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Family History/Genealogy: BYU Family History Library


The purpose of this guide is to give you a brief introduction to the people and information resources of the BYU Family History Library.  If you would like to know more, please visit the greatly expanded family history resources at the web portal for the  BYU Family History Library

Welcome to the BYU Family History Library

The BYU Family History Library (FHL) provides a rich array of people, many online databases,  thousands of books, and multiple digital scanners to help you with your family history research.  The area is staffed by an expert group of librarians, staff, students, and missionary consultants who are ready to assist you.  The BYU FHL includes a lab of more than 60 computers loaded with family history software.

There are over 100 missionary consultants who teach family history classes during the week and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.  To see the schedule of Sunday classes, click here:  Sunday classes  If you would like to schedule a tour or class for your group, you may call 801-422-3766.  The BYU FHL has many family history training videos available on our YouTube channel:  Family History Research Training  You may also like us on our Facebook page:  BYU FHL Facebook page

BYU Family History Library Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight
  • 1st & 3rd Sundays: CLOSED
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm (unless the Sunday falls on a holiday).

Hours Consultants are Available or Classes are Given

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

Family History Librarian

Terry Dahlin
Office: 2246 HBLL
Phone: 801-422-7661

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