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[edit | edit source]

Front door Cedar City FHC.jdp.jpg

Location and Contact Info:

Location Cedar City North Stake Center 95 North 2125 West, Cedar City, Utah 84720.

Enter on the northwest portion of the building.

Phone 435-586-0432
Email ut_cedarcitynorth@familyhistorymail.org

Hours:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Groups by appointment
2020 Holidays and Cleaning Schedule (Closed these dates)
New Years Day January 1
Carpet Cleaning February 7
Carpet Cleaning May 18 - 19
Memorial Day May 25
Pioneer Day July 24
Labor Day September 7
Thanksgiving November 25-27
Christmas/New Years December 21 - January 1

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

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)

2020 Family History Center Classes:

March:

  • Family Search Classes:
    • Tues, 3rd 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 4th 10-11:30 am, Introduction to Family Tree
    • Tues, 10th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 11th 10-11:30 am, Editing and Correcting Data
    • Tues, 17th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 18th 10-11:30 am, Finding Names for Temple Work
    • Tues, 24th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 25th 10-11:30 am, Adding Photos, Stories, Documents and Sources
  • Research Classes
    • Mon, 2nd 1-2:00 pm, Getting Started with the Catalog
    • Wed, 4th 1-2:00 pm, Census and Compiled Records
    • Mon, 9th 1-2:00 pm, Vital Records
    • Wed, 11th, 1-2:00 pm, Newspapers
    • Mon, 16th, 1:-2:00 pm, Probate Records
    • Wed, 18th, 1-2:00 pm, Land Records
    • Mon, 23rd, 1-2:00 pm, Military Records
    • Wed, 25th, 1-2:00 pm, Immigration Records
    • Mon, 30th. 2-2:00 pm, Pre-1850 Records

April:

  • Family Search Classes:
    • Tues, 7th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 8th 10-11:30 am, Introduction to Family Tree
    • Tues, 14th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 15th 10-11:30 am, Editing and Correcting Data
    • Tues, 21st 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 22nd 10-11:30 am, Finding Names for Temple Work
    • Tues, 28th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 29th 10-11:30 am, Adding Photos, Stories, Documents and Sources

May:

  • Family Search Classes:
    • Tues, 4th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 5th 10-11:30 am, Introduction to Family Tree
    • Tues, 11th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 12th 10-11:30 am, Editing and Correcting Data
    • Tues, 18th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 19th 10-11:30 am, Finding Names for Temple Work
    • Tues, 25th 6-7:30 pm, Repeated Wed 26th 10-11:30 am, Adding Photos, Stories, Documents and Source

Scheduled Groups 2020:

  • April 14th, 7-9::00 pm, Cedar 20th Ward Young Women

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Tools[edit | edit source]

  • Computers (18)
  • Microfilm Readers (3)
  • Microfiche
  • Document Scanners
  • Cassette Tape to Digital Converter
  • Slide to Digital Converter
  • DVD Player

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Extensive collection of books
    • How-To books
    • Histories
    • Journals
    • Books for every region in the U.S.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

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:[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • You must have a FamilySearch account (free).
  • You don't have to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 Church Membership Record Number (MRN). (Leaders might consider bringing a list of MRN's for the youth who are in their group.)

Connecting to Ancestors[edit | edit source]

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.

Opportunities for Youth:[edit | edit source]

BSA Merit Badge[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area and Links[edit | edit source]

SUU University Special Collections

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Collection

Cedar City Museums

Cedar City Visitors Bureau