LDS Church Breaks Ground for First-of-its-Kind St. George FamilySearch Library

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This article was originally published in Deseret News by R. Scott Lloyd. Below is an excerpt.

In the block south of the 138-year-old St. George Utah LDS Temple, ground was broken Saturday for a first-of-its-kind stand-alone family history library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one that will combine family-friendly interactive dazzle with traditional genealogical research.

The 13,500-square-foot St. George Family History Center will open in late fall of next year and will be free to the public. The address is 250 E. 600 South.

The church operates 4,800 family history centers worldwide, but this one will be special, said Dennis Brimhall, CEO of the Church’s FamilySearch International.

“Not only will it be one of our busiest family history centers, but we are building into it a concept that’s a bit different,” he said.

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Bridget is a newsroom writer at She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.