The Los Angeles Family History Library or LAFHL was established in 1964 to service the needs of the then 6.4 million citizens
of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Non members are welcome and there is no charge for facility use. About 60% of those coming to the LAFHL were not members of the Church. The LAFHL has one of the
LARGEST holdings of any branch in the Family History Library System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LAFHL has access to the 2.4 million microfilms in
the Salt Lake City Family History Library.
The LAFHL offers patrons:
86 networked PC computer workstations
18 film reader machines
1 microfiche reader machine
56,000 rolls of film
Rare book collection
Calif. death records 1905+
Spanish Families of So. Calif (old pedigree charts) not available in SLC
Large map collection including Ordinance Survey & Land ranger maps of England & Wales
There is now unsecured wireless Wi-Fi service in the LAFHL.
THE NEW or SPECIAL FREE SATURDAY CLASSES ARE AT THIS NEW WIKI WEB PAGE The LAFHL has the ability to host genealogy VIDEO PRESENTATIONS, and have done
some in recent weeks. Watch our class schedule for more upcoming presentations.
NEW FILM/FICHE ORDERING PROCEDURES
There are now new procedures for ordering microfilm/microfiche. All film/fiche orders must be made by the patrons using on-line ordering and patrons will be able to order from home. If patrons need
help, information and instructions will be given by the staff at the LAFHL. The website for ordering the film/fiche is at: https://www.familysearch.org/films/ Patrons without an account will need to create an account at the "Sign In" at the upper right at https://www.familysearch.org/films/ LAFHL will not be ordering any film/fiche from 2 August 2011 forward.
Family History Library Classes Online
Videos - Requires High Speed Internet and for some classes the special "Silverlight" program and at least Windows XP SP2 or Vista or Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8 or above.
Come into the LAFHL to use a computer to gain FREE access to everything on Ancestry.com and obtain help from the many knowledgeable genealogy consultants. Learn more by attending the classes offered every month.
10741 Santa Monica Blvd
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
(north of the temple)
The LAFHL is located behind the Los Angeles LDS Temple on "Temple Hill" and downstairs in the Visitor's Center. Access is via the east side of the Visitor's Center.
Exit on the San Diego 405 Freeway to Santa Monica Blvd and go east 13 blocks. Turn left from Santa Monica Boulevard onto Manning, make first left onto Eastbourne and the entrance to Temple Hill.
Follow the signs to the Temple Visitor's Center.
From the Santa Monica Freeway (10), exit on Overland going north to Santa Monica Boulevard. Turn right on "Big" Santa Monica Boulevard then an immediate left on Manning Avenue, first left on
Eastbourne and the entrance to Temple Hill. Follow the signs to the Temple Visitor's Center.
Disclaimer of Liability and Endorsement - external website links: As a courtesy, in this site, we have provided links to external sites that help us perform our mission to assist genealogy researchers in their work. The LAFHL assumes no legal liability or responsibility associated with the use of the external sites or endorsement of the external sites.