Family History Library to Shorten Saturday Hours

The Family History Library here in Salt Lake City is cutting their Saturday evening hours. Hours have been until 9 pm, but will now be cut to 5 pm, matching the closing hours for Mondays.

The following news release is from the Family History Library:

SALT LAKE CITY— Beginning April 13, 2013, the Family History Library Saturday operating hours will change to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The change in hours will better allocate resources that were being spent on low-traffic hours late Saturday evening.

“This change is being made so that valuable staff and volunteer resources can be allocated to other busier times during the week that have greater patron demand,” said Don Anderson, director of the Family History Library. “This change will facilitate better service to patrons during the high-demand hours.”

For more information, contact Merrill White, Family History Library manager of Patron Services, at 801-240-6405 or

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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