Genealogy at the World-Famous Family History Library

Unlock the clues to your ancestors’ fascinating stories at the world's largest genealogical research library — the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
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Program No. 7031RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Become the historian who finds and shares the stories of your family. At Salt Lake City’s renowned Family History Library, acquire research strategies and tips for starting or advancing your genealogical journey. Enjoy classes that provide guidance on important types of records and how to find, organize and evaluate them. Individual consultations with professional researchers will provide you with hands-on help and the skills to explore and utilize the library’s billions of digitized and microfilmed archives, books, search tools and the state-of-the art equipment. Along the way, learn about using DNA, maternal and immigrant ancestor records as you uncover your family’s fascinating history.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking up to two blocks on paved surface. Elevations of 4,500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about your family’s history in the world’s largest genealogical library.
  • Absorb the rich details of your ancestry through expert classes, private consultations with a professional researcher and informal discussion time.
  • Delve into library collections and explore downtown Salt Lake City with other genealogists – some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet!

General Notes

Designed for all levels of family researchers.
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Sharon DeBartrolo Carmack
A 30-year veteran Certified Genealogist® with an MFA in creative nonfiction writing, Sharon has a diploma in Irish studies from the National University of Ireland–Galway and a diploma from the Spiritualists’ National Union in the UK. She specializes in writing family histories, and has written more than 20 books, including "Tell It Short: A Guide to Writing Your Family History in Brief" and "You Can Write Your Family History." Sharon also teaches online for Salt Lake Community College.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Sharon DeBartrolo Carmack
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