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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 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


Group reservations:
Currently not available

Lost and Found:

Library Rules:
Family History Library Policies

Where to park


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

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