Family History Library/Group Visit Options
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
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.
- Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive iPad 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! Discovery Experience Video. A free FamilySearch Account & Family Tree are recommended.
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.