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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  • After spending 5 years researching my family history I was fortunate to be able visit here on a visit to Utah. Originally I planned on a one day visit to the center via Uber from Park City. I ended co...  more »
  • Want to know learn about your ancestors and what it was like during their lives? This is a great place to delve in. You are given a special tablet that hooks into the different activities and you can ...  more »
  • This is the library that has more people becoming connected with their living and deceased family members. It is one of the busiest places I have ever been to. All who visit will be uplifted, taught a...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Wonderful. A dream came true!!!! Service is wonderful. Free entrance. Discover your family and have fun here!
  • 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.
  • Such a wonderful experience. The missionaries were so helpful and we learned so much about our family history.
  • It was an amazing experience. I loved being able to see who I was related to.

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