It's certainly possible to do genealogy without ever setting foot inside a
Family History Center (FHC). But if you live close enough to visit one, you
really should. The resources may not initially impress you, but you
have access through each FHC to most of the resources available at the
Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, and those resources are
awesome indeed. ROOTS-L has several files about FHCs and the FHL,
explaining what they are, where they can be found, how they can best
be utilized, etc.
ROOTS-L Resources: Family History Centers and Library
From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
of worldwide Family History Centers.
An overview of the wonderful resources you will find in a Family History
Center, and (for some reason) a series of questions and answers
about copyrights and the Family Search files (another FHC resource).
How to contribute your data for inclusion in the Ancestral File (which is
available at FHCs on CD-ROM).
What is the International Genealogical Index (IGI) and how is it used?
details about FamilySearch and the CD-ROM versions of the
IGI and the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC), and
for details about Ancestral File.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City: information about its history,
where it is, how to use it, Family History Centers,
Salt Lake City, even a map of the library! See also
Useful info about visiting Salt Lake City -- how to interpret those funny
addresses, what your family can do while you're having fun in the
library (which for some reason they find booooooring), where to park,
- Family History News: News of the
Family History Library was initially published six times yearly by the Family
History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, then shifted to quarterly. We have several issues.
Return to ROOTS-L Resources Page.
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