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LIBRARIES ACCESSIBLE TO TRAVELERS IN U.S. FOR FAMILY RESEARCH

Here are some major genealogical libraries in the United States that could be visited during a family history vacation. All are open to the public, but it is a good idea to send for information in advance regarding hours, restrictions, usage or photocopy fees, and correspondence procedures. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return mail.

- Allen County Library, 900 Webster St., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 46801.- BYU Harold B. Lee Library, Provo Utah 84602.

- Burton Historical Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48202.

- Family History Library of the Church, 35 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. This is the largest genealogical repository in the world. It is international in scope and has more than 680 branch libraries in the world, at which microfilms can be ordered from the main library for a fee. A list of branch libraries in a given area can be ordered by mail.

- Library of Congress, 10 First St., S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540. The library contains published and local family histories.

- National Archives, 8th and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20408. The archives contain records from government agencies; i.e. land grants, ship passenger lists, census, and other records. Branches are in Atlanta, Ga.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver Colo.; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New York City, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.

- National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution LIbrary, 1776 D St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006-5392.

- Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Ill. 60610.

- New England Historical and Genealogical Library, 101 Newberry St., Boston, Mass. 02116.

- New York Public Library, History and Genealogy Department, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City, N.Y. 10018.

- Sutro California State Branch Library, 480 Winston Dr., San Francisco, Calif. 94123.

- Western Reserve Historical Society Library, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.