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Family History/Genealogy: BYU Family History Library


The purpose of this guide is to orient you to important genealogical information resources on the web and at the BYU Family History Library. For a more complete list of family history resources, including our services and training videos and webinars, please visit 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 microfilms, and multiple digital scanners to help you with your family history research.  The area is staffed by an expert group of librarians, staff, student assistants, and missionaries who are ready to assist you.  The BYU FHL includes a lab of more than 60 computers loaded with family history software.

The BYU Family History Library provides free family history classes in a variety of formats designed to help all types of patrons from beginners to advanced researchers.  Free online webinars are offered that allow you to learn from family history experts without being required to go to the library.  Click on this link to see the current live webinar schedule and view past webinars  

The BYU Family History Library maintains a YouTube channel of family history instructional videos.  Click here to view these pre-recorded videos that give you another way to learn more about family history in a convenient and up-to-date format 

In-person classes are offered on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, except during holidays.  To see the schedule of Sunday classes, click here   If you would like to schedule a tour or class for your group, you may call 801-540-2249. You may also like us on our 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 Research Help Is 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

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Joe Everett
2246 HBLL
Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84062

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