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Your guide to the Family History Library

Author: Paula Stuart Warren; Jim Warren
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Betterway Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents instructions for using Salt Lake City's Family History Library--the home of the largest collection of genealogical materials in the world--online and on-site, and includes Salt Lake City travel tips.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Stuart Warren; Jim Warren
ISBN: 1558705783 9781558705784
OCLC Number: 46872414
Description: 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: What Is the Family History Library? --
Why do people go there? Discusses the depth of the collection and a brief history of the library --
Basics of Family History Research --
Beginning/refresher Strategies. Basic sources for genealogical help and information, publications, societies, classes, online sources, conferences, and seminars. What real research is --
Access to the Library Collection --
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service --
Internet access to information about genealogy and the collection. FamilySearch databases and resources --
Other Sources for Family History Library Information --
Online and published information about the collections, FHL, and Family History Centers. FHL publications and other sources --
The Family History Library Catalog --
Using the catalog to uncover records in the FHL collections --
Family History Centers --
Accessing the FHL records from where you live using the 3,400 FHCs worldwide --
Going to Salt Lake City --
The ultimate research trip. Preparing in advance for that trip. Trip-planning strategies and tips. What to do before you go and what to take along --
The Records in the Family History Library --
Major U.S. Collections --
Overview of materials that are national or regional in scope --
Resources for U.S. Localities --
Overviews of resources for states and counties. Major record collections, other resources, limitations of the collection, library finding aids, published guides, and tips --
Records of the World --
Overviews of materials that cover countries outside the United States. Language and translation information and other tips --
Researching On-Site at the Family History Library --
The Family History Library Building --
Where things are located in the building; some library rules --
Joseph Smith Memorial Building --
Resources and records available at this exquisitely renovated facility --
Working in the Library --
Organizing your workday and materials. Finding help in the Family History Library --
I Only Have a Few Hours! --
Skiers, Olympic visitors, conventioneers, business travelers, vacationers. What they can do quickly when they find out about the genealogy library close by --
Group Research Trips --
Going to Salt Lake City with a group or leading a group research trip --
Working With a Professional Researcher --
Having professionals extend the work you've already done; consultations; hands-on assistance from professionals in the library --
Making the Most of Your Trip to the Beautiful Salt Lake City Area --
Salt Lake City Basics, A to Z --
Getting there, weather, handicapped access, local transportation, and more. Includes map --
Accommodations --
Hotels and motels, campgrounds, RV parks, and long-term stays. Includes map --
Restaurants --
Map and listings with capsule information about selected restaurants including price range, hours, and comments --
Attractions and Services --
Shopping, churches, bookstores, Convention & Visitors Bureau, what to do on Sunday in Salt Lake City and the area --
Temple Square --
Information on the number one tourist area in Salt Lake City --
Other Area Research Repositories --
Overview includes Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the Utah Historical Society --
Now What? After Your Trip --
How to wrap up the trip and express gratitude to the library.
Responsibility: Paula Stuart Warren and James W. Warren.

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This is a guide to making the most effective use of the world's largest archive of genealogy and family history materials, the Family History Library at Salt Lake City. It includes the basics of  Read more...

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