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FamilySearch Digital Library[edit | edit source]

For several years, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City has been digitizing family histories, genealogies, local histories, periodicals, and many other published materials. FamilySearch has also been digitizing published materials at major research libraries, including, Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Missouri; St. Louis County Library; Dallas Public Library; Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and other major FamilySearch partner research libraries. Over 375,000 books and other publications have been digitized and the project continues to expand.

FamilySearch has created a new online digital library, known as “FamilySearch Digital Library.” Researchers are able to search all of the digitized publications for personal names, localities, maps, and other search terms. After typing a search term (for example, the name of an ancestor), click on "Full text results," then “View.” Search terms are highlighted. Users are able to search within a document, print, or download files as a .pdf.

The “FamilySearch Digital Library” can be found online at or by searching FamilySearch at, then click on “Search,” “Books.” Users should first sign in when using There is no charge for searching “FamilySearch Digital Library.”

If a book is under current copyright (some published sources are not available online due to copyright restrictions), researchers may be able to locate the item in a local library, such as a public or university library.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Contributed by Kip Sperry, 5 March 2019.