Midvale Utah Union Fort 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.


The Midvale Utah Union Fort Family History Center services the Midvale, and Union Fort areas including Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, Sandy, and Murray.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location & Map:

Location on Map

7155 South 540 East, Midvale, UT 84047

Phone: 801-569-1621

Please use North Door. If door is locked, ring upper door bell for access.

Come straight in and turn right and Center is first door on right.-

Center Director: Alice Neff - 801-255-1617 aneff160@gmail.com

Center Hours: Monday - Friday: 9AM-9PM Saturday: 9AM-5PM Sunday: 1PM-5PM


Classes[edit | edit source]

  • Classes are listed on http://www.familyhistorymagic.com/
  • Our Facebook page will be updated with all events as well as deals and discounts for FamilyTree 9 generation fan charts. Tips and tricks are also posted frequently. We can also answer any questions from our page.
  • We offer, what we call a Research Tactics Class, both a daytime and an evening class in January and September. This class is designed for the serious-minded researcher; not a crash course for beginners, but advanced, comprehensive instruction for those desiring a solid foundation in Managing a Research Project in Family History. For more detail about this series of classes go to: http://www.familyhistorymagic.com/Intern.html

Help for Beginners to Advanced[edit | edit source]

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Come in to the center and spend some time with one of our consultants. See above for hours. For advanced researchers, we maintain a list of Specialties in which our staff members are qualified to assist you. Either come in and inquire for your needs or call the center at 801-569-1621 for more information. You are welcome to drop in at the Family History Center any time we are open. Appointments are not needed. We have trained staff who can often answer your questions and help you with the concepts, skills, resources, etc. you need. Also, through the Church, we have Premium Internet Sites and Databases for which you would have to pay to use from your home.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

Access to the following premium databases are free at our Family History Center:

  • The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archivehttp://find.galegroup.com/bncn/
    This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies, and media courses.
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil Warhttp://alexanderstreet.com/
    Research Data: Contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs. http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/cwdb/
    Letters and Diaries: Contains approximately 100,000 indexed pages of diaries, letters, and memoirs, including 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts, such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland planter William Claytor. http://solomon.cwld.alexanderstreet.com/
    Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera: Provides a vivid history of the American Civil War with over 1,400 images. http://cpho.alexanderstreet.com/
  • American Ancestors- Library Rights.
  • Ancestry.comhttp://www.ancestry.com/
    Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world, including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records; newspapers and periodicals; family trees; photos and images; directories, maps, court, land, wills and financial records, stories, memories, and histories; and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership, and much more. It is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world. All family history centers have access to Ancestry.com Library Edition version through their Family History Center Portal at http://www.fhc.familysearch.org/ (effective 2/8/2011).
  • ArkivDigital Onlinehttp://www.arkivdigital.net
    ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.
  • FamilySearch Discovery Experiences
  • FamNet
  • Find My Pasthttp://www.findmypast.co.uk/
    FindMyPast makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths to bring your family history to life.
    1911 British Census (accessed through the Find My Past website)–The 1911 UK Census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of those who lived at that time.
  • Fold3http://www.fold3.com/
    Search or browse millions of historical documents and photos. Fold3 has refocused their efforts on gathering the best online collection of military records and stories. The Fold3 name reflects military history and honor, since traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world. See Using Fold3 at a Family History Center for more information.
  • The Genealogisthttp://www.thegenealogist.co.uk
    English parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping, and selected army and navy lists.
  • Geneanet
  • Kinpoint- Premium
  • MyHeritage- Library Edition
  • Newspapers.com
  • Paper Trailhttp://www.genealogytoday.com/
    Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.
  • Puzilla- Premium Services

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

1. We have 31 computers, printers, scanners, copying equipment, and a white smart board in the Training Room.

2. Copies are 5 cents each for Black and White, and 25 cents each for color.

3. We have a Color Printer that Print a 17" X 24" Color Fan Chart for $2.00. Nine Generation Color chart is the most popular but the photo ones are also very popular.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are in need of additional staff at our Family History Center. If you are comfortable with a computer and available to volunteer for 3 hours per week, we would love to have you, and happy to help you learn additional skills. Please contact: Alice Neff: (801) 255-1617.