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'''E-mail:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "E-mail a Question" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask_email.php (accessed 8 February 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask_email.php Ask a Librarian] <br>  
 
'''E-mail:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "E-mail a Question" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask_email.php (accessed 8 February 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask_email.php Ask a Librarian] <br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "Contact Us" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/feedback.php (8 February 2010).</ref>  
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'''Address:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "Contact Us" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/feedback.php (8 February 2010).</ref> {{Adoption BYU Family History Library}}
  
 
:Harold B. Lee Library <br>  
 
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'''Telephone:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "Ask a Librarian" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask.php (accessed 8 February 2010).</ref>  
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "Ask a Librarian" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask.php (accessed 8 February 2010).</ref>  
  
:*Missionary Reference Desk 801-422-3934  
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:*Missionary Reference Desk 801.422.3934  
:*Religion/Family History Reference Desk 801-422-6200<br>  
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:*Religion/Family History Reference Desk 801.422.6200<br>  
:*Family History Librarian 801-422-7661 <br>
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:*Family History Librarian 801.422.7661 <br>
  
 
'''Regular Hours:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "Family History and Genealogy Resources-Sunday Classes" at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ (20 May 2010).</ref> <br>  
 
'''Regular Hours:'''<ref>Harold B. Lee Library, "Family History and Genealogy Resources-Sunday Classes" at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ (20 May 2010).</ref> <br>  
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'''[http://www.lib.byu.edu/liblocation.php Directions, map, and parking]'''  
 
'''[http://www.lib.byu.edu/liblocation.php Directions, map, and parking]'''  
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Visitor parking is located north of the Art Museum or south of the Law School and east of the Wilkinson Student Center. [http://map.byu.edu/ http://map.byu.edu/] Or ride the bus. Walk to center of campus to locate the library.<br>
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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The BYU Family History Library, located in the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, has 300,000+ microfilms, hundreds of thousands of microfiche, newspapers on microfilm, numerous subscription online databases, and access to many well known online genealogical databases. Patrons may also order Salt Lake City, Family History Library microfilms (no more than two at a time). A list of all our resources is viewable at [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ our website]. Some online resources are only accessible in the library, some are available anywhere through the internet.  
 
The BYU Family History Library, located in the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, has 300,000+ microfilms, hundreds of thousands of microfiche, newspapers on microfilm, numerous subscription online databases, and access to many well known online genealogical databases. Patrons may also order Salt Lake City, Family History Library microfilms (no more than two at a time). A list of all our resources is viewable at [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ our website]. Some online resources are only accessible in the library, some are available anywhere through the internet.  
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Staff at the BYU Family History Library have annotated the old Family History Library Research Outlines to identify what resources are also housed at the BYU facility:
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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alabama.pdf Alabama] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alaska.pdf Alaska] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Arizona.pdf Arizona] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Arkansas.pdf Arkansas] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/California.pdf California] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf Colorado] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Connecticut.pdf Connecticut] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Delaware.pdf Delaware] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Florida.pdf Florida] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Georgia.pdf Georgia] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Hawaii.pdf Hawaii] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Idaho.pdf Idaho] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Illinois.pdf Illinois] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Indiana.pdf Indiana] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Iowa.pdf Iowa] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Kansas.pdf Kansas] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Kentucky.pdf Kentucky] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Louisiana.pdf Louisiana] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Maine.pdf Maine] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Maryland.pdf Maryland] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Massachusetts.pdf Massachusetts] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Michigan.pdf Michigan] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Mississippi.pdf Mississippi] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Missouri.pdf Missouri] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Montana.pdf Montana] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Nebraska.pdf Nebraska] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Nevada.pdf Nevada] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewHampshire.pdf New Hampshire] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewJersey.pdf New Jersey] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf New Mexico] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewYork.pdf New York] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NorthCarolina.pdf North Carolina] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NorthDakota.pdf North Dakota] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Ohio.pdf Ohio] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf Oklahoma] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oregon.pdf Oregon] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Pennsylvania.pdf Pennsylvania] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/RhodeIsland.pdf Rhode Island] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/SouthCarolina.pdf South Carolina] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/SouthDakota.pdf South Dakota] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Tennessee.pdf Tennessee] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Texas.pdf Texas] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Utah.pdf Utah] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Vermont.pdf Vermont] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Virginia.pdf Virginia] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Washington.pdf Washington] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/WestVirginia.pdf West Virginia] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Wisconsin.pdf Wisconsin] {{·}} [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Wyoming.pdf Wyoming] {{·}}
  
 
=== Library Resources  ===
 
=== Library Resources  ===
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The BYU FHL offers an array of scanners for slides, negatives, prints, documents, maps, and microforms in all formats, at no charge (patrons should bring their own storage media). A large format printer for photos and charts or posters up to 24” x 56” is available. Instruction is usually available for all equipment. A BYU card or courtesy card is required for printing. Money can be added to cards on site. Patrons may view the equipment at [http://guides.lib.byu.edu/content.php?pid=46986&sid=372141 http://guides.lib.byu.edu/content.php?pid=46986&amp;sid=372141]<br>  
 
The BYU FHL offers an array of scanners for slides, negatives, prints, documents, maps, and microforms in all formats, at no charge (patrons should bring their own storage media). A large format printer for photos and charts or posters up to 24” x 56” is available. Instruction is usually available for all equipment. A BYU card or courtesy card is required for printing. Money can be added to cards on site. Patrons may view the equipment at [http://guides.lib.byu.edu/content.php?pid=46986&sid=372141 http://guides.lib.byu.edu/content.php?pid=46986&amp;sid=372141]<br>  
  
The physical collection consists of several thousand family and personal histories, county and local histories, a maps department, reference works, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and numerous genealogical periodicals.
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The physical collection consists of several thousand family and personal histories, county and local histories, a maps department, reference works, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and numerous genealogical periodicals.  
  
==== L. Tom Perry Special Collections ====
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==== L. Tom Perry Special Collections ====
  
The [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/ Special Collections] at BYU houses 300,000 books, 9,000 manuscript collections, and nearly 3/4 million photographs. Theses collections of original documents from Mormon history, BYU history, Literature, and World History as well as a variety of family and personal histories and journals from LDS leaders may be viewed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Reading room.
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The [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/ Special Collections] at BYU houses 300,000 books, 9,000 manuscript collections, and nearly 3/4 million photographs. These collections of original documents from Mormon history, BYU history, Literature, and World History as well as a variety of family and personal histories and journals from LDS leaders may be viewed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Reading room.  
  
==== Map Collection ====
 
  
Provides access to a host of maps--both domestic and international. There are also hundreds of gazetteers for locating information and statistics about cities and towns. An online guide to maps for genealogists bay be viewed at this address. [http://net.lib.byu.edu/~scishare/Guide%20to%20Genealogy%20Resources%20in%20the%20Map%20Collection.pdf http://net.lib.byu.edu/~scishare/Guide%20to%20Genealogy%20Resources%20in%20the%20Map%20Collection.pdf]
 
  
==== Social Sciences ====
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Information regarding what is available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections can be accessed online through the Harold B. Lee Library website, [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/ lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/]. This website includes helpful research tips to help effectively find the information and sources needed as well as news and upcoming events. Refer to this website for location, hours of service and policies.
  
Houses the library’s collection of family histories as well as City Directories and other city and county histories.<br><br>
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==== Map Collection  ====
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Provides access to a host of maps--both domestic and international. There are also hundreds of gazetteers for locating information and statistics about cities and towns. An online [http://net.lib.byu.edu/~scishare/Guide%20to%20Genealogy%20Resources%20in%20the%20Map%20Collection.pdf Guide to Genealogy Resources in the Map Collection] is available.
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==== Social Sciences  ====
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Houses the library’s collection of family histories as well as City Directories and other city and county histories.<br><br>  
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=== Additional Research Helps  ===
  
 
==== Family History Consultants  ====
 
==== Family History Consultants  ====
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One hundred fifty volunteer consultants provide assistance with genealogical research. Professional librarians, and student employees are available to answer questions.  
 
One hundred fifty volunteer consultants provide assistance with genealogical research. Professional librarians, and student employees are available to answer questions.  
  
==== Visiting the Library ====
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==== Sundays ====
  
 
The library is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month, with few exceptions. Classes and library hours can be viewed at [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ ]  
 
The library is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month, with few exceptions. Classes and library hours can be viewed at [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ ]  
  
Visitor parking is located north of the Art Museum or south of the Law School and east of the Wilkinson Student Center. [http://map.byu.edu/ http://map.byu.edu/]&nbsp; Or ride the bus. Walk to center of campus to locate the library.<br>
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You may also schedule a Sunday&nbsp;tour by calling 801.422.6200.  
 
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=== Tips  ===
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*Free family history classes are taught on Sundays, [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ click here], or telephone 801-422-6200.
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*Ask the Consultants for help.They have a vast store of knowledge and love helping patrons.
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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==== Alternate Repositories  ====
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  

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BYU Family History Library

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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask a Librarian

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Harold B. Lee Library
P.O. Box 26800
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602-6800

Telephone:[3]

  • Missionary Reference Desk 801.422.3934
  • Religion/Family History Reference Desk 801.422.6200
  • Family History Librarian 801.422.7661

Regular Hours:[4]

  • The library is open Monday - Saturday 7am - midnight, but help is only available during the hours listed below
  • Monday – Thursday: 8am to 9pm
  • Friday: 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10am to 7:30pm
Holiday Hours

Directions, map, and parking

Visitor parking is located north of the Art Museum or south of the Law School and east of the Wilkinson Student Center. http://map.byu.edu/ Or ride the bus. Walk to center of campus to locate the library.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The BYU Family History Library, located in the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, has 300,000+ microfilms, hundreds of thousands of microfiche, newspapers on microfilm, numerous subscription online databases, and access to many well known online genealogical databases. Patrons may also order Salt Lake City, Family History Library microfilms (no more than two at a time). A list of all our resources is viewable at our website. Some online resources are only accessible in the library, some are available anywhere through the internet.

Staff at the BYU Family History Library have annotated the old Family History Library Research Outlines to identify what resources are also housed at the BYU facility:

Alabama  · Alaska  · Arizona  · Arkansas  · California  · Colorado  · Connecticut  · Delaware  · Florida  · Georgia  · Hawaii  · Idaho  · Illinois  · Indiana  · Iowa  · Kansas  · Kentucky  · Louisiana  · Maine  · Maryland  · Massachusetts  · Michigan  · Minnesota  · Mississippi  · Missouri  · Montana  · Nebraska  · Nevada  · New Hampshire  · New Jersey  · New Mexico  · New York  · North Carolina  · North Dakota  · Ohio  · Oklahoma  · Oregon  · Pennsylvania  · Rhode Island  · South Carolina  · South Dakota  · Tennessee  · Texas  · Utah  · Vermont  · Virginia  · Washington  · West Virginia  · Wisconsin  · Wyoming  ·

Library Resources

The BYU FHL offers an array of scanners for slides, negatives, prints, documents, maps, and microforms in all formats, at no charge (patrons should bring their own storage media). A large format printer for photos and charts or posters up to 24” x 56” is available. Instruction is usually available for all equipment. A BYU card or courtesy card is required for printing. Money can be added to cards on site. Patrons may view the equipment at http://guides.lib.byu.edu/content.php?pid=46986&sid=372141

The physical collection consists of several thousand family and personal histories, county and local histories, a maps department, reference works, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, and numerous genealogical periodicals.

L. Tom Perry Special Collections

The Special Collections at BYU houses 300,000 books, 9,000 manuscript collections, and nearly 3/4 million photographs. These collections of original documents from Mormon history, BYU history, Literature, and World History as well as a variety of family and personal histories and journals from LDS leaders may be viewed in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Reading room.


Information regarding what is available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections can be accessed online through the Harold B. Lee Library website, lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/. This website includes helpful research tips to help effectively find the information and sources needed as well as news and upcoming events. Refer to this website for location, hours of service and policies.

Map Collection

Provides access to a host of maps--both domestic and international. There are also hundreds of gazetteers for locating information and statistics about cities and towns. An online Guide to Genealogy Resources in the Map Collection is available.

Social Sciences

Houses the library’s collection of family histories as well as City Directories and other city and county histories.

Additional Research Helps

Family History Consultants

One hundred fifty volunteer consultants provide assistance with genealogical research. Professional librarians, and student employees are available to answer questions.

Sundays

The library is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month, with few exceptions. Classes and library hours can be viewed at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/

You may also schedule a Sunday tour by calling 801.422.6200.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the BYU Family History Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections

  • BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy, Provo.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photographs, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[5]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, 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.[6]
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[7]

Similar Collections

Neighboring repositories

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Sources

  1. Harold B. Lee Library, "E-mail a Question" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask_email.php (accessed 8 February 2010).
  2. Harold B. Lee Library, "Contact Us" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/feedback.php (8 February 2010).
  3. Harold B. Lee Library, "Ask a Librarian" at http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask.php (accessed 8 February 2010).
  4. Harold B. Lee Library, "Family History and Genealogy Resources-Sunday Classes" at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/sunday-classes/ (20 May 2010).
  5. "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).
  6. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).
  7. "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).