Mapleton 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.
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Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

Address: 1215 N. 1000 W. Mapleton, Utah. (Enter on the Southwest corner of the building.)

Click Here for a Map to the Mapleton Utah Family History Center

Phone: 801-489-2999


Open Hours:

Monday: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 AM to 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM

Sunday: 5 - 8 PM


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

2017 Family History Fair
On February 25, 2017, the Mapleton Family History Center will host its annual family history fair. We hope you will join us at 9:00 a.m. and spend the day. The fair will be held at 475 North Highway 89 in Mapleton, and will include a free lunch for all attendees. Click here to see the class schedule for the fair. Click here to see the fair poster.
Family Time at the Mapleton Family History Center
We want to help you put "Family" back into Family History at the Mapleton Family History Center. Schedule a time for your family to gather at the Center to work on family history. Click here to see more details on how to schedule a time for your family.
Operation Recovery: Save the Box
Join our Twelve-Step Family History Program to preserve your family history. Click here to see more details. Click here for our Operation Recovery Flyer.

Class Schedules

Check our class schedule for a current list of classes below. We have classes on many Sunday nights. Check back frequently for updated schedules as we add new classes. For class suggestions contact class coordinator Guy Black at

Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time Class Description Teacher

24 Sept



Finding Family Members Missing from Family Tree Specific suggestions and clues to guide you to finding family members missing in FamilySearch Family Tree Charlie Coombs

1 Oct


8 Oct



Finding Hidden Records on FamilySearch Did you know that FamilySearch has several different types of record collections? Come and learn how to find them all as we explore indexed collections with images, indexed collections with no images attached (but they might still be on FamilySearch), partially indexed collections with additional browse images, browse only collections, digitized microfilm found in the catalog that can be accessed from home, and digitized microfilm that can only be viewed at a Family History Center. Amberly Beck

8 Oct

6:30 PM Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth temple and family history consultants

15 Oct



LDS Ancestry Learn how and where to research and obtain interesting information about your LDS ancestors Liz Snow

22 Oct



Beginning Family Tree Part one of a two-part class for beginning users of FamilySearch Family Tree Guy Black

29 Oct

6:30 PM Beginning Family Tree Part one of a two-part class for beginning users of FamilySearch Family Tree Guy Black

5 Nov



DNA Basics Have you wondered about using DNA in your research?  Come and learn about the different types of DNA tests, the different companies you can test with, what genealogy problems can be addressed with DNA, and a few examples of what DNA can do to knock down those brick walls. Amberly Beck

12 Nov



Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth temple and family history consultants

14 Nov



Gratitude Mini-Workshop During the coming month we hope you will join us in showing your Gratitude for those who came before by attaching three records from your record hints on FamilySearch to your relatives. Talk to your ward consultant for help or come to a mini-workshop with short instructions and time to accomplish this. Catrina Jensen

19 Nov




26 Nov


3 Dec



Making the Most of Come and learn how to supercharge your research on by understanding the website and collections better and learning some fantastic smart search strategies that will help you find the records you are looking for more quickly. Amberly Beck

10 Dec



Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth temple and family history consultants

24 Dec


31 Dec


Miscellaneous Classes How to Use our Scanners at the FHC (by appt. only) email Guy Black for a Wednesday night appointment at

To be on a class notification email list email Guy Black at

For class suggestions email the class coordinator Guy Black at

Center Resources


FamilySearch Catalog: This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

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.

Hardware and Equipment

We have 17 personal computers and 2 laser printer-copier-scanners with Duplex scanning capability.
We have 2 Epson Perfection V500 photo, slide and document plate scanners.
We have a Kodak PS80 High Speed photograph scanner.
Click here to see a copy of the high speed scanner instructions.
We have a Millenniata M-Writer archival disc writer and discs available for purchase for $3 each.
We have readers & printers for both microfiche microfilm research.
We have an extensive collection of microfiche and specific microfilms ordered by our patrons.
Call our phone number listed above to determine if we have a microfilm you are seeking.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Bountiful and Chattanooga FHC pages for examples.)

Resources in the Local Area

Springville-Mapleton Pioneer Museum

175 South Main Street, Springville, Utah 84663 (801)491-2076
Springville Pioneer Museum

Spanish Fork Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

390 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 (801)360-0117


City of Mapleton
City of Springville
City of Spanish Fork
City of Provo
Utah County - Utah

Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for volunteers to help staff our center. We welcome all enthusiastic family historians, regardless of experience or expertise. Even if you have no prior experience as a consultant, we can pair you with experienced consultants until you feel comfortable and trained in the consultant role.
We need consultants for any of our shifts, but have special needs during the day on Thursdays and on Tuesday afternoons. We would also like to open the center on Friday mornings in the future.

Other Resources

Posted below are links to resources from prior conferences, summer programs, class handouts, and other non-current materials.

2017 Family History Fair Class Handouts
Getting Started: The Different Facets of Family History
Getting Started: Navigation, Pedigree Views & Person Pages
Getting Started: Record Hints & Attaching Sources
Getting Started: FamilySearch Partners
Getting Started: Photos & Stories
Getting Started: FamilySearch Screenshots
Fast, Accurate Research Using FamilySearch
Fast, Accurate Research Using Google
Fast, Accurate Research Using Affiliate & Other Websites
Fast, Accurate Research For Trek Overview, Search Strategies, Catalog & Collections Ancestry Trees, Linking with FamilySearch
County Histories: Locating Ancestors and Breaking Brick Walls
A Research Process: Organizing Your Research Systematically
Locating & Using Digital Newspapers
Newspaper Helpful Hints
Advanced FamilySearch
Basic Indexing Guidelines
Indexing Keyboard Shortcuts
FamilySearch Mobile Apps

PowerPoint Presentations From Amy Fox's FamilySearch Classes
Getting Started
Adding Memories
Fast Descendancy
Searching for More Sources

Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 3 to 6
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 6 to 12
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 12 through adult
Click here to download a collection of family history pages for children