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Ogden FamilySearch Library

The Ogden FamilySearch Library will close November 17th at the present location and will reopen next year in a new building near the Ogden Temple.

Current Location and Hours

539 24th Street Ogden, Utah

Monday & Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Tue-Thurs: 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm


Purpose[edit | edit source]

  • Ogden FamilySearch Library is a branch of the FamilySearch--Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States). [1]
  • The Library provides resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by:
    • Providing personal one-on-one assistance to patrons
    • Helping all patrons readily identify and link their ancestors by providing personal instruction and classes.
    • Providing access to genealogical records through the Internet.

What may be found at the Ogden FamilySearch Library[edit | edit source]


Group Reservations--please call the Library at (801) 626-1132 for reservations. Some options:[edit | edit source]

    • Find Ancestor Names to Take to the Temple--Learn techniques for finding ancestors who need temple ordinances.
    • Become a Family History Detective--for ages 8 to 12--Look for clues in a cemetery, on a computer, in a keepsake suitcase, and keep an evidence folder. Play games your ancestors may have played. Allow about two hours. Earn your Family History Detective badge and certificate if you return with your evidence folder complete.
    • Family Tree--Build your pedigree to deceased ancestors. Participants must bring birth and death dates and places about parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
    • Indexing--Learn how to do web based indexing
    • Add Memories--pictures, stories, documents and audio files. Learn how to download the Memory App to your smart phone.
    • Research--Learn how to search for documents and attach them as sources using FamilySearch Research
    • Special Request--Design your own activity.

Popular FamilySearch Links[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Local Resources[edit | edit source]

Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections[edit | edit source]

  • Center for Family History and Genealogy, Provo.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, *CensureBlock*s, Church records, photographs, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[2]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[3]
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, family histories, photographs, books, *CensureBlock* collections, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[4]

Neighboring repositories[edit | edit source]


  1. The large centers, previously called multi-stake or regional centers, are now called FamilySearch Libraries.
  2. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 18 October 2008).
  3. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).
  4. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).