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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Family_History_Library|Family History Library]]''  
  
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=== Announcements  ===
 
=== Announcements  ===
  
'''Recent changes to staffing in the library''' --6 Sep 2013
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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 any microfilms above 1,796,169. Films with numbers lower than 1,796,169 and microfiche can still be ordered. <br>
  
Within the Family History Library, we have made some recent changes. In order to serve a growing worldwide community, the expertise of our research consultants is now being shared with teams focused on providing enhanced patron services to family history centers throughout North America, Latin America and Internationally. To meet these growing worldwide needs, resources have been reallocated. However, in order to continue providing patrons at the Family History Library with excellent service, research consultants who remain in the library have been relieved of other responsibilities so they can focus their full time and attention to our patrons. In considering this new patron service model, we reviewed peak times at the library and have staffed accordingly, offering expert research consultant counter help during peak hours. The staffing change only affects 14 hours of the 60 hours we are open each week. Also, during the 46 peak Library hours, more research consultant staff members are out helping patrons than ever before. We have moved our consultants out from behind staff doors to assist at research counters and out on the patron floors.
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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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To help supplement the staff we are reaching out to the community and volunteers. There is a common misconception that only research consultants can offer assistance. Many of our missionaries and community volunteers are accredited genealogists and experts in their fields of research. All of our 600-plus trained volunteers donate their time and talents to assist our patrons in their research goals. The change has only been in effect for four days so we ask for your patience and understanding as we implement and refine the new patron service model. The Family History Library is open more hours, provides more computers, printing options, and professional help than any other genealogical library, society, or archive in the world. We remain committed to providing all of these services free of charge to patrons from all over the world. If you are interested in becoming a Family History Library Volunteer, please contact the Family History Library at 801-240-6536.  
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:''' [https://familysearch.org/help/self-help familysearch.org/help/self-help]
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'''Facebook:&nbsp;'''https://www.facebook.com/familyhistorylibrary
  
 
'''Address:'''  
 
'''Address:'''  
  
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:Family History Library
 
:35 North West Temple Street  
 
:35 North West Temple Street  
:[[Salt Lake City, Utah|Salt Lake City]], Utah 84150-3400 <br><br>
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:[[Salt Lake City, Utah|Salt Lake City]], Utah 84150-3400<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''  
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'''Telephones:''' 1 801-240-6996
  
:*Research Help:&nbsp;866-234-2067
 
 
:*Classes, Hours, Parking:&nbsp;801-240-6536  
 
:*Classes, Hours, Parking:&nbsp;801-240-6536  
:*Lost and Found:&nbsp;801-240-3527
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:*Lost and Found:&nbsp;801-240-3527  
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:*Group Reservations:&nbsp;801-240-4673
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:*World Wide Support Research Help:&nbsp;801-240-2584<br>
  
'''Hours and holidays:&nbsp;''' [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Click here] or call the phone number above.
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[[Image:Family History Library film cabinets 2nd fl.jpg|right|305px|Family History Library film cabinets 2nd fl.jpg]] '''Hours: '''Normal Hours of Operation
  
'''Parking and Transportation:'''
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:*Mon: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
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:*Tues-Fri: 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
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:*Sat: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
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:*Sun: Closed
  
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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'''Holidays:&nbsp;''' [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Click here]
  
*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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'''Map:''' [https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=FXwabgIdAKBU-SGxDVp34YX-hSmV__i7B_VShzGxDVp34YX-hQ&q=Family+History+Library,+35+N.+West+Temple+St.,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84150&aq=&sll=40.770532,-111.894679&sspn=0.023141,0.052314&vpsrc=6&dirflg=r&ttype=now&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=def&ie=UTF8&hq=Family+History+Library,+35+N.+West+Temple+St.,+Salt+Lake+City,+UT+84150&hnear=&radius=15000&ll=40.770142,-111.89455&spn=0.023141,0.052314&t=m&z=15&start=0 Google Map].
*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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'''Parking and Transportation:'''  
  
:*Black and white 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.05
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Parking can be an issue in downtown Salt Lake City. The following parking is available in the area:  
:*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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:'''Free:&nbsp;''' Parking lot behind the Church History Museum <br>
  
=== Library Rules  ===
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::*Monday to Friday, 4:30-9 pm; all day Saturday
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::*Limitations:&nbsp; Closed during Conference Center events, and from the day&nbsp;after Thanksgiving to January 2nd. Parking subject to availability.
  
#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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:'''Pay:'''&nbsp; 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: <br>
#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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::*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.
  
• 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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:'''Public Transportation:&nbsp;''' For FrontRunner (commuter rail), TRAX (light rail), and bus public transportation information see the [http://www.rideuta.com Utah Transit Authority] Internet site.<br><br>
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| colspan="3" | '''Copy Fees (self-service)'''
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| '''''to 8½ x 11 inch paper'''''<br>black and white—U.S. $0.05<br>color—U.S. $0.30
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| '''''to 11 x 17 inch paper'''''<br>black and white—U.S. $0.10<br>color—U.S. $0.60
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| '''''to USB flash drive'''''<br>free
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| colspan="3" | [[Self Help Copy Services at the Family History Library|More copy information]].
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=== Library Resources  ===
 
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==== Patron Class Schedule  ====
 
==== Patron Class Schedule  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c7/2013-jan-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf January, 2013]
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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>''' <br>[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/02/Apr_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf April, 2014] <br> [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/ff/May_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf May 2014] <br> [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/a/ac/Jun_2014_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf June, 2014]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/4b/2013-Feb-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf February, 2013]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/54/2013-March-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf March, 2013]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/2d/2013-April-FHL-Classes.pdf April, 2013]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/bf/2013-May-FHL_Classes.pdf May, 2013]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/16/2013-June-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf June, 2013]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/22/2013-07-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf July, 2013]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/59/2013-August-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf August, 2013]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Sept_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf September, 2013]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/41/October_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf October, 2013]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/9c/November_Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf November, 2013]
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==== Online Resources  ====
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[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]is the online web site which hosts: • Historical Records (images and indexes). • Digitized Books. • FamilySearch Research Wiki. • Online training classes. • The Ancestral File. • The International Genealogical Index. • The Pedigree Resource File database. • US Social Security Death Index.
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[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog The FamilySearch Library Catalog]&nbsp;online describes&nbsp;the library's holdings.
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==== Collection Description  ====
 
==== Collection Description  ====
  
*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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Largest genealogical collection in the world—it is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also has material from all parts of the world. Includes civil vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, American passenger arrival lists and naturalizations, and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and are showing up on the [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] Internet site.  
*[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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==== Key Internet Sites  ====
  
:Book Donations
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'''[https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]''' containing all the other Family History Library related sites including:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog]''' {{WC}}describes the holdings—has place, surname,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;title, author, subject, or keywords searches. Also available on [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''[https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=tree&section=pedigree Family Tree]''' worldwide pedigree you can edit, including portraits, and fan charts.<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''[https://familysearch.org/search Historical Records Collection]''' has billions of names across hundreds of our collections including<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, Ancestral File, and International Genealogical Index.
:801-240-1855
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:[mailto:bookdonations@familysearch.org bookdonations@familysearch.org]
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==== Patron Resources  ====
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==== Guest Resources  ====
  
*Over 500&nbsp;patron [[Family History Library Computer Resources|computers]]  
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*[[Image:Microfilm Readers jpg.jpg.jpg|right|Microfilm Readers jpg.jpg.jpg]]Over 500 public guest [[Family History Library Computer Resources|computers]]  
*Over&nbsp;300&nbsp;microfilm readers  
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*Over 300 microfilm readers  
 
*36 microfiche readers  
 
*36 microfiche readers  
*27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers  
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*27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers (to paper or to flash drive)
 
*3 HD book scanners  
 
*3 HD book scanners  
*14 book copiers  
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*14 book copiers (to paper or to flash drive)
 
*Seating capacity for 375 at tables  
 
*Seating capacity for 375 at tables  
*Orientation and research classes<br>
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*Orientation and [https://familysearch.org/locations/library_class_schedule research classes]
  
==== Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library ====
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==== Donations ====
  
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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Gifts of family histories, autobiographies, biographies, indexes, local histories, and well-organized collections of genealogy research are welcome. If you own the copyright, you can indicate that you would like the item digitized for the Internet. More details about [[Donations|donations.]]
  
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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:*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Donations_Guidelines_REVISION_12_July_2012.pdf Donations Guidelines].  
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:*If you have questions about donations please contact: <br>Book Donations<br>Telephone: 801-240-1855<br>E-mail: [mailto:bookdonations@familysearch.org bookdonations@familysearch.org]
  
==== Request a Vault Film before visiting the Family History Library ====
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==== Book and Film Numbers at the FHL ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Request_a_Vault_Film_before_Visiting_the_Family_History_Library Order Process]
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For an explanation of the different numbering systems used in the collection 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]].
  
==== What's New at the FamilySearch Library ====
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==== Request a "Vault Film" before Visiting ====
  
'''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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Films in the "Vault" take several days to reach the Family History Library. If the Catalog shows a film is in the vault, order it ahead of time so it will be at the Library when you arrive. For details see [[Request a Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library|Order Process]].  
  
<u>US/Canada Collections</u>&nbsp;(current)
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==== What's New at the Library  ====
  
*[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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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.  
  
<u>British Collections</u> (current)  
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<u>US/Canada Collections</u>&nbsp;(current) [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_US_CAN_%285%29.pdf June, 2013]<br> <br> <u>British Collections</u> (current) [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/fa/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_BRITISH_%285%29.pdf June 2013] <br> <br> <u>International Collections</u> (current) [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/12/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_INTL_%285%29.pdf June 2013]<br> <br> <u>Family History Collections</u> (current) [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/71/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_FAM_HIST_%285%29.pdf June, 2013]&nbsp;<br> <br> <u>Staff/Reference Collections</u> (current) [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_STAFF_%285%29.pdf June 2013] <br>
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/fa/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_BRITISH_%285%29.pdf June 2013] <br>
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==== Personnel  ====
  
<u>International Collections</u> (current)
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Currently about 30 [[Family History Library Consultation Service|full-time and part-time professional staff]] <br>Approximately 600 trained volunteers <br>[[Family History Library: British Research Consultants|British Research Consultants Directory]] <br>[[Family History Library: International Research Consultants|International Research Consultants Directory]] <br>[[Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants|United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory]] <br>  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/12/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_INTL_%285%29.pdf June 2013]<br>
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==== Guides  ====
  
<u>Family History Collections</u> (current)  
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Johni Cerny, and Wendy L. Elliott, ''The Library: a Guide to the LDS Family History Library'' (Salt Lake City: <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ancestry Pub., 1988) {{WorldCat|17461790|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|624339|item|disp=FHL Book 979.2258 A3Li}}. <br>J. Carlyle Parker, ''Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research, 3rd ed.'' (Turlock, Calif.: Marietta <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pub., 1996) {{WorldCat|33361524|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|767755|item|disp=FHL Book 979.2258 J5p 1996}}. <br>
  
*[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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=== Plan Group Visits  ===
  
<u>Staff/Reference Collections</u> (current)
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Click the link to review the [[Family History Library/Group Visit Options|Group visit options]] and make a reservation.
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_STAFF_%285%29.pdf June 2013]
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=== Library Rules  ===
  
==== Personnel  ====
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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 guests 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 guests with laptop computers to lock them to the furniture where they are seated.  
*Currently about 30 [[Family History Library Consultation Service|full-time and part-time professional staff]]
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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.  
*Approximately 600 trained volunteer
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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.
*[[Family History Library: British Research Consultants|British Research Consultants Directory]]
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#Food and drinks are permitted only in the main floor snack room. (Water bottles with closed lids are permitted.)  
*[[Family History Library: International Research Consultants|International Research Consultants Directory]]
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#Animals: No animals are allowed in the Family History Library unless they are trained service animals assisting persons with disabilities.  
*[[Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants|United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory]]
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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.  
==== Guides  ====
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#Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building or on the grounds.<br>
 
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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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=== FHL Visitors Describe Their Experiences ===
  
*[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://www.geni.com/blog/geni-tours-the-family-history-library/ Video Tour: Family History Library] -- recorded by Geni.com staff (February 2010) <br>[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) <br>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) <br>[[How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City|How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library]] <br>[[Request a Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library|Request A Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library]] <br>[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; <br>[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/articles/slc.shtml Salt Lake City Library:&nbsp;Ready, Set Go!] - by Lorine McGinnis Schulze <br>[[A Fresh Look at the Family History Library - A Library without Walls]] - by Alan E. Mann, Manager at FamilySearch, presented at NGS 2010 Conference <br>
*[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  ===
 
=== FamilySearch Centers  ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the Family History Library  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the Family History Library <br>Over 4,500 family history centers operate in more than 100 countries <br>Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers <br>About 100,000 rolls of microfilm are circulated to family history centers each month. <br>[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.] <br>
*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  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
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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If you cannot find a source you need at the '''''Family History Library''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.<br>  
  
'''''Repositories with very large genealogical collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Repositories with very large genealogical collections'''''<br> [[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. <br><br>[[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> <br>[[Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, 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> <br> '''''Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections'''''<br>[[Church History Library|Church History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, 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> <br>[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers], Salt Lake City, Utah, 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> <br>[http://history.utah.gov/ Utah State Historical Society], Salt Lake City, Utah, 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> <br> '''''Neighboring repositories'''''<br> [[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Brigham Young University Library]], Provo, Utah, genealogy, history, census, [[BYU Family History Library|Family History Center]],&nbsp;[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php digital family history]. <br>[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases. <br>[https://silver.health.utah.gov/ Utah Vital Records Office], Salt Lake City, Utah, statewide births and deaths since 1905; marriages and divorces since 1978.<br>[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ Utah State Archives], Salt Lake City, Utah, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminals. <br>[http://library.usu.edu/ Utah State University], Logan, Utah, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources. <br>[http://www.lib.utah.edu/portal/site/marriottlibrary/ University of Utah], Salt Lake City, Utah, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana. <br>[http://www.utd.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court of Utah], Salt Lake City, Utah, federal court records. <br>[http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/courthouse.cgi?district=3 Salt Lake County Court], Salt Lake City, Utah, local court records. <br>[http://clerk.slco.org/ Salt Lake County Clerk], Salt Lake City, Utah, county marriages since 1887, probate records since 1852.<br> [http://www.slcorecorder.org/SLCR/Home.aspx Salt Lake County Recorder], Salt Lake City, Utah, property, tax, and military discharge DD-214 papers.<br>
  
*[[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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=== Sources  ===
*[[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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*[[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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<br> January 9, 2014 By Viviane Davis
*[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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<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, guests 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 guest access.<br> <br>There may be a delay in the FHL 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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*[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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Welcome to the
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Contents

[edit] Announcements

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 any microfilms above 1,796,169. Films with numbers lower than 1,796,169 and microfiche can still be ordered.

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.

[edit] Contact Information

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/familyhistorylibrary

Address:

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400

Telephones: 1 801-240-6996

  • Classes, Hours, Parking: 801-240-6536
  • Lost and Found: 801-240-3527
  • Group Reservations: 801-240-4673
  • World Wide Support Research Help: 801-240-2584
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Hours: Normal Hours of Operation
  • Mon: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Tues-Fri: 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
  • Sat: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Sun: Closed

Holidays:  Click here

Map: Google Map.

Parking and Transportation:

Parking can be an issue in downtown Salt Lake City. The following parking is available in the area:

Free:  Parking lot behind the Church History Museum
  • Monday to Friday, 4:30-9 pm; all day Saturday
  • Limitations:  Closed during Conference Center events, and from the day after Thanksgiving to January 2nd. Parking subject to availability.
Pay:  For a Family History Library area pay-parking lots map click here. Pricing is subject to change and is not controlled by the Family History Library.  As of July 16, 2013 the following fees apply:
  • Salt Palace Parking a maximum of $12.00 per day.
  • Lot on the northwest corner of North Temple is $2 under 1 hr, $5 under 2 hrs, $8 under 12 hrs
  • The JSMB underground parking is a flat rate of $10.
Public Transportation:  For FrontRunner (commuter rail), TRAX (light rail), and bus public transportation information see the Utah Transit Authority Internet site.

Copy Fees (self-service)
to 8½ x 11 inch paper
black and white—U.S. $0.05
color—U.S. $0.30
to 11 x 17 inch paper
black and white—U.S. $0.10
color—U.S. $0.60
to USB flash drive
free
More copy information.

[edit] Library Resources

[edit] Patron Class Schedule

View the following schedules using Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer. They will NOT appear using a Mozilla Firefox browser.
April, 2014
May 2014
June, 2014

[edit] Collection Description

Largest genealogical collection in the world—it is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Mexico, and parts of Germany, but also has material from all parts of the world. Includes civil vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, American passenger arrival lists and naturalizations, and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and are showing up on the FamilySearch Internet site.

[edit] Key Internet Sites

FamilySearch containing all the other Family History Library related sites including:
     Family History Library Catalog
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describes the holdings—has place, surname,
        title, author, subject, or keywords searches. Also available on WorldCat.
     Family Tree worldwide pedigree you can edit, including portraits, and fan charts.
     Historical Records Collection has billions of names across hundreds of our collections including
        birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, Ancestral File, and International Genealogical Index.

[edit] Guest Resources

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    Over 500 public guest computers
  • Over 300 microfilm readers
  • 36 microfiche readers
  • 27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers (to paper or to flash drive)
  • 3 HD book scanners
  • 14 book copiers (to paper or to flash drive)
  • Seating capacity for 375 at tables
  • Orientation and research classes

[edit] Donations

Gifts of family histories, autobiographies, biographies, indexes, local histories, and well-organized collections of genealogy research are welcome. If you own the copyright, you can indicate that you would like the item digitized for the Internet. More details about donations.

[edit] Book and Film Numbers at the FHL

For an explanation of the different numbering systems used in the collection over the years (including the current system), and to see tables for converting old book and film numbers to new, click here.

[edit] Request a "Vault Film" before Visiting

Films in the "Vault" take several days to reach the Family History Library. If the Catalog shows a film is in the vault, order it ahead of time so it will be at the Library when you arrive. For details see Order Process.

[edit] What's New at the 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) June, 2013

British Collections (current) June 2013

International Collections (current) June 2013

Family History Collections (current) June, 2013 

Staff/Reference Collections (current) June 2013

[edit] Personnel

Currently about 30 full-time and part-time professional staff
Approximately 600 trained volunteers
British Research Consultants Directory
International Research Consultants Directory
United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory

[edit] Guides

Johni Cerny, and Wendy L. Elliott, The Library: a Guide to the LDS Family History Library (Salt Lake City:
     Ancestry Pub., 1988) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 979.2258 A3Li.
J. Carlyle Parker, Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research, 3rd ed. (Turlock, Calif.: Marietta
     Pub., 1996) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 979.2258 J5p 1996.

[edit] Plan Group Visits

Click the link to review the Group visit options and make a reservation.

[edit] 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 guests 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 guests 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. Announcements are made 45 minutes, 30 minutes and 15 minutes prior to closing of the Library. Please leave the Library prior to closing time.
  5. Food and drinks are permitted only in the main floor snack room. (Water bottles with closed lids are permitted.)
  6. Animals: No animals are allowed in the Family History Library unless they are trained service animals assisting persons with disabilities.
  7. Clothing and Dress Standards: Appropriate dress is required in the Family History Library which includes shirt, pants and shoes at all times.
  8. Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult.
  9. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building or on the grounds.

[edit] FHL Visitors Describe Their Experiences

Video Tour: Family History Library -- recorded by Geni.com staff (February 2010)
Another Item Crossed Off My Bucket List, or Is It? - by Jill Ball (visited in February 2010)
Visiting the SLC: Days 1 & 2 of posts by Randy Seaver (visited in Jan 2009)
How to Prepare to Visit the Family History Library
Request A Vault Film before Visiting the Family History Library
What Gives With FamilySearch? The Rest of the Story (Sep 2011) - Valerie provides an in-depth blog post about the volunteers in the FHL. 
Salt Lake City Library: Ready, Set Go! - by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
A Fresh Look at the Family History Library - A Library without Walls - by Alan E. Mann, Manager at FamilySearch, presented at NGS 2010 Conference

[edit] FamilySearch Centers

FamilySearch Centers 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.
Click here to locate a nearby family history center, or call 866-406-1830 in the United States or Canada. Click here for the map-based locator.

[edit] Alternate Repositories

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections
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.

National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.

Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, home of the 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, & German collections.[1]

Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections
Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[2]

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.[3]

Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[4]

Neighboring repositories
Brigham Young University Library, Provo, Utah, genealogy, history, census, Family History Centerdigital family history.
Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases.
Utah Vital Records Office, Salt Lake City, Utah, statewide births and deaths since 1905; marriages and divorces since 1978.
Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminals.
Utah State University, Logan, Utah, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana.
United States District Court of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, federal court records.
Salt Lake County Court, Salt Lake City, Utah, local court records.
Salt Lake County Clerk, Salt Lake City, Utah, county marriages since 1887, probate records since 1852.
Salt Lake County Recorder, Salt Lake City, Utah, property, tax, and military discharge DD-214 papers.

[edit] Sources

  1. "Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).
  2. "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).
  3. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).
  4. "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).


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, guests 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 guest access.

There may be a delay in the FHL 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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