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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  • The connection to ancestors is important to anybody once they think about it. This facility has a wonderful introductory first floor for the uninitiated that will get you thinking and wanting to know ...  more »
  • Be sure to know your family search login and password. Also view the "Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively Webinar" if did not you can attend this on Monday at 10:00 am. Everyone is exceedingly ...  more »
  • Very helpful helping get your family history started. Found information. Answered questions. Definitely go back again  more »
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  • What an amazing experience! I was able to find family records that I’m sure I would never find on my own. Everyone was so kind and helpful.
  • Amazing! You can easily spend several days there finding new things about your family. My only regret was not spending more time there. The technology will blow you away.
  • The Family History Center is an absolute must. The staff at the center is kind and patient with helping you locate your family roots. It's an extremely well-organized operation and the facility is beautiful. The free Family Search app has helped me digitize our entire family's genealogy, so I am so grateful for this service. Pro Tip: - Download the "Family Search" app to continue genealogical exploration. You can even upload family photos to your virtual family tree!
  • I guess it is exciting for many US citizens. But not much to see for Turkish citizens, because there are no records on us.
  • Exceptional facilities and loads of people who don't think genealogy is a waste of time. All staff and volunteers exceptionally friendly and capable -- if they don't know something, they go find out. My computer's behavior baffled one long-time volunteer and we had the IT guys at my station in under three minutes! If you don't have your own portable computer, they have, literally, hundreds. Most of their collections are available on line at FamilySearch but there are some things only available on site, due to copyright restrictions. Even if you don't strictly "need" to go to the library, it's an education in genealogy -free.
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