Spanish Fork Utah Family History Center

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The Spanish Fork Utah Family History Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Spanish Fork area. The Family History Center is open to the public, who are invited to use the resources free of charge. Anyone interested in learning more about their family history, including doing research to find ancestors, is welcome and encouraged to come to the center.Trained volunteers are available during Center hours and by appointment to assist patrons.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 420 South Main Spanish Fork UT 84660 United States
  • The Spanish Fork Utah Family History Center is located at 420 South Main St in Spanish Fork, next to the Nebo School District Offices.

Phone:

  • 1 801-798- 5535

E-mail:

  • UT_Spanishfork@ldsmail.net


Open Hours:

  • Monday         9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday        9am - 9pm 
  • Wednesday   9am - 9pm
  • Thursday      9am -  9pm
  • Friday           9am - 6pm
  • Sunday         4pm - 7pm (CLOSED ON FAST SUNDAYS)


Closed for Holidays, General Conference and Saturdays.

To arrange for Group Instruction Call: 801-798-5535.

Walk in groups over 5 must call to make an appointment.

On Tuesdays starting Tuesday, September 4, 2017, the FHC will offer a nursery from 9:30-11:30 for children 5 and under. In order to keep things organized we ask you to reserve your spot with Sister Melissa Miller at 801-602-0310. We are so excited to offer this new service to our patrons.


Calendar and Events

Class Schedule

Classes on Thursdays start at 7:00 PM

Everyone is welcome.

         DATE

TOPIC INSTRUCTOR
WED

June 27

10 am

Youth Family History Training! 

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Van Celaya
JULY 4 CLOSED
WED

July 11

10 am

Youth Family History Training! 

FamilySearch: Overview, Adding Names

WED

July 18

10 am

Youth Family History Training! 

FamilySearch: Editing Relationships

JULY 24 CLOSED
WED

July 25

10 am

Youth Family History Training!

FamilySearch: Adding Sources 

SUN

July 29

5 pm

The Family Nexus App

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David Taylor
WED

Aug 1

10 am

Youth Family History Training!

FamilySearch: Merging

WED

Aug 8

10 am

Youth Family History Training!

FamilySearch: Descendancy Research

MON

Sept 3

CLOSED
TUES

Starting

Sept 4

10 am

Life Story Writing

Every Tuesday listen to a writing idea presented in class and bring a story or just come and listen to other stories to be inspired.

Teri Denos
FRIDAYS

Starting

Sept 7

10 am

Family Search Basics -- 6 week class Debbie Shell
THURS

Sept 20

6 pm

Working Class on how to use and interpret your DNA results

Attendees need to have DNA test results to attend and must register for this class as seating is limited. If we have a large response then I will schedule another class. Please email Teri Denos at terimdenos@gmail.com to register.

Rick Klemetson

Center Resources:

Collections

    • The largest collection of Icelandic records in the United States
    • A large collection of Family History Books

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.
    • 19th Centry British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
    • Ancestry.com
    • ArkivDigital Online - Swedish Genealogy
    • Findmypast
    • Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com)
    • The Genealogist
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • Hertiage Quest Online
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

19 computer work stations
1 Lexmark color Printer/Scanner
2 Black & white printers
1 reader printer
4 Film readers
3 Microfiche readers

Center Services:

Staff Research Specialties for All shifts Family Search and Tree & Indexing

Family History Staff and Shift Research

Staff Members
Olsen, Elizabeth Area Temple & Family History Consultant
Olsen, Royden Area Temple & Family History Consultant
Smith, Jill FHC Temple & Family History Consultant -- Director
Teri Denos FHC Temple & Family History Consultant -- Assist Director
Bills, Dale FHC Temple & Family History Consultant -- Assist Director
Dixon, Bonnie FHC Temple & Family History Consultant -- Assist Director
Moore, Bob FHC Temple & Family History Consultant -- Assist Director
Fulton, Jennifer FHC Secretary
Orton, Jared Technical Support
Family History Specialist and When they are at the Family History Center
Amos, Jannine W 12N - 3PM Ancestry, Family Search, & USA Research
Aust, Clea F 3PM - 6PM USA Research and British Research
Banks, Pat M 12N - 3 PM USA Research
Bennion, Roy W 3PM - 6pm F 3PM - 6PM English Research
Denos, Teri Th 9AM - 12N British Isles Research
Freeman, Janet F 9AM - 12N Family Tree & Find-a-Grave
Gardner, Pat W 9AM - 12N USA Research and Roots Magic on MAC
Gee, Lorainne Th 3PM - 6PM USA Research and England
Groberg, Debbie M 9AM - 12N USA Research and German
Hewett, Rochelle M 3PM - 6PM Italian Research
Irwin, Denise W 9AM - 12N USA Research
Johnson, John T 6PM - 9PM Icelandic and Indexing
Knight, Ken Th 12N - 3PM Indexing
Lewis, Robert F 9AM - 12N USA Southern, Ancestral Quest, & Book Publishing
Marshall, Dan M 12N - 3PM USA Research
Mellor, Tara Th 3PM - 6PM Scout Merit Badge
Ottesen, Lynn T 6PM - 9PM Ancestry.com and Find My Past
Reynolds, Theresa W 9AM - 12N Puzzilla
Robertson, Ina T 6PM - 9PM    Th 6PM - 9PM Holland and Roots Magic
Sagers, Pat M 9AM - 12N USA Research, Scotland and Canada
Shell, Debbie T 9AM - 12N    T 12N - 3PM T 3PM - 6PM USA Research and Indexing
Shell, Jill Th 9AM - 12N Spanish Research
Smith, Jill T 9AM - 12N W 6PM - 9PM Family History Center Director
Stout, Doreen M 3PM - 6PM Roots Magic
Stout, Jim M 3PM - 6PM Roots Magic
Vogt, JoLayne T 3PM - 6PM USA Research

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