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

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: or

Open Daytime Hours:

Monday through Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 2:15 pm - 4:15 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.)


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
10a - 1p
Jane Jones * Indian Hills 652-5137 Memories, record correction, adding sources

Sue Thornton* Princeton 582-1289 Getting started
Paige Preece * Crestview 440-1654 Record corrections, ordinances,, British & Swedish records
Nancy Ward Mon. Park (703) 201-9111 FamilySearch; Swedish research
Melinda Rich Emigration SA 699-9321 FamilySearch; & other partner sites; genealogy research

1p - 4p
Antoinette Van Horn * Yale 889-3426 Ordinances, African American research, photos

Mary Andrus Emerson 300-7079 Getting started
Elizabeth Kmetzsch* Wasatch Hills 230-6330 Indexing
Jan Hemming  Yalecrest 2 557-2463 Beginning skills
TUE 10a - 1p Marilyn Smolka * Emigr. Canyon 554-0204 Memories, gallery, finding help, record corrections, ordinances

Bonita Hoehne Emerson 484-7404 Memories, gallery, record corrections, ordinances
Ben & Rita Hart* Emigr. Canyon 702-277-4250 Memories, gallery, record corrections, ordinances
Greg & Marjorie Spencer Yalecrest 1 582-8181 Getting started

1p - 4p Vena Childs * Bonneville 1 556-1465 Sources, Find-A-Grave, record corrections,

Jean Robbins * Garden Park 582-0771 Finding unindexed records, catalogues, books, Wiki
Diane Whittaker Mon. Park 573-3005 FamilySearch,, Find My Past

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

Barbara & David Horne Mon. Park 641-9884 Indexing, British research, record corrections

Sheila Privett Garden Park 856-4184 Fan charts. beginning skills to get started
Janet Wankier Crestview 582-9422 Getting started
10a - 1p
Jane Jones * Indian Hills 652-5137 Memories, record correction, adding sources

Judy Holbrook * Wasatch Hills 484-7136 Indexing, record corrections, getting started
Georgia Gates Wasatch Hills 486-3976 Research, record corrections
Susan Sandberg                         Wasatch Hills 206-406-7221 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

Rick Thornton* Princeton 746-9188 Sources, memories, U.S. censuses, record corrections

Steve Packham* Yale 580-0580 Indexing; getting started
Julie Valdes Crestview 541-7687 Getting started
Larry White St. Mary’s 573-2825 Memories,, Find My Past, My Heritage
Lynn & Juneil Lyon Yalecrest 1 582-8472 Indexing; getting started
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 1 581-0488 Memories, indexing

Dan Hull Thirty First 466-7210 FamilySearch; Irish and Australian research

Adam Bennion * Indian Hills 556-9818 Indexing,, Roots Magic, Ancestral Quest,

Bill Oswald * Princeton 582-2654 Hints, fan charts, ordinances, Ancestral Quest
Dennis Pahnke Yalecrest 1 583-3212 Research, Beginning Skills, Record Corrections
10a - 1p
Kathy Evans * Princeton 582-9501 Internet Searches, Record Corrections

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

Kimerly Wagstaff Crestview 201-5887 German research
Bobbi Snow Indian Hills 712-2140 Getting started
SUN 1p - 3p Kay Merkley Mon. Park 750-5602 Trouble shooting, record corrections, ordinances
Bonita Hoehne Emerson 484-7404 Getting started
Pam Nelson Princeton 867-1240 Getting started
Marc Greenberg Yalecrest 2 541-9998 Getting started
Josh Stewart Yalecrest 2 664-4003 FamilySearch; general research


Rick and Sue Thornton
801-582-1289 (home)

801-910-3058 (Sue's cell)

Page Preece 440-1645
Diane Whittaker
Jared Beck
Elizabeth Kmetzsch 230-6330

Marcia Vogeler

Steve Packham

Upcoming Events

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, Rick and Sue Thornton, 801-582-1289.

Winter / Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Date & Time Key Skill Notes Level Instructor
Thu, 05 Apr 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 2: Reserving Temple Ordinances Reserving ordinances if there are no duplicates; also, printing, sharing, unreserving.


Kay Merkley

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 3: Adding People and Adding or Editing Vital Information Includes adding an unconnected person; also, standardizing dates and places. Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 19 Apr 2018

7:00 pm

Staff Meeting no classes Beg Paige Preece
Thu, 26 Apr 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 4: Searching for Records How to vary a search; how to analyze a record. Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 03 May 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 5:

Communicating with Others

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

7:00 pm

How to find ANSWERS to most of your family history QUESTIONS What do I do when my local "expert" is not available? A look at different online guides. Beg Int Jane Jones
Thu, 10 May 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 6: Getting Help in FamilySearch Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 17 May 2018

7:00 pm

Staff meeting no classes Int FHC Staff
Thu, 24 May2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 7: Correcting relationships Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 31 May 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 8: Attaching Sources Attach historical records from Record Hints or from Search (to every person listed in source); dealing with attachments Int Kay Merkley
Thu, 07 Jun 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 9: Creating Sources from sites outside of FamilySearch How to create sources from, MyHeritage and other sites and attach them to FamilySearch; using RecordSeek Int Kay Merkley
Thu, 14 Jun 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 10: Combining duplicate records in Family Tree Int Kay Merkley
Thu, 21 Jun 2018

7:00 pm

Staff meeting no classes
Thu, 28 Jun 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 11:

Memories in Family Tree

Beg-Int Kay Merkley 
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch Lesson 12: Advanced record cleanup A case study that will teach you some tools for dealing with more complicated records—mistaken combinations, etc. Adv Kay


Thu, 12 Jul 2018

7:00 pm

FamilySearch: using mobile applications Beg Rick Thornton
Thu, 19 Jul 2018

7:00 pm

Staff meeting no classes

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. Included are:

• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive

• Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War

• Library Edition

• Arkiv Digital Online (for Swedish research)

• Find My Past

• Fold3 (Formerly

• 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

Staff Research Specialties

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

Resources in the Local Area

The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.


Utah Government Index


FamilySearch Salt Lake City Library

Volunteer at the Center

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.