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*'''Address: '''2720 Newcastle Drive, Sandy UT  84093  
 
*'''Address: '''2720 Newcastle Drive, Sandy UT  84093  
 
*'''Parking:''' Only a few parking spots are available at the FHC, but patrons may park across the street at Albion Middle School or on Newcastle Drive. Please do not park in front of houses in the area. ''<br>''  
 
*'''Parking:''' Only a few parking spots are available at the FHC, but patrons may park across the street at Albion Middle School or on Newcastle Drive. Please do not park in front of houses in the area. ''<br>''  
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*'''Entrance''': For patron safety, please ring the doorbell at the east entrance, and a volunteer will escort you into the center.
 
*''(Link to map using ''[http://maps.google.com Google]''&nbsp;or other map sites)''
 
*''(Link to map using ''[http://maps.google.com Google]''&nbsp;or other map sites)''
  
 
*'''E-mail:'''&nbsp; sandygranitefhc@gmail.com<br>
 
*'''E-mail:'''&nbsp; sandygranitefhc@gmail.com<br>
  
*'''Open Hours: '''Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For Saturday class times, see the Class Schedule below.
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*'''Open Hours: '''The Center is open to the public from Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hours of 3-5 p.m. are designated for youth research and activities. For Saturday class times, see the Class Schedule below.
  
 
*'''Holiday Schedule: '''Closed on holidays
 
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Revision as of 05:23, 4 March 2014

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Sandy Granite Family History Center came about in a rather unusual way. Starting in the fall of 2013, Brighton High School changed its enrollment to include 9th-grade students, and Albion Junior High (across the street from the Family History Center) changed to include grades 6-8. This left the LDS Seminary building without any 9th-grade students, so it was basically unused at that point.

With permission from Church Headquarters, the LDS Seminary building has now been converted into the Family History Family History Center. It is open to all patrons, regardless of faith or location, with the property owned and maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Center Contacts and Hours

  • Language: English
  • Address: 2720 Newcastle Drive, Sandy UT  84093
  • Parking: Only a few parking spots are available at the FHC, but patrons may park across the street at Albion Middle School or on Newcastle Drive. Please do not park in front of houses in the area.
  • Entrance: For patron safety, please ring the doorbell at the east entrance, and a volunteer will escort you into the center.
  • (Link to map using Google or other map sites)
  • E-mail:  sandygranitefhc@gmail.com
  • Open Hours: The Center is open to the public from Tues-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hours of 3-5 p.m. are designated for youth research and activities. For Saturday class times, see the Class Schedule below.
  • Holiday Schedule: Closed on holidays

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule - 2014

All classes will be taught on Saturdays. Most classes will be taught by Chris Cummings, who has worked for the LDS Genealogical Department for over 30 years. Other classes are taught by guest instructors from the Greater Salt Lake area.

To register, or to submit a suggestion for a class, send an email to sandygranitefhc@gmail.com

Beginner Classes (10-11 a.m.)

  • March 1 - Getting Started in Family Search - 101
  • March 8 - Discovering, Sharing, and Preserving Family Stories ... and where to find them
  • March 15 - Scanning, Uploading, and Attaching Photos ... using the Center's new scanner/printer
  • March 22 - Climbing Around Your Family Tree ... Navigating with the fan chart, person card, and full display
  • March 29 - Strengthening Your Family Tree with Historical Sources ... and searching for and attaching sources
  • April 5 - Getting Started in Family Search - 101
  • April 12 - Discovering, Sharing, and Preserving Family Stories ... and where to find them

Advanced Classes (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)

  • March 1 - Finding Temple Names ... and puzilla.org
  • March 8 - To Merge or Not to Merge: That Is the Question ...family tree pruning and cleanup
  • March 22 - Hints from Ancestry.com ... taught by an Ancestry.com professional
  • April 5 - Finding Temple Names ... and puzilla.org
  • April 12 - To Merge or Not to Merge: That Is the Question ...family tree pruning and cleanup
  • March 22 - Hints from Ancestry.com ... taught by an Ancestry.com professional

Staff Training Meetings

TBD


Center Resources

Collections

Meeting Areas

  • Research Area - 12 workstations and additional seating for wireless users. This area is also used for Saturday classes and A/V presentations.


  • Gathering Room - features a large sectional sofa and open space for Youth and Primary activities, as well as family history displays.


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.
  • Other software programs include Family History Library Catalog, Family History Library Favorites, Map My Family Tree, Get My Ancestors, GenerationMaps, Genelines, Charting Companion, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, and more.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 12 All-in-one workstations running Windows 7 Pro and connected to a high-speed T1 data line.
  • Wireless access for laptops and mobile devices
  • High-quality printer/scanner
  • Audio/visual equipment including digital projectors and displays



Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

TBD


Resources in the Local Area

TBD


Links

TBD


Volunteer at the Center

To volunteer at the Sandy Granite Family History Center, contact Jossy Swain at 801-942-8168.