Bountiful Utah Heights 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.


Location

We are located in Bountiful, Utah at 1240 E. 500 North on the south side of the parking lot in a small building separate from the LDS ward building, with ample free parking.

Telephone: 801-299-4245

Hours and holidays

We are open to the public ...

Monday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

We are closed Saturday and Sunday


Directors

Our Directors: Jimmy B. Parker and Sherry B. Parker

Our Patron Resources

  • •14 patron computers • 3 microfilm readers • 1 microfiche reader • 1 digital microfilm/microfliche scanner with 8x10 inch paper scanner attachment and dedicated printer • 1 multi-use printer • 1 copy machine • Internet access
  • Free access to several subscription websites, including Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, The Genealogist, Historica Map Works Library Edition, World Vital Records, and much more.
  • A small collection of books containing biographies, research guidance materials, indexes, and databases.
  • Many training materials from genealogical conferences.

Our Personnel

• We have 55 Family History Library Consultants to assist you. These volunteers donate their time and some specialize in the following areas:

•U.S. Research
•British Reference
•German Research
•American Indian Research
•New FamilySearch

Library Background

• The Bountiful Utah Heights Multistake Center is a branch library of the Salt Lake City Genealogical Library. The main library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. The main SLC Library is the largest library of its kind in the world • We are open to the general public at no charge • The SLC Library is visited by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and groups each day. Our branch library is much more modest.

Records Collection

• Through an inter-library loan system, we have access to the SLC library collection of 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records.

• Our computers access the FamilySearch database which contains many millions of names that are linked into families.

Training and Assistance

• We offer access to and assistance in the use of many internet research sites. We can also assist you with the use of The Family History Library Catalog, the online catalog describing the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

• Other training in such things as research basics, data management programs, the Research Wiki, and other programs can be arranged by appointment by calling the directors at 801-295-3898.

Guides

Family History Centers

• Family history centers (FHC) are branches of the Family History Library. • Over 4,000 family history centers operate in more than 88 countries. • Local family history centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. • About 100,000 rolls of microfilm are circulated to family history centers each month.

Click here to locate the nearest family history center, in your area, or call 866-406-1830 in the United States and Canada.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, try one or more of these other repositories.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.[1]
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[2]
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.[3]

Repositories with significant Utah local history and Mormon Pioneer collections

  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-present: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[4]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[5]
  • Utah State Historical Society, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[6]

Sources

  1. Local History & Genealogy Reading Room in the Library of Congress home page at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  2. National Archives home page at http://www.archives.gov/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  3. "Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx (accessed 20 February 2011).
  4. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 20 February 2011).
  5. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  6. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 20 February 2011).