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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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+1 801-240-2331
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Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Easy to spend 3-4 hours

Wasn't too sure what to expect but found the visit and what I discovered to be amazing. I've never done any detailed investigation into my genealogy but 2 hours went by in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't too sure what to expect but found the visit and what I discovered to be amazing. I've never done any detailed investigation into my genealogy but 2 hours went by in a flash. I also found out I'm related to the Hatfield family. Highly recommend you budget 3-5 hours and take full advantage of the staff, who were extremely... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thousands of records available. Fascinating to research your own family roots. Workers are very friendly and helpful. I love spending time there.

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Thank 646leslie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience!! You do not need to know anything about your genealogy or family history and the systems there will find your ancestors, who you are related to and even find famous people that you are related to. You will love it. The greeters and assistants are friendly and helpful. There is no cost to the visitors even if you... More 

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Thank Roland K M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially I was annoyed that you are surrounded with help the moment you walk in, however, I later found the help to be the best part of my experience. They walk you through the process of anything you want to try or do. Cool place. If you want to look things up... leave a lot of time 2+ hours minimum.

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Thank zeeee4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The LDS Family History Library is hands down the best genealogy resource in the world. You don't have to be a member of the LDS Church to visit and use the library. You don't even have to be computer literate. There are plenty of people there who are willing and eager to hold your hand and walk you through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive lived in Utah most my life. Ive walked by the Family History Room so many times and felt a little intimidated by the whole process. Until my husband took the family in. So many volunteers to help out. I actually found a couple more ancestors to fill in my family tree. My girls loved the green screen to take... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities here are just amazing, and if you're doing family history research they have some specialists who are just outstanding and will really help you.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Family History Library annually since 2005. The staff and volunteers at the library are knowledgeable and very helpful. I always find something useful for my research.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It would be easy to write a small book reviewing the "pluses" of the Family History Library -- there are so many -- but suffice it to say that it simply has the most of everything related to family history: the most books, the most microfilmed original sources, the most microfiche, and on and on. Everybody who wants to know... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for several hours. The kids absolutely loved the children's section and played there the majority of the time. Staff is all lovely and friendly.

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