|Family History Library 101|
April 11, 2001
8pm to 10pm, Eastern
About Genealogy Chat Room #1
Family History Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
The Family History Library
- The Library is located
at 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
- You do not have
to pay to enter the Library or to use its facilities and collection. You will
need to pay for copies you make.
- At the Family History Library you can:
- Use the computer files and the large collection of books and microfilms of original records which have been gathered from around the world to
- Find out what other people have done to collect and publish information about your ancestors
- Verify the accuracy of information you have bout your ancestor
- Find new information about your ancestors for your own family records.
- Ask a professional staff or trained volunteer your questions and they will guide you in doing your research.
The FamilySearch Center
- The FamilySearch Center is located in the Joseph
Smith Memorial Building,15 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah,
- At the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, you can:
- Get help with starting your family history research.
- Get help in many languages, which are spoken by volunteers and staff there.
- Use the large collection of published family histories which have been donated to the Library by thousands of patrons to look for information about your ancestors.
- Use the large collection of Family Group Records which were compiled and submitted before 1979 to see if any temple ordinances have been done and to learn if the information on them matches yours.
Family History Centers
- Most centers are located inside buildings belonging to The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some centers are located within other public or
private research facilities.
- Each center is staffed by volunteers and sets its own hours of operation.
Call the center before you plan to visit.
- To locate the center nearest you
The FamilySearch Internet Genealogical Service
By using the Family History Genealogical Service site on the Internet you can
- Search on-line resources and databases which include over 600 million
names for information. These databases include:
- Pedigree Resource File
- Ancestral File
- International Genealogical Index
- Vital records and census indexes
- Use the Family History Library Catalog to get descriptions and call
numbers for books and films at the Library.
- Order Family History Library publications that can help you in your family
- Browse web sites with information about censuses, court and legal records,
cultural and religious groups, land and property records, and more.
- Contribute your personal genealogical information.
- Download a free copy of the Personal Ancestral File, a computer program to
help you organize your genealogy.
- Search for the name of a deceased relative in databases or in thousands of
linked web sites.
- Search for specific names or places using key word searches.
- Print out blank family history forms.