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Go to a family history library at Utah and know your genealogy

| Articles | June 19, 2012

Believe it or not, there exists in Utah the family history library of the Latter day Saint. The fact of the matter is that this library contains one of the largest genealogical info collection in all the world.

This family history library was founded way back in the year 1894 by the Utah Genealogical Society.

The LDS family history library is carefully committed to capture on film all data in all th world on any and every public record. This include wills, deeds, births, marriages and death.

The following are steps you could do if you are planning to go to the LDS family history library and do your own genealogical search.

When at the LDS family history library website

Look up and go to the familysearch.org to be able to get the info you need on the location of the LDS family history library as well as its history.

Find the library directions as well as a layout of all the records of the library, and any accommodations of nearby hotels if you plan to go through your own genealogical search.

Note the hours of the library’s opening and closing. The family history library is open from 730 in the morning up until six in the evening every Monday as well as 730 in the morning to 10 in the evening from Tuesday to Saturday.

When at the actual LDS family history library

Visit the LDS family history library center and get yourself oriented upon going through the library’s entrance.

As much as possible, attend the short session of orientation in the LDS family history library in order to familiarize yourself. Take note that the LDS family history library consists of five floors.

Four of the floors at the LDS family history library is open to the general public. There are also guidebooks that are available and which could help you in using the system of the library.

Believe it or not, there are also classes available all through the day. These classes are free of charge and are given by the staff members and the volunteers of the family history library in order to further help you in using the library’s database and other resource info.

These classes are valuable, try to plan your whole day around such classes.

When researching at the LDS family history library

There are actually more than fifty computers available in the family history library. You could use a stand-up pc for any quick searches that you might need. Take note that the use of these computers is limited to fifteen minutes.

Meanwhile, sit-down PCs could be used to a maximum of an hour.

You could also use and access a lot more computers a block away, specifically in the Memorial Building of Joseph Smith. These computers that are found off-site have actual access to the indexes of the library and is generally recommended for LDS family history library beginners.

Checking out of books and films are limited to five at one time. These items are generally available for use inside the library premises.

Do not be afraid to ask for assistance from the library staff that are on every floor of the family history library. They are basically there in order to help you search, not to specifically find the info you need.

All in all, the LDS family history library is the best place to find what you are looking for in terms of your genealogical search. Try it out.

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