A huge collection of worldwide genealogical records and related information.. What's Available You can search books, computer files, microfilms, microfiche, and other documents, not only to fill in the blanks of your family pedigree but to learn about the lives of your ancestors--how they ate, slept, played, and worked. The Family History Library goes to great lengths to make researching this information easy. The library has captured countless original records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates; church registers; census schedules; military files; and immigration lists on microfilm and CD-ROM. Also available are volumes of biographies, journals, family histories, and genealogies.
The Scene The most comprehensive of these genealogies is the Ancestral File, basically the giant, world family tree. Type in your grandmother's name and you may be surprised to find six generations already compiled on your family pedigree chart. If your search isn't quite that slick, don't worry. Free classes, information pamphlets, and staff members are there to help.