The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah is expanding its hours. Beginning Monday June 6 our library hours will be as follows: Monday's & Friday-Saturday - 9:00am-6:00pm and Tuesday-Thursday - 9:00am-8:00pm. Further information will be updated on the FamilySearch newsroom.
Media Conversion
Media Conversion

The Family History Library Services area on the main floor offers several media conversions, including digitizing old VHS, mini videotapes, and cassette tapes into digital format. These services take time, so you will need to leave your movies with us temporarily; the movies will be returned once the media conversion has been completed.

We can also transfer or help you transfer old technology like 5 ¼ inch soft floppy disks and 3 ½ inch hard floppy disks. We can help you open old PAF 2.31 data or backup files to create usable GEDCOM files and help you move them into FamilySearch Family Tree. We also have a Macintosh computer to help save data from old disks.

How to prepare for media drop-off:

  • Fill out the following information on paper and bring with you when you come in: Full name and contact information (email and phone number).
  • Bring a flash drive or external hard drive to store the converted media on. Make sure the drive contains a least 128 GB space.

After media has been digitized, we will keep the old physical media for one month before disposing of it. If you have any questions about media conversion email

Service missionaries are available to help you learn to digitize 8mm film on the second floor. You will need to stay with your film for the duration of the digitizing process.

Reel to Reel Film
Reel-to-Reel Movie Conversion
Take your movies to the 2nd floor and a missionary will help you get started.
Single Audio Cassette Tape
Audio Tape Conversion
Drop off your audio and micro cassette tapes to be converted into MP3 files.
Black Hard Disks
Hard and Floppy Disk Transfer
Drop off your 5 ¼ or 3 ½ inch disks to transfer your files to a thumb drive.
VHS Tapes
VHS to Digital Conversion
Drop off your VHS or VHS-C tapes to be converted into digital format. Limit: 15 video tapes.
Camcorder Mini Cassette
Camcorder Conversion
Drop off your Handycam, regular, or mini cassettes to be converted into digital format.
Ancestral File Screenshot
PAF to GEDCOM Conversion
PAF data can be created into usable GEDCOM files to be used in family history software.
Zip Disk
Zip Drive Conversion
Drop off your zip discs for file transfer and recovery to USB.
Old MAC Desktop Computer
Old MAC Disk Transfer
Drop off your old MAC computer disks for file transfer to an updated format.