Cheyenne Wyoming 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 Cheyenne Family History Center is located in the Cheyenne Wyoming Stake Center, at the corner of Western Hills & Education Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Entrance is at the Southeast corner of the building. The public is invited to use the resources free of charge.  The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Cheyenne area.

Center Contact and Hours

Location & Map

  • 309 Western Hills Blvd., Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Entrance is at the southeast corner of the building.
  • If the entrance door is locked, press the doorbell near the entrance
  • Location on Map


  • Monday - by appointment
  • Tuesday-Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
  • Saturday - by appointment
  • Holidays - Call ahead


  • Email:


  • Center Phone:  (307) 634-9536
  • After Hours Phone:  (307) 635-2245


  • Director:  Virginia Partch
  • Associate Director:  Gloria Milmont
  • Associate Director:  Melanie Bosselman -- Training

Holiday Schedule

2012 Holiday Schedule

The Center will be closed on:

  • Sundays
  • Mondays
  • Frontier Days, July 23-27
  • Thanksgiving, November 22-23
  • Christmas, December 24-January 4


You can view our Calendar here:  

Classes, Registration and Handouts

Please Register in Advance

  • Call the Cheyenne Family History Center (307) 634-9536
  • Or email

Cancel a Class Registration

  • If you need to cancel a previous class registration, click here
  • Call the Center (307) 634-9536 if you need help or have any questions

One-on-One Training

  • You don't have to sign up for an organized group class to get help at the Center.
  • Come in and work one-on-one with a staff member.

Class Descriptions

Introduction to New FamilySearch
We will start at the beginning and take you through everything you will need to know to begin working with your ancestors on New FamilySearch (NFS). We’ll include practice exercises so that you can try everything that you learn. No previous experience with new FamilySearch is required. Class length: 4 classes, one per week for 3 weeks

New FamilySearch Focus
This class is for those who are familiar with new FamilySearch (NFS) but are looking for some in-depth training on some of the essential NFS skills. Class length: 3 classes, one per week for 3 weeks
• Combining duplicate records – and when NOT to combine
• Separating combined records – untangling the mess in some of our NFS branches
• Search strategies – how to find what you are looking for

Research and the Family History Center Portal
Census record or birth certificate? Immigration records or naturalization papers? Ready to start some basic research to find new information and verify existing data on your ancestors? We will give you some guidelines to help you in your search and introduce you to some great research websites.

Beyond PAF – Linking your Personal Data to New FamilySearch
Already using Personal Ancestral File (PAF)? Want to link that valuable data to New FamilySearch quickly and easily? We will review the options for PAF and other programs that link directly to New FamilySearch. Class length: one class

Computer Basics
Feel intimidated by your computer? Want to become more comfortable with a computer? This is a class for those wanting to know how to get around on their PC, internet access, email setup, troubleshooting and help with personal PC issues.

FamilySearch Indexing
Explains what the FamilySearch Indexing project is working to accomplish and how we can all help in this great effort. Perhaps the easiest, most relaxing family history work available today! You will actually sign up and Index your first batch in class. Bring your LDS membership record with you in order to sign on. Class length: one class

Getting Organized – Handling Those Documents!
Wondering how to file the abundance of certificates, family group sheets, and photos that accumulate while searching for our ancestors? Come and learn a great method for taming the chaos, both for paper and electronic documents. Class length: one class

Class Schedule

Please Register in Advance

  • Call the Cheyenne Family History Center (307) 634-9536
  • Or email

All classes are FREE!

If you register by email and DO NOT receive a confirmation email or phone call, please call the Center to verify your registration was received and recorded properly.

To learn more about the classes, check the class descriptions.

Date Title Teacher # wks Time
Tue, May 15
Research & Family History Ctr Portal
Melanie Bosselman
3 7-9 pm
Wed, May 23
Gloria Milmont
1 10-12, 1-3
Wed, May 23
Cindy McCormick
7-8:30 pm
Wed, May 30
Intro to New FamilySearch
Lynn Aitken
10-12 am
Tue, Jun 5
New FamilySearch Linking Programs
Melanie Bosselman
10-12 am
Tue, Jun 4
Intro to New FamilySearch
Kathleen Turner
3 7-9 pm
Wed, Jun 13
Gloria Milmont
7-9 pm
Thu, Jun 14
A Tour of FamilySearch
Gloria Milmont
7-9 pm
Tue, Jul 3
Research & Family History Ctr Portal
Melanie Bosselman
3 7-9 pm
Thu, Jul 5
New FamilySearch Intro Kathleen Turner
3 7-9 pm
Wed, Jul 18
A Tour of FamilySearch
Gloria Milmont
1 7-9 pm

More classes to be added soon!

Center Resources

Hardware and Equipment

  • 11 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 1 microfilm reader
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 microfiche/film scanner

Class/Training Room

  • Main room has 9 computer stations for hands-on use by class members plus a computer, projector and teaching station for the instructor.
  • Microfilm room has 2 additional computer stations, well suited for one-on-one assistance.
  • Both rooms have printer access for all stations.

Databases, Software & Collections

  • Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
  • Family History Library Catalog: This Center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • FHC Portal

Center Services

Quarterly Training Meetings

Individuals Invited

  • Stake and Ward Priesthood Leaders with Family History responsibility
  • Family History Consultants
  • Staff serving at Family History Centers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about family history


Held on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Cheyenne Stake Center

2011 dates

  • January 13
  • April 17 (in conjunction with Stake Auxiliary Training)
  • July 14
  • October 13

Local Resources & Links

Volunteer at the Center