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2021
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FamilySearch Family History Library Reopening

New patron film scanning station in the FamilySearch Family History LibraryThe FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced it will begin a phased reopening starting 6 July 2021. The popular destination service has been closed since March 13, 2020, due to precautions pertaining to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The library serves beginner and professional family history patrons from all over the world and is a popular tourist attraction for the state of Utah. Initially, hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with plans to extend to additional days and hours soon.  

“While billions of our records are available online, we realize that many researchers—including professional genealogists whose livelihoods depend on reliable records—are anxious to access records in-person within the library. We know the extended closing has created difficulties, and we are excited to welcome our guests back into a safe environment for continued research and discoveries,” said David Rencher, director of the Family History Library and FamilySearch’s Chief Genealogical Officer. 

Rencher says as one of the most popular attractions in the state, it has been tough to be closed for so long, but necessary to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. When the library reopens, patrons will be asked to respect any prevailing safety precautions at that time. In addition, sanitizing stations are placed throughout the library, and continuous cleaning procedures will also be in place. 

New patron workstations at the FamilySearch Family History Library.The library has taken advantage of the prolonged closure to make needed renovations to the facility that will be very exciting to patrons when the doors reopen. “Guests will return to an environment that will significantly improve discovery and research experiences,” said Rencher. Crews have been busy preparing to welcome guests back by remodeling, adding new features like state-of-the-art patron workstations with multiple monitors and adjustable height desks to accommodate sitting or standing preferences, enhanced workflow throughout, and nearly 40,000 books from new acquisition and long-term storage. 

The library has added or upgraded the following new, free patron services. They are accessible through the new Family History Library web page.  

  • Guests can sign up for free, online, one-on-one virtual consultations with a research specialist (available in languages).  

  • Library look-up services. If you can’t come to the library, a staff member can retrieve a book from its shelves and help you find what you’re seeking. 

  • In FamilySearch Communities online, guests can get assistance from volunteers worldwide, including locating or interpreting ancestor records, asking questions, or sharing their expertise with others.  

  • Check out the growing menu of popular free online classes and webinars. New selections are offered and recorded weekly and made available on-demand.  

  • In the library, take advantage of improved services to digitize your family photos and artifacts or convert family audio and video tapes to digital media.  

FamilySearch family history centers and libraries will open based on the direction of their local ecclesiastical leaders and government guidelines. If you plan to visit a FamilySearch center soon, please call ahead to ensure it is open and its hours of operation.

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Shawn Ferrie
13
November
2021
I am hoping others have had a similar experience and can offer their knowledge please. I have had searches ran for my Great Grandmothers birth and or death records through Vital Statistics in Newfoundland Canada where she lived. They have no information on her. Yet I know for fact her baptism was baptized on May 22 1861 in Newfoundland according to the Burin Church records. I have her n the Newfoundland census in 1921 and in 1935 and I have her marriage as well as her children's births in Newfoundland. I don't know why or how the Vital Statistics would not have her info. Here is the info I have on her. She was married in bigamy unbeknownst to her in my belief.

Harriet Hodge Ferre was baptised on May 22 1861 (Burin Records)
Wife of Francois Jean Marie Ferre Oct 26th 1860 – Nov 28th 1940
They were married in St Lawrence, NL on Nov 4 1893 NOTE: Francois name was spelled Francis
Daughter of Thomas Hodge 1823 to July 15th 1875
Daughter of Sarah Saint Hodge 1821 - Apr 17 1920
Mother of Lelia Marie Ferre Drake born May 2 1895
Leila, known as Lillian married John Robert Drake on April 30th, 1914. They had five children Annabelle, David, Francis, Lillian and Patrick.
Mother of John Francis Ferre born Apr 5th 1896
John Francis married Emma Myrtle Fitzpatrick on May 13th, 1918. They had eight children. Gertrude, John, Blanche, Ellen, Bernard, Lillian, Aloysius & Mary Margaret
Note the “i” was added to the family name Ferre in my father Bernard's generation.

Any information on her would be greatly appreciated.
Christina Olson-Brown
01
November
2021
Hello. Can you help me in locating my Apache-Choctaw great grand parent roll#'s. Here is their names and where they lived locations. Joe Remedes 6-25-1890 to 12-26-1987 & Elidia Remedes (Procell) 8-18-1896 to 10-30-1967. Steve Ebarb 10-12-1902 to 12-31-1994 & Sarah Sepulvado 1-20-1896 to 4-24-1980.
Natalia Noemí Balla
31
October
2021
Caro, buongiorno. Vi chiedo se la vostra biblioteca non trova atti di battesimo o di nascita dall'anno 1884 al 1886, poiché non riesco a trovare l'atto di nascita del mio AVO.
Nome dell'AVO: Antonio Balla, morto ad Algarrobitos Nogoya Entre Ríos il 24/02/1929.
Padre dell'Avo: Juan Balla o Giovanni Balla
Madre dell'Avo: Dominga Smeriglio, (potrebbe anche essere Dominique o Domenica Smerillo o Smerilio) Nata a San Stefano Roero, Cuneo, Piemonte il 18/03/1851.
Anno approssimativo di nascita dell'AVO: 1885
Luogo di nascita, nessun dato, si stima Torino
Matrimonio AVO: Si è sposato a Nogoya, Entre Ríos il 29/03/1906.
Coniuge: Ines Olga Forlese Nata il 05-03-1891 a Tricesimo
Genitori sposati: Alessandro Forlese e Anna Tosolinni
Luogo dove vivevano in Argentina: Nogoya e Diamante Entre Rios
Figli di AVO: * Alejandro Balla (nato il 14-05-1916)
Dominga Ana Balla (nata nel 1907)
Nelina Maria Balla (nata nel 1912)
Juan Ramón Balla (nato nel 1913)
Rumilda del Carmen Balla (nata nel 1918)
Ema Guillermina Balla (nata nel 1919)
Hermes Alcides Isabelino Balla (nato nel 1922)
Osiride Herlis Demetrio Balla (nato nel 1923)
Ana María Judith Balla (nata nel 1925)
Altri dati:
Fratelli AV:
Catalina Balla, nasce nel 1878 a Santa Stefano Roero, Cuneo, Piomonte.
Mateo Balla: È nato nel 1879, non si sa dove.
Teresa Balla: Nata nel 1883, nessuno sa dove.
Ana Balla: nata nel 1887 a Prolorno
Benedetta Balla, nata nel 1887 a Pralorno
Santiago, Balla, Nato nel 1891 a Frossasco
Secondo, Balla nacque nel 1892 a Frossasco.
José Balla, nasce nel 1896 a Diamante, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Ho scritto una mail ai comuni di Pralormo e Santo Stefano Roero ma non ho ancora ricevuto risposta ed è l'unico gioco che ci serve per mettere insieme la cartella per il processo di cittadinanza, visto che la nostra idea è di andare a vivere lì.
D'ora in poi ti ringrazio molto per l'aiuto che puoi darmi.
I miei migliori saluti
RODRIGO LUNELLI DE FREITAS
29
October
2021
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Nascimentos, 30, 1952 ago-1953 set
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Anotação Local Coleção/Prateleira Microfilme Número do grupo de imagens (DGS) Formato
Nascimentos, 16, 1940 out-1942 mai
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325650
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 17, 1942 mai-1943 nov
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325651
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 18, 1943 nov-1944 jan
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325652
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 19, 1944 jan-mar
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325653
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 20, 1944 mar-out
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325654
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 21, 1944 out-1945 ago
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325655
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 22, 1945 ago-1946 set
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325656
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 23, 1946 set-1947 jul
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325657
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 24, 1947 jul-1948 jul
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325658
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 25, 1948 jul-1949 mai
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325659
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 26, 1949 mai-1950 fev
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325660
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 27, 1950 fev-dez
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325661
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 28, 1950 dez-1951 nov
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325662
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 29, 1951 nov-1952 ago
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325663
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 30, 1952 ago-1953 set
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325664
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 31, 1953 set-1955 fev
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325667
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 32, 1955 fev-out
Granite Mountain Record Vault
International Digital

107325668
Este item está disponível em microfilme neste centro de história da família.
Nascimentos, 33, 1955 nov-1956 ago
Granite Mountain Record Vault
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ATENCIOSAMENTE !
DESDE JA AGRADEÇO
Laurene Bryden
27
October
2021
When does the library anticipate adding days and/or hours to the current M-F schedule? SLIG is almost upon us (January 9-14) and many of us come early in order to work with the library records.
Joann Burnich
27
October
2021
So excited to hear you are once again open. I can't wait to come in - one of my next days off. Anxious to get my audio cassette "interviews" I did in the 1980s of my dad, mom, and uncles onto to something I can listen to now.
RODRIGO LUNELLI DE FREITAS
26
October
2021
BOA NOITE
GOSTARIA AS MICROFILMAGEM
107325650 A 107325669
OBRIGADO
Escue
23
October
2021
I would like to find family outside of US
Marilyn G. Jones
19
October
2021
Dates that my father, aunt and uncle attended Chemawa Indian School and if possible any pictures of them and also of other Suquamish Tribal members in attendance.
Laura E Thompson
18
October
2021
Is there a way to research what maps are available on in the Map area on B1?
Beverly Hering
15
October
2021
John A Money born Feb 14th 1757 in England he married Mary Mosely Galloway about 1781 in Bladen North Carolina they had nine children, I would like to know the names of the children
Lisa hart harlan
15
October
2021
I'm just looking for family history my grandfather was born 1935 and his name was Robert leonard Roosa, his father was leonard Bartlett and his father was leonard l Roosa his mother was Elizabeth Burke hre mom was maude Burke and step mom was ellen holt
neil read
13
October
2021
researching music in Dresden 1891-1899 I have come across two Misses by the name Lockey of St Helena, South Atlantic, who arrived in the city in March 1893. Any clues as to who they might be?
Neil.
Roseminor
07
October
2021
I saw pictures of my kin on a laptop from friend but she lost them my familyis earl Joe Hampton mom is Virginia Hampton of oaklahoma
Ron Vincent
08
October
2021
Hi Rose Minor,

Do you have an account at FamilySearch.org? If so, I think the family you're looking for is Earl Joe Hampton who was born 15 April 1924 in St. Louis and died 10 September 1993 in Oklahoma City.

His FamilySearch ID number is KWZ2-MKB. You can view one photo at a time without logging in if you know the web address of that photo. Here's one of them: https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/109013413?cid=mem_copy

To see all 44 of the photos, documents, and stories of him in FamilySearch Memories, login to your FamilySearch account then visit this link: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/KWZ2-MKB

I hope this helps.

Ron.V
Lesa McCarty
03
October
2021
I will be in Salt Lake for just one day on October 14th. Is there a tour of the library my husband and I can take, on that day?
Thank you so much,
Lesa McCarty
Rodney Clyde ure
03
October
2021
Hello I'm a member off the church and my family's genealogy have been recorded I just don't know how to find it could you help me please
Barbara Nuttall
29
September
2021
Are you open on Saturday?
Kari Murphy
27
September
2021
My grandpa and grandma went to the family library I'm wondering if I could get the family history they found there?
Teresa McDaid
27
September
2021
Hi,
I am searching for information on my grand aunt. She was born in Ireland in 1883, married in Chicago and had one son. I would like to find details of her marriage the name of her husband I do not have. Her name was Mary Walsh. She died and no one has any information about her except she married a man and then went on to have a son. She never returned to Ireland. We would like to know about her life, marriage child and death.

Many Thanks
Teresa McDaid
Karla Staudt
25
September
2021
We are making plans for a January trip. Can you please tell me if the FHL will be open on Monday, Jan 17th (Martin Luther King Day)? Your calendar is not yet showing that information.
Thank-you!