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<font size="5"><font color="red">'''NOTICE: Family History Library Closure'''</font></font size><br>
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<font size="4">Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, <font color="red">'''the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice'''.</font> This closure is to support preventive efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use the vast genealogical resources available at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] to continue your family discoveries. During the time the Family History Library is closed personal assistance will continue to be provided online through [https://community.familysearch.org/s/ FamilySearch Communities] and [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars Family History Library Classes and Webinars].
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The Family History Library looks forward to hosting your group. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance when requesting a class. Classes and classrooms are subject to availability. We hope that you will have a great learning experience. '''''Note: Please schedule an Orientation to learn about the Family History Library. Tours are not given.'''''   
  
The Family History Library looks forward to hosting your group. We hope that you will have a great learning experience. Read through the different experiences that we offer and how to register for a group visit.  
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==For an Interactive iPad Discovery Experience '''Click [https://familysearch.org/discovery/schedule here]'''==
  
== Make a Reservation ==
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*Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive iPad [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Discovery_Experiences experiences]. Do you have famous relatives or know where your ancestors migrated from? View pictures, record your story or see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor. Take photos with various backdrops and more! [https://youtu.be/810DkdlxjdY Discovery Experience Video]. '''[https://www.familysearch.org/register/1 A free FamilySearch Account & Family Tree] are recommended.'''
* For the interactive '''iPad Discovery Experience''' at the Family History Library click [https://familysearch.org/discovery/schedule '''here''']
 
* To '''reserve a classroom''' or schedule a class use the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform Online Registration Form].
 
Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Classes and classrooms are subject to availability.  
 
  
== Fun, Engaging Classes for Families, Youth and Adults ==
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==To Schedule Fun, Engaging Classes or Classrooms for Families, Youth and Adults '''Click [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform here]'''==
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[[Image:Young_adults_in_FHL.jpg|thumb|400x400px|Family History Library Computer Lab|left]]
  
Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. '''''Note: We do not offer tours of the Library.'''''
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Listed below are a few group options to choose from while at the Library. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance when requesting a class. '''A free''' '''[https://www.familysearch.org/register/1 FamilySearch Account] is needed for the best experience.'''
[[Image:Discovery_Center_activities.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Discovery Center Activities]]
 
  
*'''Discovery:''' Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive iPad [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Discovery_Experiences experiences]. Discover, picture, and record your story; see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor; or take photos with various backdrops and more! [https://youtu.be/810DkdlxjdY Discovery Experience Video] '''(FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Recommended)'''
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'''Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop:''' Boy Scouts accompanied by their parents and/or leaders can work on and earn their merit badge in genealogy. For preparations  needed to be completed prior to participating in the activity [[Family History Library/Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop|click here]]
*'''Search Historical Records Online:''' For the '''''beginning''''' FamilySearch user, learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors. (30-60 minutes)
 
*'''Build a FamilySearch Family Tree:''' For the '''''beginning''''' FamilySearch Family Tree user, learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account Recommended)'''
 
*'''FamilySearch Indexing:''' Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software as an opportunity to give back to the community. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account Required)'''
 
*'''Finding a Descendant:''' For the more '''''experienced''''' FamilySearch user, learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. If this is your first time, we recommend you try our '''Search Historical Records Online''' presentation. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Required)'''
 
*'''Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge workshop:''' The Family History Library offers a monthly Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge workshop, on the third Saturday of each month. Prior registration is required to attend. For more information see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library/Boy_Scout_Genealogy_Merit_Badge_Workshop Genealogy merit badge workshop]
 
  
[[Image:Discovery Experiencesnew.jpg|thumb|400x400px|Discovery Center Activities|left]]
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'''Build a FamilySearch Family Tree:''' For the beginner to learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree. (1 hour)
  
== Family History Research Classes  ==
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'''FamilySearch Indexing:''' Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software as an opportunity to give back to the community. (1 hour)
  
[[Image:Young_adults_in_FHL.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Family History Library Computer Lab]]
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'''Family Tree & Memories Mobile App:''' Beginner level, account and phone required. Build your FamilySearch Family Tree on your phone. (30 minutes)
  
Free classes are taught both in the Library and online on how to do research in various geographical areas. Click [[Family History Library Patron Classes|Patron Class Schedule]] to see what classes are being offered during your visit.
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'''Find Your Ancestor:''' For the more experienced FamilySearch user, learn how to find your cousins. (1 hour)
  
== Prepare for Your Visit  ==
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'''Meet Your Ancestor:''' Beginner level. Learn about an ancestor and how to add a photo, document or story (1 hour) 
* Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance at '''https://www.familysearch.org/register/1'''  
 
* The more information in your tree, the better experience.  
 
* Choose a specific ancestor you want to learn more about. Come with a specific name, place, and event date.
 
We look forward to your visit! 
 
  
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'''Orientation: Introduction to the Family History Library'''
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'''Search Historical Records Online:''' For the beginner. Learn how to search through historical records on FamilySearch.org. (30-60 minutes)
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'''Genealogical Societies:''' Please '''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform Click here]  to let us know when you are visiting the Family History Library.'''
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'''Geographic Research:''' To see what classes are being offered during your visit click the [[Family History Library Patron Classes|'''Patron Class Schedule.''']]
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'''Self-Host group:''' Classrooms are also available for your own family history group use. [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform?formkey=dFo5eFdkaXdzMnVtUmhqWlF2SlF1aEE6MQ&ifq&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy0wYjVlZjc1Mi00ZmQ1LTQ1YTktOWUyMC05M2IxMzljNTJkOTQ&pli=1 '''Reserve here'''].
 
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Revision as of 11:37, 13 March 2020


NOTICE: Family History Library Closure

Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This closure is to support preventive efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use the vast genealogical resources available at FamilySearch.org to continue your family discoveries. During the time the Family History Library is closed personal assistance will continue to be provided online through FamilySearch Communities and Family History Library Classes and Webinars. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. For the latest Family History Library status updates, please refer to the FamilySearch newsroom.


Discovery Center activities.jpg

The Family History Library looks forward to hosting your group. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance when requesting a class. Classes and classrooms are subject to availability. We hope that you will have a great learning experience. Note: Please schedule an Orientation to learn about the Family History Library. Tours are not given.

For an Interactive iPad Discovery Experience Click here[edit | edit source]

To Schedule Fun, Engaging Classes or Classrooms for Families, Youth and Adults Click here[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Computer Lab

Listed below are a few group options to choose from while at the Library. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance when requesting a class. A free FamilySearch Account is needed for the best experience.

Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop: Boy Scouts accompanied by their parents and/or leaders can work on and earn their merit badge in genealogy. For preparations needed to be completed prior to participating in the activity click here

Build a FamilySearch Family Tree: For the beginner to learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree. (1 hour)

FamilySearch Indexing: Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software as an opportunity to give back to the community. (1 hour)

Family Tree & Memories Mobile App: Beginner level, account and phone required. Build your FamilySearch Family Tree on your phone. (30 minutes)

Find Your Ancestor: For the more experienced FamilySearch user, learn how to find your cousins. (1 hour)

Meet Your Ancestor: Beginner level. Learn about an ancestor and how to add a photo, document or story (1 hour) 

Orientation: Introduction to the Family History Library

Search Historical Records Online: For the beginner. Learn how to search through historical records on FamilySearch.org. (30-60 minutes)

Genealogical Societies: Please Click here to let us know when you are visiting the Family History Library.

Geographic Research: To see what classes are being offered during your visit click the Patron Class Schedule.

Self-Host group: Classrooms are also available for your own family history group use. Reserve here.