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 801-652-5137 Beginning skills, intermediate record correction

Paige Preece
Crestview 801-440-1645
Record corrections, ordinances,, British and Swedish records
Sue Thornton Princeton 801-582-1289 Getting started

1p - 4p
Antoinette VanHorn
Yale 801-889-3426
Ordinances, African American research, photos

Mary Andrus Emerson 801-300-7079 Getting started
Elizabeth Kmetzsch Wasatch Hills 801-230-6330 Indexing
Jan Hemming Yalecrest 2nd 801-557-2463 Beginning Skills
TUE 10a - 1p Ken Hyer Emigration Canyon 801-502-7888 Memories, getting started

Marilyn Smolka Emigration Canyon 801-554-0204 Memories, finding help, record corrections, ordinances
Ben and Rita Hart Emigration Canyon 702-277-4250


Getting Started
Bonnita Hoehne Emmerson 801-484-7404 Getting Started

1p - 4p Jean Robbins Garden Park 801-582-0771 Books, Wiki, finding un-indexed records, research catalogs

Vena Childs Bonneville 1 801-583-0317 Documenting and adding sources, Find-a-Grave, record corrections
Diane Whittaker Monument Park 801-582-4374 Getting Started, Record Corrections, Ordinances, Search

Barbara & David Horne
Monument Park 801-641-9884
Indexing, British records, record corrections

Sheila Privett
Garden Park 801-856-4168 Fan Charts, beginning skills to get started

Susan & Dan Joos
Crestview 801-582-9795
Beginning skills to get started, record corrections
Janet Wankier Crestview 801-582-9422 Getting started
10a - 1p
Judy Holbrook
Wasatch Hills 801-484-7136
Indexing, record corrections

Georgia Gates
Wasatch Hills 801-486-3976
Research, record corrections
Jane Jones Indian Hills 801-652-5137 Memories, finding sources, getting started
Susan Sandberg Wasatch Hills 206-406-7221 Getting started

1p - 4p
Kay Merkley
Monument Park 801-750-5602
Troubles Shooting, record corrections, Ordinances

Janice White St Mary's 801-573-2804 Getting started
Sondra Snow Emigration Canyon Getting started
David Owens Crestview Ward 925-708-0209

Rick Thornton Princeton 801-746-9188 Sources, memories, U.S. Census records, record corrections

Steve Packham Yale 801-580-0580 Indexing
Julie Valdes Crestview 801-541-7687 Getting started
Larry White St. Mary's 801-573-2825 Getting started
Juneil & Lynn Lyons Yalecrest 1
10a - 1p
Kathy Torkelson
Yalecrest 2 801-583-4378
Indexing, writing histories, Utah records

Janet Packham
Yale 801-583-2627
Welsh, British, U.S. Research,, Ancestral Quest, Roots Magic, Indexing,

Judith Wilkins
Emigration Canyon 801-455-8666
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, record corrections
Mary Ann Kirk Bonneville 1 801-581-0488 Indexing

Adam Bennion
Indian Hills 801-556-9818
Indexing, Ancestral Quest,, Roots Magic,

Bill Oswald
Princeton 801-582-2654
Hints, fan charts, ordinances, Ancestral Quest

Dan Hull Thirty First 801-466-7210 Family Search, Irish
Dennis Pahnke
Yalecrest 1 801-583-3212
Research, record corrections, beginning skills to get started
10a - 1p
Katharine Evans
Princeton 801-582-9501
Internet searches, record corrections

Kathy Torkelson
Yalecrest 2 801-583-4378
Indexing, writing histories, Utah records

Kimerly Wagstaff Crestview 801-201-5887 German research
SUN 1p - 3p Susan Joos Crestview 801-582-9795 British research, combine duplicate records, adding sources
Kay Merkley Monument Park 801-750-5602 Trouble shooting, record corrections, ordinaces
Bonita Hoehne Emerson 801-484-7404 Getting Started
Marc Greenberg Yalecrest 2 801-541-9998 Getting Started


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

801-910-3058 (Sue's cell)

Page Preece 440-1645
Diane Whittaker
Jared Beck
Judy Holbrook

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

Thu, 11 Jan 2018

7:00 p.m.

Ancestry Lesson 1: and Family Search Getting to know through Family Search Beg Paige Preece
Thu, 18 Jan 2018

7:00 p.m.

Staff Meeting (no class)
Thu, 25 Jan 2018

7:00 p.m.

Ancestry Lesson 2: as an easy search to Getting to know through Family Search Beg Paige Preece
Thu, 1 Feb 2018

7:00 p.m.

Ancestry Lesson 3: Connecting Persons, Documentation Connecting a person in Ancestry and Family Search; proper documentation Int Paige Preece
Thu, 8 Feb 2018

7:00 p.m.

A one hour introduction to Indexing The Basics Beg Elizabeth Kmetzsch
Thu, 15 Feb 2018

7:00 p.m.

Staff Meeting (no class)
Thu, 22 Feb 2018

7:00 p.m.

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, 1 Mar 2018 Roots Tech (no class)
Thu, 8 Mar 2018

7:00 p.m.

Highlights from Roots Tech Conference Int FHC Staff

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.