Family Search Libraries and Corona Viruses

Jan Meisels Allen



David Rencher, Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer, Family Search noticed that effective Friday March 13 at 5:00PM the Family History Library in Salt Lake City is closed until further notice to support preventive efforts to control the spread of the CoronaVirus. 


The regional FamilySearch centers and libraries have been asked to consider the direction of their local and government leaders, and then make informed decisions about temporary closures.

It is recommended if you plan to visit a FamilySearch center soon to call ahead to ensure it is open at the regular times.


The resources on  are still available.  During the time the Family History Library is closed, personal assistance will continue to be provided online through FamilySearch Community (see video) and Family History Library Classes and Webinars.


To see a list of FamilySearch Centers and Libraries with temporary closures see:

The list may not be comprehensive and others may be added.

To find a FamilySearch history center and affiliate libraries worldwide see:

The map does not indicate if the Family Search center/library is closed due to the Corona Virus but does have the local telephone number and addresses available.


Remember to call ahead if you are planning on visiting a FamilySearch center.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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