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Come visit us in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah for fun, engaging, interactive [[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|discovery experiences]] and to learn about your family's history. If you aren't able to visit, learn more about our [[Engage with the Family History Library Online|online resources]] or visit [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] to search for your ancestors in indexed and digital collections. <br>
 
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==''Welcome to the Family History Library''==
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[[Image:Family History Library2.jpg|right|700px|<center>Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States</center>]]
Learn about the famous Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit in person for fun, engaging, interactive [[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|discovery experiences]] and to learn about your family's history. If you aren't able to visit, use FamilySearch.org to search for your ancestors in indexed and digital collections. You don't want to miss out on this valuable resource in the heart of Salt Lake City. #FamilyHistoryLibrary
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'''Family History Library'''<br><br>  
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<font size="4">'''Family History Library'''</font><br>
 
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35 North West Temple Street<br> Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1103<br>[https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=FXwabgIdAKBU-SGxDVp34YX-hSmV__i7B_VShzGxDVp34YX-hQ&q=Family+History+Library,+35+N.+West+Temple+St.,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84150&aq=&sll=40.770532,-111.894679&sspn=0.023141,0.052314&vpsrc=6&dirflg=r&ttype=now&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&ie=UTF8&hq=Family+History+Library,+35+N.+West+Temple+St.,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84150&hnear=&radius=15000&ll=40.770142,-111.89455&spn=0.023141,0.052314&t=m&z=15&start=0 Google Map]; [https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=family%20history%20library#map=19/40.77019/-111.89449 Open Street Map].  
 
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35 North West Temple Street<br> Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400 <br>Phone: 1 801-240-6996<br> [https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=FXwabgIdAKBU-SGxDVp34YX-hSmV__i7B_VShzGxDVp34YX-hQ&q=Family+History+Library,+35+N.+West+Temple+St.,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84150&aq=&sll=40.770532,-111.894679&sspn=0.023141,0.052314&vpsrc=6&dirflg=r&ttype=now&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&ie=UTF8&hq=Family+History+Library,+35+N.+West+Temple+St.,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84150&hnear=&radius=15000&ll=40.770142,-111.89455&spn=0.023141,0.052314&t=m&z=15&start=0 Google Map]; [http://mapq.st/1oCdb6e MapQuest].  
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'''Current Hours:'''<br>  
 
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'''Information:''' <br>1-801-240-6536 
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Sun: Discovery Experience, Main floor open 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.<br>
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'''Lost and Found:''' <br>1-801-240-2721
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'''Library Rules''':<br> [[Family History Library Rules]]
<br>'''Holiday Schedule:''' [[Family History Library Hours and Holiday Schedule|Click here]] <br><br>
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'''Parking''':<br> [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/locations/temple-square-parking/church-museum-and-libraries?lang=eng Where to park]<br>
 
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=='''''<b>What's New at the Library?</b>'''''==
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==Online Experiences==
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===Online Classes===
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Join us for an online class or watch a class from our archives. All classes and webinars are free to the public. ''Webinars are currently being broadcast via Zoom. If you are not familiar with the program, this short video will teach you how to use Zoom to join a meeting. [https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting Click here to view the video.]''
  
[[Image:Discovery Experiencesnew.jpg|600x600px|right|Family History Library Main Floor]]
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*'''[[Media:July_2020.pdf|July Month Schedule]]'''<br>
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*'''[[Media:August-2020.pdf|August Month Schedule]]'''<br>
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*[[Family History Library Classes and Webinars#Upcoming Webinars|View upcoming and past webinars]]<br>
  
Find out what's new at the Family History Library! Learn about the new [[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|Discovery Experiences]] on the Main Floor, upcoming classes and webinars, and the Family History Library's Facebook page. Click the link below:
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===Online FamilySearch Consultations - '''**NEW**'''===
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Get help with your research questions from one of our FHL Specialists: [[Family History Library Online Consultations|learn more.]]
  
====[[What's New at the Family History Library January 2018|What's New]]====
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===Online FamilySearch Community===
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Collaborate with other genealogists in the FamilySearch Community posting specific genealogical questions or translation requests regarding a country or region in the world. [https://community.familysearch.org/s/?language=en_ FamilySearch Community Research Groups]
  
====Archive====
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===Online Family History Activities===
[[What%27s_New_Archive|What's New Archive]]
 
  
====Search the [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search Family History Library Catalog]====
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*Have fun with your family using our [https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/ Online family history activities].
  
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==Library Experiences==
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''Until the Family History Library is reopened, use these [[Engage with the Family History Library Online|online resources]]''<br>
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'''Get the most out of your Family History Library visit with [[Preparing to come to Family History library in Salt Lake City|these tips]].'''
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[[Image:Discovery Experience 4.jpg|right|350x350px|Family History Library Main Floor]]
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===[[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|Discovery Experience]] - Main Floor===
  
=='''''<b>Family History Library Information</b>'''''==
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*Create memories with family photos using various backgrounds.
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*See where you and your ancestors come from.
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*Find out what famous individuals are in your family tree.
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*See a timeline for you and your ancestors and what their living space would have looked like.
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*[[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|''Learn more'']]
  
[[Image:Discovery Experience 4.jpg|left|400x400px|Family History Library Main Floor]]
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====[[Family History Library/Group Visit Options|Group Experiences and Activities]]====
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You can plan a Family, Youth, or Adult Group Activity to come and do Discovery Experiences at the Family History Library. <br>
  
===<b>Upcoming Family Events 2019</b>===
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*Click [[Family History Library/Group Visit Options|'''Group visit options''']] for more details about the activities and other important information about your visit.
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*To make a reservation for a group [[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|Discovery Experience]] click [https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/schedule '''here.''']
See our [[Family_Events_at_the_Family_History_Library|Family Events]] page for upcoming activities.
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*To reserve a classroom for any other group activity, use the '''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform?formkey=dFo5eFdkaXdzMnVtUmhqWlF2SlF1aEE6MQ&ifq&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy0wYjVlZjc1Mi00ZmQ1LTQ1YTktOWUyMC05M2IxMzljNTJkOTQ&pli=1 Online Registration Form]'''.
  
===[[Family History Library Classes and Webinars|Classes and Online Webinars]]===
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'''''When the Family History Library reopens, we will be accepting reservations for family, youth, or adult group activities.'''''
  
Attend classes in person in the Family History Library or view some of them online as a webinar. Click on the month to see a list of all classes. All classes and webinars are free to the public. If you have problems viewing the class schedules using Mozilla Firefox browser, try Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.
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===Research Floors===
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Help on how to start your genealogy or difficult research problems can be found on from our Research Specialists on the different research floors.  
  
====[[Media:10-Oct 2019.pdf|Current Month Schedule]]====
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*[[Family History Library/B2 Floor|B2 Floor]] - British Isles Research floor, microfilm, and books
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*[[Family History Library/B1 Floor|B1 Floor]] - International Research floor, microfilm, and books
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*[[Family History Library/2nd Floor|2nd floor]] - US/Canada Research floor and microfilm
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*[[Family History Library/3rd Floor|3rd Floor]] - US/Canada books
  
[[Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars#Past_Webinars_.26_Handouts|View current and past webinars]]<br>
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===Events===
  
===Plan a Family, Youth, or Adult Group Activity===
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*Join us for the [[Family History Library Block Party]] in 2021!
  
Click the link to view [[Family History Library/Group Visit Options|'''Group visit options''']].To make a reservation for a group [[Family History Library Discovery Experiences|Discovery Experience]] at the Family History Library click on https://familysearch.org/discovery/ and choose Salt Lake (FHL). To reserve a classroom for any other group activity, use the '''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform?formkey=dFo5eFdkaXdzMnVtUmhqWlF2SlF1aEE6MQ&ifq&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy0wYjVlZjc1Mi00ZmQ1LTQ1YTktOWUyMC05M2IxMzljNTJkOTQ&pli=1 Online Registration Form]'''.
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===Classes===
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''Due to the Family History Library's closure, all in-person classes are being offered online.'' See the [[Family History Library Classes and Webinars#Upcoming Webinars|'''schedule of upcoming classes.''']]
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===Guest Resources===
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===[[Guest Resources at the Family History Library|Guest Resources]]===
The Family History Library has many resources available free of charge. Some of our resources are photo and slide scanners, digital film readers, microfilm readers, classes and webinars, [[Subscription websites available at the Family History Library|subscription websites]], professional research specialists, and volunteers. For a detailed list of resources see the following link: [[Guest Resources at the Family History Library]]
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The Family History Library has many resources available free of charge. They include:
  
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*Photo and slide scanners
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*Digital film readers
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*Microfilm readers
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*[[Family History Library Classes and Webinars|Classes and webinars]]
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*[[Subscription websites available at the Family History Library|Subscription websites]]
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*[[Family_History_Library_Research_Specialists|Professional research specialists]] and volunteers
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*For a detailed list of resources see the following link: [[Guest Resources at the Family History Library]]<br>
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*'''Offsite books or microfilms need to be ordered in advance of your visit. [[Guest Resources at the Family History Library#Request a "Vault Film"|Learn more]].'''
  
[[File:Research_consultant_helping_a_guest2.jpg|right|350x350px|Research Specialist helping a guest]]
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===Collection Description===
 
===Collection Description===
The largest genealogical collection in the world—it is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also contains material from all parts of the world. The collection contains civil/vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large [https://familysearch.org/catalog/search '''microfilm and book'''] collections are being digitized and can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/ '''www.familysearch.org''']. <br>
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The largest genealogical collection in the world. It is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also contains material from all parts of the world. The collection contains civil/vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/ www.familysearch.org].
 
 
===Planning Your Visit===
 
[[File:Library group visits.jpg|left|359x359px|Family History Library Guests]]
 
  
===Prepare for Your Visit===
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==Additional Information==
Prepare to visit the world famous Family History Library with an online orientation and setting up a familysearch.org account by clicking the following links:
 
 
*[http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/FHL_Orientation/FamilySearch_Accounts/story.html Family Search Accounts]
 
*[http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/FHL_Orientation/Interactive_Map/story.html Library Orientation]
 
*Layout of each floor:
 
  
[[Family History Library/3rd Floor|3rd Floor]]
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*[[Volunteer at the Family History Library]]
 
 
[[Family History Library/2nd Floor|2nd Floor]]
 
 
 
[[Family History Library/Main Floor|Main Floor]]
 
 
 
[[Family History Library/B1 Floor|B1 Floor]]
 
 
 
[[Family History Library/B2 Floor|B2 Floor]]
 
 
 
===Have Questions? Give us a call!===
 
'''Classes, Hours, Parking:''' <br>1 801-240-6536 
 
 
 
'''Group reservations:'''
 
 
 
1-801-240-4673
 
 
 
'''Lost and Found:''' <br>1 801-240-5624
 
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===Parking at the FHL===
 
Click the new [https://www.lds.org/locations/temple-square-parking?lang=eng '''Temple Square parking''']link to get information on where to park in and around Temple Square, including the Family History Library, parking hours and rate information, UTA Trax information, and more.
 
 
 
===Library Rules===
 
While visiting the Library, be sure to view the current listing of [[Family History Library Rules]].
 
 
 
===Volunteer at the Family History Library===
 
Do you want to volunteer at the Family History Library? See [[Volunteer at the Family History Library]].
 
 
 
=== Donations to the Family History Library ===
 
 
*[[Family History Library Donations|How to donate to the Family History Library]]
 
*[[Family History Library Donations|How to donate to the Family History Library]]
  
 
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[[Image:Facebook logo.jpg|left|35x35px|Facebook logo.jpg]] [http://bit.ly/2auqZBt Click here to follow the Family History Library on Facebook]<br>  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:10, 16 July 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family History Library is closed until further notice. Although our doors are closed, we are still available to serve you with special resources. For the latest Family History Library status updates, please refer to the FamilySearch newsroom


Welcome to the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Come visit us in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah for fun, engaging, interactive discovery experiences and to learn about your family's history. If you aren't able to visit, learn more about our online resources or visit FamilySearch.org to search for your ancestors in indexed and digital collections.

Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Family History Library


35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-1103
Google Map; Open Street Map.


Current Hours:
Closed until further notice


Information:
1-801-240-6536


Group reservations:
Currently not available


Lost and Found:
1-801-240-2721


Library Rules:
Family History Library Rules


Parking:
Where to park


























Fhlmap.PNG

Online Experiences[edit | edit source]

Online Classes[edit | edit source]

Join us for an online class or watch a class from our archives. All classes and webinars are free to the public. Webinars are currently being broadcast via Zoom. If you are not familiar with the program, this short video will teach you how to use Zoom to join a meeting. Click here to view the video.

Online FamilySearch Consultations - **NEW**[edit | edit source]

Get help with your research questions from one of our FHL Specialists: learn more.

Online FamilySearch Community[edit | edit source]

Collaborate with other genealogists in the FamilySearch Community posting specific genealogical questions or translation requests regarding a country or region in the world. FamilySearch Community Research Groups

Online Family History Activities[edit | edit source]



Library Experiences[edit | edit source]

Until the Family History Library is reopened, use these online resources

Get the most out of your Family History Library visit with these tips.

Family History Library Main Floor

Discovery Experience - Main Floor[edit | edit source]

  • Create memories with family photos using various backgrounds.
  • See where you and your ancestors come from.
  • Find out what famous individuals are in your family tree.
  • See a timeline for you and your ancestors and what their living space would have looked like.
  • Learn more

Group Experiences and Activities[edit | edit source]

You can plan a Family, Youth, or Adult Group Activity to come and do Discovery Experiences at the Family History Library.

When the Family History Library reopens, we will be accepting reservations for family, youth, or adult group activities.

Research Floors[edit | edit source]

Help on how to start your genealogy or difficult research problems can be found on from our Research Specialists on the different research floors.

  • B2 Floor - British Isles Research floor, microfilm, and books
  • B1 Floor - International Research floor, microfilm, and books
  • 2nd floor - US/Canada Research floor and microfilm
  • 3rd Floor - US/Canada books

Events[edit | edit source]

Classes[edit | edit source]

Due to the Family History Library's closure, all in-person classes are being offered online. See the schedule of upcoming classes.

Guest Resources[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has many resources available free of charge. They include:


Research Specialist helping a guest















Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The largest genealogical collection in the world. It is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also contains material from all parts of the world. The collection contains civil/vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and can be found on www.familysearch.org.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

See what people are saying about FamilySearch[edit | edit source]

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