Brigham City 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 Brigham City Utah Family History Center is located in the lower level of the meetinghouse which it shares with the Brigham City 7th and River Wards. We serve the southern part of Box Elder County including the communities of Brigham City, Mantua, Honeyville, Bear River City, Corinne, Perry, and Willard. We have about 80 volunteers who are trained to assist patrons. Anyone interested in genealogy and family history is invited to come to the Center for assistance, to research, or to attend one of our classes.

Center Contacts and Hours



Phone: 435-723-5995


Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closures and Holiday Schedule

2011 Holiday Schedule

  • President's Day: Monday, February 21
  • Memorial Day: Monday,  May 30
  • Independence Day: Monday, July 4
  • Pioneer Day: Monday, July 25
  • Labor Day and Peach Days: Monday - Friday September 5 - 9
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday - Friday, November 23 - 25
  • Christmas Holiday: last to weeks of December (Monday, December 19 through January 2, 2012)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Thursday, Oct 6 at 10:00 am “Legacy Basic”
Taught by Anita Olsen in the Book Room.

Tuesday, Oct 11 at 10:00 am OR Thursday Oct 13 at 7:00 pm
“How to Begin Research on the Internet” taught by Anita Olsen in the Relief Society Room

Tuesday, Oct 18 at 10:00 am “Roots Magic Basic”
Taught by Anita Olsen in the Book Room

Staff Training Meetings

Thursday, Oct 20 at 7:00 pm

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Over 9,000 rolls of microfilm and about 4,000 microfiche. Additional films and fiche may be rented from the Family History Library. Select “Microfilm” on the menu for more details.
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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 Century British Newspaper Digital ArchiveAccess Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (formerly Footnote)
  • The Genealogist
  • Genline FamilyFinder (Swedish records)
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records


  • Genealogy database software: PAF, Family Insight, RootsMagic, Ancestral Quest, Legacy
  • Charting software: PAF Companion
  • Photo editing software: Picasa, IrfanView
  • Word processing software: Open Office
  • Research aids such as: Parish Locator, GenSmarts
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Free internet access to American, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) website

Hardware and Equipment

  • Paper copy machine available for a minimal charge


  • 10 computers in main room, 6 computers in film room, 2 computers in lobby
  • All have internet and printer access
  • Wireless internet service is available for patrons who wish to connect their personal laptop computer

Microfilm and microfiche readers

  • 6 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Microfilm scanner that can print paper copies for a minimal charge or create digital images that can be saved to a flash drive


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers are needed at the Center. If you have computer experience and an interest in family history, we would love to have you join our staff. Serving at the Center is a great way to increase your computer and family history skills. Those who help others always learn the most themselves.

We have four-hour daytime shifts and three-hour evening shifts. To volunteer, please call the center at 723-5995 or email us at

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