1 801-240-6996
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The Family History Library has the largest collection of genealogical information in one place. The focus of the Family History Library is to help guests make personal family discoveries.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9005
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"genealogy research"
in 39 reviews
"flash drive"
in 15 reviews
"census records"
in 12 reviews
"volunteer staff"
in 14 reviews
"great grandparents"
in 15 reviews
"family research"
in 29 reviews
"great resource"
in 19 reviews
"first floor"
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in 32 reviews
"salt lake"
in 23 reviews
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in 35 reviews
"resources"
in 141 reviews
"ancestors"
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"computers"
in 97 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Helpful staff. Many computers available. They helped us start a family tree online for free, and spent close to an hour with us, showing all the details of the website. 4 floors of books, but probably only helpful if you had already done research and...More

Thank Becky S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had more time to work on our family genealogy. From the moment we entered the door, the staff could have been more helpful and friendly. They had the book I was looking for that had been written on my family, we easily...More

Thank beetrvln
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit whether you are very interested in genealogy or just want some information. I was able to find some materials about my ancestors and discover some of my famous relatives. The staff was very friendly. The site was free and you could...More

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the Salt Lake City Family History Center. It’s free and you can learn all about your past family. They have millions of names and many stories about most families. You just visit and then put in your name... maybe your mother and father and/or...More

Thank rcdmstarnet
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't plan on stopping here while touring temple Square but the 105 sweltering summer Temps drove us inside. This was a highlight of the day! We walked in and each person was handed a tablet that could be docked at several interactive stations. Lots...More

Thank herd_of_5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and friendly people who are helping you with you search for your ancestors. For children there's a lot to do with the tablet.

Thank KingsCC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband's passion is researching our family history, so we stopped in to see what they had to offer. Everyone was so extremely friendly and helpful, it was like a breath of fresh air! The people that work there, are very knowledgeable on where to...More

Thank jaaearl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to visit if you want to start your ancestry research anyplace in the world. Very helpful volunteers staff the Family History Center. Allow a couple of hours

Thank Route66travel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very excited to visit this center as we had done quite a bit of genealogical research online back home and had reached a stopping point where we couldn’t go any further. We assumed that this center with access to their supposed large library,...More

Thank dezire2adpt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I’ve been here before, and started research on my family ancestry last time. My wife found a document showing that one of her relatives was ordained as an Elder by Joseph Smith himself and I wanted to know more about that person. I was...More

Thank Thomas67_75
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medic149
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Jmuhn | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there are still items that are NOT available on Ancestry or even Family Search. They are getting closer, I believe, but I think that I heard that there are some copyright issues with some items, where the... More
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Silvina Mabel B
March 21, 2018|
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Response from divegirl2 | Reviewed this property |
Ancestry is the cheapest way to do DNA testing with many features, then you can cross-list on several of the other sites for free and get more info.
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lwosbo
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
There is limited information in this request so I can't be certain. Many of the records that FamilySearch and the Family History Library hold are created with Partners. There are some records that will reference a record... More
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