Midvale Utah Union Fort 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 & Map:

  1. 7155 South 540 East'Midvale, UT 84047
  2. Please use North Door.  Ring upper door bell for access.
  3. Come straight in and turn right and Library is first door on right.
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Phone: 801-569-1621


Open Hours:

Monday & Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:45am to 9:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule:

Classes Beginning in September

Beginning Computer (4 week course)
See inside a computer; learn it’s parts and what they do. Learn keyboarding, mouse, and data entry in Microsoft Word.
Fri. Sep. 9,16, 23, 30 10:00 a.m. Instructor: L. Hadfield

Beginning Indexing and Practice Session (1 ½ hour class)
Join other volunteers in indexing records for the Church. Each project page can be completed in about 45 min. To register, bring your membership numberor LDS Account user name and password.
Tue. Sep. 13 2:00 p.m.* Instructor: A. Chidester
Tue. Sep. 27 2:00 p.m.* Instructor: A. Chidester
*Note: Tue. 2:00 p.m. classes will be held in the Midvale North Stake, 97 W. 7500 S.

Beginning new.FamilySearch (3 week course)
Hands-on help in getting started with new FamilySearch. Learn the power of this inspired program that allows you to add & edit your own info. and collaborate with relatives as you prepare names for temple ordinances. (Bring your LDS Account user name and password or membership number.)
Wed. Sep. 14, 21, 28 7:00 p.m. Instructors: C. Hoskisson, P. Losser

Find A Grave (new) (1 ½ hour class)
Come with me and visit a distant virtual cemetery. Find everyone in the cemetery with the same surname and link the children, parents, grandparents.  Add photos and details about their lives for others to see.
Thur. Sep. 8 1:00 p.m. Instructor: K. Beers

Hands-on Roots Magic (new) (3 week course)
Actual exercises to become confident in using Roots Magic and learning how to do all the operations. (Pre-requisite: comfortable with computer and own Roots Magic or have taken beginning class.)
Tue. Sep. 13, 20, 27 1:00 p.m. Instructor: A. Dailey

MacFamilyTree (new) (3 week course)
Finally, a genealogy application for the Mac! Enter data on your Mac computer. Create reports, collaborate with relatives, and integrate with new.FamilySearch.
Mon. Sep. 12,19, 26 2:00 p.m. Instructor: G. Vincent

Training for New Family History Center Staff (2 evening course)
This is a delightful opportunity to learn the wonderful resources and tools available to serve others in the Center. Come join our staff.
Thur. Sep. 8, Fri. Sep. 9 7:00 p.m. Instructor: A. Neff

Ward Consultant Training (new) (3 week course)
What do I do? When do I do it? Where do I get help? Why am I doing it?
Thur. Sep. 22, 29, Oct. 6 7:00 p.m. Instructor: A. Whittle

Classes Beginning in October

Beginning Indexing and Practice Session (1 ½ hour class)
(See description previous page)
Tue. Oct. 11 2:00 p.m.* Instructor: A. Chidester
Tue. Oct. 25 2:00 p.m.* Instructor: A. Chidester

Beginning new.FamilySearch (3 week course)
(See description previous page)
Mon. Oct. 10, 17, 24 2:00 p.m. Instructors: G. Vincent & M. Tripp

Beginning PAF (4 week course)
Includes data entry, making changes, printing, notes & sources
(Need to be comfortable using the keyboard and mouse.)
Tue. Oct. 11,18, 25, Nov. 1 10:00 a.m.* Instructor: K. Jones
*Note: Tue. 10:00 a.m. classes will be held in the Midvale North Stake, 97 W. 7500 S.

FamilySearch Wiki (new) (3 week course)
Family history advice by the community. What is it? What does it mean to you? How can it help you? Can you contribute?
Wed. Oct. 5, 12, 19 7:00 p.m. Instructor: D. Knox
Fri. Oct. 7, 14, 21 3:00 p.m. Instructor: D. Knox

Free Premium Databases (new) (1 ½ hour class)
Reach through the Portal of the Family History Center to use paid databases for free (Ancestry, Godfrey Library, Footnote, Heritage Quest, etc.)
Thur. Oct. 13 7:00 p.m. Instructor: B. Johnson

Intermediate Computer (4 week course)
Discover the magic of using Microsoft Windows including file organization and tips and tidbits for easier computer manipulation.
Fri. Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00 a.m. Instructor: L. Hadfield

Internet Family History – Beyond Searching (new) (3 week course)
Use the Internet to collaborate, document, source and communicate to grow your family lines. Learn to build research logs on Google Docs, blogs and websites using free Internet tools and an advanced Family History Program. (Must be very familiar with the Internet and use PAF or similar program.)
Wed. Oct. 26, Nov. 2 , 9 7:00 p.m. Instructor: A. Neff

Newspaper Archives (new) (1 ½ hour class)
Get a glimpse of your grandmother’s life. Read her obituary, learn about who came to visit, or where she was going on a trip. Small town newspapers kept a close eye on the inhabitants. Their activities became the “talk of the town”.
Thur. Oct. 6 1:00 p.m. Instructor: K. Beers

Write Family Histories your children and grandchildren will read. (2 weeks) It’s easier than you think. Clipart illustrations included. (new)
Thur. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 7:00 p.m. Instructor: J. Evans

Overview of Roots Magic (4 week course)
Winner of the FamilySearch award for “Easiest to Sync”, Roots Magic 4 genealogy software makes working with new.FamilySearch a breeze. Import from PAF, new.FamilySearch, and other programs. Classes include demo. & hands-on practice. Come see if this is the genealogy program of your choice.
Thur. Oct. 6,13, 27, Nov. 3 7:00 p.m.* Instructor: S. Wells
*Note: Thur. 7:00 p.m. classes will be held in the Midvale North Stake, 97 W. 7500 S.

Priesthood Leadership Training (1 hour class)
Training for Priesthood Leaders responsible for Family History work, primarily High Priest Group Leaders.
Thur. Oct. 13 7:30 p.m. Instructor: T. Stroud

Staff Training Meetings

1. Usually held on the third Thursday of the month in the Relief Society Room.

2.  August topics are:  MacFamily Tree, Advanced Geneology built for Mac; and Find a Grave.

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.
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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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

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