Family History Library
- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Sitting in Temple Square, the Family History Library houses millions of genealogical records profiling more than two billion deceased people, making it the largest library of its kind in the world. The library was founded in the late 19th century to assist members of the Mormon Church with piecing together their family history. Today, visitors are welcome to peruse the records -- all meticulously preserved -- and possibly track down a few ancestors of their own. According to one Yelp.com user, "[I]f you can't find it here, you'll be hard pressed to find it anywhere. And the things you can find here ... ooh la la."
The Family History Library is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., except it closes early at 5 p.m. on Mondays. Admission is free. The library recommends that you plan ahead, organizing family information that you already have and determining what you want to find. This will make it easier for the reference consultant to help you with your search. For more information, visit the Family History Library website.