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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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Largest collection of genealogical information in the world.

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Helpful staff, world-class resources

We stopped in to get some information we couldn't find anywhere else. The missionaries (not preaching missionaries, mind you) helped us get the information we needed. If you need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stopped in to get some information we couldn't find anywhere else. The missionaries (not preaching missionaries, mind you) helped us get the information we needed. If you need help on genealogy, this place is worth the time to get there.

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Researchers of Family History around the world access information from this library. It may be the largest single-site repository of family history data in the world. In addition to its extensive microfiche records, and many one-of-a-kind publications, there are numerous computers, scanners, copy machines etc. for individuals to create and record their own family histories. The staff is very friendly... More 

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Thank Brian A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Non-pressure resource for researching your family history. The place is staffed and owned by the LDS Church. But there is no pressure pitches on joining the church. Have a question about your family, ask one of the staffers. They are generally very helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice arrangement of computers. Extremely friendly and helpful folks. Family search went fine, just not real far. Ok visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was advised to go to the library to gather genealogy information for my Father's 90th birthday. The staff was helpful and patient with this novice. My search was successful and the results were valuable. It turned out to be the best gift my Dad every got.

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Library is very interesting, not only as a tool to add to ancestral research but to visit as a tourist point of interest. The staff and members are very helpful and informative of the facility as well as surfing the website

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers are very helpful. The free search engines have a good range of information. The microfiche machines work well. I can sit ther for hours, and not notice the time passes so quickly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Completely redone. Very educational and exhibit spacing was perfect. Historical information was very carefully listed, noting what was original and what was a replica. Actually there were very few replicas.

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Thank jerryl694
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For free the staff will help you trace your family roots. Very fun and interesting, learned a lot in the hour I spent there

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was only in town for a day and got to the center at 3:30. Was greeted warmly and placed with a mentor and we got started, Within less than one hour we had made great progress tracing records on both my mother's and father's side of my family tree all the way back to the 1700's. I highly recommend... More 

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