Murray Utah Little Cottonwood 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

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  • 6180 Glenoaks Drive, Murray, UT 84107
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  • (801) 264-4136



FHC Director:

  • Marianne Ruben - 1 801-264-1196
  • Assistant Directors: Adele Knudson

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm, 7pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 1pm, 7pm - 9pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed for the following 2014 holidays:
  • July 24, 2014 - Pioneer Day
  • November 26 & 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving
  • December 22, 2014 through January 1, 2015 - Christmas & New Year's

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

To sign up for any of the following classes, please call or text Marianne Ruben at 801-916-1196.  Also, please make sure you have a FamilySearch account set up and remember to bring your user name and password to the classes. Depending on interest, these classes will be rotated throughout 2014.

Class Schedule

How to Get Started in Family History - Instructor: Marianne Ruben

Thursday, January 9 (7-9 pm) and Friday, January 10 (10 am - noon)

This class is for those who are new to family history work. Come and learn about the FamilySearch website including where to go for help, how to navigate in Family Tree, and the steps to get started in finding your ancestors.

Photos & Stories - Instructor: Steve Howell

Thursday, January 16 (7-9 pm) and Friday, January 17 (10 am - noon)

Bring scanned photos and digitized histories of your ancestors to the Family History Center and we will teach you how to attach them in Family Tree. This is a great way to preserve the details of an ancestor’s life and make them available to all who are related to them! For those needing help with scanning, we would be happy to help you with that prior to this class.

Family Tree - Instructor: Tom Decker

Thursday, February 13 (7-9 pm) and Friday, February 14 (10 am - noon)

This class is intended for those who have already had a chance to explore their ancestral lines in Family Tree.  We will teach you how to find a source in FamilySearch and attach it to your ancestor in Family Tree, add new information, correct mistakes, merge duplicates, and prepare names for temple ordinances.

Finding Records - Instructor:  Adele Knudsen

Thursday, February 20 (7-9 pm) and Friday, February 21 (10 am - noon)

Come and explore other ways to find records of your ancestors that will help to document their lives.  Learn about some of the subscription sites that are free at the Family History Center.

FamilySearch Research Helps - Instructor:  Mandy Slack

Thursday, March 13, 2014 (7-9 pm) only

Learn how the FamilySearch Wiki can help you in your research.  You will also learn how to browse for images of records that have not yet been indexed.

Descendancy Research - Instructor:  Marianne Ruben

Thursday, March 20 (7-9 pm) and Friday, March 21 (10 am - noon)

We will help you find your distant cousins!  Descendancy research is the process of finding all of the descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) of one of your ancestors.  This class will give you step-by-step instructions on how to research descendants using the resources of

Staff Training Meetings

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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Our Center is equipped with 9 dual monitor stations and 3 single monitor stations. A Lexmark scanner/copier is available for scanning photos and documents. A 55" wall-mount television is available for training purposes.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • England - Don Dalling. Available Thursday 10AM-1PM.
  • Family Tree - Tom Decker. Available Thursday 10AM-1PM.
  • New England Research - Adam Weagle. Available Tuesday 7-9PM

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