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BYU Family History Library

Welcome to the BYU Family History Library homepage. In addition to information about resources available at the library, this site provides access to hundreds of online family history resources, including databases, instructional videos, and more. Many of these resources are freely accessible from your home computer or mobile device while some are accessible only on BYU Campus or in the BYU Library.

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Alphabetical List

A list of all BYU Family History Library Lab Resources.

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Digital State Archives

Links to selected digital archives.

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Classes and Webinars

Free in-library classes, YouTube videos, and webinars.

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Libraries & Historical Societies

Family History Library, Harold B. Lee Library, Library of Congress, FamilySearch.org, Misc. Societies and Associations, etc.

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Maps

A listing of map guides, indexes, and online maps that are useful to genealogists.

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Newspapers

Links to online and digital newspapers.

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Records

Census, Vital, Birth, Death, Marriages, Obituaries, Immigration, Military, Archive CDs, FamilySearch.org, etc.

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Reference

Cyndi's List, Glossary, Dictionaries, Forms, Vital Records, Foreign Word Lists, Research Guidance, City Directories, Maps, etc.

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Subject List

A categorized list of Family History Center Subjects.

Last Modified: June 15, 2018

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Important Links

Films

FHL Films and Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanner Reservations

FamilySearch

FamilySearch*

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
(BYU campus)

Find My Past

Find My Past
(BYU Library)

Mormon Migration

Mormon Migration

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online
(BYU access)

County Histories

County Histories
(BYU access)

Fold3.com

Fold3
(BYU access)

WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
(BYU access)

Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
(BYU access)

"BYU access" means that the item is accessible on BYU campus or remotely for logged-in BYU students and faculty. If labeled “BYU campus” then it is available anywhere on BYU campus, but not remotely. "BYU Library" indicates that you may only access the resource while physically at the BYU Library. (If you have a personal account with any of these sites, you can access them anywhere. If so, it is best to access them directly rather than using these links.)

*FamilySearch is accessiable anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center. BYU Library is also designated as a family history center allowing access to these images.