Contact/Hours

Contact Information

  • Family History/Religion Help Desk: (801)-422-6200, family-history@byu.edu
  • Missionary Consultant Desk: (801) 422-3934
  • Missionary Coordinators: (801) 422-3766, byufhl.coordinator@byu.edu
  • Family History Librarian: Joe Everett
  • To schedule classes or groups, contact the Missionary Coordinators. To schedule scanning equipment, use the Scanner Reservations link to the right or contact the Help Desk.

Family History Library Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00 am–12:00 midnight
  • Saturday: 8:00 am–12:00 midnight
  • 1st & 3rd Sundays: CLOSED
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm (unless it falls on a holiday)*

Family History Missionary Hours
(Missionary hours are subject to change due to holidays or University events. Call 801-422-6200 to verify missionary availability)

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • 2nd & 4th Sundays: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm**

*The BYU Family History library follows the same schedule as the Harold B. Lee Library with the exception of the 2nd and 4th Sundays. On these days the Harold. B Lee Library is closed but the Family History Library is open according to the above hours.

View exceptions to regular hours

**Learn more about Sunday Classes

Last Modified: September 27, 2018

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Scanner Reservations

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FamilySearch

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Ancestry.com

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Find My Past

Find My Past
(BYU Library)

Mormon Migration

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HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online
(BYU access)

County Histories

County Histories
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Fold3.com

Fold3
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WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
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Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
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*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.