Brigham City Utah Family History Center/Services
Family History Center
|531 N 100 W|
Brigham City, Utah
|Mon: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Tue-Thurs: 9:00 am – 8 pm
Fri-Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Brigham City Family History Center computers are equipped with the Discovery Program. This allows the guest to learn about their family history by simply logging in using their account. Once a person is logged in they will discover fun and fascinating information about themselves, their ancestors, famous people they are related to and can take a picture of themselves in period dress.
Free training classes are scheduled throughout the year. Select “Class Schedule” for a list of current classes.
Church groups, families, and other groups are welcome to visit the Brigham City Family History Center. If you would like to bring a group, please contact us in advance so that we can make sure there is adequate staff and resources available to support your group and its objectives.
To schedule a visit, call the center at 435-723-5995.
The center has 26 computers, 15 of which are available for groups. If your group is larger than this, consider breaking into two groups with 1 hour dedicated for each group. Youth groups are asked to provide one adult for each five youth. Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth. For example: if the youth will participate in Indexing, then each adult in the group should be registered and have some experience with Indexing before the visit. Local temple and family history consultants are an excellent resource to bring with your group and will provide continuity after your visit. Additional help can be arranged with the Center staff.
Preparation for your Visit:
Account Login: Each member of the group needs to have an Account. It is a good idea to verify each persons account prior to a visit to the center by logging into familysearch.org to ensure their username and password is working. Please bring their username and password with them.
Account Registration: For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who don’t have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on Register for an LDS Account below the Sign In button. Enter the necessary information, which includes their Membership Record Number (MRN) and birth date. Their MRN may be on their temple recommend or can be provided by their ward clerk. Youth 8-12 years old (under 13) will also need permission from a parent and the parent's MRN. To activate a new account, an email address is needed.
A non-member account can be established by following the instructions at familysearch.org
Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone attempt to create a personal pedigree chart with as much family information as possible.
Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish: Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to the center.
Some microfilms (limited to films on hand) can be viewed at the Family History Center.
The Brigham City Family History Center prepares a schedule of classes being taught at the center.
If you wish to receive the class schedule, click here or call the center at 435 723-5995.
The Brigham City Family History Center offers recording sessions for video histories.
Family history interviews are a good way to capture memories before they are lost. Besides verifying names, dates and places, these interviews are also one of the best ways to preserve a wealth of stories, testimonies, thoughts, and feelings. Written or oral histories are valuable family keepsakes but video histories are even more priceless as they preserve not only a person’s memories and stories but make it possible to see the person as they share their stories and memories.
- One person can record themselves reading or verbalizing their memories or histories.
- One person can interview others (such as a parent or grandparent) while recording their responses.
- Two or more people can record a conversation or share memories with each other (such as siblings sharing memories of an ancestor.)
Recording sessions may be up to two hours and will be saved to a DVD. There is a $2 media fee for each DVD. Additional copies for other family may also be made for $2 each. Lists of possible interview questions are available.
For more information or to reserve a time call 435-723-5995 or 435-723-6338.