LDS Family History Libraries

Patron using a microfilm reader to examine
a birth index from St. Catherine's House

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the largest repository of genealogical records in the world. The main library in Salt Lake provides access to more than one and a half million rolls of microfilm along with countless sheets of microfiche. The church has branch Family History libraries located around the world which are open to the general public. Patrons may order microfilm from any branch library and view the film on a reader when it arrives. The only charge is a postage and handling fee for each film ordered. The church has microfilmed most of the parish registers and census records of England and has a large collection of film covering many other countries of the world.

The branch libraries also have a Family Search program which allows patrons to computer search a collection of CD-ROM disks containing millions of names.

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