Family History Library, Salt Lake City

Family History Library houses the largest collection of genealogical records in the world. The library attracts visitors from around the globe hoping to find their ancestors and piece together their family history. Millions of records in the form of microfilm, microfiche, books, and periodicals provide you with the resources to find your roots. When you enter the library, you can watch a short orientation film to help you figure out how to start your search. A staff member or volunteer will then lead you to one of their five floors, depending on what you are seeking. The staff can answer any questions you may have and help you trace your ancestry. If you have any documents about your relatives, bring them along, as well as a flash drive to save any information you uncover. Planning Salt Lake City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • October 3, 2017
    This was an unexpected visit and we absolutely LOVED it. The people were super helpful and we stayed for over 2 hours looking up our family tree...for free  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This was my 2nd trip to the FHL for genealogy research. What an awesome place for anyone who is researching their ancestors! The volunteers there are so very patient and helpful to patrons of all skil...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    We stopped in here to check it out. They will let you do a few searches on the main floor at their giant kiosks, or they will escort you upstairs and assign a person to help you search for your ancest...  more »
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  • April 10, 2017
    Three years ago I telephoned the Family History Center in Salt Lake City asking for assistance in researching my grandfather, a famous amateur athlete in Montreal, Canada. The young lady who fielded my call was not only polite but extremely knowledgeable. Thanks to her research skills I was able to unearth extensive sports articles that eventually led to my grandfather's admittance into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • June 18, 2017
    When I went they helped me make an account and it was really cool. The staff was super nice
  • March 31, 2017
    Fun place for a family to go explore for the day. On the main floor they have a really fun interactive way to get to know more about your family. If you have time during your day a really recommend visiting.
  • May 7, 2017
    This is the first place I have been able to locate accurate information about my great-grandmother. Expect to spend a few hours here!
  • May 2, 2017
    A fun stop on a tour of temple square. Learn about where you are from, how you are related to others and get help finding ancestors.

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