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== ''Welcome to the Family History Library'' ==
  
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=== Announcements  ===
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35 North&nbsp;West Temple Street<br> Salt Lake City,&nbsp;UT 84150-3400 <br>Phone: 1 801-240-6996<br> [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]; [http://mapq.st/1oCdb6e MapQuest].
  
'''Recent changes to staffing in the library''' --6 Sep 2013
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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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'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Hours'''<br>
  
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  ===
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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
  
'''E-mail:''' [https://familysearch.org/help/self-help familysearch.org/help/self-help]  
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'''Holidays:''' [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Click here]  
  
'''Address:'''
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:35 North West Temple Street
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[[Image:Facebook logo.jpg|25x25px|Facebook logo.jpg]] &nbsp; [http://bit.ly/2auqZBt Click Like us on Facebook]
:[[Salt Lake City, Utah|Salt Lake City]], Utah 84150-3400 <br><br>
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'''Telephone:'''
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[[Image:TwitterLogo.png|30x30px|TwitterLogo.png]][http://bit.ly/2aQ0bcr &nbsp;&nbsp; Follow us on Twitter]
  
:*Research Help:&nbsp;866-234-2067
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&nbsp;[[Image:YouTube logo.jpg|30x30px|YouTube logo.jpg]] &nbsp;[http://bit.ly/2ahUhA6 Watch us on YouTube]<br>
:*Classes, Hours, Parking:&nbsp;801-240-6536
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:*Lost and Found:&nbsp;801-240-3527
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'''Hours and holidays:&nbsp;''' [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Click here] or call the phone number above.
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[[Image:Google+_logo.JPG|35x35px|Google+ logo.JPG]] &nbsp; [http://bit.ly/2aa6fe0 Look us up on Google+]  
  
'''Parking and Transportation:'''
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[[Image:Instagram logo.JPG|30x30px|Instagram logo.JPG]] &nbsp; [http://bit.ly/2aj4IlE See us on Instagram]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
  
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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*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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*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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== '''''<b>What's New at the Library?</b>'''''  ==
  
:*Black and white 8 1/2 x 11: U.S. $.05
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:*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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=== Library Rules  ===
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Find out what's new at the Family History Library! Learn about the Main Floor and Lobby remodel, the new Patron Desktop, self-help Library Orientation, Self-help Familysearch.org account information, updates to accessing the online webinars, and more! Click the link below:&nbsp;
  
#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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==== [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/What%27s_new_at_the_Family_History_Library_August_2016 What's New?]  ====
#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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==== [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/What's_new_at_the_Family_History_Library Archive] ====
  
• 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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=== Library Resources ===
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== '''''<b>Family History Library Information</b>''''' ==
  
==== Patron Class Schedule  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c7/2013-jan-Patron_Class_Calendar.pdf January, 2013]
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==== Classes and Online Webinars&nbsp;  ====
*[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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Attend classes in person in the Family History Library or view some of them online as a webinar. Click on the month to see a list of all classes. All classes and webinars are free to the public. If you have problems viewing the class schedules using Mozilla Firefox browser, try Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.&nbsp;
  
[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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==== [[Media:3Aug_2016.pdf|Current Month Schedule]] ====
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog The FamilySearch Library Catalog]&nbsp;online describes&nbsp;the library's holdings.
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[[Media:3Aug_2016.pdf|August 2016]]
  
==== Collection Description  ====
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[[Media:Sep_2016.pdf|September 2016]]
  
*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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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars#Past_Webinars View past webinars.]<br>
*[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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==== Collection Description  ====
  
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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The largest genealogical collection in the world—it is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, 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, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large [https://familysearch.org/catalog/search '''microfilm and book'''] collections are being digitized and are showing up on [https://familysearch.org/search/ '''www.familysearch.org''']. <br>
  
If you have questions about donations please contact:
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==== Guest Resources ====
  
:Book Donations
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The&nbsp;Family History Library makes availabe many guest resources free of charge. These includes computers, digital film readers, microfilm readers, guest classes and webinars, access to subscription websites, and the assistance of professional research specialists and over 600 trained volunteers. To see a snapshot of Library resources click the following link:
:801-240-1855
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:[mailto:bookdonations@familysearch.org bookdonations@familysearch.org]
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==== Patron Resources  ====
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*Over 500&nbsp;patron [[Family History Library Computer Resources|computers]]  
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==== [[Guest Resources at the Family History Library]] ====
*Over&nbsp;300&nbsp;microfilm readers
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*36 microfiche readers
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*27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers
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*3 HD book scanners
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*14 book copiers
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*Seating capacity for 375 at tables
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*Orientation and research classes<br>
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==== Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library ====
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Prepare for your visit by going through our Library orientation and setting up a familysearch.org account by clicking the following links: <br>[http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/FHL_Orientation/Interactive_Map/story.html Library Orientation] and [http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/FHL_Orientation/FamilySearch_Accounts/story.html Family Search Accounts]<br>
  
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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==== Subscriptions websites available at the Library ====
  
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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Many family history websites that usually need a paid subscription are available to search and use for free while visiting the Library. To see a listing of websites currently available click the&nbsp;link [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Subscription_websites_available_at_the_Family_History_Library#FHL_Subscription_Websites '''Subscriptions websites at the FHL'''].&nbsp; <br>
  
==== Request a Vault Film before visiting the Family History Library ====
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== '''''Planning Your Visit Today''''' ==
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Request_a_Vault_Film_before_Visiting_the_Family_History_Library Order Process]
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==== What's New at the FamilySearch Library  ====
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==== Have Questions? Give us a call!  ====
  
'''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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'''Classes, Hours, Parking:''' <br>1 801-240-6536
  
<u>US/Canada Collections</u>&nbsp;(current)
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'''Lost and Found:''' <br>1 801-240-5624
  
*[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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'''Group Reservations:''' <br>1 801-240-4673
  
<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>
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==== Library Rules  ====
  
<u>International Collections</u> (current)
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While visiting the Library, be sure to view the current listing of [[Family History Library Rules]].
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/12/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_INTL_%285%29.pdf June 2013]<br>
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==== Plan Group Visits  ====
  
<u>Family History 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/7/71/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_FAM_HIST_%285%29.pdf June, 2013]&nbsp;<br>
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==== Parking at the FHL  ====
  
<u>Staff/Reference Collections</u> (current)
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Click the new [https://www.lds.org/locations/temple-square-parking?lang=eng '''Temple Square parking''']''' '''link to get information on where to park in and around Temple Square, including the Family History Library, parking hours and rate information, UTA Trax information, and more.
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8a/2013-June-NEW_BOOKS_STAFF_%285%29.pdf June 2013]
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==== Request a "Vault Film" before Visiting  ====
  
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Microfilms and microfiche in the Granite Mountain&nbsp;Vault (Vault) may take several days to reach the Family History Library. If the Catalog shows a film/fiche is in the vault, order it ahead of time so it will be at the Library when you arrive. You will receive a response after submitting your form that will give you more information. Click here to order films from the vault: [https://familysearch.org/films/fhl '''Order films/fiche to the Family History Library''']
  
*Currently about 30 [[Family History Library Consultation Service|full-time and part-time professional staff]]
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== '''''See what people are saying about FamilySearch'''''  ==
*Approximately 600 trained volunteer
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*[[Family History Library: British Research Consultants|British Research Consultants Directory]]
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*[[Family History Library: International Research Consultants|International Research Consultants Directory]]
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*[[Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants|United States and Canada Research Consultants Directory]]
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==== Guides  ====
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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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[http://bit.ly/2aE7iVZ Click here to follow us on Facebook]
  
#[[Family History Library/Group Visit Guidelines|Guidelines for scheduling groups at the Family History Library]].
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[http://bit.ly/2auqZBt Click here to follow the FHL on Facebook]<br>
#[[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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[[Image:TwitterLogo.png|30x30px|TwitterLogo.png]][http://bit.ly/2aQ0bcr Click here to follow us on Twitter]
  
*[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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[[Image:YouTube logo.jpg|30x30px|YouTube logo.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://bit.ly/2ahUhA6 Click here to watch us on YouTube]  
*[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  ===
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the Family History Library
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*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  ===
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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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'''''Repositories with very large genealogical collections'''''<br>
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*[[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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*[[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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'''''Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections'''''
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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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*[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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*[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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Welcome to the Family History Library

Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

            Family History Library


35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Phone: 1 801-240-6996
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Find out what's new at the Family History Library! Learn about the Main Floor and Lobby remodel, the new Patron Desktop, self-help Library Orientation, Self-help Familysearch.org account information, updates to accessing the online webinars, and more! Click the link below: 

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Family History Library Information


Classes and Online Webinars 

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Attend classes in person in the Family History Library or view some of them online as a webinar. Click on the month to see a list of all classes. All classes and webinars are free to the public. If you have problems viewing the class schedules using Mozilla Firefox browser, try Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer. 

Current Month Schedule

August 2016

September 2016

View past webinars.

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Collection Description

The largest genealogical collection in the world—it is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, 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, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records. The large microfilm and book collections are being digitized and are showing up on www.familysearch.org.

Guest Resources

The Family History Library makes availabe many guest resources free of charge. These includes computers, digital film readers, microfilm readers, guest classes and webinars, access to subscription websites, and the assistance of professional research specialists and over 600 trained volunteers. To see a snapshot of Library resources click the following link:

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Guest Resources at the Family History Library

Prepare for your visit by going through our Library orientation and setting up a familysearch.org account by clicking the following links:
Library Orientation and Family Search Accounts

Subscriptions websites available at the Library

Many family history websites that usually need a paid subscription are available to search and use for free while visiting the Library. To see a listing of websites currently available click the link Subscriptions websites at the FHL

Planning Your Visit Today


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Have Questions? Give us a call!

Classes, Hours, Parking:
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Group Reservations:
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Library Rules

While visiting the Library, be sure to view the current listing of Family History Library Rules.

Plan Group Visits

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

Parking at the FHL

Click the new Temple Square parking link to get information on where to park in and around Temple Square, including the Family History Library, parking hours and rate information, UTA Trax information, and more.

Request a "Vault Film" before Visiting

Microfilms and microfiche in the Granite Mountain Vault (Vault) may take several days to reach the Family History Library. If the Catalog shows a film/fiche is in the vault, order it ahead of time so it will be at the Library when you arrive. You will receive a response after submitting your form that will give you more information. Click here to order films from the vault: Order films/fiche to the Family History Library

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