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The Family History Library

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Due to our close proximity to Salt Lake City, we have both computer and direct access to the records of the Family History Library, founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records. It is the largest library of its kind in the world, with an estimated 2,000 patrons each day.

Their Partial Collection includes:

  •  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.
  •  The Ancestral File™* database contains approximately 35.6 million names that are linked into families.
  •  The International Genealogical Index™* 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 over 45 million names that are linked into families.  Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

* "Ancestral File", "International Genealogical Index (IGI)", and "Pedigree Resource File" are all trademarked names of the genealogical arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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Last updated: 26 Apr 2011