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


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

Upcoming Events

January 26, 2013: Family History Expo at the Grove Creek Stake Center. See address above. All are welcome!

Class Schedule

Thursday Nights

Jan 10th      Introduction and Inspiration
Jan 17th      Lesson 1—The Purpose of Temple and Family History Work
Jan 24th      Lesson 2—Getting Started
Jan 31st      Lesson 3—Gathering Information from Home
Feb 7th       Lesson 4—Recording Family History Information
Feb 14th     Lesson 5—Gathering Information from Family
Feb 21st     Lesson 6—Gathering Information from Public Records
Feb 28th     Lesson 7—Providing Temple Ordinances
March 7th    Bonus 1—Search Techniques and Best Practices
March 14th  Bonus 2-Cemeteries, Obituaries, and Newspapers
March 21st  Bonus 3-Immigration & Naturalization
March 28th  Bonus 4-Family Tree Sources & Corrections

These classes are at 7:00 pm, followed by a hands-on workshop at 8:00 pm.
Get individual help with research and all of your family history questions at the workshop. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level.

Tuesday Nights

Feb 5th       Let the Spirit Guide

Feb 12th     Family Tree Intro

Feb 19th     How & Where to Start

Feb 26th     Beginning Research

We are happy to announce that the Grove Creek Family History Center will be hosting classes on Thursday nights. The schedule is outlined below. The classes are taught by family history consultants from the Timpanogos 3rd Ward, but any and all are invited.

Staff Training Meetings

Third Sunday of month, 8-9 pm

January 20, 2013 Family History--A Spiritual Endeavor

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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