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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 (limit 2). 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.
The BYU FHL offers an array of scanners for slides, negatives, prints, documents, maps, and microforms in all formats, at no charge when patrons 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 cards are 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.
One hundred fifty volunteer consultants provide assistance with genealogical research. Professional librarians, and student employees are available to answer questions.
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/
Visitor parking is located north of the Art Museum and South of the Law School East of the Wilkinson Student Center. http://map.byu.edu/ Ride the bus to and walk to center of campus to locate the library.
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
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