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<td style="font-size: 70%;"> <i><b>Welcome to the</b></i>
 
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<p>The Granite Mountain Vault will be shifting a large amount of films into their newly renovated space. This entails moving half a million rolls of film, and numerous cabinets of fiche and digital media. Since it will be risky to pull items during this time, the Family History Library will not be able to order microfiche or any microfilms above 1,881, 705. Film and fiche with numbers less than 1,881,704 and lower can still be ordered.
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</p><p>This move is scheduled for early April of 2014 and will last about two weeks. Another update will be posted as soon as we have more information.
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</p><p>We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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<td valign="middle" style="text-align: right; color: rgb(0, 51, 102); font-family: verdana; font-size: 170%;"> <i><b>Family History</b></i>
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<dl><dd><i><b>Library&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</b></i>
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<td style="font-size: 70%;"> <br><i><b>page</b></i>
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<h3> Announcements  </h3>
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<p><b> </b>
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<h3> Contact Information  </h3>
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<p><b>E-mail:</b> <a href="https://familysearch.org/help/self-help">familysearch.org/help/self-help</a>
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</p><p><b>Find us on Facebook:&#160;https://www.facebook.com/familyhistorylibrary</b>
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</p><p><b>Address:</b>
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<dl><dd><ul><li>35 North West Temple Street
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</li><li><a href="Salt Lake City, Utah">Salt Lake City</a>, Utah 84150-3400 <br><br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><b>Phone:</b> 1 801-240-2584
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<dl><dd><ul><li>Research Help:&#160;866-234-2067
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</li><li>Classes, Hours, Parking:&#160;801-240-6536
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</li><li>Lost and Found:&#160;801-240-3527
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</li></ul>
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<p><b>Hours and holidays:&#160;</b> <a href="http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours">Click here</a> or call the phone number above.
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</p><p><b>Parking and Transportation:</b>
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</p><p>We know that parking is an issue downtown, to help assist you in completing your family history work at the Library, the following free parking is available:
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<ul><li>M-F from 4:30 -9:00 p.m. and all day Saturday the parking lot located behind the Church History Museum is available for free parking.&#160; Some limitations apply&#160;- the lot will be closed during Conference Center events and from the day after Thanksgiving to January 2.&#160; Parking is subject to availability.
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</li><li>For a Family History&#160;Library area <a href="Parking and Public Transportation near the Family History Library">pay-parking lots</a> map <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_parking">click here</a>. Pricing is subject to change and is not controlled by the Family History Library.&#160; As of July 16, 2013 the following fees apply:
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<ol><li>Salt Palace Parking a maximum of $12.00 per day.
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</li><li>Lot on the northwest corner of North Temple is $2 under 1 hr, $5 under 2 hrs, $8 under 12 hrs
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</li><li>The JSMB underground parking is a flat rate of $10.
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</li></ol>
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</li><li>For TRAX (light rail) and bus public transportation information <a href="http://www.rideuta.com">click here</a><br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><b>Copy Fees:</b>
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<dl><dd><ul><li>Black and white 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.05
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</li><li>Black and white 11 x 17: U.S. $.10
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</li><li>Color 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.30
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</li><li>Color 11 x 17: U.S. $.60
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</li></ul>
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</dd></dl>
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<p><a href="Self Help Copy Services at the Family History Library">More copy information</a>
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<h3> Library Rules  </h3>
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<ol><li>Set cellular phones to silence or vibrate. Phones should not “ring” in the Library. Quiet cell phone conversations are permitted in the Library. Please be respectful of those around you. Library staff is authorized to request that patrons discontinue phone conversations.
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</li><li>Do not leave personal belongings unattended. The library is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged. We encourage patrons with laptop computers to lock them to the furniture where they are seated.
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</li><li>If you plan to vacate a microfilm reader for more than 60 minutes or a computer for more than 15 minutes, please take your material with you. If demand is high materials may be removed by staff and stored at the Access Services window.
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</li><li>Please handle the equipment, books, and other materials carefully.
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</li><li>Please re-file microfilms and return books to the red shelves, or red carts, near the row from which they came.
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</li><li>When using photocopy equipment, please limit yourself to five copies when others are waiting. While using Scan Pros please limit usage to 15 minutes while others are waiting.
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</li><li>If readers or copiers malfunction, please inform an Access Assistant at the Access Services window. An “out of order” sign will be placed on non-operational equipment until it can be repaired.
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</li><li>Announcements are made 45 minutes, 30 minutes and 15 minutes prior to closing of the Library. Please leave the Library prior to closing time.
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</li><li>Food and drinks are permitted only in the main floor snack room. (Water bottles with closed lids are permitted.)
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</li><li>Animals: No animals are allowed in the Family History Library unless they are trained service animals assisting persons with disabilities.
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</li><li>Clothing and Dress Standards: Appropriate dress is required in the Family History Library which includes shirt, pants and shoes at all times.
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</li><li>Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.
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</li><li>Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building or on the grounds.
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</li><li>We invite patrons to use the Patron Feedback link on patron computers to share rewarding experiences, compliments, suggestions, and concerns.
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</li><li>Please observe all posted instructions.
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</li></ol>
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<h3> Library Background  </h3>
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<p>• Founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of <a href="http://www.lds.org">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints</a> with their family history and genealogical research • Largest library of its kind in the world • Open to the general public at no charge • <a href="Family History Library Rules">Visited</a> by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and <a href="Family History Library Tours and Group Visits">groups</a> each day. <br>
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<h3> Library Resources  </h3>
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<h4> Patron Class Schedule  </h4>
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<p>View the following schedules using Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer. <b><u>They will NOT appear using a Mozilla Firefox browser.</u></b>
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/64/Jan_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf">January, 2014</a>
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Feb_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf">February, 2014</a>
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/Mar_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf">March, 2014</a>
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/02/Apr_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf">April, 2014</a>
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</li></ul>
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<h4> Online Resources  </h4>
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<p><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/">FamilySearch</a> is the online web site which hosts: • <a href="https://familysearch.org/search">Historical Records (images and indexes)</a>. • <a href="https://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=1&amp;dstmp=1391342764141&amp;vid=FHD_PUBLIC&amp;fromLogin=true">Digitized Books</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page">FamilySearch Research Wiki</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html">Online training classes</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/family-trees">Ancestral File</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi">International Genealogical Index</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/family-trees">Pedigree Resource File</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535">U.S. Social Security Death Index</a>.
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</p><p><b><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog">Family History Library Catalog</a></b> online describes the library's holdings. The catalog is also part of <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/">WorldCat</a>.
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<h4> Collection Description  </h4>
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<ul><li>The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of <a href="Family History Library Microfilm Restrictions">microfilmed genealogical records</a>; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; 4,500 periodicals;&#160;3,725 <a href="Family History Library CDs">electronic databases</a>.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library</span>
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</li><li><a href="http://familysearch.org/search/collection/list">Historical Records</a> contains over a billion names of deceased individuals from census, vital records, and other records from over 100 countries on each of the seven continents. It includes indexes and images of many original records.
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</li><li><a href="http://familysearch.org/#form=books">Digitized Books</a> contain searchable copies of over 40,000 family history and genealogy printed works.
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</li><li><a href="http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page">FamilySearch Research Wiki</a> contains research advice and direction in over 70,000 articles. Individuals are able to add or modify content to share their knowledge.
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</li><li><a href="http://familysearch.org/learningcenter">Learning Center</a> contains hundreds of online classes on a variety of subjects for many different countries and most genealogical principles and processes.
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</li><li>The <a href="http://familysearch.org/family-trees">Ancestral File</a> database contains more than 36 million names that are linked into families.
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</li><li>The <a href="http://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi">International Genealogical Index</a> database contains approximately 600 million names of deceased individuals. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names. These names have been patron submitted or extracted from thousands of original birth, christening and marriage records.
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</li><li>The <a href="http://familysearch.org/family-trees">Pedigree Resource File</a> database contains over 100 million names that are linked into families.
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</li><li>Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.
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</li><li>Millions of records are added to the collection each month.
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</li><li>A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1941.
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</li><li>Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.
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</li></ul>
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<h4> Donations  </h4>
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<p>Gifts of family histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information are welcome. For example, you can write a history of your family and donate a copy to the Family History Library. When you donate an item, you can indicate that you would like the item microfilmed, as well. More details about <a href="Donations">donations.</a>
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</p><p>View Guidelines&#160;for <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Donations_Guidelines_REVISION_12_July_2012.pdf">Gifts, Donations, and Loans to FamilySearch</a>. <br>
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</p><p>If you have questions about donations please contact:
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<dl><dd>Book Donations
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</dd><dd>801-240-1855
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</dd><dd><a href="mailto:bookdonations@familysearch.org">bookdonations@familysearch.org</a>
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</dd></dl>
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<h4> Patron Resources  </h4>
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<ul><li>Over 500&#160;patron <a href="Family History Library Computer Resources">computers</a>
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</li><li>Over&#160;300&#160;microfilm readers
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</li><li>36 microfiche readers
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</li><li>27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers
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</li><li>3 HD book scanners
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</li><li>14 book copiers
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</li><li>Seating capacity for 375 at tables
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</li><li>Orientation and research classes<br>
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</li></ul>
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<h4> Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library  </h4>
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<p>The Family History Library has used different methods to number its growing collection of books and films since its start in 1894. Formerly used numbers are still found in old family records in the lists of sources for the data. These old numbers are no longer used so the current numbers for the books and films must be determined.<br>
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</p><p>For an explanation of the different systems used over the years (including the current system), and to see tables for converting old book and film numbers to new, click <a href="Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library">here</a>.
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<h4> Request a Vault Film before visiting the Family History Library  </h4>
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Request_a_Vault_Film_before_Visiting_the_Family_History_Library">Order Process</a>
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</li></ul>
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<h4> What's New at the FamilySearch Library  </h4>
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<p><b>Check out the new books that have been added to the collection! Please note that some browsers have problems with PDF files and to open these you may need to 'Right Click' and open in a new window.</b>
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</p><p><u>US/Canada Collections</u>&#160;(current)
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_US_CAN_%285%29.pdf">June, 2013</a><br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><u>British Collections</u> (current)
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/fa/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_BRITISH_%285%29.pdf">June 2013</a> <br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><u>International Collections</u> (current)
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</p>
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/12/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_INTL_%285%29.pdf">June 2013</a><br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><u>Family History Collections</u> (current)
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/71/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_FAM_HIST_%285%29.pdf">June, 2013</a>&#160;<br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><u>Staff/Reference Collections</u> (current)
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<ul><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_STAFF_%285%29.pdf">June 2013</a>
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</li></ul>
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<h4> Personnel  </h4>
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<ul><li>Currently about 30 <a href="Family History Library Consultation Service">full-time and part-time professional staff</a>
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</li><li>Approximately 600 trained volunteer
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</li><li><a href="Family History Library: British Research Consultants">British Research Consultants Directory</a>
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</li><li><a href="Family History Library: International Research Consultants">International Research Consultants Directory</a>
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</li><li><a href="Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants">United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory</a>
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</li></ul>
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<h4> Guides  </h4>
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<ul><li>Johni Cerny, and Wendy L. Elliott, <i>The Library: a Guide to the LDS Family History Library</i> (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 1988) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{WorldCat|17461790|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}</span>; <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|624339|item|disp=FHL Book 979.2258 A3Li}}</span>.
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</li><li>J. Carlyle Parker, <i>Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research, 3rd ed.</i> (Turlock, Calif.: Marietta Pub., 1996) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{WorldCat|33361524|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}</span>; <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|767755|item|disp=FHL Book 979.2258 J5p 1996}}</span>.
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</li></ul>
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<h3> Group Visits  </h3>
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<ol><li><a href="Family History Library/Group Visit Guidelines">Guidelines for scheduling groups at the Family History Library</a>.
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</li><li><a href="Family History Library/Successful Group Visits">Important information for a successful visit.</a>
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</li><li><a href="Family History Library/Group Visit Options">Group visit options</a>.
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</li><li><a href="Family History Library/Group Visit: Make a Reservation">Make a reservation</a>.
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</li></ol>
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<h3> FHL&#160;visitors describe their experiences:  </h3>
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.geni.com/blog/geni-tours-the-family-history-library/">Video Tour: Family History Library</a> -- recorded by Geni.com staff (February 2010)
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</li><li><a href="http://geniaus.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-item-is-crossed-off-my-bucket.html">Another Item Crossed Off My&#160;Bucket List, or Is It?</a> - by Jill&#160;Ball (visited in February 2010)
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</li><li>Visiting the SLC: Days <a href="http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/01/checking-out-family-history-library.html">1</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/01/checking-out-family-history-library_16.html">2</a> of posts by Randy Seaver (visited in Jan 2009)
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</li><li><a href="How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City">How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library</a>
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</li><li><a href="Request a Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library">Request A Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://familycherished.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-gives-with-familysearch-rest-of.html">What Gives With FamilySearch? The Rest of the Story</a> (Sep 2011) - Valerie provides an in-depth blog post about the volunteers in the FHL.&#160;
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</li><li><a href="http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/articles/slc.shtml">Salt Lake City Library:&#160;Ready, Set Go!</a> - by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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</li><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="A Fresh Look at the Family History Library - A Library without Walls">A Fresh Look at the Family History Library - A Library without Walls</a> - by Alan E. Mann, Manager at FamilySearch, presented at NGS 2010 Conference
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</li></ul>
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<h3> FamilySearch Centers  </h3>
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<ul><li><a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">FamilySearch Centers</a> are branches of the Family History Library
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</li><li>Over 4,500 family history centers operate in more than 100 countries
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</li><li>Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers
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</li><li>About 100,000 rolls of microfilm are circulated to family history centers each month.  
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</li><li><a href="https://familysearch.org/locations/">Click here to locate a nearby family history center</a>, or call 866-406-1830 in the United States&#160;or Canada. <a href="https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator">Click here for the map-based locator.</a>
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</li></ul>
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<h3> Alternate Repositories  </h3>
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<p>If you cannot find a source you need at the <i><b>Family History Library</b></i>, try one or more of these other repositories.<br>
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</p><p><i><b>Repositories with very large genealogical collections</b></i><br>
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<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Library of Congress">Library of Congress</a>, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
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</li><li><a href="National Archives and Records Administration">National Archives I</a>, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>
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</li><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Allen County Public Library">Allen County Public Library</a> (Indiana) home of the <a href="Periodical Source Index (PERSI)">Periodical Source Index (PERSI)</a>, more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, &amp; German collections.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">&quot;Genealogy Center&quot; in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</span><br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><i><b>Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections</b></i>
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<ul><li><a href="Church History Library">Church History Library</a>, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">&quot;Church History Library and Archives&quot; in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 18 October 2008).</span><br>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.dupinternational.org/">Daughters of Utah Pioneers</a>, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">&quot;Pioneer Museum&quot; and &quot;History Department&quot; pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).</span><br>
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</li><li><a href="http://history.utah.gov/">Utah State Historical Society</a>, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">&quot;Research Center and Collections&quot; and &quot;Collections Available at the Research Center&quot; in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</span><br>
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</li></ul>
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<p><i><b>Neighboring repositories</b></i><br>
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.lib.byu.edu/fslab/">Brigham Young University</a>, Provo UT, genealogy, history, census, <a href="BYU Family History Library">Family History Center</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php">digital family history</a>.
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</li><li><a href="Salt Lake City Public Library">Salt Lake City Public Library</a> Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases.
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</li><li><a href="http://www.archives.state.ut.us/">Utah State Archives</a>, SLC, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminals.
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</li><li><a href="http://library.usu.edu/">Utah State University</a>, Logan UT, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources.
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</li><li><a href="http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/">University of Utah</a>, SLC, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana.
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</li><li><a href="http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/">United States District Court of Utah</a>, Salt Lake City, federal court records.
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</li><li><a href="http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/courthouse.cgi?district=3">Salt Lake County Court</a> local court records.
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</p><p><br> January 9, 2014 By Viviane Davis
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</p><p><br>Due to the growing film collection in the Family History Library, measures had to be taken to remove selected film collections to create space for high volume of films being ordered from the Granite Mountain Records Vault.<br> <br>As of December 17th, 2013, the Library has removed the US Soundex films and the 1st filming of the US Census for 1860 and 1870. These films are available on multiple websites, including FamilySearch.org. The Mexico films that are available online are also being removed from the Library.<br> <br>Part of the change will include removing the overflow section completely from the International B1 floor. Films that have been ordered within the last 2 months will be moved to the High Density storage area where their use can be tracked. All other films will be sent back to the Vault. Starting on January 6th, all new films ordered from the International collection will be stored in High Density. To access those films, patrons will have to go to the Access Services Window on the B1 floor.<br> <br>All films stored in High Density that are not used for the space of one year will be sent back to the vault. Films that are used multiple times during the space of a year will be incorporated into the core section for easier patron access.<br> <br>There may be a delay in the patron catalog regarding the current location of the films being moved/removed. Please, contact the Access Services Window at least 24 hours in advance to check the location of films.<u>If films are not found in the Library, they can be ordered from the vault by going to familysearch.org/films/fhl or by calling the Access Services Window (US &amp; Canada 801-240-7378; International 801-240-2334; British 801-240-7379).<br>&#160;</u><br>Thank you for your patience while we make the transition. If you have any questions, contact the Access Services Windows.<br>
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<a href="Category:United_States_Repositories">Family_History_Library</a> <a href="Category:Utah">Family_History_Library</a> <a href="Category:Salt_Lake_County,_Utah">Family_History_Library</a> <a href="Category:Tracing_LDS_Ancestors">Family_History_Library</a> <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Category:WorldCat_libraries">WorldCat_libraries</a>
 
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'''E-mail:''' [https://familysearch.org/help/self-help familysearch.org/help/self-help]
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'''Find us on Facebook:&nbsp;https://www.facebook.com/familyhistorylibrary'''
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'''Address:'''
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:*35 North West Temple Street
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:*[[Salt Lake City, Utah|Salt Lake City]], Utah 84150-3400 <br><br>
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'''Phone:''' 1 801-240-2584
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:*Research Help:&nbsp;866-206-1830
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:*Classes, Hours, Parking:&nbsp;801-240-6536
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:*Lost and Found:&nbsp;801-240-3527
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'''Hours and holidays:&nbsp;''' [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Click here] or call the phone number above.
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'''Parking and Transportation:'''
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We know that parking is an issue downtown, to help assist you in completing your family history work at the Library, the following free parking is available:
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*M-F from 4:30 -9:00 p.m. and all day Saturday the parking lot located behind the Church History Museum is available for free parking.&nbsp; Some limitations apply&nbsp;- the lot will be closed during Conference Center events and from the day after Thanksgiving to January 2.&nbsp; Parking is subject to availability.
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*For a Family History&nbsp;Library area [[Parking and Public Transportation near the Family History Library|pay-parking lots]] map [https://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_parking click here]. Pricing is subject to change and is not controlled by the Family History Library.&nbsp; As of July 16, 2013 the following fees apply:
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*#Salt Palace Parking a maximum of $12.00 per day.
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*#Lot on the northwest corner of North Temple is $2 under 1 hr, $5 under 2 hrs, $8 under 12 hrs
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*#The JSMB underground parking is a flat rate of $10.
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*For TRAX (light rail) and bus public transportation information [http://www.rideuta.com click here]<br>
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'''Copy Fees:'''
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:*Black and white 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.05
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:*Black and white 11 x 17: U.S. $.10
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:*Color 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.30
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:*Color 11 x 17: U.S. $.60
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[[Self Help Copy Services at the Family History Library|More copy information]]
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=== Library Rules  ===
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#Set cellular phones to silence or vibrate. Phones should not “ring” in the Library. Quiet cell phone conversations are permitted in the Library. Please be respectful of those around you. Library staff is authorized to request that patrons discontinue phone conversations.
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#Do not leave personal belongings unattended. The library is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged. We encourage patrons with laptop computers to lock them to the furniture where they are seated.
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#If you plan to vacate a microfilm reader for more than 60 minutes or a computer for more than 15 minutes, please take your material with you. If demand is high materials may be removed by staff and stored at the Access Services window.
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#Please handle the equipment, books, and other materials carefully.
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#Please re-file microfilms and return books to the red shelves, or red carts, near the row from which they came.
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#When using photocopy equipment, please limit yourself to five copies when others are waiting. While using Scan Pros please limit usage to 15 minutes while others are waiting.
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#If readers or copiers malfunction, please inform an Access Assistant at the Access Services window. An “out of order” sign will be placed on non-operational equipment until it can be repaired.
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#Announcements are made 45 minutes, 30 minutes and 15 minutes prior to closing of the Library. Please leave the Library prior to closing time.
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#Food and drinks are permitted only in the main floor snack room. (Water bottles with closed lids are permitted.)
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#Animals: No animals are allowed in the Family History Library unless they are trained service animals assisting persons with disabilities.
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#Clothing and Dress Standards: Appropriate dress is required in the Family History Library which includes shirt, pants and shoes at all times.
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#Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.
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#Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building or on the grounds.
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#We invite patrons to use the Patron Feedback link on patron computers to share rewarding experiences, compliments, suggestions, and concerns.
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#Please observe all posted instructions.
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=== Library Background  ===
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• Founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of [http://www.lds.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] with their family history and genealogical research • Largest library of its kind in the world • Open to the general public at no charge • [[Family History Library Rules|Visited]] by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and [[Family History Library Tours and Group Visits|groups]] each day. <br>
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=== Library Resources  ===
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==== Patron Class Schedule  ====
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View the following schedules using Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer. '''<u>They will NOT appear using a Mozilla Firefox browser.</u>'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/64/Jan_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf January, 2014]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Feb_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf February, 2014]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/Mar_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf March, 2014]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/02/Apr_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf April, 2014]
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==== Online Resources  ====
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[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] is the online web site which hosts: • [https://familysearch.org/search Historical Records (images and indexes)]. • [https://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=1&dstmp=1391342764141&vid=FHD_PUBLIC&fromLogin=true Digitized Books]. • [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page FamilySearch Research Wiki]. • [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Online training classes]. • [https://familysearch.org/family-trees Ancestral File]. • [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index]. • [https://familysearch.org/family-trees Pedigree Resource File]. • [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 U.S. Social Security Death Index].
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'''[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]''' online describes the library's holdings. The catalog is also part of [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].
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==== Collection Description  ====
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*The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of [[Family History Library Microfilm Restrictions|microfilmed genealogical records]]; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; 4,500 periodicals;&nbsp;3,725 [[Family History Library CDs|electronic databases]].<ref>https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library</ref>
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*[http://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records] contains over a billion names of deceased individuals from census, vital records, and other records from over 100 countries on each of the seven continents. It includes indexes and images of many original records.
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*[http://familysearch.org/#form=books Digitized Books] contain searchable copies of over 40,000 family history and genealogy printed works.
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*[http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page FamilySearch Research Wiki] contains research advice and direction in over 70,000 articles. Individuals are able to add or modify content to share their knowledge.
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*[http://familysearch.org/learningcenter Learning Center] contains hundreds of online classes on a variety of subjects for many different countries and most genealogical principles and processes.
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*The [http://familysearch.org/family-trees Ancestral File] database contains more than 36 million names that are linked into families.
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*The [http://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] database contains approximately 600 million names of deceased individuals. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names. These names have been patron submitted or extracted from thousands of original birth, christening and marriage records.
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*The [http://familysearch.org/family-trees Pedigree Resource File] database contains over 100 million names that are linked into families.
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*Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.
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*Millions of records are added to the collection each month.
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*A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1941.
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*Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.
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==== Donations  ====
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Gifts of family histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information are welcome. For example, you can write a history of your family and donate a copy to the Family History Library. When you donate an item, you can indicate that you would like the item microfilmed, as well. More details about [[Donations|donations.]]
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View Guidelines&nbsp;for [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Donations_Guidelines_REVISION_12_July_2012.pdf Gifts, Donations, and Loans to FamilySearch]. <br>  
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If you have questions about donations please contact:
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:Book Donations
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:801-240-1855
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:[mailto:bookdonations@familysearch.org bookdonations@familysearch.org]
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==== Patron Resources  ====
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*Over 500&nbsp;patron [[Family History Library Computer Resources|computers]]
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*Over&nbsp;300&nbsp;microfilm readers
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*36 microfiche readers
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*27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers
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*3 HD book scanners
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*14 book copiers
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*Seating capacity for 375 at tables
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*Orientation and research classes<br>
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==== Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library  ====
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The Family History Library has used different methods to number its growing collection of books and films since its start in 1894. Formerly used numbers are still found in old family records in the lists of sources for the data. These old numbers are no longer used so the current numbers for the books and films must be determined.<br>
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For an explanation of the different systems used over the years (including the current system), and to see tables for converting old book and film numbers to new, click [[Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library|here]].
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==== Request a Vault Film before visiting the Family History Library  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Request_a_Vault_Film_before_Visiting_the_Family_History_Library Order Process]
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==== What's New at the FamilySearch Library  ====
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'''Check out the new books that have been added to the collection! Please note that some browsers have problems with PDF files and to open these you may need to 'Right Click' and open in a new window.'''
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<u>US/Canada Collections</u>&nbsp;(current)
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_US_CAN_%285%29.pdf June, 2013]<br>
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<u>British Collections</u> (current)
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/fa/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_BRITISH_%285%29.pdf June 2013] <br>
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<u>International Collections</u> (current)
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/12/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_INTL_%285%29.pdf June 2013]<br>
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<u>Family History Collections</u> (current)
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/71/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_FAM_HIST_%285%29.pdf June, 2013]&nbsp;<br>
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<u>Staff/Reference Collections</u> (current)
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_STAFF_%285%29.pdf June 2013]
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==== Personnel  ====
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*Currently about 30 [[Family History Library Consultation Service|full-time and part-time professional staff]]
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*Approximately 600 trained volunteer
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*[[Family History Library: British Research Consultants|British Research Consultants Directory]]
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*[[Family History Library: International Research Consultants|International Research Consultants Directory]]
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*[[Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants|United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory]]
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==== Guides  ====
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*Johni Cerny, and Wendy L. Elliott, ''The Library: a Guide to the LDS Family History Library'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 1988) {{WorldCat|17461790|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|624339|item|disp=FHL Book 979.2258 A3Li}}.
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*J. Carlyle Parker, ''Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research, 3rd ed.'' (Turlock, Calif.: Marietta Pub., 1996) {{WorldCat|33361524|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|767755|item|disp=FHL Book 979.2258 J5p 1996}}.
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=== Group Visits  ===
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#[[Family History Library/Group Visit Guidelines|Guidelines for scheduling groups at the Family History Library]].
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#[[Family History Library/Successful Group Visits|Important information for a successful visit.]]
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#[[Family History Library/Group Visit Options|Group visit options]].
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#[[Family History Library/Group Visit: Make a Reservation|Make a reservation]].
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=== FHL&nbsp;visitors describe their experiences:  ===
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*[http://www.geni.com/blog/geni-tours-the-family-history-library/ Video Tour: Family History Library] -- recorded by Geni.com staff (February 2010)
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*[http://geniaus.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-item-is-crossed-off-my-bucket.html Another Item Crossed Off My&nbsp;Bucket List, or Is It?] - by Jill&nbsp;Ball (visited in February 2010)
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*Visiting the SLC: Days [http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/01/checking-out-family-history-library.html 1] &amp; [http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/01/checking-out-family-history-library_16.html 2] of posts by Randy Seaver (visited in Jan 2009)
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*[[How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City|How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library]]
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*[[Request a Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library|Request A Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library]]
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*[http://familycherished.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-gives-with-familysearch-rest-of.html What Gives With FamilySearch? The Rest of the Story] (Sep 2011) - Valerie provides an in-depth blog post about the volunteers in the FHL.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/articles/slc.shtml Salt Lake City Library:&nbsp;Ready, Set Go!] - by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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*[[A Fresh Look at the Family History Library - A Library without Walls]] - by Alan E. Mann, Manager at FamilySearch, presented at NGS 2010 Conference
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=== FamilySearch Centers  ===
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the Family History Library
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*Over 4,500 family history centers operate in more than 100 countries
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*Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers
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*About 100,000 rolls of microfilm are circulated to family history centers each month.
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/ Click here to locate a nearby family history center], or call 866-406-1830 in the United States&nbsp;or Canada. [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Click here for the map-based locator.]
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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If you cannot find a source you need at the '''''Family History Library''''', try one or more of these other repositories.<br>
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'''''Repositories with very large genealogical collections'''''<br>
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>
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*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) home of the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]], more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, &amp; German collections.<ref>"Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref><br>
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'''''Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections'''''
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*[[Church History Library|Church History Library]], Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material<ref>"Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref><br>
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers], SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.<ref>"Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref><br>
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*[http://history.utah.gov/ Utah State Historical Society], SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.<ref>"Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref><br>
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'''''Neighboring repositories'''''<br>
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*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fslab/ Brigham Young University], Provo UT, genealogy, history, census, [[BYU Family History Library|Family History Center]],&nbsp;[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php digital family history].
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*[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]] Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases.
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*[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives], SLC, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminals.
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*[http://library.usu.edu/ Utah State University], Logan UT, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources.
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*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/ University of Utah], SLC, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana.
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*[http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court of Utah], Salt Lake City, federal court records.
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*[http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/courthouse.cgi?district=3 Salt Lake County Court] local court records.
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=== Sources  ===
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<br> January 9, 2014 By Viviane Davis
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<br>Due to the growing film collection in the Family History Library, measures had to be taken to remove selected film collections to create space for high volume of films being ordered from the Granite Mountain Records Vault.<br> <br>As of December 17th, 2013, the Library has removed the US Soundex films and the 1st filming of the US Census for 1860 and 1870. These films are available on multiple websites, including FamilySearch.org. The Mexico films that are available online are also being removed from the Library.<br> <br>Part of the change will include removing the overflow section completely from the International B1 floor. Films that have been ordered within the last 2 months will be moved to the High Density storage area where their use can be tracked. All other films will be sent back to the Vault. Starting on January 6th, all new films ordered from the International collection will be stored in High Density. To access those films, patrons will have to go to the Access Services Window on the B1 floor.<br> <br>All films stored in High Density that are not used for the space of one year will be sent back to the vault. Films that are used multiple times during the space of a year will be incorporated into the core section for easier patron access.<br> <br>There may be a delay in the patron catalog regarding the current location of the films being moved/removed. Please, contact the Access Services Window at least 24 hours in advance to check the location of films.<u>If films are not found in the Library, they can be ordered from the vault by going to familysearch.org/films/fhl or by calling the Access Services Window (US &amp; Canada 801-240-7378; International 801-240-2334; British 801-240-7379).<br>&nbsp;</u><br>Thank you for your patience while we make the transition. If you have any questions, contact the Access Services Windows.<br>
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  • 35 North West Temple Street
  • <a href="Salt Lake City, Utah">Salt Lake City</a>, Utah 84150-3400

Phone: 1 801-240-2584

  • Research Help: 866-234-2067
  • Classes, Hours, Parking: 801-240-6536
  • Lost and Found: 801-240-3527

Hours and holidays:  <a href="http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours">Click here</a> or call the phone number above.

Parking and Transportation:

We know that parking is an issue downtown, to help assist you in completing your family history work at the Library, the following free parking is available:

  • M-F from 4:30 -9:00 p.m. and all day Saturday the parking lot located behind the Church History Museum is available for free parking.  Some limitations apply - the lot will be closed during Conference Center events and from the day after Thanksgiving to January 2.  Parking is subject to availability.
  • For a Family History Library area <a href="Parking and Public Transportation near the Family History Library">pay-parking lots</a> map <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_parking">click here</a>. Pricing is subject to change and is not controlled by the Family History Library.  As of July 16, 2013 the following fees apply:
    1. Salt Palace Parking a maximum of $12.00 per day.
    2. Lot on the northwest corner of North Temple is $2 under 1 hr, $5 under 2 hrs, $8 under 12 hrs
    3. The JSMB underground parking is a flat rate of $10.
  • For TRAX (light rail) and bus public transportation information <a href="http://www.rideuta.com">click here</a>

Copy Fees:

  • Black and white 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.05
  • Black and white 11 x 17: U.S. $.10
  • Color 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.30
  • Color 11 x 17: U.S. $.60

<a href="Self Help Copy Services at the Family History Library">More copy information</a>

Library Rules

  1. Set cellular phones to silence or vibrate. Phones should not “ring” in the Library. Quiet cell phone conversations are permitted in the Library. Please be respectful of those around you. Library staff is authorized to request that patrons discontinue phone conversations.
  2. Do not leave personal belongings unattended. The library is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged. We encourage patrons with laptop computers to lock them to the furniture where they are seated.
  3. If you plan to vacate a microfilm reader for more than 60 minutes or a computer for more than 15 minutes, please take your material with you. If demand is high materials may be removed by staff and stored at the Access Services window.
  4. Please handle the equipment, books, and other materials carefully.
  5. Please re-file microfilms and return books to the red shelves, or red carts, near the row from which they came.
  6. When using photocopy equipment, please limit yourself to five copies when others are waiting. While using Scan Pros please limit usage to 15 minutes while others are waiting.
  7. If readers or copiers malfunction, please inform an Access Assistant at the Access Services window. An “out of order” sign will be placed on non-operational equipment until it can be repaired.
  8. Announcements are made 45 minutes, 30 minutes and 15 minutes prior to closing of the Library. Please leave the Library prior to closing time.
  9. Food and drinks are permitted only in the main floor snack room. (Water bottles with closed lids are permitted.)
  10. Animals: No animals are allowed in the Family History Library unless they are trained service animals assisting persons with disabilities.
  11. Clothing and Dress Standards: Appropriate dress is required in the Family History Library which includes shirt, pants and shoes at all times.
  12. Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.
  13. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building or on the grounds.
  14. We invite patrons to use the Patron Feedback link on patron computers to share rewarding experiences, compliments, suggestions, and concerns.
  15. Please observe all posted instructions.

Library Background

• Founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of <a href="http://www.lds.org">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints</a> with their family history and genealogical research • Largest library of its kind in the world • Open to the general public at no charge • <a href="Family History Library Rules">Visited</a> by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and <a href="Family History Library Tours and Group Visits">groups</a> each day.

Library Resources

Patron Class Schedule

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Online Resources

<a href="https://www.familysearch.org/">FamilySearch</a> is the online web site which hosts: • <a href="https://familysearch.org/search">Historical Records (images and indexes)</a>. • <a href="https://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=1&dstmp=1391342764141&vid=FHD_PUBLIC&fromLogin=true">Digitized Books</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page">FamilySearch Research Wiki</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html">Online training classes</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/family-trees">Ancestral File</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi">International Genealogical Index</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/family-trees">Pedigree Resource File</a>. • <a href="https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535">U.S. Social Security Death Index</a>.

<a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog">Family History Library Catalog</a> online describes the library's holdings. The catalog is also part of <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/">WorldCat</a>.

Collection Description

  • The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of <a href="Family History Library Microfilm Restrictions">microfilmed genealogical records</a>; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; 4,500 periodicals; 3,725 <a href="Family History Library CDs">electronic databases</a>.https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library
  • <a href="http://familysearch.org/search/collection/list">Historical Records</a> contains over a billion names of deceased individuals from census, vital records, and other records from over 100 countries on each of the seven continents. It includes indexes and images of many original records.
  • <a href="http://familysearch.org/#form=books">Digitized Books</a> contain searchable copies of over 40,000 family history and genealogy printed works.
  • <a href="http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page">FamilySearch Research Wiki</a> contains research advice and direction in over 70,000 articles. Individuals are able to add or modify content to share their knowledge.
  • <a href="http://familysearch.org/learningcenter">Learning Center</a> contains hundreds of online classes on a variety of subjects for many different countries and most genealogical principles and processes.
  • The <a href="http://familysearch.org/family-trees">Ancestral File</a> database contains more than 36 million names that are linked into families.
  • The <a href="http://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi">International Genealogical Index</a> database contains approximately 600 million names of deceased individuals. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names. These names have been patron submitted or extracted from thousands of original birth, christening and marriage records.
  • The <a href="http://familysearch.org/family-trees">Pedigree Resource File</a> database contains over 100 million names that are linked into families.
  • Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.
  • Millions of records are added to the collection each month.
  • A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1941.
  • Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.

Donations

Gifts of family histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information are welcome. For example, you can write a history of your family and donate a copy to the Family History Library. When you donate an item, you can indicate that you would like the item microfilmed, as well. More details about <a href="Donations">donations.</a>

View Guidelines for <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Donations_Guidelines_REVISION_12_July_2012.pdf">Gifts, Donations, and Loans to FamilySearch</a>.

If you have questions about donations please contact:

Book Donations
801-240-1855
<a href="mailto:bookdonations@familysearch.org">bookdonations@familysearch.org</a>

Patron Resources

  • Over 500 patron <a href="Family History Library Computer Resources">computers</a>
  • Over 300 microfilm readers
  • 36 microfiche readers
  • 27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers
  • 3 HD book scanners
  • 14 book copiers
  • Seating capacity for 375 at tables
  • Orientation and research classes

Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library

The Family History Library has used different methods to number its growing collection of books and films since its start in 1894. Formerly used numbers are still found in old family records in the lists of sources for the data. These old numbers are no longer used so the current numbers for the books and films must be determined.

For an explanation of the different systems used over the years (including the current system), and to see tables for converting old book and film numbers to new, click <a href="Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library">here</a>.

Request a Vault Film before visiting the Family History Library

What's New at the FamilySearch Library

Check out the new books that have been added to the collection! Please note that some browsers have problems with PDF files and to open these you may need to 'Right Click' and open in a new window.

US/Canada Collections (current)

British Collections (current)

International Collections (current)

Family History Collections (current)

Staff/Reference Collections (current)

Personnel

  • Currently about 30 <a href="Family History Library Consultation Service">full-time and part-time professional staff</a>
  • Approximately 600 trained volunteer
  • <a href="Family History Library: British Research Consultants">British Research Consultants Directory</a>
  • <a href="Family History Library: International Research Consultants">International Research Consultants Directory</a>
  • <a href="Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants">United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory</a>

Guides

Group Visits

  1. <a href="Family History Library/Group Visit Guidelines">Guidelines for scheduling groups at the Family History Library</a>.
  2. <a href="Family History Library/Successful Group Visits">Important information for a successful visit.</a>
  3. <a href="Family History Library/Group Visit Options">Group visit options</a>.
  4. <a href="Family History Library/Group Visit: Make a Reservation">Make a reservation</a>.

FHL visitors describe their experiences:

FamilySearch Centers

  • <a href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">FamilySearch Centers</a> are branches of the Family History Library
  • Over 4,500 family history centers operate in more than 100 countries
  • Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers
  • About 100,000 rolls of microfilm are circulated to family history centers each month.
  • <a href="https://familysearch.org/locations/">Click here to locate a nearby family history center</a>, or call 866-406-1830 in the United States or Canada. <a href="https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator">Click here for the map-based locator.</a>

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, try one or more of these other repositories.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Library of Congress">Library of Congress</a>, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • <a href="National Archives and Records Administration">National Archives I</a>, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Allen County Public Library">Allen County Public Library</a> (Indiana) home of the <a href="Periodical Source Index (PERSI)">Periodical Source Index (PERSI)</a>, more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections."Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).

Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections

  • <a href="Church History Library">Church History Library</a>, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material"Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 18 October 2008).
  • <a href="http://www.dupinternational.org/">Daughters of Utah Pioneers</a>, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869."Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).
  • <a href="http://history.utah.gov/">Utah State Historical Society</a>, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online."Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).

Neighboring repositories

Sources


January 9, 2014 By Viviane Davis


Due to the growing film collection in the Family History Library, measures had to be taken to remove selected film collections to create space for high volume of films being ordered from the Granite Mountain Records Vault.

As of December 17th, 2013, the Library has removed the US Soundex films and the 1st filming of the US Census for 1860 and 1870. These films are available on multiple websites, including FamilySearch.org. The Mexico films that are available online are also being removed from the Library.

Part of the change will include removing the overflow section completely from the International B1 floor. Films that have been ordered within the last 2 months will be moved to the High Density storage area where their use can be tracked. All other films will be sent back to the Vault. Starting on January 6th, all new films ordered from the International collection will be stored in High Density. To access those films, patrons will have to go to the Access Services Window on the B1 floor.

All films stored in High Density that are not used for the space of one year will be sent back to the vault. Films that are used multiple times during the space of a year will be incorporated into the core section for easier patron access.

There may be a delay in the patron catalog regarding the current location of the films being moved/removed. Please, contact the Access Services Window at least 24 hours in advance to check the location of films.If films are not found in the Library, they can be ordered from the vault by going to familysearch.org/films/fhl or by calling the Access Services Window (US & Canada 801-240-7378; International 801-240-2334; British 801-240-7379).
 

Thank you for your patience while we make the transition. If you have any questions, contact the Access Services Windows.


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