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Salt Lake Monument Park 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 Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves:

Monument Park Stake and Bonneville Stake and surrounding neighborhoods. The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.

Path to the Monument Park Family History Center
Door to the Monument Park Family History Center
Hallway leading to the Monument Park Family History Center
Family History Center Work Room


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address: 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

The Family History Center is located on the northwest corner of the building (lower level). Convenient free parking is in the north parking lot, lower level. You may; need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center.
Location on Map

Phone: (801) 584-0112 NOTE: Call anytime; leave a message in case we do not answer. Call in case of inclement weather.

E-mail: suebthornton@gmail.com or rht@princeyeates.com

Open Daytime Hours:

Monday through Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Evening Hours:

Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
The third Wednesday is general indexing instruction
Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Training Classes except for staff Meeting generally held on the 3rd Thursday

Holiday Schedule (Center is closed):

Federal and state holidays

Roots Tech conference in February (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

Day after Thanksgiving

Between Christmas and New Years Day

(Other sporadic closings will be posted.)

WALK-IN HOURS STAFF MEMBER SCHEDULE[edit | edit source]

All staff members are proficient in FamilySearch and Family Tree plus additional specialties as noted, below:

DAY TIME STAFF MEMBER Home Ward / Neighborhood PHONE(801) Specialites
MON
10a - 1p
Jane Jones * Indian Hills 652-5137 Memories, record correction, adding sources
Paige Preece * Crestview 440-1654 Record corrections, ordinances, Ancestry.com, British & Swedish records
Nancy Ward Mon. Park (703) 801-6653 FamilySearch; Swedish research
Melinda Rich Emigration SA 699-9321 FamilySearch; Ancestry.com & other partner sites; genealogy research

1p - 4p
Tom Rohlfing * Indian Hills 573-8771 Memories, document uploads, record corrections


Elizabeth Kmetzsch * Wasatch Hills 230-6330 Indexing
Jan Hemming Yalecrest 2 557-2463 Photos, DNA tests, ordinances, getting started
TUE 10a-1p Bonita Hoehne Emerson 484-7404 Memories, gallery, record corrections, ordinances
Greg & Marjorie Spencer Yalecrest 1 582-8181 Getting started

Tom Rohlfing Indian Hills 573-8771 Memories, document uploads, record corrections
1p - 4p Venna Childs * Bonneville 556-1465 Sources, Find A Grave, record corrections, Ancestry.com


Jean Robbins * Garden Park 582-0771 Finding unindexed records, catalogues, books, Wiki
Sheila Privett Garden Park 856-4148 Fan Charts, beginning skills to get started

7p-9p
Danielle Oviatt * Mon. Park 582-3081 Indexing; getting started


Janet Wankier Crestview 582-9422 Getting started
John Mabey Bonneville 673-6932 English parish records
WED
10a - 1p
Jane Jones * Indian Hills 652-5137 Memories, record correction, adding sources


Judy Holbrook * Wasatch Hills 484-7136 Indexing, record corrections, getting started
Julie Black Monument Park 209-9845 Getting started

1p - 4p
Kay Merkley Mon. Park 750-5602 Trouble shooting, record corrections, ordinances


Janice White St. Mary’s 573-2804 Getting started
Sondra Snow Emigr. Canyon 631-9160 Getting started
Jon Daniels Getting started

7p-9p
Steve Packham* Yale 580-0580 Indexing; getting started
Julie Valdes Crestview 541-7687 Getting started
Larry White St. Mary’s 573-2825 Memories, Ancestry.com, Find My Past, My Heritage
THU
10a - 1p
Judy Wilkins * Emigr. Canyon 455-8666 Indexing, Ancestral Quest, record corrections


Kathy Torkelson * Yalecrest 2 583-4738 Indexing, writing histories, Utah records


Janet Packham Yale 583-2627 Fam. Search; original research; Welsh, British, U.S. records
Mary Ann Kirk Bonneville 581-0488 Memories, indexing
1p-4p
Diane Whittaker * Monument Park 573-3005

Bill Oswald Princeton 582-2654 Hints, fan charts, ordinances, Ancestral Quest


Adam Bennion * Indian Hills 556-9818 Indexing, Ancestry.com, Roots Magic, Ancestral Quest, MyHeritage.com


Dennis Pahnke Yalecrest 1 583-3212 Research, Beginning Skills, Record Corrections
FRI
10a - 1p
Kimerly Wagstaff* Crestview 201-5887 German research


Kathy Torkelson * Yalecrest 2 583-4738 Indexing, writing histories, Utah records
Robert & Pam Filmore St. Mary's 580-1757

580-1767

Getting started
SUN 1p - 3p Kay Merkley Mon. Park 750-5602 Trouble shooting, record corrections, ordinances
Bonita Hoehne Emerson 484-7404 Getting started
Marc Greenberg Yalecrest 2 541-9998 Getting started
Josh Stewart Yalecrest 2 664-4003 FamilySearch; general research
Pam Nelson Princeton 867-1240 Getting started


FAMILY HISTORY CENTER DIRECTORS

DIRECTOR
Greg Spencer

Marjorie Spencer

801-834-9559

801-678-1321

cogspenc@hotmail.com

mspen12349@gmail.com

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Kay Merkley
750-5602
Page Preece 440-1645
WEB SPECIALIST
Diane Whittaker
582-4374
TECH SPECIALIST
Jared Beck
597-8939
INDEXING DIRECTORS
Elizabeth Kmetzsch 230-6330

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]


Free Classes at the Family History Center Thursday Nights - 7:00-8:00 P.M.
1320 South Wasatch Drive (2450 E), North parking lot, Northwest entrance. Public is welcome, and no church affiliation of any kind is needed.

Family Tree Training & Special Classes on related websites and family history subject are FREE for anyone interested in improving their Family History skills.

Class size is limited to seats in the training room; please reserve your seat for a specific class by calling the Center at 801-584-0112 and leave a message, or call Directors, Greg Spencer 801-834-9559 or Marjorie Spencer 801-678-1321

Class Schedule - Summer 2019 Classes have not yet been scheduled

Date & Time Key Skill Notes Level Instructor

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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. Included are:

• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive

• Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War

• Ancestry.com Library Edition

• Arkiv Digital Online (for Swedish research)

• Find My Past

• Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)

• The Genealogist

• Genline

• Godfrey Memorial Library

• Heritage Quest Online

• Historic Map Works Library Edition

• Paper Trail

• World Vital Records

• Fully functioning software for Center use:

• Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, Legacy Family Tree and many others.

  • At present, we have 10 computers on-line available, for doing research. All are attached to printers. We have a copier/scanner for small quantity copying and the scanning of photos and documents directly into Family Tree. We also have wireless internet access available for the use of personal laptops, iPads, etc.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Please see the staff schedule, above, where research specialties are listed by each staff member name.


Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.


Links[edit | edit source]

Utah Government Index

UTAH STATE ARCHIVES

FamilySearch Salt Lake City Library


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We need people who know the FamilySearch Family Tree program, and would be able to teach it to others.

We also need young people who are fast on the computer and could learn the program quickly.