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<font size="3">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 [[Engage with the Family History Library Online|'''special resources''']]. For the latest Family History Library status updates, please refer to the [https://media.familysearch.org/family-history-library-closure/ '''FamilySearch newsroom''']</font>
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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.'''''   
  
== Fun, Engaging, and Interactive Experiences for Families, Youth and Adults  ==
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==For an Interactive iPad Discovery Experience '''Click [https://familysearch.org/discovery/schedule here]'''==
  
Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. You can select a specific option, or mix and match activities to the interests of your family or group. Note: We do not offer tours of the Library.  
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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.'''
[[Image:Discovery_Center_activities.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Discovery Center Activities]]
 
  
*'''Discovery experiences:''' Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive [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]  
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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]'''==
*'''Search Historical Records Online:''' Learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors. (30-60 minutes)
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[[Image:Young_adults_in_FHL.jpg|thumb|400x400px|Family History Library Computer Lab|left]]
*'''Build a FamilySearch Family Tree:''' Learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes)
 
*'''FamilySearch Indexing:''' Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software. (60 minutes)
 
*'''Finding a Descendant:''' An exciting, informative presentation to learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. (60 minutes)
 
*'''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|left|thumb|400x400px|Discovery Center Activities]]
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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.'''
  
== Family History Research Classes  ==
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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]]
  
[[Image:Young_adults_in_FHL.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Family History Library Computer Lab]]
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'''Build a FamilySearch Family Tree:''' For the beginner to learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree. (1 hour)
  
In addition to the above options, classes are taught almost every day 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 (approximately 60 minutes per class).
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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)
  
== Make a Reservation  ==
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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)
  
To make a reservation for a group Discovery Experience at the Family History Library click on https://familysearch.org/discovery/ and choose Salt Lake (FHL). To reserve a classroom for any of the other group activities, use the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform Online Registration Form]. Do this at least one week in advance of your planned visit. Click [https://familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Library Hours] to see the Library's hours and holiday schedule.
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'''Find Your Ancestor:''' For the more experienced FamilySearch user, learn how to find your cousins. (1 hour)
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== 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) 
  
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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)
  
*'''Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance.''' If your groups plans to learn about how to use FamilySearch Family Tree, you will have a much more productive experience if all of the members of your group obtain a [http://bit.ly/2fysS2X FamilySearch Account] (either an LDS account or FamilySearch account) '''before''' coming to the library. Go to the FamilySearch account link previously mentioned to obtain an account. When you come to the library, be sure to have each member of your group brings his or her username and password.  
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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.'''
*'''Bring genealogical information.''' Have each member of your group bring some genealogical information about his or her family. For example, who in your family do you want to find more information about? If you have a specific name, a place where they came from, and an estimated birth, marriage or death date, your searching will be more successful. 
 
*'''Bring enough leaders to help children and youth.''' If your group is primarily composed of children or youth, have enough leaders to help them have a fun and productive experience while at the same time maintaining respect for other guests in the library.
 
  
We look forward to your visit
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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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Latest revision as of 14:58, 5 June 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


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.