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Free online guides to BYU Family History Library's collection are available for the following places:  
Free online guides to BYU Family History Library's collection are available for the following places:  
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Revision as of 22:47, 17 November 2010

BYU Family History Library

Harold B. Lee Library atrium at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask a Librarian


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


  • Information Commons 801–422–2927
  • Family History/Genealogy 801–422-7661

Regular Hours:[4]

  • Mon – Thurs: 9am to 9pm
  • Fri: 9am to 6pm; Sat: 10am to 6pm
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10am to 7:30pm
Holiday Hours

Directions, map, and parking

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Census, vital birth, marriage, death, and divorce records, obituaries, cemeteries, immigration, land, Latter-day Saints, military, archives CDs, libraries and historical societies, reference books, family and local histories, periodicals, newspapers, biography, city directories, African American records, maps, government documents, digital archives, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Cyndi’s List, Footnote.com, GenForum, HeritageQuest Online, Rootsweb.com, AltaVista, Google, Teoma, Yahoo.

The library also acts as a Family History Center with access to microfilms of the Family History Library.

Free online guides to BYU Family History Library's collection are available for the following places:

Alabama  · Alaska  · Arizona  · Arkansas  · California  · Colorado  · Connecticut  · Delaware  · Florida  · Georgia  · Hawaii  · Idaho  · Illinois  · Indiana  · Iowa  · Kansas  · Kentucky  ·

South Carolina  ·


  • Free family history classes are taught on Sundays, click here, or telephone 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

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Harold B. Lee Library


  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).