St George Utah FamilySearch Center
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|St George Utah FamilySearch Center|
|237 East 600 South|
St. George, Utah 84770
|Monday 9:00 am to 5:00* pm|
*Discovery Center till 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Discovery Center is Open Monday Nights
Families - Mondays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
YSA Groups - Mondays from 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Family groups larger than 5 please make a Discovery Center Reservation.
St George Family Search Center
The St George FamilySearch Center is now open at its new location on the NE corner of 6th South and 2nd East, a block from the temple. In addition to research assistance and other services available at the previous library, the new facility is equipped with a Discovery Center. The Discovery Center provides interactive experiences about the times and places where your ancestors lived and how you are related to famous people. The Discovery Center links interactively with your FamilySearch tree information.
The following services are available at the center:
Discovery Center Experience
Find out what you're made of in a new mind-boggling introduction to family history. Now open for everyone.
Reservations suggested for groups of 10 or more, click here.
Use the large interactive display screens to discover more about yourself as you visualize your family tree in unique ways.
- ALL ABOUT ME - What's so special about my birth year? Discover what was happening in the world the day you were born.
- WHERE I COME FROM - How in the world did I get here? View the geographical origins of your ancestors.
- PICTURE MY STORY - How would I look in my ancestor's clothing? Superimpose a picture of you onto the cultural clothes of your ancestors.
- RECORD MY STORY - What are my favorite memories? Capture your memories in this state-of-the-art story studio. Group and individual booths are available.
- Preparation for Visitors. To experience the Discovery Center, you will need a free FamilySearch account and at least a four-generation Family Tree. Be sure to bring your account username and password with you. Learn about registering for an account here. If you do not have an account or a family tree, our FamilySearch missionaries can provide assistance.
The Center is staffed with volunteers who specialize in family history research specific to different areas of the world. These specialists will assist you with foreign languages and cultures. They can show you how to access geographical information and help you focus your research efforts.
FamilySearch provides the Center with access to premium genealogical and historical websites free of charge, i.e, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, American Heritage, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Archive, and many more. For a complete list and description of these premium sites, click here. here
Family Research Classroom Instruction
The FamilySearch Center has two computer classrooms that are used daily at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to teach classes on various family history research topics including FamilySearch Family Tree, Web Indexing, research techniques, and most popular software programs and apps. Click the class schedule link at the top of the page for a listing of scheduled classes, dates and times.
The two classrooms have 28 and 22 computers and can be combined for groups of up to 50 participants. Any Church, Family, or Civic group is encouraged to schedule these classrooms for family history training specific to your interests and experience. Select the Classrooms - Group Reservation link in the Menu to make a reservation for these classrooms.
Training for Multi-Lingual record Indexing is held Thursday nights at 5:00 pm. Hispanic Record Indexing and Research sessions are held Saturdays at 11:00 am. These sessions are open to everyone – no reservation or prior experience is required.
Photo Scanning Equipment
Are you wanting to digitize your family history pictures and documents so you can preserve and share them? The Center has the following equipment available to you:
- Flatbed Scanner. Excellent for books, documents, certificates, and items with thick bindings. Individually scans multiple pictures from a single page.
- Batch Picture Scanner. Uses a feed tray which allows items to be scanned much faster than on the flatbed.
- Slide Scan. Automatically scans 35mm slides from a standard slide carousel.
- Lexmark Color Copier/Printer/Scanner. Converts multiple page documents into a single pdf file. This is ideal for preserving and sharing typewritten family histories.
- Ensure availability of the scanners by calling (435) 673-4591 for reservations.
Story Recording Booths
The St George FamilySearch Library has a group Family Story Booth and two individual Story Booths available for use to record your family stories. The comfortable furnishings and sound proofed interior provide a quiet, secluded area ideal for recording personal or family histories.
Our Story Booth is a professional recording studio with state of the art audio and video recording equipment to capture your stories, testimonies, and interviews for your posterity. Common uses are: return missionaries telling stories of mission/bearing testimony, new members telling about conversion/baptism, children interviewing parents and grandparents, primary children answering basic gospel questions, your oral history, etc.
Our equipment is able to save your oral history videos to flash drive media. To provide sufficient storage space a guest must bring a flash drive having more than 4GB free storage space to save recordings.
Select the following link to see further instructions and suggestions on how to prepare to use this part of our facility: Suggestions for Recording Your Story
Children Play Area and Kitchen Facility
The new center provides a story and play area for small children which is surrounded by computer workstations where parents can work on their family history without leaving their children unattended.
A break room is available with a refrigerator and microwave oven.
The center does NOT have microfilm readers. FamilySearch is converting microfilm documents to computer image format. Check the FamilySearch Catalog for the status of documents of interest. The Bloomington Utah Family History Center located in Sun River has microfilm capability.
Last modified: 02/5/18 by: Theron and Shanna Schaefermeyer