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The world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City has a new name — the FamilySearch Library.

Additionally, all family history centers worldwide are now known as FamilySearch centers.

FamilySearch announced the name changes to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 10. A notice from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was sent to local leaders and those with family history-related callings.

“The name changes will better align local centers with FamilySearch’s expanding global brand,” according to the FamilySearch news release.

In addition to the flagship family research and discovery facility in Salt Lake City, FamilySearch has more than 5,000 local centers where visitors can receive free individualized help and utilize computers to access resources.

“FamilySearch is a global brand with free local FamilySearch centers in most countries to help individuals make fun, personal discoveries about themselves and their ancestors,” said Steve Rockwood, CEO for FamilySearch International.

“Center patrons can receive in-person help and access millions of additional historical records online. The more you learn about yourself and the history of your family, the more your sense of who you are is deepened, and the more relationships and communities are strengthened.”

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