Bear River Valley Utah 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 Bear River Valley Family History Center (formerly the Tremonton-Garland Family History Center) serves patrons in Box Elder County, Utah including the communities of Beaver Dam, Bothwell, Collinston, Deweyville, Elwood, Fielding, Garland, Howell, Park Valley, Plymouth, Portage, Riverside, Snowville, Thatcher/Penrose, and Tremonton. The purpose of the Bear River Valley Family History Center is to assist community members and visitors in researching their family trees through access to genealogical resources, classes, and workshops.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 487 East 900 North, Tremonton, Utah 84337-1049 United States
  • Located across the street, south of the Bear River Middle School.


  • 435-257-7015


  • mail

FHC Director:

  • Ronald J Taylor
  • 435-230-4171

Open Hours:

  • Mon. 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Tues. thru Fri. 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Sat. and Sun. By appointment

2018 Holiday/Closed Schedule:

  • Closed General Conference (Saturday, March 31/Sun April 1, 2018)
  • Closed Memorial Day (Monday, May 28, 2018)
  • Closed Independence Day Holiday (Wednesday - Friday, July 4-6, 2018)
  • Closed Pioneer Day (Tuesday, July 24, 2018)
  • Closed Box Elder County Fair Week (8/20-8/25, 2018)
  • Closed Labor Day (Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3, 2018)
  • Closed General Conference (Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2018)
  • Halloween: (10/31/18 Closed at 3:30 PM)
  • Closed Thanksgiving (Wed thru Sun, November 21-25, 2018)
  • Closed Christmas/New Year (Saturday, December 15, 2018 thru Tuesday, January 1, 2018)

Calendar and Events

  • Upcoming Events:
  • Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop; Second Saturday of each month 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Indexing class: Mondays and Fridays 9 AM - 12 noon; 2nd Thursdays of each month 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Staff Quarterly Meeting: February 15, 2018 (7 P.M.), at the Tremonton Utah Stake Center (660 N. 300 E.)
  • Staff Quarterly Meeting: May 03, 2018 (7 P.M.), at the Tremonton Utah Stake Center (660 N. 300 E.)
  • Staff Annual Summer Social: August 16, 2018 (6:30 P.M.)
  • Box Elder County Fair - Family History Booth (August 21-25, 2018)
  • Staff Quarterly Meeting: November 15, 2018 (7 P.M.), at the Tremonton Utah Stake Center (660 N. 300 E.)
  • Training: Family Tree - classes begin the 2nd Tuesday of each month (2 PM) and 2nd Thursday of each month (7 PM)

Center Resources


  • Databases and Software
  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 23 networked computer workstations with Internet and printer access
  • High speed internet
  • Wireless Internet access for patron laptops/electronic devices
  • 2 b/w laser printers
  • b/w printer/scanner/copier
  • 1 microfilm reader
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 canon 300 microfilm/fiche scanner that can print paper copies for a minimal charge or create digital images that can be saved to a flash drive
  • 2 flatbed scanners

Class/Training Room

  • Fourteen computer work stations for hands-on use by class members
  • Overhead mounted computer projector

Center Services

  • Staff Research Specialties
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  • Resources in the Local Area
  • Genealogy Library Center, Inc. Established by Arlene H. Eakle. 62 West Main St., Tremonton, UT 84337. Phone: 435-257-6649

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  • Volunteer at the Center
  • Volunteers are needed to help staff the center for four-hour shifts. If interested, please call Ronald Taylor at 435-230-4171