Orem Utah Sunset Heights 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.


The Orem Utah Sunset Heights Multi-Stake Family History Center

We serve patrons in the four stake area of Cherry Hill, Lakeview, Sunset Heights and Vineyard. The location is adjacent to Utah Valley University.

We offer:
• One-on-one assistance
• Free access to subscription websites
• Classes on Family Tree, FamilySearch, subscription websites and various research topics

Center Contacts and Hours Location

  • Address: 1260 South 400 West, Orem, Utah
  • Ring bell to gain access. Get a parking pass from center for use before 3 pm.

E-mail: ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net

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

Open Hours:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm

(Call after 8pm. If no patrons are at center, staff may close the center.)

Group Reservation: Contact or email Directors: Cheryl and Ken Fugal, 801-221-4774, clfugal@gmail.com

Holiday Schedule:

Closed for Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 16 thru Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Closed Martin Luther King Day - Monday January 20, 2014 Closed General Conference - Saturday April 5, 1014 Closed Preidents Day - Monday, February 17, 2014 Closed General Conference – Saturday, April 5, 1014 Closed Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, May 24 and Monday May 26, 2014 Closed Independence Day – Friday, July 4, and Saturday July 5, 2014 Closed Pioneer Day – Thursday, July 24 Closed Labor Day – Monday, September 1, 2014 Closed General Conference – Saturday, October 4, 2014 Closed Friday October 31 after 4pm, 2014 Closed Thanksgiving - Wednesday after 1pm, thru Saturday, November 26-29, 2014 Closed for Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 22 thru Thursday, January 1, 2014

One on One Help

We offer BASIC HELP any time we ore open in three areas:

Getting Started with Your Family History - Using Family Tree - Using Family Search

[Classes and Workshops]

All classes taught at Sunset Heights FHC. Our Focus this year is to teach you how to use the many tools found on FamilySearch.

Writers Workshop every WedItalic text @ 3 pm by Henry Miles 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.

Two other topics are taught each month. Each class is offered twice. One class is taught the first Tuesday at 11 am and repeated the first Thursday at 7 pm. The second class is taught the 3rd Tuesday at 11 and repeated the 3rd Thursday at 7 pm. In January, May and October the first of each class falls on a Thursday and is repeated the next Tuesday.

January Class:

World Vital RecordsItalic text by Bob Gunnell Thurs, January 16, 2014, 7pm – 8pm repeated Tues, January 21, 2014 11 am- 12 noon. Learn how to navigate your way through “World Vital Records” as you search for your ancestors. World Vital Records is a premium web site (available free at the FHC) with records collections from around the world.

February Classes:

IndexingItalic text by Jed Robinson Tues Feb 4th @ 11 am or Thurs Feb 6th @ 7 pm

Ancestry 1Italic text by Cheryl Fugal Learn how to navigate through Ancestry.com’s 12 billion historical records and 55 million family trees to help search out your family history. This is the first of 3 classes that will be offered and is an overview of the records available. Tues Feb 18 @ 11 am or Thurs Feb 20 @ 7 pm

March Classes:

Clearing Names for Temple Work and Printing FORs Italic textby Lana and Dennis Herre Tues Mar 4th @ 11 am or Thurs Mar 6th @ 7 pm

Ancestry 2Italic text by Cheryl Fugal Tues, Mar 18 @ 11 am or Thurs, Mar 20 @ 7 pm