Saturday, May 8, 2010

A day with Genealogy

We ended up with spare time in Salt Lake City and spend some very enjoyable hours in the Family History Library. One of my favorite places to be, looking for information to find new ancestors to add to our family tree. The FH Library is awesome-one of the best in the world.

"Find Yourself in Family History"

It's a thrill just to walk inside and feel the energy as so many are working on computers, with laptops and microfilm readers as well as searching books for clues to finding their family's progenitors. It was fun to have my husband by my side searching also. It's an activity we share.

Searching those microfilms can be tedious work.
You find your own microfilm, then return it. (below)

Computers connected to the Internet and the FHL catalog.

An interesting painting showing ancestors of all different ages together

Explaining why Latter-day Saints or Mormons do genealogy.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Very interesting. I can't imagine working in such a place. I'd be overwhelmed but I know people come from everywhere to use that center. It is supposed to be the best.

Cheryl said...

I am very impressed! What a great facility. I think its great that you and your husband work on family history together. The first photo was very cheery with all the flowers in the background!

SandyCarlson said...

Great stuff, Lin. I really like that painting very much. It makes time seem small and intimate rather than large and abstract.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..so much information and so neatly organized....

Jocelyn Christensen said...

This is so cool!

Kay said...

It was because my husband's cousin is Mormon that we were able to find his long lost branch of their part of family and meet them two years ago.

Mare said...

That is an amazing resource. So vast.

Linda Reeder said...

This is a place Tom has always wanted to spend some time in. He has spent hours at the local FHC in years past.

jerusharen said...

I long to return. Hopefully sometime soon I can spend the day there again among the countless treasures just waiting to be unearthed. I am thankful that it is so close to us.