FamilySearch COVID-19 Updates
FamilySearch is following the lead of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, governments and healthcare professionals around the world as it considers a measured return to normal operating procedures disrupted by COVID-19.
In all cases, ample caution is being strictly applied to ensure the safety and well-being of guests, staff, and volunteers and to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
Which FamilySearch services or functions have begun phases of reintegration?
The Family History Library (Updated 25 June 2020)
The library staff is carefully formulating reopening plans, paying special attention to the age demographics of its guests and employees, as well as the risk potential amid the need to access and handle materials in its collections.
Reopening will most likely occur in carefully monitored phases with priority admissions being granted to professional genealogists whose livelihoods rely on access to the library’s records.
See the Family History Library Facebook page for more details.
FamilySearch Family History Centers and Libraries (Updated 25 June 2020)
FamilySearch’s family history centers and libraries have been asked to consider the direction of their local and government leaders and then make informed decisions about opening their facilities. Guests should call ahead to verify the status of their local center.
We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use the vast genealogical resources available at FamilySearch.org to continue your family discoveries.
In addition to searching records, you can find assistance in locating, reading, and interpreting records. You can ask questions, share your expertise with others, and collaborate with people who are familiar with or seeking help with records in various areas of the world.
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