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Family History Library

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Address: 35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9005
Phone Number: 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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A visit to the temple

If you are not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ with a current recommend, you won't be able to go inside the temple itself. However you can admire it from the outside and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ with a current recommend, you won't be able to go inside the temple itself. However you can admire it from the outside and get the inside story -- like it took 40 years to build with granite stones from a mountain quarry 10 miles away that were transported... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is gigantic. It has tons and tons of rooms of files. If you're a newbie, I recommend one of the LDS church's smaller libraries. I always get lost and confused in this library, because there's just way too much stuff, and it's all contained on tiny little copies that you have to use a special machine to read.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

People come from all over the world to visit this place! They also have a lot of resources online you can use from the comfort of your own home. Such a great resource to research your own family history. And there are many people there who know what they are doing and are there just to help you.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What fun to trace your genealogy with the information already on hand at the Family History Library. Most of all, I was delighted to know that I didn't have spend precious vacation time tracing family history. I can come home and go to one of many branches domestically and internationally as well.

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Miami Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you know just any fact about an ancestor name, birthdate, place - most likely you will be able to plug into the most comprehensive family history library in the world. Facts, stories, photos - all about your own relatives! An amazing place with an even greater feature - your own personal guide to help you with every step of... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Technology is the key here now. Instead of spending the day looking at books and microfilm, I used their data bases and saved everything I needed to my flash drive. Pretty cool!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not what we expected, but still worth the time. Plan on spending some time there. 3 hours for us vanished as we dove into our personal history. The staff was nice and knowledgable. However, some staff were too helpful. I do know how to use a computer, but my assistant was insistent on using his pointer on the screen for... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tremendous resources and helpers! Was able to find several new family members. The second floor has more experienced researchers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I could spend days here! This is the right place to do family history research. They have the most resources available anywhere! Their kind staff is very helpful if you have any questions.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The center is very well staffed and set up for a family search. The staff is amazing in their kindness and helpfulness. I am not an emotional person, but finding out about family connections and the validation of documents and history makes you awestruck and misty eyed. Great family activity. Even has play area for the youngsters who are not... More 

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