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Step 10. See what records are available on the LDS Family History Library website

The LDS Family History Library is physically located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The library has 2,000 branches throughout the US and abroad.

The Family History Library has the following genealogical records
  • Family History Library Catalogue Search: The Family History Library has millions of microfilm reels of records for birth, death and marriage records; census records; ships passenger lists; naturalization records; orphan records; almshouse records; city and county histories; court records; tax lists, etc. Your local Family History Center can borrow titles from the main library.
    If you are lucky enough to head off to the Family History Library in Utah, read Salt Lake City Library: Ready, Set, Go! for tips on how to make your genealogy trip successful.
  • International Genealogical Index™ (IGI): The IGI has over 225 million surnames organized by county.
  • Ancestral File™: With about 30 million names so far, Ancestral File is a collection of pedigree charts submitted by genealogists worldwide.
    Olive Tree Genealogy Tip: Be cautious using Ancestral File! It is based on submissions by researchers and is not verified to be correct
    Ancestral File makes it possible to find relationships to parents, grandparents, and several generations of a pedigree.
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Genealogy Guide For Beginners

Step 1. Start with yourself
Step 2. Talk to Family Members & Relatives
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Step 10. Search the LDS Family History Library website
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