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Genealogy Research Trip to Salt Lake City

Every Spring the Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society sponsors a research trip to the Family History Library, run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City.  There, the researchers tap the largest genealogical library in the world.


The trip is coordinated by Art and Irene Sniffin.  They arrange for lodging, lectures, two group dinners, a mid-week "schmooze", and assist the group of Family Historians during the week at the Library.  In addition they provide pre-trip advice to the participants to insure that they are fully prepared to maximize the results of their trip.

The Family History Library, founded in 1894, is the largest Library of its kind in the world. The Library provides 202 computers, hundreds of microfilm and microfiche readers and copiers of all kinds for the use of researchers.  Regular orientation classes and specialized research classes are available for groups and individuals.   The Library houses: 

  • Billions of names available for public use
  • Over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records
  • 742,000 microfiche
  • 310,000 books, serials and other formats
  • 4,500 periodicals

Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories and possessions.  Currently, 242 cameras are microfilming records in over 40 countries.  Records are available from :  United States, Canada, British Isles, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the pacific Islands

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