Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Church News: Happy 25th birthday, Family History Library!

A 'flagship facility' for FamilySearch
Published: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

As this Church News article appears, it has been a quarter-century to the day since President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the $8.2 million Family History Library at 35 N. West Temple in Salt Lake City, directly west of Temple Square, on Oct. 23, 1985.

Then a counselor in the First Presidency, he prayed "that this may be a day of rejoicing" beyond the veil of mortality and denoted the five-level, state-of-the-art facility as a companion structure to the temples of the Church (see Church News, Nov. 3, 1985; p. 6). (read more)

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