Riverview Michigan Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Center Resources
- 3 Center Services
- 4 Family Activities
- 5 Youth Program Assistance
- 6 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
Location Map: Location Map
- Address: 18701 Grange Rd Riverview, MI 48192-8177
- To enter the building, push the buzzer at the southwest entrance and a staff member will open the door.
- Phone: 734-285-0494
- E-mail: MI_Riverview@ldsmail.net
- Open Hours:
- Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Upcoming Closures/Holiday Schedule 2017:
FHC Closure Dates
- Wednesday July 23rd - Closed to general public due to Special Meeting at FHC
- Closed Thanksgiving Holiday (Monday thru Sunday; November 20-26, 2017)
- Closed Christmas/New Year Holidays Season (Monday-Sunday; December 25, 2017-January 7, 2018)
In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Family History Center may be closed without advance notice. To confirm that our facility is open, we recommend that you call ahead of your arrival.
Riverview Stake Family History Center Consultant Appreciation Day - Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
Look for upcoming Floating Sundays.
Staff Training Meetings
Please see monthly attached online training sent via email and check your folder in the desk for new handouts.
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
- Indefinite Film Collection -- a Limited collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
- Book Collection: -- Collection of literature to assist with genealogical research
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to Premium Family History Software and Websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Note: You must access the premium subscription websites from a family history center computer through the Family History Center Services Portal. If you try to access them using the links below, the websites require an individual subscription.
- Premium websites
- 1.1 19th Century British Library Newspapers
- 1.2 Access Newspaper Archives
- 1.3 Alexander Street Press - American Civil War
- 1.4 Ancestry
- 1.5 ArkivDigital
- 1.6 Find My Past
- 1.7 Fold3 - formerly Footnote
- 1.8 The Genealogist
- 1.9 Historic Map Works - Library Edition
- 1.10 Kinpoint - Premium
- 1.11 MyHeritage - Library Edition
- 1.12 Paper Trail
- 1.13 ProQuest Obituary Listings
- 1.14 Puzzilla - Premium Services
- 1.15 World Vital Records
- Premium websites
Hardware and Equipment
- 5 microfilm readers
- 1 microfiche reader
- 1 printer/scanner
- 3 all-in-one desktop PC networked computers
- 1 microfilm camera
To build your own family tree, go to 'FamilySearch.org....It's free!
Family Tree Photos & Scanning
- Participants must have a FamilySearch account user-name and password
- Participants should be familiar will Family Tree
- Participants will need to bring a flash drive with photos or images to use
Staff Research Specialties
Please see the Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog
Family History General Resources
- Glossary of FamilySearch Terms
- Genealogy.com Glossary
- Genealogy Abbreviations and Acronyms
- How to Get Started: Q & A
- Family History Myths Dispelled
- Polish Genealogy roots
- Polish Databases
- African American Genealogy
- Researching Orphans
- BYU Idaho Special Collections
Family Discovery Day 2017 Videos:
Local Area Resources
- Downriver Genealogical Society
- Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
- Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
- Family Reunions
- Family History Activities for Children: 3-11
- Family History Activities for Youth: 12-?
- Personal History - Family Activities
- Youth and Family Summer Challenge -Family History
- Involve Children and Youth in Family History
- Photos – An Innovative Way to Introduce Youth to Family History
- Family History Activities for Youth
- Hieroglyphics Typewriter
- Coat of Arms Printout (Note: There is a charge for any additional product)
- Join your children in a variety of fun activities to help discover your past; such as designing your personal coat of arms or translating a message written in hieroglyphics and more
Youth Program Assistance
- Youth Temple and Family History Consultant Training - All welcome.
- Young Women Personal Progress - You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Let us help you achieve your Personal Progress goals. Faith Value Project: Take a family history class at the Family History Center, and collect stories of your relatives or others who have demonstrated faith. You may also interview family members or others and record their names.
See also: Personal Progress Award.
- Duty to God - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:
Deacon - Family Activities:
4. Keep a written record of your family history. Ask a parent or the temple and family history consultant to help you prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart.
Priest - Family Activities:
9. Submit the names of one of your ancestors for temple work or write a 500-word personal history.
See also: Duty to God Award.
- BSA - Duty to God requirements - for all Scouts.
- Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - We can help you accomplish your BSA goals for this merit badge. Troop classes available. Fill out the Genealogy Merit Badge Worksheet. Please prepare carefully and call us for an appointment with one of our merit badge counselors.
Volunteer at the Center
For those who want to develop and share their knowledge of family history and genealogy, please email the Riverview FHC Director (Sheptoski-Forbush) at MI_Riverview@ldsmail.net for an interview.