Family History Library at BYU

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has hundreds of thousands of visitorsHarold_B._Lee_Library each year.  For many genealogists, it is considered to be a ‘destination resort’. 

While visiting Utah, many take the opportunity to attend genealogy conferences at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.  While there, they discover one of the hidden jewels in the extensive group of Family History Libraries owned and support by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter_day Saints … the BYU Family History Library housed in the Harold B. Lee Library on campus.   

The library is huge.  Housed on the 2nd lower level, it is open to the public six days a week and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.  It includes 60 open access computers that include access to family history programs like FamilySearch, Ancestry, PAF, Roots Magic, Legacy and many others.

Over 300,000 microfilms are housed in the genealogy library.  If they don’t have the film you need, it can be ordered from the Salt Lake Family History for no charge.

Coupled with the library, resources at the library are shown on their website, Family History & Genealogy Resources . BYU Family History Library.




Written and maintained by Howard Bybee, the site should be included in the genealogy bookmark collection of all genealogists.

If you are in Provo, Utah, be sure to stop at the BYU campus and visit the library.  You’ll be delighted that you made the effort.


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