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The following is a list of "Library Class" branch libraries of the LDS [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. 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 "Library Class." 
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"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility including a large collection of books, films and fiche for on site patron use. They have internal book/Film/Fiche catalogs. Most of these used to be known as "Regional Libraries" or "Regional Family History Centers." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<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>
  
*[[BYU Family History Library]], part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_B._Lee_Library Harold B. Lee Library], at&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University Brigham Young University<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1292555378919_474" />], in Provo, Utah. The BYU Family History Library was one of the original planned FHCs and is now independent of the FHC system.
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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>
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idsrfhc/ Idaho Falls Regional Family History Center], Idaho Falls, Idaho
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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.  
  
*[http://www.familyhistorylv.org/ Las Vegas Regional Family History Center], Las Vegas, Nevada
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*[[BYU Family History Library]], part of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_B._Lee_Library Harold B. Lee Library], at&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University Brigham Young University<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1292555378919_474" />], in Provo, Utah. The BYU Family History Library was one of the original planned FHCs and is now independent of the FHC system.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ Logan Utah Regional Family History Center], Logan, Utah
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idsrfhc/ Idaho Falls Regional Family History Center], Idaho Falls, Idaho
*L[http://www.londonfhc.org/ ondon Family History Centre], Hyde Park, London, England  
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*[http://www.lasvegasfhc.org/ Las Vegas Regional Family History Center], Las Vegas, Nevada
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*[[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan Utah&nbsp;Family History Center]], Logan, Utah
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*[[London Family History Centre]], Hyde Park, London, England ([http://www.londonfhc.org/ website])
 
*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library], Los Angeles, California  
 
*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library], Los Angeles, California  
*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/ Mesa Arizona Regional Family History Center], Mesa, Arizona  
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*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/ Mesa Arizona Regional Family History Center], Mesa, Arizona See also [[Mesa Family History Center]]
 
*[http://www.oaklandfhc.org/ Oakland Regional Family History Center], Oakland, California  
 
*[http://www.oaklandfhc.org/ Oakland Regional Family History Center], Oakland, California  
*[http://www.orfhc.org/ Ogden Regional Family History Center], Ogden, Utah  
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*[[Ogden Regional Family History Center|Ogden Utah&nbsp;Family History Center]], Ogden, Utah  
 
*[http://www.orangefhc.info/ Orange Regional Family History Center], Orange, California  
 
*[http://www.orangefhc.info/ Orange Regional Family History Center], Orange, California  
 
*[http://prfhc.net/ Pocatello Regional Family History Center], Pocatello, Idaho  
 
*[http://prfhc.net/ Pocatello Regional Family History Center], Pocatello, Idaho  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Riverton_FamilySearch_Library Riverton FamilySearch Library], Riverton Utah&nbsp;&nbsp;<ref>Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010</ref><references />  
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*[[Riverton FamilySearch Library]], Riverton Utah&nbsp;&nbsp;<ref>Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010</ref>  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.info/ Sacramento Regional Family History Center], Sacramento, California&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.info/ Sacramento Regional Family History Center], Sacramento, California&nbsp;&nbsp;  
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.org/ St. George Regional Family History Training Center], St. George, UT.&nbsp;[http://wchsutah.org/people/stg-fhtc/BookCatalog.htm Click here.&nbsp;]<br>&nbsp;<ref name="null">Utah Main web site under construction.</ref> <references />&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.org/ St. George Regional Family History Training Center], St. George, UT.&nbsp;[http://wchsutah.org/people/stg-fhtc/BookCatalog.htm Click here.]&nbsp;<ref name="null">Utah Main web site under construction.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Diego_Family_History_Library San Diego Family History Library], San Diego, California
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*[[San Diego Family History Library]], San Diego, California
  
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== Sources  ==
  
==External links==<br>* [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch.org] for information on smaller family history center locations.
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== External links  ==
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch.org] for information on smaller family history center locations.
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*[[New York Family History Centers|New York FHCs]] representing ward, stake and other Family History Centers.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library's official site]
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*[http://indexing.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Indexing]<br><br>
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[[Category:Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:Regional_Family_History_Centers|Regional_Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:United_States_Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:United_States_Repositories]]

Revision as of 00:52, 26 October 2012

Return to the Main Page

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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