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Our Family History Center serves patrons in the three stake area of Cherry Hill, Lakeview and Sunset Heights. The location is adjacent to Utah Valley University and across from Krispy Kreme Donuts. The staff pride themselves on ONE-ON-ONE help. Staff have, or are currently serving as consultants with BYU's Regional Center, the Regional Family History Training Center, Family History Library and FamilySearch Support.  
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<p>Our Family History Center serves patrons in the three stake area of Cherry Hill, Lakeview and Sunset Heights. The location is adjacent to Utah Valley University and across from Krispy Kreme Donuts. The staff pride themselves on ONE-ON-ONE help. Staff have, or are currently serving as consultants with BYU's Regional Center, the Regional Family History Training Center, Family History Library and FamilySearch Support.</p>
 
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<h3>Center Contacts and Hours</h3>
=== Center Contacts and Hours ===
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<h4>Location</h4>
 
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<p><b>Location Map:</b></p>
==== Location ====
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    <li><b>Address:</b> <b>1260 South 400 West, Orem, Utah</b> (White chapel across the street north of Krispy Kreme.)</li>
'''Location Map:'''
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    <li>Ring bell to&nbsp;gain access. Get a parking pass from center for use before 3 pm.</li>
 
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    <li><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1260+South+400+West,+Orem,+Utah&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=40.274025,-111.704607&amp;spn=0.028519,0.038795&amp;sll=47.272986,-120.882277&amp;sspn=6.492969,9.931641&amp;hnear=1260+S+400+W,+Orem,+Utah+84058&amp;t=m&amp;z=15">Location on Map</a></li>
*'''Address:''' '''1260 South 400 West, Orem, Utah''' (White chapel across the street north of Krispy Kreme.)  
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*Ring bell to&nbsp;gain access. Get a parking pass from center for use before 3 pm.  
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<h4>Contact</h4>
*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1260+South+400+West,+Orem,+Utah&hl=en&ll=40.274025,-111.704607&spn=0.028519,0.038795&sll=47.272986,-120.882277&sspn=6.492969,9.931641&hnear=1260+S+400+W,+Orem,+Utah+84058&t=m&z=15 Location on Map]
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<p><b>E-mail:</b> <a href="mailto:ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net">ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net</a></p>
 
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<p>Check out our <strong>webpage</strong>: http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/</p>
==== Contact ====
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<h4>Schedule</h4>
 
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<p><b>Open Hours:</b></p>
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net]<br>  
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<ul>
 
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    <li><b>Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm,</b></li>
==== Schedule ====
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    <li><b>Tuesday &amp; Wednesday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm.</b></li>
 
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    <li><b>Saturday 10 am to 1 pm</b></li>
'''Open Hours:'''
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    <li>(Call after 8pm. If no patrons are at center Staff may close the center.)</li>
 
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</ul>
*'''Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm,'''
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<p><b>Group Reservation:</b> E-mail or Contact the Director, Marilyn Thomsen 801-787-8086</p>
*'''Tuesday &amp; Wednesday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm.'''
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<p><br />
*'''Saturday 10 am to 1 pm'''
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<b>Holiday Schedule:</b>&nbsp;. </p>
*(Call after 8pm. If no patrons are at center Staff may close the center.)
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<ul>
 
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    <li>Closed General Conference &ndash; Saturday April 6. 2013 </li>
'''Group Reservation:''' E-mail or Contact the Director, Marilyn Thomsen 801-787-8086  
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    <li>Closed Memorial - Monday May 27, 2013 </li>
 
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    <li>Closed Independence Day - Thursday July 4, 2013 </li>
<br> '''Holiday Schedule:'''&nbsp;. <br>  
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    <li>Closed Pioneer Day - Wed. July 24, 2013</li>
 
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    <li>Closed Labor Day - Monday September 2, 2013 </li>
*Closed Martin Luther King Day - Monday January 21, 2013 <br>  
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    <li>Closed General Conference &ndash; Saturday, October 6, 2013</li>
*Closed General Conference Saturday April 6. 2013 <br>  
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    <li>Closed Thanksgiving - Thursday thru Saturday, November 21, 22, 23</li>
*Closed Memorial - Monday May 27, 2013 <br>  
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    <li>Closed Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 16 thru Monday, January 2, 2014. &nbsp;There will be no classes scheduled at the Sunset Heights Tri-stake Family History Center in the month of December.&nbsp;</li>
*Closed Independence Day - Thursday July 4, 2013 <br>  
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    <li>Closed Martin Luther King Day - Monday January 20, 2014</li>
*Closed Pioneer Day - Wed. July 24, 2013<br>  
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</ul>
*Closed Labor Day - Monday September 2, 2013 <br>  
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<h3>&nbsp;</h3>
*Closed General Conference Saturday, October 6, 2013<br>  
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<h3>Calendar and Events<span style="line-height: 1.5em; font-weight: normal;">.</span></h3>
*Closed Thanksgiving - Thursday thru Saturday, November 21, 22, 23<br>  
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<h4>Upcoming Classes</h4>
*Closed Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 16 thru Monday, January 2, 2014. &nbsp;There will be no classes scheduled at the Sunset Heights Tri-stake Family History Center in the month of December.&nbsp;  
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<p>All classes taught at Sunset Heights FHC.</p>
*Closed Martin Luther King Day - Monday January 20, 2014
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<p>There will always be Family Tree training on every shift. Family Tree is now up and running on FamilySearch. Sign-in using your LDS registration information<span style="line-height: 1.5em; font-weight: normal;">.</span></p>
 
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<p><br />
===  ===
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<b>FEBRUARY Clases&nbsp;</b>-- For the Love of Family</p>
 
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
=== Calendar and Events<span style="line-height: 1.5em; font-weight: normal;">.</span> ===
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<p><u>Census Research 1</u>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Tues., Feb 26 at 7 pm <br />
 
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Instructor - Marilyn Thomsen Class Description: Censuses are the back bone of U. S. Research. This introductory class will explain what census are, where to find them, tricks and traps for beginners to avoid.</p>
==== Upcoming Classes ====
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
 
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<p><u>Family History Writing Class</u>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Every Wednesday at 3 pm&nbsp;starting February 6th.<br />
All classes taught at Sunset Heights FHC.  
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Henry Miles will teach a fun approach to writing your family history in &ldquo;one experience essays.&rdquo; To prepare for class, attendees should choose one experience to write about and come to class prepared to relate that experience orally.&nbsp;</p>
 
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<p>This class will be taught every week, same day and time. You are encouraged to come as many times as you want to gain the skill necessary to create an interesting and readable record of your family&rsquo;s history. Brother Miles techniques involve a lot of class participation and will make the writing task easier and more efficient. He will help edit your work and aid you into eventually turning them into a book if you desire.<br />
There will always be Family Tree training on every shift. Family Tree is now up and running on FamilySearch. Sign-in using your LDS registration information.
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&nbsp;</p>
 
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<p><u><strong>&nbsp;MARCH</strong></u><strong>&nbsp;Classes-- The Search is On</strong><br />
===== January<br>  =====
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Our Focus this year is to teach you how to use the many tools found on FamilySearch.</p>
 
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    <li>You can <u>come in for help</u> with Family Tree whenever we are open and no classes are scheduled!!</li>
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    <li>Every Wednesday at 3 pm - <u>Family History Writing Class </u>- Henry Miles will teach a fun approach to writing your family history in &ldquo;one experience essays.&rdquo; To prepare for class, attendees should choose one experience to write about and come to class prepared to relate that experience orally.</li>
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    <li>Tues., Mar 5 at 4 pm  and Thurs., Mar 7 at 7 pm - FS &ndash; <u>Library Catalog/ Ordering &amp; viewing microfilms/fiche &nbsp;</u><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">When on-line research doesn't help anymore where do you go? Useful helps for using the FamilySearch library Catalog.&nbsp;</span></li>
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    <li>Tues., Mar 19 at 7pm and Fri., Mar 22 at 3 pm -<u> Ancestry.com 3</u> - Learn about military records, Public Member trees, Biographies and Histories, Newspapers, and Ancestry's Learning Center.</li>
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    <li>Tues., Mar 26 at 7 pm <u>Census Research 2 Tools</u> - Learn to analyze information found in census. This class also will introduce some tools that can help effective use of this important record source.</li>
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    <li>Thurs., March 28 at 7 pm    <u>Ward Consultant Training</u></li>
 
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<p>Sunset Heights Family History Center<br />
 
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1260 S. 400 W Orem UT - 801-222-0455<br />
'''''FS – Historical Records: Productive Searches'''''
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Days: MTWTF 10 am-4pm; Eve. T/W &amp;1st Th - 6:30 pm-9:00; Sat 10 am-1pm<br />
 
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Check out our webpage: http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/</p>
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<h4>Future Class Schedule:</h4>
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<p><b><a href="http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/">Click here</a></b> to see our Blog. &nbsp;</p>
| width="60%" | '''Class Description:''' FamilySearch has a large Historical Records Collection which have been digitized and are now available online and accessible from the opening page of the FamilySearch website. It includes both indexed records and those which are browseable. Learn techniques for conducting thorough and productive searches in these records. (1 hr class)
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<h4>Staff Training Meetings</h4>
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    <li>Second Tuesday evening each month at 7 pm.</li>
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<h3>Center Resources</h3>
<br><br> <br>'''Ancestry.com 1 '''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tuesday, January 29th - 11AM &amp;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Thursday, January 31st - 7 PM<br>'''Class Description: '''You've heard of it, now learn to use it. Part one-an overview of Ancestry.com, search techniques, using the card catalog, immigration and travel, and photos. This is the first of a 3 class series.<br> <br>'''Getting Started''' - 3 wk class &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Thursdays, January 17th, 24th and 31st – 11 AM<br>'''Class Description:''' Getting Started with Family History - Beginner Class for the true beginner or anyone who needs a refresher course. Thursday Series, Jan 17, 24, 31, 11am. Three classes of 60-90 minutes each. Videos, discussion, hands-on workshop. Designed for people comfortable with computers but unsure of how to start your family history.  
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<h4>Collections</h4>
 
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BEFORE THE CLASS -You will need to register for an LDS Account if you do not already have one and bring your username and password to the class. Come to the FHC for help to register at least one day in advance of the class.<br> <br>'''FEBRUARY Clases&nbsp;'''-- For the Love of Family  
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    <ul>
<br><u>FamilySearch</u> &nbsp;&nbsp;Finding the Help You Need &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Tues., Feb 5 at 11 am &amp; 7 pm<br> Instructor - Lynda Sorensen Class Description: Learn how to use the research courses in the learning center of FamilySearch, so you can receive expert help in the areas you are researching.<br> <br><u>Ancestry.com 2</u> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Tues., Feb 19 at 7 pm; Larry Jensen<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Thurs., Feb 21, 11am;<br> Suzanne Adams Class Description: This is the second in a 3 part series to learn how to use Ancesty.com. This class will cover Census Records, “Suggested records”, US city directories, yearbooks, and collaboration.<br>  
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        <li><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog"><b>Family History Library Catalog:</b></a> This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.</li>
 
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        <li><i>(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.)</i></li>
<u></u>  
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    </ul>
 
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<u>Maps/ Animap</u>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Wed., Feb 13 at 1 pm <br>Instructor - Marilyn Thomsen Class Description: US research tool: Animap-- a software program that uniquely shows US county as boundary changes and plots places. It can print out the cemeteries/churches near ancestor's town. Come practice using this valuable tool.<br>  
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</dl>
 
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<h4>Databases and Software</h4>
<u></u>  
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<dl>
 
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    <dd>
<u>Census Research 1</u>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Tues., Feb 26 at 7 pm <br>Instructor - Marilyn Thomsen Class Description: Censuses are the back bone of U. S. Research. This introductory class will explain what census are, where to find them, tricks and traps for beginners to avoid.<br>  
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    <ul>
 
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        <li><a href="http://fhc.familysearch.org/"><b>FHC Portal:</b></a> 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.</li>
<u></u>  
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        <li><b>Record managment programs</b>: Legacy, Rootsmagic, Ancestral Quest, Family Tree Maker, PAF, FamilyInsight</li>
 
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        <li>Pedigree Resource File discs 1-145</li>
<u>Family History Writing Class</u>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Every Wednesday at 3 pm&nbsp;starting February 6th.<br>Henry Miles will teach a fun approach to writing your family history in “one experience essays.” To prepare for class, attendees should choose one experience to write about and come to class prepared to relate that experience orally.&nbsp;
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        <li>Microfilms and microfiche</li>
 
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        <li>Scanner and Photoshop software</li>
This class will be taught every week, same day and time. You are encouraged to come as many times as you want to gain the skill necessary to create an interesting and readable record of your family’s history. Brother Miles techniques involve a lot of class participation and will make the writing task easier and more efficient. He will help edit your work and aid you into eventually turning them into a book if you desire.<br><br>  
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        <li>Map My family Tree, PAF Companion</li>
 
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        <li>AniMap Software.</li>
==== Future Class Schedule:  ====
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        <li>Nauvoo Database</li>
 
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        <li>Mormon Immigration Vital Record Database</li>
'''[http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/ Click here]''' to see our Blog.  
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        <li>Books to assist research such as: <i>Sources, Red Book, Philmont Parish Register,</i></li>
 
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    </ul>
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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</dl>
*Second Tuesday evening each month at 7 pm.
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<h4>Hardware and Equipment</h4>
 
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<ul>
=== Center Resources  ===
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    <li>Microfilm and microfiche reader</li>
 
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    <li>12 computers with access to familysearch.org portal</li>
==== Collections  ====
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    <li>Wireless internet access with plugs and room for tables and access for up to 30 laptops</li>
 
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</ul>
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''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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<h3>Center Services</h3>
:*''(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.)''
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<h4>Staff Research Specialties</h4>
 
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<p><i>Powerpoint presentations for Boy Scout Merit Badge</i></p>
==== Databases and Software  ====
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<p><i>Classes for Young Women, Merry Miss Groups</i></p>
 
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<p><i>FamilySearch Support Specialists</i></p>
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.
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<p><i>Research Help:</i></p>
:*'''Record managment programs''': Legacy, Rootsmagic, Ancestral Quest, Family Tree Maker, PAF, FamilyInsight
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<ul>
:*Pedigree Resource File discs 1-145
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    <li><i>Czech</i></li>
:*Microfilms and microfiche
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    <li><i>Denmark</i></li>
:*Scanner and Photoshop software
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    <li><i>England/British Isles</i></li>
:*Map My family Tree, PAF Companion
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    <li><i>German</i></li>
:*AniMap Software.
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    <li><i>French</i></li>
:*Nauvoo Database
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    <li><i>Italian</i></li>
:*Mormon Immigration Vital Record Database
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    <li><i>Japanese</i></li>
:*Books to assist research such as: ''Sources, Red Book, Philmont Parish Register,''
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    <li><i>Korean</i></li>
 
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    <li><i>Polish</i></li>
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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    <li><i>Quebec</i></li>
 
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    <li><i>Romanian</i></li>
*Microfilm and microfiche reader
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    <li><i>Scotland</i></li>
*12 computers with access to familysearch.org portal
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    <li><i>Spanish/Central America</i></li>
*Wireless internet access with plugs and room for tables and access for up to 30 laptops
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    <li><i>Swedish</i></li>
 
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    <li><i>Switzerland</i></li>
=== Center Services  ===
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    <li><i>Wales</i></li>
 
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    <li><i>LDS Research</i></li>
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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    <li><i>U. S. New England, Mid South, Southern</i></li>
 
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</ul>
''Powerpoint presentations for Boy Scout Merit Badge''
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<h3>Resources in the Local Area</h3>
 
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<p>BYU Family History Regional Center, Orem Library, Utah Valley University.</p>
''Classes for Young Women, Merry Miss Groups''
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<h3>Links</h3>
 
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<p><i>(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)</i></p>
''FamilySearch Support Specialists''
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<h3>Volunteer at the Center</h3>
 
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<p>Seeking Volunteers able to serve on Saturdays and in the evening. Also a wiki blogger and a computer</p>
''Research Help:''
 
 
 
*''Czech''
 
*''Denmark''
 
*''England/British Isles''
 
*''German''
 
*''French''
 
*''Italian''
 
*''Japanese''
 
*''Korean''
 
*''Polish''
 
*''Quebec''
 
*''Romanian''
 
*''Scotland''
 
*''Spanish/Central America''
 
*''Swedish''
 
*''Switzerland''
 
*''Wales''
 
*''LDS Research''
 
*''U. S. New England, Mid South, Southern''
 
 
 
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
 
 
 
BYU Family History Regional Center, Orem Library, Utah Valley University.
 
 
 
=== Links  ===
 
 
 
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''
 
 
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
 
 
Seeking Volunteers able to serve on Saturdays and in the evening. Also a wiki blogger and a computer
 

Revision as of 15:00, 22 February 2013

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Our Family History Center serves patrons in the three stake area of Cherry Hill, Lakeview and Sunset Heights. The location is adjacent to Utah Valley University and across from Krispy Kreme Donuts. The staff pride themselves on ONE-ON-ONE help. Staff have, or are currently serving as consultants with BYU's Regional Center, the Regional Family History Training Center, Family History Library and FamilySearch Support.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location

Location Map:

Contact

E-mail: <a href="mailto:ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net">ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net</a>

Check out our webpage: http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/

Schedule

Open Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm,
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm.
  • Saturday 10 am to 1 pm
  • (Call after 8pm. If no patrons are at center Staff may close the center.)

Group Reservation: E-mail or Contact the Director, Marilyn Thomsen 801-787-8086


Holiday Schedule: .

  • Closed General Conference – Saturday April 6. 2013
  • Closed Memorial - Monday May 27, 2013
  • Closed Independence Day - Thursday July 4, 2013
  • Closed Pioneer Day - Wed. July 24, 2013
  • Closed Labor Day - Monday September 2, 2013
  • Closed General Conference – Saturday, October 6, 2013
  • Closed Thanksgiving - Thursday thru Saturday, November 21, 22, 23
  • Closed Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 16 thru Monday, January 2, 2014.  There will be no classes scheduled at the Sunset Heights Tri-stake Family History Center in the month of December. 
  • Closed Martin Luther King Day - Monday January 20, 2014

 

Calendar and Events.

Upcoming Classes

All classes taught at Sunset Heights FHC.

There will always be Family Tree training on every shift. Family Tree is now up and running on FamilySearch. Sign-in using your LDS registration information.


FEBRUARY Clases -- For the Love of Family

 

Census Research 1                                                                 Tues., Feb 26 at 7 pm
Instructor - Marilyn Thomsen Class Description: Censuses are the back bone of U. S. Research. This introductory class will explain what census are, where to find them, tricks and traps for beginners to avoid.

 

Family History Writing Class                                       Every Wednesday at 3 pm starting February 6th.
Henry Miles will teach a fun approach to writing your family history in “one experience essays.” To prepare for class, attendees should choose one experience to write about and come to class prepared to relate that experience orally. 

This class will be taught every week, same day and time. You are encouraged to come as many times as you want to gain the skill necessary to create an interesting and readable record of your family’s history. Brother Miles techniques involve a lot of class participation and will make the writing task easier and more efficient. He will help edit your work and aid you into eventually turning them into a book if you desire.
 

 MARCH Classes-- The Search is On
Our Focus this year is to teach you how to use the many tools found on FamilySearch.

  • You can come in for help with Family Tree whenever we are open and no classes are scheduled!!
  • Every Wednesday at 3 pm - Family History Writing Class - Henry Miles will teach a fun approach to writing your family history in “one experience essays.” To prepare for class, attendees should choose one experience to write about and come to class prepared to relate that experience orally.
  • Tues., Mar 5 at 4 pm and Thurs., Mar 7 at 7 pm - FS – Library Catalog/ Ordering & viewing microfilms/fiche  When on-line research doesn't help anymore where do you go? Useful helps for using the FamilySearch library Catalog. 
  • Tues., Mar 19 at 7pm and Fri., Mar 22 at 3 pm - Ancestry.com 3 - Learn about military records, Public Member trees, Biographies and Histories, Newspapers, and Ancestry's Learning Center.
  • Tues., Mar 26 at 7 pm Census Research 2 Tools - Learn to analyze information found in census. This class also will introduce some tools that can help effective use of this important record source.
  • Thurs., March 28 at 7 pm Ward Consultant Training

Sunset Heights Family History Center
1260 S. 400 W Orem UT - 801-222-0455
Days: MTWTF 10 am-4pm; Eve. T/W &1st Th - 6:30 pm-9:00; Sat 10 am-1pm
Check out our webpage: http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/

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Staff Training Meetings

  • Second Tuesday evening each month at 7 pm.

Center Resources

Collections

  • <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog">Family History Library Catalog:</a> This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library 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

  • <a href="http://fhc.familysearch.org/">FHC Portal:</a> 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.
  • Record managment programs: Legacy, Rootsmagic, Ancestral Quest, Family Tree Maker, PAF, FamilyInsight
  • Pedigree Resource File discs 1-145
  • Microfilms and microfiche
  • Scanner and Photoshop software
  • Map My family Tree, PAF Companion
  • AniMap Software.
  • Nauvoo Database
  • Mormon Immigration Vital Record Database
  • Books to assist research such as: Sources, Red Book, Philmont Parish Register,
   

Hardware and Equipment

  • Microfilm and microfiche reader
  • 12 computers with access to familysearch.org portal
  • Wireless internet access with plugs and room for tables and access for up to 30 laptops

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Powerpoint presentations for Boy Scout Merit Badge

Classes for Young Women, Merry Miss Groups

FamilySearch Support Specialists

Research Help:

  • Czech
  • Denmark
  • England/British Isles
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Quebec
  • Romanian
  • Scotland
  • Spanish/Central America
  • Swedish
  • Switzerland
  • Wales
  • LDS Research
  • U. S. New England, Mid South, Southern

Resources in the Local Area

BYU Family History Regional Center, Orem Library, Utah Valley University.

Links

(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)

Volunteer at the Center

Seeking Volunteers able to serve on Saturdays and in the evening. Also a wiki blogger and a computer