Pleasant Grove Utah Grove Creek 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.

Anyone is welcome to visit our center.  We specifically serve four Pleasant Grove LDS stakes:  Grove Creek, Timpanogos, Garden and Pleasant Grove. Our director is Rayanne Melick who can be reached at 1-801-796-8805 (or for tours or special appointments.

Location & Map:

  • Address: 1176 N 730 E, PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH 84062
  • Enter through Southwest entrance. The Family History Center is the second door to the left.  If the outside door is locked, knock on the far west window to alert the consultant you are there.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 801-796-4511


Special Note for Groups:

  • We request that reservations be made for groups so that we may have adequate staffing. Please call to reserve and leave a message if you are calling outside of regular hours. We will return your call promptly. Laptops are welcome and encouraged in our center.

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00 am-Noon and 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Tuesday Night Classes


2nd        Paper & Digital Organization 101
9th         Searches using
16th       Searches using
23rd       Journaling---Your Way
30th       Personal Databases…Do I Need One?


7th         Scanning Pictures/Documents (Bring 5 items to scan)
14th       Wikis on
21st       Using Fold 3 (Military Records)
28th       Family Reunion Ideas


4th         Using Family History in Family Home Evenings
11th       Research Classes on
18th       Using Find My Past (UK Records)
23rd       Share your Family History through Blogging

Classes will begin at 7:00 pm followed by a hands-on lab at 8:00 pm. All are invited.
Please bring a laptop if possible.

Thursday Night Classes


4th         Family Tree Photos and Stories
11th       BYU Library and Online Resources
18th       Researching LDS and Early Utah Records
25th       Favorite Websites and Research Tips


2nd       Family Tree Sources
9th        Roots Magic Tutorial
16th      Using the Family Search Catalog
23rd      Family Tree Corrections
30th      Basic Computer Tips and Helpful Software


6th       Scandinavian Research
13th     Legacy Family Tree Tutorial
20th     Effective Sharing and Collaboration
27th     Writing Your Own Life History

The center is open 6-9pm. classes start at 7pm and run for about an hour.
All ages and skill levels welcome.
1176 N. 730 E., Pleasant Grove
Please bring a laptop if available.

Center Resources


     Purposes of Center Resources:

        1. Provide Family History Consultation to local members, other local  residents, and more distant

            individuals and organizations.

         2. Provide a means to order and to read fiche and microfilm from the Family History Library.

         3. Support members in compiling their 4 generation pedigrees.

         4. Support members who choose to research their families beyond 4 generations.

         5. Provide support, materials and guides to local sources foir writing stories (histories) of pioneers                 and other local people.

         6. Support and coordinate indexing of local family history records.

         7. Cooperate with other local record keeping, historical and lineage organizations

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Catalog of holdings of the Center
  • Books - 1. General genealogic textbooks
  •             2. Reference books - Gazetteers, dictionaries
  •             3. Genealogic data sources - Black's book on Nauvoo people
  •             4. Indexes - Index to people in the Pleasant Grove Review
  • Fiche - General topics as supplied by the FHL
  • Microfilm
  •             1. Pleasant Grove Burials.
  •             2. Early Pleasant Grove LDS Membership Records.
  •             3. Micro-film copies of early Pleasant Grove newpaper - Pleasant Grove Review.
  •             4. Burials and early LDS Memberhip records for nearby areas of Northern Utah County.
  •             5. Scattered records for other places in Utah.
  •             6. A few records for other US states.
  •             7. International films depend on the interests of patrons. Some examples are from                            Germany, Switzerland and Italy (click here for list of films on permanent loan)

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.
  • Personal Family History Programs
  •   1. Rootsmagic
  •   2. Legacy
  •   3. Anccestral Quest
  •   4. PAF
  •   5. Family Insight
  •   6. No Mac programs are in the center
  • Maps
  • Misc
  • Personal 

Hardware and Equipment

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.

8 computers :
4 microfilm readers :
2 fiche readers : 
2 bw printers, one with scanning capability [note: we do not have the ability to print from microfilm or microfiche, however you can bring a digital camera] 

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Staff includes individuals who have expertize in German research and computer internet research techniques. Local volunteers are also available with expertize in Italian and Scandinavian research.

Resources in the Local Area

Ability to interface with local DUP Camps.


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