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The Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves three stakes: 
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The Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves:  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Monument Park North, Monument Park and Bonneville.<br>'''
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'''Monument Park Stake and Bonneville Stake and surrounding neighborhoods.''' The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.[[File:Path to Monument ParkFamilyHistoryCenter.JPG|thumb|Path to the Monument Park Family History Center|center]]     
  
The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.  
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[[File:Outside entrance to the Monument Park Family History Center.JPG|thumb|Door to the Monument Park Family History Center|center]]                     
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[[File:Interior hallway leading to the Monument Park Family History Center.JPG|thumb|Hallway leading to the Monument Park Family History Center|center]] 
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[[File:Main work room Monument Park Family History Center.JPG|thumb|Family History Center Work Room|center]]
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
'''Address:''' 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.&nbsp; This is not a mailing&nbsp;address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.&nbsp;
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'''Address:''' 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
  
:The Family History Center is located on the southwest corner (street lever).&nbsp; Convenient parking is in the south parking&nbsp;.&nbsp; You may&nbsp;need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center.&nbsp;
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:The Family History Center is located on the northwest corner of the building (lower level). Convenient free parking is in the north parking lot, lower level. You may; need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center.  
 
::[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1320+Wasatch+Drive,+Salt+Lake+City,+Utah&hl=en&ll=40.741632,-111.821165&spn=0.013104,0.015686&sll=37.340513,-121.985364&sspn=0.01375,0.015686&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=16 Location on Map]
 
::[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1320+Wasatch+Drive,+Salt+Lake+City,+Utah&hl=en&ll=40.741632,-111.821165&spn=0.013104,0.015686&sll=37.340513,-121.985364&sspn=0.01375,0.015686&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=16 Location on Map]
  
'''Phone:''' (801) 584-0112&nbsp;&nbsp; NOTE:&nbsp; Call during our open hours.&nbsp; Call in case of inclement weather.  
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'''Phone:''' (801) 584-0112 NOTE: Call anytime; leave a message in case we do not answer. Call in case of inclement weather.  
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'''E-mail:''' suebthornton@gmail.com or rht@princeyeates.com<br>
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'''Open Daytime Hours:'''
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:'''Monday through Thursday''' 10 am - 4 pm
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:'''Friday '''10 am - 1 pm<br>
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'''Evening Hours:'''
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:marleneop@comcst.net marleneop@comcast.net]<br>
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:'''Tuesday''' 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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:'''Wednesday''' 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
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:The third Wednesday is general indexing instruction
  
:'''Monday &amp; Wednesday''' 10 am - 4 pm
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:'''Thursday ''' 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Training Classes and Walk-in time except for staff Meeting generally held on the 3rd Thursday
:'''Tuesday &amp; Thursday''' 10 am - 9:30 pm (with a break from 4 pm - 6:30 pm)
 
:'''Friday''' 1 pm - 4 pm
 
  
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<br>'''Holiday Schedule (Center is closed):'''
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Federal and state holidays
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Roots Tech conference in February (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)
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Day after Thanksgiving
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Between Christmas and New Years Day<br>
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(Other sporadic closings will be posted.)<br>
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=== WALK-IN HOURS STAFF MEMBER SCHEDULE  ===
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''
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All staff members are proficient in FamilySearch and Family Tree plus additional specialties as noted, below:  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, July 4th
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{| width="616" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| '''DAY'''
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| '''TIME'''
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| '''STAFF MEMBER'''
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|'''Home Ward / Neighborhood'''
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| '''PHONE(801)'''
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| '''Specialites'''
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|-
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| MON<br>
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| 10a - 1p<br>
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|Jane Jones
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|Indian Hills
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|652-5137
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|Memories, finding sources, getting started
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Paige Preece <br>
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|Crestview
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| 440-1645<br>
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| Record corrections, ordinances, Ancestry.com, British and Swedish records
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|-
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|
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|
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|Sue Thornton
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|Princeton
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|582-1289
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|Getting started
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|-
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| <br>
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| 1p - 4p<br>
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| Antoinette VanHorn<br>
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|Yale
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| 889-3426<br>
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| Ordinances, African American research, photos<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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|Mary Andrus
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|Emerson
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|300-7079
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|Getting started
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|-
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|
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|
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|Elizabeth Kmetzsch
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|Wasatch Hills
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|230-6330
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|Indexing
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|-
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| TUE
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| 10a - 1p
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|Pam Nelson
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|Princeton
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|867-1240
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|Record corrections, ordinances, memories, beginning Ancestry.com
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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|Ken Her
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|Emigration Canyon
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|502-7888
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|Memories, getting started
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Marilyn Smolka
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|Emigration Canyon
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| 554-0204
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| Memories, finding help, record corrections, ordinances
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|-
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| <br>
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|1p - 4p
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| Jean Robbins
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|Garden Park
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| 582-0771
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| Books, Wiki, finding un-indexed records, research catalogs
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Vena Childs
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|Bonneville 1
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| 583-0317
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| Documenting and adding sources, Find-a-Grave, record corrections
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Janet Davey<br>
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|Bonneville 1
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| 583-9855<br>
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| Beginning skills to get started, record corrections<br>
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|-
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|
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|
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|Diane Whittaker
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|Monument Park
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|582-4374
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|Getting Started, Record Corrections, Ordinances, Search
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|-
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| <br>
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| 6p-9:30p<br>
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| Barbara &amp; David Horne<br>
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|Monument Park
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| 641-9884<br>
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| Indexing, British records, record corrections<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Sheila Privett<br>
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|Garden Park
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| 856-4168
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| Fan Charts, beginning skills to get started
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Susan &amp;&nbsp;Dan Joos<br>
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|Crestview
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| 582-9795<br>
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| Beginning skills to get started, record corrections<br>
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|-
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|
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|
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|Janet Wankier
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|Crestview
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|582-9422
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|Getting started
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|-
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| WED<br>
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| 10a - 1p<br>
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| Judy Holbrook<br>
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|Wasatch Hills
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| 484-7136<br>
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| Indexing, record corrections<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Georgia Gates<br>
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|Wasatch Hills
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| 486-3976<br>
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| Research,  record corrections<br>
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|-
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|
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|
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|Jane Jones
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|Indian Hills
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|652-5137
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|Memories, finding sources, getting started
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|-
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|
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|
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|Susan Sandberg
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|Wasatch Hills
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|206-406-7221
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|Getting started
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|-
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| <br>
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| 1p - 4p<br>
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| Kay Merkley<br>
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|Monument Park
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| 750-5602<br>
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| Troubles Shooting, record corrections, Ordinances<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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|Janet White
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|St Mary's
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|573-2804
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|Getting started
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|-
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|
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|
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|Sondra Snow
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|Emigration Canyon
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|
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|Getting started
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|-
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| <br>
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| 7p-9p<br>
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|Rick Thornton
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|Princeton
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|746-9188
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|Sources, memories, U.S. Census records, record corrections
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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|Steve Packham
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|Yale
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|580-0580
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|Indexing
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|-
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|
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|
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|Julie Valdes
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|Crestview
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|541-7687
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|Getting started
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|-
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|
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|
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|Larry  White
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|St. Mary's
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|573-2825
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|Getting started
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|-
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| THU<br>
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| 10a - 1p<br>
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| Kathy Torkelson <br>
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|Yalecrest 2
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| 583-4378<br>
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| Indexing, writing histories, Utah records<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Janet Packham <br>
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|Yale
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| 583-2627<br>
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| Welsh, British, U.S. Research, MyHeritage.com, Ancestral Quest, Roots Magic, Indexing, Ancestry.com<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Judith Wilkins<br>
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|Emigration Canyon
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| 455-8666<br>
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| Indexing, Ancestral Quest, record corrections<br>
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|-
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| <br>
 +
| 1p-4p<br>
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| Adam Bennion <br>
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|Indian Hills
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| 556-9818<br>
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| Indexing, Ancestral Quest, MyHeritage.com, Roots Magic, Ancestry.com<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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| Bill Oswald<br>
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|Princeton
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| 582-2654<br>
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|Hints, fan charts, ordinances, Ancestral Quest
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|-
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| <br>
 +
| <br>
 +
|Dan Hull
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|Thirty First
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|466-7210
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|Family Search, Irish
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|-
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|
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|
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|Dennis Pahnke<br>
 +
|Yalecrest 1
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|583-3212<br>
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|Research, record corrections, beginning skills to get started<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| 6p-9p<br>
 +
|Danielle Oviatt
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|Monument Park
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|582-3081
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|Indexing, getting started
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|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
 +
|Rose Horne
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|Parley's Singles
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|518-3039
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|Indexing, getting started
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|-
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|
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|
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|Erik Brown
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|Emerson
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|824-4996
 +
|Getting started
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|-
 +
| FRI<br>
 +
| 10a - 1p<br>
 +
| Katharine Evans<br>
 +
|Princeton
 +
| 582-9501<br>
 +
|Internet searches, record corrections
 +
|-
 +
| <br>
 +
| <br>
 +
| Margot Butler<br>
 +
|Garden Park
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| 582-7055<br>
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| Australian research, beginning skills to get started<br>
 +
|-
 +
| <br>
 +
|
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| Kathy Torkelson <br>
 +
|Yalecrest 2
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| 583-4378<br>
 +
| Indexing, writing histories, Utah records<br>
 +
|-
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| <br>
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| <br>
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|Kimerly Wagstaff
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|Crestview
 +
|201-5887
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|German research
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|}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Closed during week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 21 - 25, 2010)&nbsp;
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Closed Christmas (Dec 19, 2011 - Jan. 2012
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'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTER DIRECTORS'''
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;(Other sporadic closings will be posted on the door.)&nbsp;  
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{| width="450" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| DIRECTOR<br>
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| Rick and Sue Thornton<br>
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|801-582-1289 (home)
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801-910-3058 (Sue's cell)
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|-
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| ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
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| Kay Merkley <br>
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| 750-5602<br>
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|-
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|
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|Page Preece
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|440-1645
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|-
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| WEB SPECIALIST<br>
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| Diane Whittaker<br>
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|582-4374
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|-
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| TECH&nbsp;SPECIALIST<br>
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| Jared Beck <br>
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| 597-8939<br>
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|-
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| INDEXING DIRECTORS<br>
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| Judy Holbrook<br>
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| 484-7136<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| Marcia Vogeler<br>
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| 582-7445<br>
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|-
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| <br>
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| Steve Packham <br>
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| 583-2627<br>
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|}
  
 
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=== Upcoming Events  ===
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'''Free Classes at the Family History Center Thursday Nights - 7:00-8:00 P.M.'''<br>1320 South Wasatch Drive (2450 E), North parking lot, Northwest entrance. Public is welcome, and no church affiliation of any kind is needed.<br>
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''Family Tree Training &amp; Special Classes on related websites and family history subject are FREE for anyone interested in improving their Family History skills.''
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''Class size is limited to seats in the training room; please reserve your seat for a specific class by calling the Center at 801-584-0112 and leave a message, or call Directors, Rick and Sue Thornton, 801-582-1289.''<br>
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'''Spring 2017 Class Schedule'''
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|Thu, 29 Jun 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''Take A Name''' and other ordinance-finding apps
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|What you need to know in new ordinance-finding applications
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|Beg
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Int
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|Jane Jones
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|Thu, 06 Jul 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''Irish research''' 
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|“I’ve heard Irish research can be daunting”; come learn about current resource areas, including DNA
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|Beg
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Int
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|Dan Hull
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|-
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|Thu, 13 Jul  2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''Find A Grave'''
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|Learn the basics of using this popular web-site, including posting GPS coordinates
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|Int
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|Rick Thornton
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|-
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|Thu, 20 Jul 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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| colspan="4" |Staff meeting (no class)
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|Thu, 27 Jul 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge'''
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|What do I do when a group of scouts comes in to work on a genealogy merit badge?
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|Beg
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|Dan Hull
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|-
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|Thu, 03 Aug 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''Cleaning detail pages''' for individuals in FamilySearch
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|Run through several case studies on cleaning up information and sources
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|Int
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Adv
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|Kay Merkley
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|-
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|Thu, 10 Aug 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''Swedish research'''
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|Come learn the basics of Swedish research
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|Beg Int
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|Paige Preece
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|-
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|Thu, 17 Aug 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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| colspan="4" |Staff meeting (no class)
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|-
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|Thu, 24 Aug 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|FamilySearch Lesson 1: '''Navigating''' FamilySearch
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|How do I find my way around the FamilySearch site?
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|Beg
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|Kay Merkley
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|-
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|Thu, 31 Aug 2017
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7:00 p.m.
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|Family Tree Lesson 2: Reserving '''Temple Ordinances'''
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|Reserving ordinances if there are no duplicates; also, printing, sharing, unreserving.
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
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Beg
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==== Upcoming Events&nbsp;:&nbsp; ====
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Kay Merkley
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|Thu, 07 Sep 2017
  
&nbsp;Classes in&nbsp;FamilySearch, Portal, Ancestry.com,&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; Consultant Training&nbsp;- January 2012
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7:00 p.m.
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|FamilySearch Lesson 3: '''Adding People''' and '''Adding or Editing Vital Information'''
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|Includes adding an unconnected person; also, standardizing dates and places.
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|Beg
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|Kay Merkley
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|Thu, 14 Sep 2017
  
Class Schedule: TBA
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7:00 p.m.
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|FamilySearch Lesson 4: '''Searching''' for Records
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|How to vary a search; how to analyze a record.
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|Beg
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|Kay Merkley
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|-
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|Thu, 21 Sep 2017
  
Staff Training Meetings: Nov. 30, 7:00pm
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7:00 p.m.
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| colspan="4" |Staff meeting (no class)
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|Thu, 28 Sep 2017
  
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7:00 p.m.
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|'''How do I teach beginners in Family History?'''
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|Learn useful skills on teaching beginners about FamilySearch and family history
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|Beg
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|Janet Packham
  
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Pam Nelson
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|}
 
=== Center Resources  ===
 
=== Center Resources  ===
  
 
==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
*[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. The Center has 2 microfilm readers.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FamilySearch Catalog:''']<br>
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
*[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.&nbsp; Included are:
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*'''[[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. Included are:
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
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• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; • Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War
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• Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Ancestry.com&nbsp;Library Edition
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• Ancestry.com Library Edition  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Find My Past
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• Find My Past  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;• Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)
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• Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;• The Genealogist
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• The Genealogist  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;• Genline
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• Genline  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;• Godfrey Memorial Library
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• Godfrey Memorial Library  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;• Heritage Quest Online
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• Heritage Quest Online  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Historic Map Works Library Edition
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• Historic Map Works Library Edition  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Paper Trail
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• Paper Trail  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;• World Vital Records
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• World Vital Records  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;• Fully functioning software for&nbsp;Center use:  
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• Fully functioning software for Center use:  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration,&nbsp;LegacyFamily Tree and many others.&nbsp;
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Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, Legacy Family Tree and many others.  
  
*At present, we&nbsp;have 9 computers on-line available, for doing research (with printers).&nbsp; We have 2 microfilm readers.&nbsp; We also have a copier for small quantiy copying. NOTE: In 2012 we will upgrade tove 10 new computers and 3 new printers.
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*At present, we have 10 computers on-line available, for doing research. All are attached to printers. We have a copier/scanner for small quantity copying and the scanning of photos and documents directly into Family Tree. We also have wireless internet access available for the use of personal laptops, iPads, etc.
  
 
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=== Center Services&nbsp;: ===
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=== Center Services  ===
  
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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Please see the staff schedule, above, where research specialties are listed by each staff member name.  
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
  
The Foothill Public Library.  
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The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.  
  
 
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=== Links  ===
 
=== 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.)''
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[http://www.utah.gov/index.html Utah Government Index] <br>
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[http://archives.state.ut.us UTAH STATE ARCHIVES] <br>
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[https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library FamilySearch Salt Lake City Library] <br>
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the 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 Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves:

Monument Park Stake and Bonneville Stake and surrounding neighborhoods. The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.
Path to the Monument Park Family History Center
Door to the Monument Park Family History Center
Hallway leading to the Monument Park Family History Center
Family History Center Work Room


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address: 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

The Family History Center is located on the northwest corner of the building (lower level). Convenient free parking is in the north parking lot, lower level. You may; need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center.
Location on Map

Phone: (801) 584-0112 NOTE: Call anytime; leave a message in case we do not answer. Call in case of inclement weather.

E-mail: suebthornton@gmail.com or rht@princeyeates.com

Open Daytime Hours:

Monday through Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Evening Hours:

Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
The third Wednesday is general indexing instruction
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Training Classes and Walk-in time except for staff Meeting generally held on the 3rd Thursday


Holiday Schedule (Center is closed):

Federal and state holidays

Roots Tech conference in February (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

Day after Thanksgiving

Between Christmas and New Years Day

(Other sporadic closings will be posted.)

WALK-IN HOURS STAFF MEMBER SCHEDULE

All staff members are proficient in FamilySearch and Family Tree plus additional specialties as noted, below:

DAY TIME STAFF MEMBER Home Ward / Neighborhood PHONE(801) Specialites
MON
10a - 1p
Jane Jones Indian Hills 652-5137 Memories, finding sources, getting started


Paige Preece
Crestview 440-1645
Record corrections, ordinances, Ancestry.com, British and Swedish records
Sue Thornton Princeton 582-1289 Getting started

1p - 4p
Antoinette VanHorn
Yale 889-3426
Ordinances, African American research, photos


Mary Andrus Emerson 300-7079 Getting started
Elizabeth Kmetzsch Wasatch Hills 230-6330 Indexing
TUE 10a - 1p Pam Nelson Princeton 867-1240 Record corrections, ordinances, memories, beginning Ancestry.com


Ken Her Emigration Canyon 502-7888 Memories, getting started


Marilyn Smolka Emigration Canyon 554-0204 Memories, finding help, record corrections, ordinances

1p - 4p Jean Robbins Garden Park 582-0771 Books, Wiki, finding un-indexed records, research catalogs


Vena Childs Bonneville 1 583-0317 Documenting and adding sources, Find-a-Grave, record corrections


Janet Davey
Bonneville 1 583-9855
Beginning skills to get started, record corrections
Diane Whittaker Monument Park 582-4374 Getting Started, Record Corrections, Ordinances, Search

6p-9:30p
Barbara & David Horne
Monument Park 641-9884
Indexing, British records, record corrections


Sheila Privett
Garden Park 856-4168 Fan Charts, beginning skills to get started


Susan & Dan Joos
Crestview 582-9795
Beginning skills to get started, record corrections
Janet Wankier Crestview 582-9422 Getting started
WED
10a - 1p
Judy Holbrook
Wasatch Hills 484-7136
Indexing, record corrections


Georgia Gates
Wasatch Hills 486-3976
Research, record corrections
Jane Jones Indian Hills 652-5137 Memories, finding sources, getting started
Susan Sandberg Wasatch Hills 206-406-7221 Getting started

1p - 4p
Kay Merkley
Monument Park 750-5602
Troubles Shooting, record corrections, Ordinances


Janet White St Mary's 573-2804 Getting started
Sondra Snow Emigration Canyon Getting started

7p-9p
Rick Thornton Princeton 746-9188 Sources, memories, U.S. Census records, record corrections


Steve Packham Yale 580-0580 Indexing
Julie Valdes Crestview 541-7687 Getting started
Larry White St. Mary's 573-2825 Getting started
THU
10a - 1p
Kathy Torkelson
Yalecrest 2 583-4378
Indexing, writing histories, Utah records


Janet Packham
Yale 583-2627
Welsh, British, U.S. Research, MyHeritage.com, Ancestral Quest, Roots Magic, Indexing, Ancestry.com


Judith Wilkins
Emigration Canyon 455-8666
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, record corrections

1p-4p
Adam Bennion
Indian Hills 556-9818
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, MyHeritage.com, Roots Magic, Ancestry.com


Bill Oswald
Princeton 582-2654
Hints, fan charts, ordinances, Ancestral Quest


Dan Hull Thirty First 466-7210 Family Search, Irish
Dennis Pahnke
Yalecrest 1 583-3212
Research, record corrections, beginning skills to get started

6p-9p
Danielle Oviatt Monument Park 582-3081 Indexing, getting started


Rose Horne Parley's Singles 518-3039 Indexing, getting started
Erik Brown Emerson 824-4996 Getting started
FRI
10a - 1p
Katharine Evans
Princeton 582-9501
Internet searches, record corrections


Margot Butler
Garden Park 582-7055
Australian research, beginning skills to get started

Kathy Torkelson
Yalecrest 2 583-4378
Indexing, writing histories, Utah records


Kimerly Wagstaff Crestview 201-5887 German research


FAMILY HISTORY CENTER DIRECTORS

DIRECTOR
Rick and Sue Thornton
801-582-1289 (home)

801-910-3058 (Sue's cell)

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Kay Merkley
750-5602
Page Preece 440-1645
WEB SPECIALIST
Diane Whittaker
582-4374
TECH SPECIALIST
Jared Beck
597-8939
INDEXING DIRECTORS
Judy Holbrook
484-7136

Marcia Vogeler
582-7445

Steve Packham
583-2627

Upcoming Events


Free Classes at the Family History Center Thursday Nights - 7:00-8:00 P.M.
1320 South Wasatch Drive (2450 E), North parking lot, Northwest entrance. Public is welcome, and no church affiliation of any kind is needed.

Family Tree Training & Special Classes on related websites and family history subject are FREE for anyone interested in improving their Family History skills.

Class size is limited to seats in the training room; please reserve your seat for a specific class by calling the Center at 801-584-0112 and leave a message, or call Directors, Rick and Sue Thornton, 801-582-1289.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Thu, 29 Jun 2017

7:00 p.m.

Take A Name and other ordinance-finding apps What you need to know in new ordinance-finding applications Beg

Int

Jane Jones
Thu, 06 Jul 2017

7:00 p.m.

Irish research  “I’ve heard Irish research can be daunting”; come learn about current resource areas, including DNA Beg

Int

Dan Hull
Thu, 13 Jul  2017

7:00 p.m.

Find A Grave Learn the basics of using this popular web-site, including posting GPS coordinates Int Rick Thornton
Thu, 20 Jul 2017

7:00 p.m.

Staff meeting (no class)
Thu, 27 Jul 2017

7:00 p.m.

Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge What do I do when a group of scouts comes in to work on a genealogy merit badge? Beg Dan Hull
Thu, 03 Aug 2017

7:00 p.m.

Cleaning detail pages for individuals in FamilySearch Run through several case studies on cleaning up information and sources Int

Adv

Kay Merkley
Thu, 10 Aug 2017

7:00 p.m.

Swedish research Come learn the basics of Swedish research Beg Int Paige Preece
Thu, 17 Aug 2017

7:00 p.m.

Staff meeting (no class)
Thu, 24 Aug 2017

7:00 p.m.

FamilySearch Lesson 1: Navigating FamilySearch How do I find my way around the FamilySearch site? Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 31 Aug 2017

7:00 p.m.

Family Tree Lesson 2: Reserving Temple Ordinances Reserving ordinances if there are no duplicates; also, printing, sharing, unreserving.

Beg

Kay Merkley

Thu, 07 Sep 2017

7:00 p.m.

FamilySearch Lesson 3: Adding People and Adding or Editing Vital Information Includes adding an unconnected person; also, standardizing dates and places. Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 14 Sep 2017

7:00 p.m.

FamilySearch Lesson 4: Searching for Records How to vary a search; how to analyze a record. Beg Kay Merkley
Thu, 21 Sep 2017

7:00 p.m.

Staff meeting (no class)
Thu, 28 Sep 2017

7:00 p.m.

How do I teach beginners in Family History? Learn useful skills on teaching beginners about FamilySearch and family history Beg Janet Packham

Pam Nelson

Center Resources

Collections

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. Included are:

• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive

• Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War

• Ancestry.com Library Edition

• Find My Past

• Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)

• The Genealogist

• Genline

• Godfrey Memorial Library

• Heritage Quest Online

• Historic Map Works Library Edition

• Paper Trail

• World Vital Records

• Fully functioning software for Center use:

• Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, Legacy Family Tree and many others.

  • At present, we have 10 computers on-line available, for doing research. All are attached to printers. We have a copier/scanner for small quantity copying and the scanning of photos and documents directly into Family Tree. We also have wireless internet access available for the use of personal laptops, iPads, etc.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Please see the staff schedule, above, where research specialties are listed by each staff member name.


Resources in the Local Area

The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.


Links

Utah Government Index

UTAH STATE ARCHIVES

FamilySearch Salt Lake City Library


Volunteer at the Center

We need people who know the FamilySearch Family Tree program, and would be able to teach it to others.

We also need young people who are fast on the computer and could learn the program quickly. Perhaps a pair of young mothers could share a shift, covering the shift on one week and caring for the children on the off week.