Salem 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.

The Salem Utah Family History center serves the Salem Stake and Salem West Stake.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • 695 S 300 W, Salem, UT  84653 United States
  • Use the Northwest entrance of the Salem West Stake center building

Phone: 801-423-0130


Family HIstory Center Director: Ralph and Susan Hughes Ralph cell ph: 801-319-6121 Susan cell ph: 801-362-9492

Assistant Director: Barbara Petersen ph. 801-423-3696

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:  10am-3pm   Tuesday evening by appointment only
  • Wednesday:  10am-3pm   7pm-9pm
  • Thursday:  10am-3pm   7pm-9pm
  • Friday:  10am-3pm  

Holiday Schedule 2017:


  • Good Friday--April 14, 2017
  • Spring Break, April 4, 2017 reopen April 11, 2017
  • Independence Day--July 4, 2017 reopen July 5, 2017
  • Pioneer Day-- July 21, 2017 reopen July 25, 2017
  • Summer Break--August 8-18 2017 reopen August 22, 2017
  • Veteran's Day, November 10m 2017
  • Thanksgiving--November 21-24 reopen November 28, 2017
  • Christmas--December 21, 2017-December 29, 2017 reopen January 2, 2018

Calendar and Events


Staff Training Meetings

Second Thursday evening of each month at 7:00 pm at the Family History Center

Center Resources


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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 14- Windows 7 computers, laser printers, 1 fiche reader and 3 film readers, 2 deck scanners

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

City of Salem: Website

Salem City Library: Website

Other Resources

Links to Handouts for Family History Classes hopefully coming soon

Lesson 1 - My Family Tree is Full of Nuts and Other Good Things

Volunteer at the Center