Cedar City Utah Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • 95 North 2125 West, Cedar City, Utah 84720 (Cedar City North Stake Center)
  • Entrance is located on the Northwest portion of the building.
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Phone: 1 435-586-0432

E-mail: ut_cedarcitynorth@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday through Friday: 9 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday: Groups by appointment

2018 Holiday Schedule:

  • Center is closed:
  • Pres Day, Feb 19; Memorial Day, May 29; July 4th; July 24th; Labor Day, Sep 3; Halloween evening, Oct 31; Thanksgiving, Nov 21, 22, 23; Christmas - New Years Dec 17 thru Jan 1, 2019;
  • March 20th closed from 6 -9 pm for Caucus Meetings
  • Closed for Carpet Cleaning: May 21, Aug 31, Oct 4

2019 Holiday Schedule:

Center is closed:

  • New Years Day, Jan 1; Pres Day, Feb 18; Memorial Day, May 27; July 4th; July 24th; Labor Day, Sep 2; Halloween evening, Oct 31; Thanksgiving, Nov 27, 28, 29; Christmas - New Years Dec 19 thru Jan 1, 2020;
  • Closed for Carpet Cleaning: Feb 8, May 20-21, Oct 3-4

Calendar and Events

Stake & Ward Temple & Family History Consultant Fireside & Training:

Every 4th Sunday at 7:00 P.M. Cedar City North Stake Center Relief Society Room (Southeast corner of building)

Consultant Dinner Nov 30, 6 pm

2018 Family Tree Classes:

November:

Tues, 6th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 7th 10-11:30 am, Introduction to Family Tree

Tues, 13th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 14th 10-11:30 am, Editing and Correcting Data

Tues, 16th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 17th 10-11:30 am, Finding Names for Temple Work

Tues, 20th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 21st 10-11:30 am, Adding Photos, Stories, Documents and Sources

Wed, 7th 6-7:30 pm Census Research

Thur, 15th 6-7:30 pm Beginning Web Indexing

December: No classes held

Scheduled Groups 2018:

November 6th - 7:30 pm Cottonwood Ward YMYW

November 13th - 7:30 pm Homestead 1st Ward Relief Society

November 14th - 6 pm Three Peaks Ward YMYW


Center Resources

19 computers, 3 microfilm readers, 1 microfiche, 1 digital reader-scanner, document scanners, cassette tape to digital converter, slide to digital converter.

Collections

  • Extensive collection of books, local histories, How-To books, histories, journals, and books for every reigon in the U.S.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to "subscription" family history software, such as Ancestry, and other sites that generally charge for subscriptions. For example:
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive;
  • Access Newspaper Archive;
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War;
  • Ancestry.com;
  • ArkivDigital Online;
  • Find My Past;
  • Fold3.com;
  • The Genealogist;
  • Godfrey Memorial Library;
  • Heritage Quest Online;
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition;
  • Paper Trail;
  • World Vital Records.

Schedule a Group Session:

Relief Society, Young Men, Young Women, Priesthood, and community groups are all welcome. The staff is prepared to teach indexing, Family Tree, research, clearing names for temple work, or whatever is requested. Just call the center. A staff worker will take the information, and we will schedule you on the calendar.

Tips for Visitors

  • You must have a FamilySearch account (free). Or an LDS account.
  • You don't have to be a member of the LDS Church to have a FamilySearch account.
  • FamilySearch accounts are free but are best set up at home before visiting the Family History Center. Those without an account or who have forgotten their account username or password should allow time before their scheduled visit for assistance in establishing this information.
  • Your FamilySearch data file should connect to deceased ancestors in order to enjoy a unique and personal experience.

Age Restrictions

Anyone 8 years of age and older is eligible for a FamilySearch account; however, accounts for children ages 8 through 12 require parental permission via email at the time the account is created.

Forgotten Passwords

Account recovery and password resets require one of the following:

  • The email address associated with the account and the ability to access the email while at the Center.
  • The phone number associated with the account and the ability to receive text messages from that phone while at the Center.
  • The LDS Membership Record Number (MRN). (Leaders might consider bringing a list of MRN's for the LDS youth who are in their group.)

Connecting to Ancestors

Linking an individual to their ancestors in FamilySearch is a separate activity from creating an account. Most people need access to family records or other living relatives in order to link themselves to their ancestors. This is best accomplished at home or during a separate visit to the Center. For youth it is helpful if a parent can be present.

Opportunites for Youth:

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Resources in the Local Area and Links

SUU University Special Collections

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Collection

Cedar City Museums

Cedar City Visitors Bureau