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Family History, Genealogy Research in Salt Lake City



You probably heard of the Family History Library in Salt Lake, now affording to come here and do your research is easy. The Family History Library offers millions of records right at your fingertips, a friendly and knowledgeable staff and everyone ready to help. Foreign language assistance is offered to translate the records with more than 230 full and part-time professionals staffing the library and an additional 200 well-trained volunteers standing by.

There are 21 genealogy close downtown Salt Lake City Hotels and more than 75 restaurants within walking distance to the Library as well as two malls and other shopping and cultural events. With our UTA bus and Trax light-rail transportation system flowing into the downtown area, staying in the Salt Lake valley and coming to the Library is easy from anywhere in Salt Lake City.

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Highlight Information on the Family History Library Building:
* Located at 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150-3400
* Dedicated October 23, 1985
* 142,000 square feet on five floors (four open to the public)
* Humidity, temperature, and lighting designed to protect the collection from deterioration
* Public phone number: 801-240-2584 or 800-346-6044
* FAX: 801-240-3718
* Official Website of the Family History Library: Family History Library

Background:
* Founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of 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
* Visited by an estimated 2,000 patrons or more each day


Records Collection:
* The collection includes over 2.2 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche; 300,000 books, serials, and other formats; and 4,500 periodicals.
* The Ancestral File database contains approximately 35.6 million names that are linked into families.
* The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600 million individual names. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names.
* The Pedigree Resource File database contains 36 million names that are linked into families.
* Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
* In 2000, the collection increased monthly by an average of 4,100 rolls of film and 700 books.
* A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1920.
* Approximately 242 cameras are currently microfilming records in over 40 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.

Patron Resources:
* 160 patron computers
* 509 microfilm readers
* 46 microfiche readers
* 29 microfilm and microfiche copiers
* 11 book copiers
* Seating capacity for 172 at tables, plus additional standing workspace
* Regular orientation classes and specialized research classes





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