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London has excellent family history research resources. These can be found at the downtown main branch of the London Public Library, principally in the Ivey Family London Room; and at the Family History Centre located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The London Public Library is just around the corner from the London Convention Centre in Citi Plaza. Due to construction, it is advised to access from the SE entrance at the corner of King and Wellington Streets. Once inside the library, take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor to the Ivey Family London Room. The Library is open:
-Wednesday June 19: 9 am – 9 pm
-Thursday June 20: 9 am – 9 pm
-Friday June 21: 9 am – 6 pm
-Saturday June 22: 9 am – 5 pm
-Sunday June 23: Closed

Drop in tours of the Ivey Family London Room are available Thursday June 20th from 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm, and again on Friday the 21st from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The Family History Library is located at 1139 Riverside Drive, at the rear of the Church, 7.5 km from the Convention Centre. The Family History Library will be open for Conference attendees on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 1-4 pm for drop-ins. Experienced volunteers from the Centre will be on hand to provide an overview of the library holdings and hands-on assistance with your local research questions. Visitors will be able to access free online resources, including Familysearch.org, Findmypast.com, Ancestry, MyHeritage, British Newspapers, Fold3 and other databases. Additionally, the centre houses an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, microfilm and microfiche for London and surrounding areas, plus some resources for Canada, the U.S., U.K. and Europe are available.