Taylorsville Salt Lake Community College 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.
Taylorsville Multi-Stake FHC Computer Tables.
Taylorsville FHC has 20 new PC's on new tables
Taylorsville Multi-Stake FHC Computer main desk.
Taylorsville FHC has new director's desk and a Lexmark MX611 printer/scanner

Welcome to the Taylorsville Utah 10-Stake Family History Center at the Salt Lake Community College LDS Institute (Redwood campus). We have 20 new 23-inch solid-state-drive PC's (8GB), a Lexmark MX611 printer/scanner, 12 new desks/tables. We added an HP color printer/scanner Mar 2017, a Kodak PS80 high-speed photo scanner with flatbed Dec 2017, and the Swedish Death Records 1860-2016 program Aug 2018. We have 43 fantastic consultants and are open 36 hours per week. The directors Jon & Cheryl Thomas from the Bennion Utah West Stake were called May 2016. We opened September 1, 2016.

LDS Institute (west side entrance) at @SLCC Redwood Campus in Taylorsville UT
LDS Institute west entrance @SLCC Redwood Campus
LDS Institute (south side entrance) at @SLCC Redwood Campus in Taylorsville UT
LDS Institute south entrance @SLCC Redwood Campus

Center Contacts and Hours

  • Language: English
  • Address: 4554 So 2025 W, Taylorsville UT 84129
    • Off of Community Blvd, a.k.a Bruin Blvd.
    • The Institute building is the last building on the southwest corner of the main Redwood campus. (Just immediately west of the new SLCC administration building)
    • Sometimes while school is not in session, most doors may be locked except for the east or southeast doors. So plan to use those doors.
    • The Family History Center is in Room 107 (west end of the south hallway).

Location Map

Schedule

  • Open Hours: (effective since April 30, 2018)
    • Mon: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Tue: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then re-opens from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Wed: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    • Thu: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then re-opens from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Fri-Sun: CLOSED
  • Closure Dates:
    • Wed Feb 6 - Thu Feb 7 (SNOW DAYS)
    • Thu Feb 14 (Valentines) - open til 3:00 PM only
    • Mon Feb 18 (Presidents Day)
    • Wed Feb 27 - Thu Feb 28 - open til 3:00 PM only (watch Rootstech.org online)
    • Mon Mar 18 - Thu Mar 21 (Spring Break)
    • Mon May 6 - Thu May 9 (End of Spring Term)

Parking

SLCC Main Redwood Campus map (SW portion)
Map to LDS Institute - park in yellow-lined student spots (SLCC Redwood campus southwest portion)
  • Parking Instructions for Patrons as of 1/16/2019:
    • Park in any yellow-lined student stall in Lot E (2-3 rows south side of the Institute), or Lot F (any row west & southwest of the Institute).
    • If arriving before 4:00 PM, call Carleen Rowley of the Institute (801-912-0113) at least an hour before arriving. You may have to leave a message.
      • She will register your vehicle for a one-day pass. Give her your name, address, phone#, license plate#, make & color of your vehicle.
      • If your car has a ticket when you leave anyway, take it to any of the 3 open Institute offices at north end of south hallway to have it appealed or annulled (or call Carleen Rowley 801-912-0113 & leave a message with ticket#). Then after two working days call Parking Services at 801-957-4011 with your ticket# to verify nothing is owed.
      • No parking tickets will be issued through Fri Jan 18th, 2019 due to starting a new semester.
    • If arriving after 4:00 PM, no worries -- no ticketing occurring after 4PM. Just park & come on into the FHC

Contact Info

  • Phone:
    • Family History Center: 801-590-7838
    • After Hours / weekends, call: 801-718-9772 (director's mobile)
    • Taylorsville Utah (Redwood campus) LDS Institute of Religion office: 801-964-3064
  • E-mail: ut_taylorsvilleSLCC@ldsmail.net

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: (for prior-prepared personal "Discover-Gather-Connect" experiences)

  • Tue Jan 29 - 6PM: Valley Park 1st Ward RS per Janene Alvey (Valley Park Stake)
  • Tue Feb 12 - 7PM: Bernina Ward YW per Rosanne Day (Bennion West Stake)
  • Thu Apr 18 - 6PM: Taylorsville North Stake - Family History Fair (1250 W. Atherton Dr.) per Carol Moore
  • >>> To Schedule a Date for Your Group (no more than 12), please call Rick Francom at 801-810-4419 (must schedule at least 3 weeks in advance)

Past Group Events (Discover-Gather-Connect)

  • Bennion Utah East Stake
    • 2017-07-20 - Stake and ward T&FH consultants training (per Mitch Wiley)
    • 2017-07-26 - POSTPONED: Brookshire Ward: 10 YW with leaders per Debbie Hacker
    • 2017-07-26 - Brookshire Ward, per David Smith HPGL
    • 2017-08-29 - Brookshire Ward, per David Smith HPGL
    • 2017-09-27 - Brookshire Ward YW per Debbie Hacker
    • 2017-10-03 - POSTPONED: Bennion 12th Ward Council 1st half per Michael Winn
    • 2017-10-04 - POSTPONED: Bennion 12th Ward Council 2nd half per Michael Winn
    • 2018-10-10 - Brookshire Ward RS & Elders Quorum per Debbie Hacker
    • 2018-10-27 - Stake Indexing Event @ TayFHC per Mitch Wiley
  • Bennion Utah Stake
    • 2017-03-15 - Stake PEC (Stake Presidency & High Council) per Pres. Brent Calder
    • 2017-06-15 - Bennion 5th Ward Relief Society **FH intro at their wardhouse** per Judy Bunkall
    • 2017-06-21 - Bennion 14th Ward YW per Sister Krogue
    • 2017-09-13 - Bennion 2nd Ward Activity Day girls per Laura Dahl
    • 2017-10-18 - Bennion 5th Ward Relief Society per Judy Bunkall
    • 2018-04-10 - Bennion 19th Ward YW per Lisa Tucker
    • 2018-08-01 - Bennion 4th Ward Primary Activity-Day Girls per Jill Krogue - not one-on-one
    • 2018-08-02 - Bennion 2nd Ward Primary Activity-Day Girls per Jill Krogue - not one-on-one
    • 2018-10-13 - Bennion Stake FH Discovery Day per Corwin Bunkall (Jon taught two classes)
  • Bennion Utah West Stake
    • 2016-12-06 - Stake YM/YW Presidencies per Nathan Winters
    • 2017-01-05 - Bennion 1st Ward Council per HPGL Larry Wright
    • 2017-03-08 - Ridgecrest 1st Ward Council per Claire Dieterle
    • 2017-03-28 - POSTPONED: Bernina Ward YW group intro per Tammy Ferrin
    • 2017-03-29 - POSTPONED: Ridgecrest 1st Ward YW per Tiffany Lofgren
    • 2017-04-26 - Hazelhurst Ward HPGL (reduced) per Warren Brunson HPGL
    • 2017-05-03 - Bernina Ward YM per Brady Thompson YMP
    • 2017-05-09 - Bennion 1st Ward YW per Amy Cook
    • 2017-06-05 - Bernina Ward Primary Activity girls per Janelle Kendrick
    • 2017-06-07 - Hazelhurst Ward YW per Sandra Brunson
    • 2017-09-20 - Ridgecrest 1st Ward Relief Society per Jennifer Ford
    • 2018-01-09 - Bernina Ward T&FH Consultants per Bob Hauser HPGL
    • 2018-01-11 - Stonewood Ward RS & HP per Elaine Speirs
    • 2018-01-17 - Ridgecrest Ward YW per Tiffany Lofgran
    • 2018-01-31 - POSTPONED: Ridgecrest 1st Ward YM
    • 2018-03-07 - Hazelhurst Ward YM per Lucas Carpenter
    • 2018-03-10 - Bennion West Stake Discovery Day per Herb Robertson (not an FTT)
    • 2018-04-04 - Bernina Ward - Sweet Family (5) per Cliff Sweet
    • 2018-04-04 - Bernina Ward - Sweet Family (2) per Cliff Sweet
    • 2018-04-26 - Bernina Ward - Sweet Family (4) per Heather Flores
    • 2018-10-04 - Ridgecrest 1st Ward RS per Leslee Petrick
    • 2018-11-08 - POSTPONED: Bernina Ward - Sweet Family (4) per Cliff Sweet
    • 2019-01-08 - Bernina Ward YM per Mori Rasmussen
  • Taylorsville Utah Central Stake
    • 2017-03-22 - Stake PEC (Stake Presidency & High Council) per David Miller
    • 2017-04-19 - Taylorsville 10th Ward Council per Jan Parke
    • 2017-05-10 - POSTPONED: Taylorsville 30th Ward Council per David Miller
    • 2017-07-11 - Sauniatu Ward HP group per Amosa Wong HPGL
    • 2017-07-18 - Taylorsville 19th Ward Relief Society per Sherril Fairbourn / Laurie Cline
    • 2017-08-01 - POSTPONED: Sauniatu Ward YW (Samoan) per Rubina Siaosi
    • 2017-10-11 - Taylorsville Gardens 1st Ward Council +spouses per Mike Funk & Terry Gidney
    • 2017-11-01 - Taylorsville 30th Ward RS per Nancy Beckstead
    • 2018-02-13 - Gardens 1st Ward YM per Kirk McDougal
    • 2018-04-03 - Taylorsville Gardens 1st Ward YW per Maria Van Adrigham
    • 2018-04-19 - Taylorsville 30th Ward Rel. Soc. per Diana Miller - Basic Teaching
    • 2018-09-11 - Sauniatu Ward RS per Tia Aiono (3 patrons without pre-planned lessons)
    • 2018-10-16 - Sauniatu Ward RS per Tia Aiono (3 patrons without pre-planned lessons)
  • Taylorsville Utah North Central Stake
    • 2016-11-30 - Stake YM/YW Presidency members, 5 HPGLs, 3 HC's, per Brandon Free
    • 2017-01-04 - Taylorsville 24th Ward YM/YW per Brandon Free
    • 2017-02-15 - Meadow Heights Ward YM/YW per Hyrum Okeson
    • 2017-02-28 - Mackay Meadows Ward YM/YW per Jeaneah Cutler
    • 2017-03-01 - Sunnybrook Ward YM/YW per Rick Francom
    • 2017-07-13 - HarvestLand Ward Youth Conference two groups per Teri Daniels
    • 2017-07-30 - Mackay Meadows Ward combined Prstd/RS @ wardhouse per Scott Pugh (not FTT)
    • 2017-08-02 - Mackay Meadows Ward adults per Scott Pugh
    • 2017-08-22 - Sunnybrook Ward Council per Brent Jensen
    • 2017-09-12 - Roxborough Park Ward Council per Roscoe Taylor HPGL
    • 2017-09-13 - POSTPONED: Meadow Heights Ward YM/YW with leaders per Rick Francom
    • 2017-12-05 - POSTPONED: Sunnybrook Ward YM/YW (1st half) per Nicole Olsen (was Nov 29)
    • 2018-03-27 - Mackay Meadows Ward Council per Scott Pugh
  • Taylorsville Utah North Stake
    • 2017-09-19 - Taylorsville 8th Ward Council per James Payne
  • Taylorsville Utah South Stake
    • 2017-07-13 - Stake & Ward Temple & Family History Consultants Training per Pres. Stettler (not FTT)
    • 2018-02-27 - Taylorsville 39th Ward YW per Kathy Hess
    • 2018-03-13 - Taylorsville 16th Ward YW per Sarah Evans
    • 2018-03-14 - Taylorsville 25th Ward YM per Nathan Mendenhall
    • 2018-10-17 - Taylorsville 23rd Ward YM/YW group per RaAnn Foote
  • Taylorsville Utah Stake
    • 2017-03-07 - Stake Presidency & wives per Mark Ethington
    • 2017-07-12 - Stake High Councilors with wives per Todd Jasper (1st half)
    • 2017-07-19 - Stake High Councilors with wives per Todd Jasper (2nd half)
    • 2017-08-23 - Bridgeside Ward Council per Sarah Nelson
    • 2017-11-15 - Millrace Ward YW per Tiffany Black & Michael Silva
    • 2017-12-13 - Millrace Ward YM (2nd half) per Michael Silva
    • 2018-02-21 - Millrace Spanish Ward YW per Tiffany Black
    • 2018-04-17 - Taylor's Grove Ward HP Group Leadership (emeritus) +wives per Sterling Tholen
    • 2018-11-08 - Millrace Spanish Ward YM & adults (12) per Alan Rogers
  • Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake
    • 2017-04-05 - Valley Park 1st Ward YW group per YW Pres Wendi Tye
    • 2017-05-23 - Valley Park 5th Ward YW group per Kay Cherrington
    • 2017-06-20 - Valley Park 5th Ward Badger family (cold turkey) per Kay Cherrington
    • 2017-06-28 - Valley Park 5th Ward Relief Society per Jean Wahlquist
    • 2017-12-06 - POSTPONED: Valley Park 6th Ward YW/YM per Megan Darger
    • 2018-04-11 - Valley Park 6th Ward YW per Kathie Longmore
    • 2018-08-28 - Valley Park 1st Ward RS per Janene Alvey
    • 2018-09-04 - Valley Park 1st Ward TS per Janene Alvey
  • Taylorsville Utah YSA Stake
    • 2017-05-13 - Stake Discovery Day (FHC staff invited to assist)
    • 2017-11-12 - Temple & Family History Consultants Training at TayFHC per Dave Hull
    • 2018-06-09 - Stake Family History Discovery Day at the Institute (Jon taught 5 classes at the FHC)
    • 2018-06-20 - Indexing group of 4 (mostly beginners) per Erica Ferrin
    • 2018-11-03 - Both Magna Wards Family History Fair (7731 W. 3500 So) per Megan Osterloh
    • 2018-11-15 - Temple & Family History Consultants Training at TayFHC per Dave Hull
  • Taylorsville Coordinating Council (all 10 Stakes invited)
    • 2017-11-09 - High Priest Group Leaderships (and Temple & Family History Consultants) Training (per Area Seventy Elder Michael Bourne)
  • Other Groups, Possibly from Outside of Taylorsville
    • 2017-10-17 - Brother Miller's Institute Eternal Families class - cold-turkey 30-min FTT
    • 2018-02-07 - Murray Parkway 15th Ward HP Group Leadership +wives, per Rick Baird (Murray Parkway Stake)
    • 2018-02-22 - Brother Gunnell's Institute Eternal Families class - 25-min FTT (11:25 AM)
    • 2018-02-28 - Brother Gunnell's Institute Eternal Families classes - 25-min FTT (6:55 PM & 8:35 PM)
    • 2018-03-06 - Garden Park 4th Ward YW per Robyn Hall (South Jordan Park Stake, in Daybreak)
    • 2018-05-30 - POSTPONED: West Jordan River 5th Ward YW per Laura Lovell (West Jordan River Stake)
    • 2018-08-30 - Holladay Healthcare Center - 4 Residents (per Emily Simon)
    • 2018-09-13 - Holladay Healthcare Center - 2 Residents (per Emily Simon)
    • 2018-10-11 - Holladay Healthcare Center - 4 Residents (per Emily Simon)
    • 2018-11-08 - Holladay Healthcare Center - 5 Residents (per Emily Simon)
    • 2019-01-17 - Holladay Healthcare Center - 4 Residents (per Emily Simon)

Class Schedule

  • CES Institute course 261 "Introduction to Family History" (2 credit hours) - taught to Taylorsville Institute students by Charla Hancuff:
    • Cancelled until further notice

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: - search may show record images available to view here that you might not be able to view at home.
  • NEW: Swedish Death Records database 1860-2016 ("Sveriges Dödbok") program on PC #7

Databases and Software

  • Swedish Death Records database 1860-2016 ("Sveriges Dödbok") program on PC #7
  • NEW Feb 2019: PaperScan Pro software on PC # 8, so scans from Kodak 8 1/2" X 14" Flatbed can be OCR-converted into a Text-Searchable PDF file.
  • Chrome Extensions installed on all PC's Chrome browser:
    • Hope Chest: searches for ancestors still needing temple ordinances (see http://hopechestsoftware.com/). Stores results in your FS account.
    • RecordSeek: reliably attach a source to FamilySearch from any web page (including from Ancestry)
    • Scissors Tab: splits the browser into two browsers: current tab becomes right half, left tab becomes left half (for side-by-side compare)
  • 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. Click FHC Portal for a list of those premium databases you can access for free while at our center.
  • LibreOffice v5.2 - a version of OpenOffice (free)
  • Microsoft Office 2007 - on 5 PC's (#1, 2, 4, 8, 14)
  • ArkivDigital Online v1.5.4-rc3 - a program to help access Swedish Research easier, then just at [[1]]
  • Ancestral Quest (latest FHC version) - can read your old PAF, then can sync with FamilySearch Family Tree !
  • Roots Magic (latest FHC version) - also sync's your own private database tree with FamilySearch Family Tree
  • IrfanView (latest 64bit version) - helps in editing or viewing your photos on your USB thumb drive
  • Overhead / Housecleaning background software for Safe Browsing:
    • Rainmeter - for desktop shortcuts, such as to subscription websites that are free thru the FHC Portal.
    • DeepFreeze from Faronics Corp - for nightly security cleaning of traceable userid/password clues (or during next reboot)

Hardware and Equipment

  • 20 Dell 23-inch touch-screen all-in-one desktop computers installed August 2016. Each has 8GB RAM and a Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Lexmark MX611dhe B&W printer (with color scanner) installed August 2016. We charge 5 cents ($0.05) per page (per side) printed.
  • 11 new tables, new desk, and new projection screen installed October 2016.
  • HP OfficeJet 8715 color printer/scanner installed March 2017. We charge 15 cents ($0.15) per page (per side) printed.
  • Microsoft Office-2007 installed on 5 computers April 2017.
  • Kodak PS80 high-speed photo scanner (with legal flatbed scanner) installed 1 Dec 2017.
  • Overhead projector with large pull-down screen. (+New audio/video mixers & HDMI cabling installed 5 Oct 2018)
  • Free rebuilt computers available for anyone short on funds: (Just fill out a form explaining how/why you need one)
    • Laptop: Dell Latitude D630 Intel Core2 Duo, 14" screen, Windows 7 (32-bit mode), 160 GB HD, 2.5 GB RAM + 4 GB ReadyBoost USB = 6.5 GB usable RAM, with external mouse & bag.
    • Apple MAC laptop & workstation.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • Hope Chest (Chrome extension; see above)
  • Danish Research (Cheryl Thomas)
  • English Research
  • Norwegian Research (see https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/kb/browse)
  • Brazilian / Portuguese Translation (Bill Juszcak)
  • Family Tree (in FamilySearch)
  • Indexing
  • Roots Magic (Pat Payne)
  • Ancestral Quest (Jon Thomas)
  • U.S. Research

Stakes Sponsoring this Family History Center

The following 10 stakes are the sponsoring stakes (from the Taylorsville Coordinating Council led by Elder Michael H. Bourne) who are providing resources for this Family History Center:

  • Bennion Utah East Stake
  • Bennion Utah Stake
  • Bennion Utah West Stake (the "agent stake")
  • Taylorsville Utah Central Stake
  • Taylorsville Utah North Central Stake
  • Taylorsville Utah North Stake
  • Taylorsville Utah South Stake
  • Taylorsville Utah Stake
  • Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake
  • Taylorsville Utah YSA Stake

Resources in the Local Area


Links


Volunteer at the Center

  • Looking for volunteers comfortable with computers who love learning genealogy, and teaching youth and young adults how to find their ancestors.
  • If you are available to volunteer for 3 hours per week, we would love to have you, and happy to help you learn (and teach us all) additional skills.
  • Contact Jon Thomas (801-718-9772) or Cheryl Thomas (801-718-9675).
  • Fill out the Long-Term Volunteer Form
  • Then have your Bishop sign it, and bring it in to us during an appointment with us to get to know you.