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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026

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Group Visits[edit | edit source]

The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and others to schedule a group visit to the Library. A variety of options, listed below, are available for your group.

Review the following guidelines for scheduling a group visit.  Scroll to the end of this page for the link to submit a request for a group visit, after reading the information below.  

Logistics[edit | edit source]

  • Group Size: Because of our staffing, regular patrons, facility and equipment limits, we limit the total of visitors in groups to 70 per session. This can be a single group or multiple groups meeting separately or combined. Please do not come to the library with more than 6 people without a group reservation. This ensures that staff, building facilities, and computers will be available to support your group and its objectives.
  • Request Procedure: All requests for group visits should be made using the link below for the online registration form. Telephone reservations are not accepted. Each request will be confirmed by email within 1-2 days. Please check for your confirmation and reply to it, acknowledging your agreement with and receipt of it. If your preferred date is not available, one of the alternate dates you request will be selected and confirmed. If none of your dates and times are available, you will be advised to submit a new request. To help avoid requesting a time when computers are not available, Click on the link near the bottom of this page to see available dates and times. Because we often are at scheduled capacity, please do not bring a group to the library on a night your reservation has not been confirmed.
  • Available Times: Evening group visits (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) will begin either at 6:00 p.m. or 7:15 p.m., and all visits will last for one hour and thirty minutes. Daytime reservations (Monday thru Friday) will be accepted for any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Activity day groups may be scheduled as late as 4:00 p.m., but keep in mind that the library closes at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Evening groups will need to conclude their visit no later than 8:45 p.m. Daytime reservations for Saturdays will be accepted for any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Supervision: Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth. For example: if the youth will participate in Indexing, then each adult in the group should be registered and have some experience with Indexing before the visit. Local temple and family history consultants are an excellent resource to bring with your group and will provide continuity after your visit.
  • Printing: Copies of any documents found during your visit can be printed at the library without a charge. Only single copies of family history printing will be allowed. Personal or extensive printing should be taken to a commercial copy center.

Important Preparation for a Successful and Rewarding Visit[edit | edit source]

LDS Account Login: Very Important!  Each LDS member of the group needs to have an LDS Account before coming to the Library. Please have them Sign in or go to another Church account site to make sure their username and password is working.

LDS Account Registration:  For members who don’t have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to Sign in and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their Membership Record Number (MRN) and birth date. Their MRN may be on their temple recommend or can be provided by their ward clerk. Youth 8-12 years old (under 13) will also need permission from a parent and the parent's MRN.  To activate a new account, an email address is needed. 

Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone attempt to create a personal pedigree chart with as much family information as possible.

Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish: Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to the library.

Selecting the Group Presentation: Select from the following options. We are not able to combine presentations in a single visit. We suggest that you schedule additional times for other topics of interest.

Group Visit Options[edit | edit source]

The visits include a short presentation, 15 to 20 minutes, in one of our meeting rooms, with the remainder of the time working at computers in the library.

1. Finding Names to Take to the Temple Recommended for those who are searching for names of ancestors or their descendants to take to the temple and complete their ordinances.
Learn how to do original research with tips on using search functions to find and document new people on ancestor or descendant lines. Shows how to reserve names for temple ordinances and print ordinance cards. Help others feel the Spirit in this important work. Discusses the Apostolic Temple Challenge.

2. Family Search Web Indexing
An overview of the why and how of indexing and demonstration of the indexing application for indexing in the library or at home. Includes hands-on training.

3. Prep for Trek
A presentation on how to identify a pioneer ancestor, locate the pioneer company the ancestor was in, and then find information about them, including how to identify family members requiring temple ordinances.  Creating a 9 generation fan chart is also demonstrated.

4. Family History is Fun!
Help excite ages 8-12 in the ward about their ancestors.

5. Group Visit without a Presentation
Designed for those who have been trained or oriented but just want to schedule a time when group members can go directly to the library and make use of the computers with our staff assistance, as needed.

6. Introduction to the Riverton FamilySearch Library
Recommended  for ward and stake leadership and those unfamiliar with library resources.
A short guided tour of the library with an overview of our facility, website, tools, applications, and equipment available in our library and on the computer desktop. This does not include a presentation.

7. Connect/Belong Using Mobile Devices
Focused on helping members take advantage of all the new features of doing Family History on mobile devices.

Group visit organizers need to view the available dates and times prior to registering for a group visit.

Click here to see available dates and times[edit | edit source]

Click here for the Online Registration Form. [edit | edit source]

Maintained by: Elder Norman Squires

Last modified: 12/28/18