FamilySearch Family History Library Re-opening #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The FamilySearch  History Library in Salt Lake City announced a phased in reopening starting 6 July 2021. 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. 


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.  During the pandemic closure the library took advantage to make needed renovations to the facility. New features include 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.


There are new free patron services with at research specialist that are listed on the new website:


You can also sign up for free, online one on one virtual consultations with a research specialist at:

For those who are unable to come to Salt Lake City a staff member can retrieve a book from its shelves and help you find what you are seeking at:


To read more see:


Thankyou to David Oseas, JGSCV webmaster, for informing us about the reopening and services.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee