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Researching Your Roots

Friday August 23, 2013

Genealogy or family history is a great way to connect with your ancestors and gain a sense of who you are and where you come from.

Family history can be as simple as writing down the names of your parents and grandparent to a multi-generational fan chart

Salt Lake City has the largest Family History Library in the world with over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records.

The library is free and open to the public. No special library card is required.

The Family History Library is located downtown across the street from Temple Square. If you have a layover in Salt Lake, consider taking the free shuttle to Temple Square from the airport.

?Stop at the Family History Library and experienced genealogists can help you research your family. Even if you don’t know where to begin, they can help you get started.

Looking for something specific? No matter what your experience level is, the guides are there and ready to help.  They offer free library tours and group tours.

The library also holds workshops where you can learn to use the library, their computer system and family history records.

Visit Family Search online at FamilySearch.Org for more information or to check out the class schedule.

Family History Library Catalog:
- The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books; serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.
- Records available from US, Canada, British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Stop in today for a free tour!