Afton Wyoming Family History Center

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Afton Wyoming Family History Center

HERE TO SERVE ALL OF STAR VALLEY FROM SMOOT TO ALPINE, WYOMING

"In all of us is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage~

                                             to know who we are, and where we come from" ...Alex Haley


Center Contacts, Location and Hours

  • The Center is the brick building on the SE corner, surrounded by huge blue spruce pines and ample off street parking to the east of the center
  • E-mail: WY_Afton@ldsmail.net

Open Hours

'Please call ahead to accommodate large groups '

  • Monday: 9:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

All Saturdays & Sundays~Memorial Day~July 4th~July 24-25~ Lincoln County Fair Week~Labor Day~Thanksgiving~Christmas to January 2nd

Calendar

Consider Before Your First or Group Visit:

  • Register for a free FamilySearch.org account @ familysearch.org for a much better and successful experience. Remember to write down user name and password.
  • Come with what you know. Your name, your parents names, their parents names with specific or estimated birth, marriage or death dates and what country they may have emigrated from or states they possibly resided in. This will greatly help with your research as well as be encouraging
  • There is a Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy! Requirements here. Just be sure to call ahead so you can be accommodated.
  • Beginning Research Techniques
  • Appropriate dress is required in the Family History Center which includes shirt, pants and shoes at all times

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Collections, Databases and Software

  • Patron Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, various types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection--explore and research local family genealogies and histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information. A copy of your own family history is always welcome. Sorry, these books, magazines and papers are not to be loaned~but can be enjoyed in the quiet comfort of the great Reading Room

FHC Portal We provide FREE access to genealogical subscription websites on each of the MANY Library's computers

Hardware and Equipment

The Center computers, microfilm readers, microfiche readers, printers, copiers, flatbed and sheet feed scanners~Be mindful of copyright infringement.

Staff Research Specialties

Do you know?

We have over 50 trained consultants that volunteer at the center to help guests with their research

Staff Specialists are knowledgeable & readily available to:

Help you get registered and get started ~ Provide answers to your questions

Direct you to the appropriate classroom or staff member as well as assist in registering for classes and operate Center equipment

Resources in Local Area of Star Valley, Wyoming & the World beyond

~Build Your Family Tree While Discovering Your Family History~

Staff Helps

is a question and answer site for expert genealogists & anyone interested in genealogy or family history

Volunteer at Your Center and find Fun and Family!

We're always looking for a new friendly face, no matter what faith or creed or nationality.
Come meet like minded others. Build some lasting friendships and come celebrate life!          

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      “Spiritual connections . . . are formed when a young woman helps her grandmother enter family information into a computer or when a young man sees the name of his great-grandfather on a census record. When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves.”  Russell M. Nelson     

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