The Family History Library is open and we hope you will visit us!  We are excited to provide an opportunity for you to discover and connect to your family. Pursuant to Salt Lake County Health Policy, masks are required for all staff and guests (ages 2 and up), regardless of vaccination status. Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No reservations needed unless group is over 20 or a room is required. We will expand as conditions change. Further opening information will be updated here and at FamilySearch newsroom.
Media Conversion
Media Conversion

The Family History Library Services area on the main floor offers great media conversions, including digitizing old VHS, mini videotapes, and cassette tapes to digital format. These services take time, so it is necessary that guests leave their 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 that 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. Make sure it's a least 128GB to store them.

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 an MP3 file.
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 handy cam, 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 for any 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.