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Following is a list of the "Library Class" branches of the LDS Church's FamilySearch library system, which includes the world-reknown [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]&nbsp;in Salt Lake City.&nbsp;These are Regional&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Center_(LDS_Church) Family History Centers] and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are designated as&nbsp;"Library Class."&nbsp;They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<ref>Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.</ref>&nbsp; <br><br>"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility&nbsp;and are generally&nbsp;complete with a dedicated internal&nbsp;computer server and a computer&nbsp;catalog or card catalog&nbsp;of their collection.&nbsp; These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm &amp; microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm &amp; microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all have at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.&nbsp;<br>  
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Following is a list of the "Library Class" branches of the LDS Church's FamilySearch library system, which includes the world-reknown [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]&nbsp;in Salt Lake City. These are Regional [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Center_(LDS_Church) Family History Centers] and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are designated as "Library Class." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<ref>Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.</ref> <br>  
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"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility and are generally complete with a dedicated internal computer server and a computer catalog or card catalog of their collection. These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm &amp; microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm &amp; microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all have at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.<br>  
  
 
These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-LDS volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities.  
 
These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-LDS volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities.  

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Following is a list of the "Library Class" branches of the LDS Church's FamilySearch library system, which includes the world-reknown Family History Library in Salt Lake City. These are Regional Family History Centers and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are designated as "Library Class." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.[1]

"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility and are generally complete with a dedicated internal computer server and a computer catalog or card catalog of their collection. These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm & microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm & microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all have at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.

These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-LDS volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities.

Sources

  1. Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.
  2. Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010
  3. Utah Main web site under construction.

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