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E-mail: Logan Library Special Collections
- 255 North Main Street
- Logan, Utah 84321
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FamilySearchis 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.
The FamilySearch Library Catalog online describes the library's holdings.
- The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; 4,500 periodicals; 3,725 electronic databases.
- 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.
- Digitized Books contain searchable copies of over 40,000 family history and genealogy printed works.
- 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.
- Learning Center contains hundreds of online classes on a variety of subjects for many different countries and most genealogical principles and processes.
- The Ancestral File database contains more than 36 million names that are linked into families.
- The 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.
- The Pedigree Resource File database contains over 100 million names that are linked into families.
- Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.
- Millions of records are added to the collection each month.
- A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1941.
- Approximately 200 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.
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.
View Guidelines for Gifts, Donations, and Loans to FamilySearch.
If you have questions about donations please contact:
Book Donations at:
- Over 500 patron computers
- Over 300 microfilm readers
- 36 microfiche readers
- 27 digital microfilm and microfiche copiers
- 3 HD book scanners
- 14 book copiers
- Seating capacity for 375 at tables
- Orientation and research classes
Book and Film Numbers Used by the Family History Library
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.
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 here.
Request a Vault Film before visiting the Family History Library
What's New at the FamilySearch 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)
British Collections (current)
International Collections (current)
Family History Collections (current)
Staff/Reference Collections (current)
- Guidelines for scheduling groups at the Family History Library.
- Important information for a successful visit.
- Group visit options.
- Make a reservation.
FHL visitors describe their experiences:
If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, try one or more of these other repositories.
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 (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.
Repositories with significant Latter-day Saint collections
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Brigham Young University, Provo UT, genealogy, history, census, Family History Center, digital family history.
- Salt Lake City Public Library Utah newspapers on microfilm, and genealogical databases.
- Utah State Archives, SLC, newspaper, death, land, court, history, naturalization, military, directories, criminals.
- Utah State University, Logan UT, Special Collections and Archives local historical and biographical sources.
- University of Utah, SLC, history, biography, newspapers, government documents, and Western Americana.
- United States District Court of Utah, Salt Lake City, federal court records.
- Salt Lake County Court local court records.