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Family History Library

It's bold that we claim to be the Genealogy Capitol of the World, but we have the facilities to back it up. The Family History Library is the largest library of it's kind in the world with access to over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records. That means when you plan a research trip to Salt Lake there's more than likely going to be something for you to find.

The Family History Library was founded in 1894 and is the largest library of its kind in the world. The Library houses:

  • Over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records
  • 742,000 microfiche
  • 310,000 books, serials, and other formats
  • 4,500 periodicals
Records are available from the following areas:
  • United States
  • Canada
  • British Isles
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Islands

  • Records in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions have been filmed
  • Currently 242 cameras are microfilming records in over 40 countries
  • The library provides 202 computers, hundreds of microfilm and microfiche readers, and copiers
  • Regular orientation classes and specialized research classes are available for groups and individuals

For the beginner, the nearby FamilySearch™ Center offers easy-to-use geneaolgy computers with access to millions of worldwide records. Friendly, supportive staff will introduce individuals and groups to the world of genealogy with personal assistance.


Family History Library

35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3440
Phone: (801) 240-6996
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