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November
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Family History Library Expands Hours of Operation

The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, is moving to Phase 2 reopening plans. Beginning November 6, 2021, the library will expand its days of operation to include Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Phase 1 included Monday through Friday only). Starting the week of November 15, 2021, the library is tentatively scheduled to open on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. by appointment only.

Evening access will be limited to main floor services unless otherwise requested. Individuals, and youth, church, and genealogical groups will be able to make appointments. Group reservations for daytime hours are available now under the Visit Us tab on the Family History Library web page. Evening reservations will be available in the same manner as they become available. Appointments will be based on space and equipment availability for up to 150 people.

In recent months, the Family History Library has undergone major renovations and improvements to better serve guests. A newly completed visitor breakroom on the main floor provides more space and comfortable seating for guests to eat and relax and can comfortably accommodate groups. Tables and seating have been upgraded and additional vending machines provide a variety of food options.

The facilities on the research floors have been updated with more research materials, computer stations with multiple monitors, adjustable desktops, better ADA handicapped access, and an improved personal help system.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Phase 2 hours will continue through the holiday season, and holiday activities will include the library’s traditional “Christmas Around the World” event. The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and from December 23 through 26. It will reopen on Monday, December 27 and remain open with Phase 2 hours through New Year’s Eve. The Family History Library web page will provide up-to-date information on hours and library activities.

FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS AND AFFILIATE LIBRARIES

FamilySearch family history centers and affiliate libraries around the world work in association with the Family History Library; however, their hours of operation are directed by their local ecclesiastical leaders and applicable government guidelines. If you plan to visit a local FamilySearch center soon, please call ahead to verify its hours of operation.

POPULAR SERVICES

Popular distance services will continue, including online one-on-one virtual consultations, library look-up services, FamilySearch Communities, and a growing selection of online classes and webinars.

The Family History Library is the flagship discovery facility of FamilySearch International and a popular destination. It serves beginner to professional family history patrons from all over the world and is a top tourist attraction for the state of Utah. It will continue to expand its hours of operation based on current conditions, staffing capacity, and ecclesiastical guidelines.

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Teresa Strahm
06
December
2021
I am coming to SLC the 7th - 15th Dec. Are masks required at the library. Teresa
Howard L. Mozer
05
December
2021
Please send any information you have for a Howard L.Mozer from Philadelphia, PA or Newark, DE. Born in 1932
Deborah McLeod Heslet Moore
04
December
2021
Looking for the father of Peter Miles McLeod, Sr. His father was born in Isle of Skye in Scotland. Peter was born there,too in the year of 1775.
Marius Audie
03
December
2021
Good day. I am looking for info on Christina Maria Elizabeth Gibson born 21/12/1906. She was apparently an Irish orphan and was sent to South Africa just after world war one. Any info would be apreciated
Fernando
02
December
2021
Ola, preciso acessar o Microfilme 1431636, Número do grupo de imagens (DGS) 7850512. Seria via internet ou em Belo horizonte em qual Igreja. Ficam com Deus, desde já agradecido.

Fernando Simplicio
Charlene Costanzo
02
December
2021
Hi there. I just learned from Ancestry that I share 28% DNA with a man, which strongly tells me I have half brother, on my father's side. the man's name is not provided. Someone else manages his account. She has not responded to messages. Can someone there point the way for me to find him? Thank you, Charlene
Janet Bradley
02
December
2021
I am looking for a family history on William Murray’s father Thomas Jr and his father Thomas Sr descendants of Alexander Murray from Tyrie Scotland and South Africa .
Jacqueline
30
November
2021
Jacquelinenoviembre30 ,2021
Estoy buscando partida de bautismo fecha de nacimiento y procedencia de mi abuelo Manuel Antonio Tatis Florez, según registro de defunción nacio en Sabanalarga en 1852 y procedencia de sus padres
Jan le Grange
26
November
2021
I need the date of death of my brother Gerrit le Grange lived in Boksburg South Africa
Jesse Breck
26
November
2021
Looking for maiden name of Flora Zewe, came from England, married Gustaf Josef? Zewe, lived in Edmonton,Alberta,Canada after farming in Delborne,Ab,Ca and died in Calgary, Ab, Ca in ~1988
Thank You,
Jacqueline
30
November
2021
Estoy buscando partida de bautismo fecha de nacimiento y procedencia de mi abuelo Manuel Antonio Tatis Florez, según registro de defunción nacio en Sabanalarga en 1852 y procedencia de sus padres
Patricia Kennedy
21
November
2021
I'm looking for anything about Richard Kennedy Family from North Carolina married to Eilzebtha Chavera from South Carolina they say they are Catawba Indians they were Born in 1800
Peggy Bishop Moran
21
November
2021
I am looking for my 3rd Great Grandfather's parents names and birth place. His name is Thomas Bishop and was born in Washington County New York 1802 and died in Indiana in 1871. He possibly had two half siblings, Mary Bishop Gilbert and John Bishop both born in the last decade of the 1700's.
I was told Thomas Bishop was a priest, married his maid or a parishioner and took the name of Bishop and came to America as the church didn't recognize his marriage. Thank you, Peggy (Margaret) Bishop Moran
Sheila Ann Shellaberger
19
November
2021
I was told my great, great, great Grandfather Johannes "The Clockmaker" Shellaberger, was a cousin to Dr. Benjamin Rush 1745-1813. I cannot find the connection and would greatly appreciate any help you can provide.
Gary L. Price
19
November
2021
I can not find any record of me being an Elder in the Church. I was in the First Ward on Fort Hood military base in Texas, I was confirmed in Austin Texas at a convention center about 1974-75 ?
John Arthur Hoag
18
November
2021
I reside at 3065 La Pietra Circle, Honolulu, HI (96815). My wife Jeanette Makaio died 07-03-2018. We were sealed in the Laie, Hawaii Temple 09-07-1968, civil marriage 12-5-1959. I no longer see our sealing on familysearch.org, it says sealing to spouse "can not request," "living and confidential people are managed in a private space." As the surviving spouse please advise how I view this private space.

Thank you, John Hoag
Brooks Shepherd
14
November
2021
I am looking for Andrew Shepherd; his son, Walter William Shepherd, and Walter's son, Thomas Shepherd who were all born in Scotland (Ba niff Scotland I think). They all died in either Maryland or Virginia (Spotsylvania, VA)
I have these dates which may be off a little:
Andrew, b1644 in Scotland, d 1698 in Prince Georges County, MD
Walter William, b 1665 in Scotland, d 1723 in Spotsylvania, VA
Thomas, b 1675 in Scotland, d 1739 in Spotsylvania, VA

Any assistance you can give me would be very much appreciated.

Brooks Shepherd, Jr., Charlotte NC
Dina Gaffney
14
November
2021
Good afternoon. I am looking for information on Constance Chase born 1940 Norwich, New York. Married John Gaffney.
Joseph Earl walsh
13
November
2021
I have a picture of him in Fitchsbugs,mass. Dated 1917. I no other information on him but do know he was married to a (Flonence) Murray. They had at least one son.
earl Joseph .

Thank you,
Karen
Don Martin Thomas
10
November
2021
Does the Family History Library computers have Adobe Acrobat on their computers? I have a large file I received from the National Archives that I would like to put into the FamilySearch "Family Tree" but FamilySearch will not let me because it is too large. I probably need to brake up the large National Archives file into files 1, 2 and 3. Thank you for your time - Don Martin Thomas
Cathie Schafer
06
November
2021
Obit needed in Bellevue, Jackson Couty Iowa 1913

Hello,
I'm trying to find more info on Margaret (Maggie) Short Odermatt the cemetery can't find her but said there was an obit printed on 5/22/1913 in the city. She actually died on 5/19/1913 Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa, USA

Her husband was Charles M. Odermatt 1849 in Switzerland and died supposedly in CA but not one person has actual sources so it's just a story.

Maggie was born 1953 in IL - her parents were Henry Short & Catherine

I'm stuck because her death certificate says she's was born at the Presbyterian Cemetery but they can't find her so they tried to find the obit but not available their so I'm trying to find. Plus I'm hoping it will give more info on her husband.

I was told to try here just in case you could help as I have exhausted my subscriptions sources.

Thanks,
Cathie
Cathie
06
November
2021
RE: Margaret Odermatt obit
She was not born in the cemetery! No edit button !!!???
*I'm stuck because her death certificate says she's was buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery!