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Family History Library

Dive into the resources of the largest genealogical library in the world.

The Family History Library at Temple Square is the largest library of its kind and attracts visitors from all over the world to come find information about their ancestors. Founded in 1894, the library offers records and genealogical data for over 3 billion deceased ancestors from around the globe. Experienced research specialists and trained volunteers provide a unique and personal experience to help you discover your ancestors and grow your family tree.

Free services include:

  • Fun and engaging interactive discovery experiences for the whole family on the Main Floor
  • Online access to and other subscription genealogical websites
  • Photo, film, 35 mm slide scanner, and book scanners to digitize your family treasures
  • Recording booths to preserve your family stories and memories
  • Activities, classes, and workshops for people of all ages and skill levels
  • Open access to thousands of record collections, publications, and microfilms
  • Children’s Area which allows parents to do computer research and watch their children at the same time