FamilySearch Library

Discover Your Passion for Genealogy at the FamilySearch Library

About Us 

The FamilySearch Library in downtown Salt Lake City, began in 1894 as a one room repository. It has grown into a five-floor, top-notch genealogical research and collection library. The focus of the FamilySerach Library has always been to increase access to the world's genealogical records while helping guests make personal family discoveries. Besides its impressive genealogy collection, the Library has an amazing staff of employees and volunteers and easy to use technological resources. Specialists and volunteers offer one-on-one consultations to assist you with your family history research. See the incredible resources available.

Discovery Experiences

Our new Discovery experiences are located on the main floor of the Library in a family-friendly environment. Families and particularly young people, can begin the journey of self and family discovery through fun, interactive, and engaging activities. A new children's area allows parents to do computer research and watch their children at the same time. We welcome families to enjoy learning about their family history together. Learn more about our discovery experiences.

Free Classes and Webinars

If you want to learn how to do your family history, you've come to the right place. All of the FamilySearch Library classes are open to the public and are free of charge. Most classes can be attended online by webinar. These classes will enhance any group's visit to the FamilySearch Library.


Items in our collection contain information about individuals who lived primarily before 1940

  • Over 1.3 million rolls of microfilm
  • 600,000 books, periodicals, and maps
  • Digital images in the billions at

Records are available from the following areas: 

  • United States
  • Canada
  • British Isles
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Pacific
  • 35 North West Temple
  • (801) 240-6996

Bring the whole family for free, fun, engaging, interactive family history experiences. Here are just a few of the fun things for families at the Library: Discover, picture, and record your story See yourself in the clothing of an ancestor Gather the whole family for a photo with…