== Purpose ==
Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States), located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by:
NOTE: The large centers, previously called multi-stake or regional centers, are now called FamilySearch Libraries.
As of September 2014, there are more than 4,700 FHCs in 134 countries. There is no cost to visit a Family History Center or FamilySearch Library. They are open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. They are operated by [http://mormon.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)].
== Finding a
FamilySearch Center ==
There are three ways to find the location of a
*Click on [https://familysearch.org/locations Find a Family History Center]. If you're searching for a center in the United States, type your city and state in the location fields, and click on [Search]. If you're searching for a center outside the United States, enter the city and country. If you do not find what your looking for, try the "Advanced Search", where you can add additional search terms.<br>