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Family History Library

35 North West Temple

The Family History Library system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides access to the world's largest collection of genealogical records, including the names of more than 2 billion deceased people.

The library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist Church members in tracing their family histories. The current facility was dedicated in 1985 and contains 142,000 square feet of space. The records collection features nearly 2 million rolls of microfilm; 700,000 microfiche; 280,000 books; and several unique family history databases.

Library visitors may use the massive collection of books, microfilm, and computerized records free of charge. On average, the library hosts 2,500 visitors each day.

Professional staff and trained volunteers work at the library and are available to answer questions and direct people in their search for their family roots. Use of library resources (such as computers, printers, microfilm and microfiche readers and copiers, and classes) is also free, although there is a small charge for personal materials such as paper, photocopies, and computer disks.

The library is open on Monday from 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. It is closed on Sunday and certain holidays

Family History Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media