Monroe Utah Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Monroe Utah Family History Center serves individuals residing in the southern part of Utah's Sevier Valley. The center provides free access to numerous genealogical websites and databases, and houses a small permanent collection of local history books and microfilm/microfiche (with the ability to order additional microfilm from the Family History Library). Those in the the local area are encouraged to visit and receive consultation and other general assistance with their family history. The center is staffed on a limited schedule and by appointment with Ward Temple and Family History Consultants.
Location and Map:
- 260 East Center Street, Monroe, UT 84754 United State(This is not a mailing address)
- The center is located just west of the South Sevier Middle School. The center shares a building with the Records Operations Center, which operates during alternating hours. Parking is available on the street in front of the center.
- Monroe Utah Family History Center - Google Maps
Phone: 1 435-527-4612 (call during open hours)
Temple and Family History Consultant leadership - Center:
- Center Director Rob Larsen 435-841-1040 email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant: Ed Oldroyd
- Assistant Fran Oldroyd
- Assistant Conna Chapman (Training)
Open Family History Research Hours:
|Sunday||5:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Monday||No Family History Research|
|Tuesday||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday|| 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Training 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Thursday||1:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||No Family History Research|
|Saturday|| No Family History Research
Training 10:00 am - Noon
- The center is also open by appointment with Ward Temple and Family History Consultants.
- Group visits: Due to staffing concerns and space availability, groups which plan to visit the center for any reason should contact the center during open hours to schedule an appointment.
- Closed most federal and state holidays, please call for information on specific dates.
Calendar and Events
Staff training for Temple and Family History Consultants of the Monroe Stake is held generally on the third Thursday of each month.
Next Meeting will be July 20th with a Social Half Hour from 6:00-6:30 and Training from 6:30-7:30 – Kristy Delange will be teaching us about Utah Digital Newspapers and we will have a followup on Zoning and Web Indexing. Conna Chapman will be talking about copy writes. Other topics will be discussed with hopes that everyone will come away learning something new.
Classes are generally held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe Family History Center. We also have some upcoming classes to learn Zoning and Web Indexing, which will be taking place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Monroe Family History Center. Take one class or take them all. Call Conna Chapman to sign up: 435-527-0902
June 24th - Zoning (This is a Saturday morning class. Zoning consists of reading through old newspapers and identifying Births, Deaths, and Marriages that can be indexed as a source.)
June 28th - Memories/Audio (Learn how to record your own audio story and put it in FamilySearch, or even take an existing recording and convert it to the proper digital format.)
July 1st - Web Indexing (This is a Saturday morning class. Learn how to Index through FamilySearch. This is the newest version of Indexing. Come give it a try and learn the in's and out's of Indexing.
July 5th - Duplicates (Learn how to find duplicates in FamilySearch, and the proper procedures for eliminating them.)
July 12th - Merging and Correcting (Learn how to merge and correct information in FamilySearch, and how to avoid pitfalls that can come with improper merging and correcting.)
July 19th - Looping (Looping can be a real challenge when found in FamilySearch. Learn what it is and how to fix it.)
The following in an incomplete listing of this center's permanent collections:
- Numerous local histories
- Local newspaper clippings provided by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
- South Sevier High School Yearbooks (1950s-1960s)
- Our Pioneer Heritage, Volumes 1-20, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
- An Enduring Legacy, Volumes 1-12, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
- Annotated record of baptisms for the dead, 1840-1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, Volumes 1-7 and index, Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, 2002
- LDS Church Ward Records for cities and towns in Sevier and Sanpete Counties (from the time of the ward's organization to 1948)
- Monroe Birth Records (1905-1953)
- Monroe Death Records (1905-1960)
- Utah Immigration Card Index 1847-1869 (aka Crossing the Plains Index)
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and microfiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. The ordering service is available at Online Film Ordering
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. This includes Ancestry.com, ArkivDigital, Findmypast.co.uk, Fold3, NewsaperArchive.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, etc.
- Map My Family Tree
- Personal Family History programs
- Ancestral Quest
Hardware and Equipment
- 16 desktop computers
- 1 laser printers
- 2 microfilm viewers
- 1 microfiche viewer
- 1 microfilm/microfiche image printer
- 1 image scanner
Resources in the Local Area
See also: Richfield Utah Family History Center
- Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP): Sevier South companies and camps
- Sons of the Utah Pioneers (SUP): Sevier Valley Chapter
- Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah - Koosharem Band of Paiutes
Sevier County research