Family History Library
Discover Your Passion for Genealogy at the Family History Library
The Family History 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 Family History 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.
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 Family History 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 Family History 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 www.familysearch.org
Records are available from the following areas:
- United States
- British Isles
- Latin America