The Family History Library in Salt Lake City temporarily closed its doors as a health precaution against COVID-19. But the closure of the building hasn’t stopped the Church from making the library's resources available. On the contrary, the Family History Library and FamilySearch have used this as an opportunity to make innovative changes to the services they can offer people around the world.
“What we’re really looking to do is bring the library and knowledge of experts to people, instead of looking to bring more people into the library,” Lynn Turner, manager of the Family History Library, told Church News. “We’re trying to open our doors and share the resources of the library more worldwide and to a broader audience.”
The new services include 20-minute online consultations, regularly scheduled webinars, and enhancements to FamilySearch’s Help Center. Consultations and webinars are available in English and Spanish.
To learn more about the 20-minute consultations and find a schedule for upcoming webinars in June, see Church News.