FamilySearch Family History Library Launched New Webpage

FamilySearch International announced the launch of a new webpage for its brick-and-mortar flagship, the Family History Library, located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The new Family History Library webpage is part of and will provide new online patron experiences and up-to-date information on the library’s services and activities.

The new webpage enables guests to better access existing site services, such as visitor information, collections and hours of operations, and introduces many new and expanded services. For example, patrons worldwide can now schedule 20-minute appointments for free personal research consultations with a specialist. And book look-up services will be coming soon.

David Rencher, the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and director of Family History Library, says this resource is just the beginning of plans for the library’s updated web presence. “Moving forward, we will build out the webpage to help our patrons’ and guests’ expanding needs with a global reach”.

The webpage is available in German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese, Japanese and Italian languages will be added soon.

“The Family History Library offers the largest collection of genealogical materials in one place, making it a premier destination for family history resources and genealogical expertise,” added Rencher. “It’s mission is constantly expanding to meet the evolving needs of guests throughout the world – and at no charge.”

Although the library itself is currently closed due to a global pandemic, it is now able to create more of its signature personalized discovery experiences online for patrons worldwide.

During the pandemic, remodeling has continued at the library to improve visitor access to materials and services. The webpage includes descriptions of materials and collection information and images of the Library’s new layout will be added as soon ans the remodeling is completed.

You can now receive free online personal consultations with the library’s genealogy experts in Spanish, Mandarin, Chinese, and English. More languages will be added.

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