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Classes will be taught at the Family History Center on '''Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays''', and '''Sundays'''. All classes are one hour in length and are taught by guest instructors from the Greater Salt Lake area.  
 
Classes will be taught at the Family History Center on '''Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays''', and '''Sundays'''. All classes are one hour in length and are taught by guest instructors from the Greater Salt Lake area.  
  
To register for a class, see ''Register ''below.<br>
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To register for a class, see ''Register ''below.<br>
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'''September'''<br>  
 
'''September'''<br>  
  
*Thu, 4 (8 p.m.) - ''Ancestry.com'' (Colleen Stutz)<br>  
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*Thu, 4 (8 p.m.) - ''Ancestry.com'' - Colleen Stutz<br>  
*Fri, 5 (7 p.m.) - ''Ways to Involve Your Family in Family History'' (Bob Taylor)<br>  
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*Fri, 5 (7 p.m.) - ''Ways to Involve Your Family in Family History'' - Chris Cummings<br>  
*Sat, 6 (10 a.m.) - ''Memories ''(Bob Taylor)
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*Sat, 6 (10 a.m.) - ''Memories ''- Bob Taylor  
*Sat, 6 (11:15 a.m.) - ''Navigating Your Tree'' (Chris Cummings)
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*Sat, 6 (11:15 a.m.) - ''Navigating Your Tree'' - Chris Cumming
*Sun, 7 (4:30 p.m.) - ''Getting Started'' - Laurie Beardall
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*Sun, 7 (4:30 p.m.) - ''Getting Started'' - Laurie Beardall  
*Thu, 11 (8 p.m.) - ''Find My Past'' - Sue Maxwell
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*Thu, 11 (8 p.m.) - ''Find My Past'' - Sue Maxwell  
*Fri, 12 (7 p.m.) - ''Google, Faster and More Accurate'' - Van Celaya<br>Sat, Sep 13 10:00 AM Indexing - Jossy Swain<br>Sat, Sep 13 11:15 AM To Add or Not to Add - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sun, Sep 14 4:30 PM Utah / Pioneer Research - Bob Taylor<br>Thu, Sep 18 8:00 PM Handwriting - Colleen Stutz<br>Fri, Sep 19 7:00 PM Center Reserved - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sat, Sep 20 10:00 AM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook<br>Sat, Sep 20 11:15 AM Source it, or lose it! - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Thu, Sep 25 8:00 PM MyHeritage - Sue Maxwell<br>Fri, Sep 26 7:00 PM Indexing - Laurie Beardall<br>Sat, Sep 27 10:00 AM Involving Family with Photos and Stories - Nancy Rook<br>Sat, Sep 27 11:15 AM Family Tree Descendancy View Versus Puzzilla - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sun, Sep 28 4:30 PM I was Thinking About You - Chris Cummings
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*Fri, 12 (7 p.m.) - ''Google, Faster and More Accurate'' - Van Celaya<br>
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*Sat, 13 (10 a.m.) - ''Indexing ''- Jossy Swain<br>
 +
*Sat, 13 (11:15 a.m.) - ''To Add or Not to Add'' - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>
 +
*Sun, 14 (4:30 p.m.) - ''Utah / Pioneer Research'' - Bob Taylor<br>
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*Thu, 18 (8 p.m.) - ''Handwriting ''- Colleen Stutz<br>
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*(Fri, 19 ... ''no class held'')<br>
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*Sat, 20 (10 a.m.) - ''Cleaning up Your Tree'' - Nancy Rook<br>
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*Sat, 20 (11:15 a.m.) - ''Source it, or lose it!'' - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>
 +
*Thu, 25 (8 p.m.) - ''MyHeritage.com'' - Sue Maxwell<br>
 +
*Fri, 26 (7 p.m.) - ''Indexing ''- Laurie Beardall<br>
 +
*Sat, 27 (10 a.m.) - ''Involving Family with Photos and Stories'' - Nancy Rook<br>
 +
*Sat, 27 (11:15 a.m.) - ''Family Tree Descendancy View Versus Puzzilla'' - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>
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*Sun, 28 (4:30 p.m.) - ''I Was Thinking About You'' - Chris Cummings
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'''October '''<br>
  
October 2014
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*Thu, 2 (8 p.m.) - ''Scandinavian Research'' - Colleen Stutz
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*Fri, 3 ... ''no class held - Mission Reunions''
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*(Sat, 4 ... ''no class held'' - ''General Conference)''
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*(Sun, 5 ... ''no class held - General Conference'')<br>
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*Thu, 9 (8 p.m.) - ''Ancestry.com'' - Sue Maxwell
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*Fri, 10 (7 p.m.) - ''Genealogy Road Trips'' - Laurie Beardall
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*Sat, 11 (10 a.m.) - ''Where do I Begin?'' - Gail Martinez
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*Sat, 11 (11:15 a.m.) - ''This is Your Life, So Tell It All!'' - Cathy P. Anderegg
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*Sun, 12 (4:30 p.m.) - ''All My Work is Done: Descendancy Research'' - Chris Cummings
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*(Thu, 16 ''... no class held ... UEA weekend'')
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*(Fri, 17... ''no class held ... UEA weekend'')<br>
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*(Sat, 18 ... ''no class held ... UEA weekend'')
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*Sun, 19 (4:30 p.m.) - ''Scanning and Sharing Photos'' - Paula Hansen
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*Thu, Oct 23 8:00 PM Find My Past - Sue Maxwell
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*Fri, Oct 24 7:00 PM Indexing - Gail Martinez
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*Sat, Oct 25 10:00 AM Ancestry.com - Shelly Adam
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*Sat, Oct 25 11:15 AM Are you Hastening or Hindering the Work? - Cathy P. Anderegg
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*Sun, Oct 26 4:30 PM Preserving Family Stories - Paula Hansen
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*Thu, Oct 30 8:00 PM Finding Substitutes for Missing Records - Colleen Stutz
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'''November 2014'''
  
Date Time Title Teacher<br>Thu, Oct 2 8:00 PM Scandinavian Research - Colleen Stutz<br>Fri, Oct 3 Mission Reunions<br>Sat, Oct 4 General Conference<br>Sun, Oct 5 General Conference<br>Thu, Oct 9 8:00 PM Ancestry.com - Sue Maxwell<br>Fri, Oct 10 7:00 PM Genealogy Road Trips - Laurie Beardall<br>Sat, Oct 11 10:00 AM Where do I Begin? - Gail Martinez<br>Sat, Oct 11 11:15 AM This is Your Life, so tell it all! - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sun, Oct 12 4:30 PM All My Work is Done, Descendancy Research - Chris Cummings<br>Thu, Oct 16 UEA Weekend<br>Fri, Oct 17 UEA Weekend<br>Sat, Oct 18 UEA Weekend<br>Sun, Oct 19 4:30 PM Scanning and Sharing Photos - Paula Hansen<br>Thu, Oct 23 8:00 PM Find My Past - Sue Maxwell<br>Fri, Oct 24 7:00 PM Indexing - Gail Martinez<br>Sat, Oct 25 10:00 AM Ancestry.com - Shelly Adam<br>Sat, Oct 25 11:15 AM Are you Hastening or Hindering the Work? - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sun, Oct 26 4:30 PM Preserving Family Stories - Paula Hansen<br>Thu, Oct 30 8:00 PM Finding Substitutes for Missing Records - Colleen Stutz
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*Sat, Nov 1 10:00 AM FindMyPast - Chris Cummings
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*Sat, Nov 1 11:15 AM MyHeritage - Chris Cummings
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*Sun, Nov 2 4:30 PM Where did they go? Using Google Maps - Chris Cummings
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*Thu, Nov 6 8:00 PM MyHeritage - Sue Maxwell
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*Fri, Nov 7 7:00 PM Descendancy Research - Nancy Rook
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*Sat, Nov 8 10:00 AM Newspapers and Stories of Our Ancestors - Chris Cummings
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*Sat, Nov 8 11:15 AM Consultant Woes? Best practices - Cathy P. Anderegg
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*Sun, Nov 9 4:30 PM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook
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*Thu, Nov 13 8:00 PM Research Wiki - Colleen Stutz
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*Fri, Nov 14 7:00 PM Using Affiliate Websites More Efficiently - Van Celaya
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*Sat, Nov 15 10:00 AM Sourcing and Hints - Shelly Adam
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*Sat, Nov 15 11:15 AM Editing Tips on the Family Tree Sandbox database - Cathy P. Anderegg
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*Sun, Nov 16 4:30 PM Sources and Hints - Shelly Adam
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*Thu, Nov 20 8:00 PM Ancestry.com - Sue Maxwell
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*Fri, Nov 21 7:00 PM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook
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*Sat, Nov 22 10:00 AM Timelines - Chris Cummings
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*Sat, Nov 22 11:15 AM U.S. Census and Search Techniques - Chris Cummings
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*Sun, Nov 23 4:30 PM Looking Forward to the Past - Chris Cummings<br><br>
  
November 2014
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Date Time Title Teacher<br>Sat, Nov 1 10:00 AM FindMyPast - Chris Cummings<br>Sat, Nov 1 11:15 AM MyHeritage - Chris Cummings<br>Sun, Nov 2 4:30 PM Where did they go? Using Google Maps - Chris Cummings<br>Thu, Nov 6 8:00 PM MyHeritage - Sue Maxwell<br>Fri, Nov 7 7:00 PM Descendancy Research - Nancy Rook<br>Sat, Nov 8 10:00 AM Newspapers and Stories of Our Ancestors - Chris Cummings<br>Sat, Nov 8 11:15 AM Consultant Woes? Best practices - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sun, Nov 9 4:30 PM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook<br>Thu, Nov 13 8:00 PM Research Wiki - Colleen Stutz<br>Fri, Nov 14 7:00 PM Using Affiliate Websites More Efficiently - Van Celaya<br>Sat, Nov 15 10:00 AM Sourcing and Hints - Shelly Adam<br>Sat, Nov 15 11:15 AM Editing Tips on the Family Tree Sandbox database - Cathy P. Anderegg<br>Sun, Nov 16 4:30 PM Sources and Hints - Shelly Adam<br>Thu, Nov 20 8:00 PM Ancestry.com - Sue Maxwell<br>Fri, Nov 21 7:00 PM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook<br>Sat, Nov 22 10:00 AM Timelines - Chris Cummings<br>Sat, Nov 22 11:15 AM U.S. Census and Search Techniques - Chris Cummings<br>Sun, Nov 23 4:30 PM Looking Forward to the Past - Chris Cummings<br><br>
 
 
 
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Revision as of 00:59, 23 August 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 former Albion 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 Center. Beginning Feb. 18, 2014, 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.

Visit and contribute to our "Best Practices" blog at www.gfhc.blogspot.com

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  • Address: 2720 Newcastle Drive, Sandy UT  84093
  • Parking: Only a few parking spots are available at the FHC (plus 1 handicap space), 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. Once inside, please sign in at the main desk.
  • Find it on Google Maps
  • 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. Note: Tues. and Wed. evenings from 7-9 p.m. may be reserved for activities - check the Activities Schedule below for details or to make a reservation.
  • Holiday Schedule: Closed on holidays

Class Schedule - Fall, 2014

Classes will be taught at the Family History Center on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. All classes are one hour in length and are taught by guest instructors from the Greater Salt Lake area.

To register for a class, see Register below.


September

  • Thu, 4 (8 p.m.) - Ancestry.com - Colleen Stutz
  • Fri, 5 (7 p.m.) - Ways to Involve Your Family in Family History - Chris Cummings
  • Sat, 6 (10 a.m.) - Memories - Bob Taylor
  • Sat, 6 (11:15 a.m.) - Navigating Your Tree - Chris Cumming
  • Sun, 7 (4:30 p.m.) - Getting Started - Laurie Beardall
  • Thu, 11 (8 p.m.) - Find My Past - Sue Maxwell
  • Fri, 12 (7 p.m.) - Google, Faster and More Accurate - Van Celaya
  • Sat, 13 (10 a.m.) - Indexing - Jossy Swain
  • Sat, 13 (11:15 a.m.) - To Add or Not to Add - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Sun, 14 (4:30 p.m.) - Utah / Pioneer Research - Bob Taylor
  • Thu, 18 (8 p.m.) - Handwriting - Colleen Stutz
  • (Fri, 19 ... no class held)
  • Sat, 20 (10 a.m.) - Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook
  • Sat, 20 (11:15 a.m.) - Source it, or lose it! - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Thu, 25 (8 p.m.) - MyHeritage.com - Sue Maxwell
  • Fri, 26 (7 p.m.) - Indexing - Laurie Beardall
  • Sat, 27 (10 a.m.) - Involving Family with Photos and Stories - Nancy Rook
  • Sat, 27 (11:15 a.m.) - Family Tree Descendancy View Versus Puzzilla - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Sun, 28 (4:30 p.m.) - I Was Thinking About You - Chris Cummings

October

  • Thu, 2 (8 p.m.) - Scandinavian Research - Colleen Stutz
  • Fri, 3 ... no class held - Mission Reunions
  • (Sat, 4 ... no class held - General Conference)
  • (Sun, 5 ... no class held - General Conference)
  • Thu, 9 (8 p.m.) - Ancestry.com - Sue Maxwell
  • Fri, 10 (7 p.m.) - Genealogy Road Trips - Laurie Beardall
  • Sat, 11 (10 a.m.) - Where do I Begin? - Gail Martinez
  • Sat, 11 (11:15 a.m.) - This is Your Life, So Tell It All! - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Sun, 12 (4:30 p.m.) - All My Work is Done: Descendancy Research - Chris Cummings
  • (Thu, 16 ... no class held ... UEA weekend)
  • (Fri, 17... no class held ... UEA weekend)
  • (Sat, 18 ... no class held ... UEA weekend)
  • Sun, 19 (4:30 p.m.) - Scanning and Sharing Photos - Paula Hansen
  • Thu, Oct 23 8:00 PM Find My Past - Sue Maxwell
  • Fri, Oct 24 7:00 PM Indexing - Gail Martinez
  • Sat, Oct 25 10:00 AM Ancestry.com - Shelly Adam
  • Sat, Oct 25 11:15 AM Are you Hastening or Hindering the Work? - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Sun, Oct 26 4:30 PM Preserving Family Stories - Paula Hansen
  • Thu, Oct 30 8:00 PM Finding Substitutes for Missing Records - Colleen Stutz

November 2014

  • Sat, Nov 1 10:00 AM FindMyPast - Chris Cummings
  • Sat, Nov 1 11:15 AM MyHeritage - Chris Cummings
  • Sun, Nov 2 4:30 PM Where did they go? Using Google Maps - Chris Cummings
  • Thu, Nov 6 8:00 PM MyHeritage - Sue Maxwell
  • Fri, Nov 7 7:00 PM Descendancy Research - Nancy Rook
  • Sat, Nov 8 10:00 AM Newspapers and Stories of Our Ancestors - Chris Cummings
  • Sat, Nov 8 11:15 AM Consultant Woes? Best practices - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Sun, Nov 9 4:30 PM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook
  • Thu, Nov 13 8:00 PM Research Wiki - Colleen Stutz
  • Fri, Nov 14 7:00 PM Using Affiliate Websites More Efficiently - Van Celaya
  • Sat, Nov 15 10:00 AM Sourcing and Hints - Shelly Adam
  • Sat, Nov 15 11:15 AM Editing Tips on the Family Tree Sandbox database - Cathy P. Anderegg
  • Sun, Nov 16 4:30 PM Sources and Hints - Shelly Adam
  • Thu, Nov 20 8:00 PM Ancestry.com - Sue Maxwell
  • Fri, Nov 21 7:00 PM Cleaning up Your Tree - Nancy Rook
  • Sat, Nov 22 10:00 AM Timelines - Chris Cummings
  • Sat, Nov 22 11:15 AM U.S. Census and Search Techniques - Chris Cummings
  • Sun, Nov 23 4:30 PM Looking Forward to the Past - Chris Cummings


Register

To register for a class, click here. The registration process uses SignupGenius.com, a free course registration site.


Activities

The Indexing Olympics is underway, coordinated by Jossy Swain. Currently, volunteer indexers are competing for the highest number of names indexed. Names may be indexed at home or at the Center.

Winning for the month of June is Willow Hills, with 10,564 names indexed - congratulations!

July results, as of 7/17/14:

1. Willow Hills - 18,178

2. Legacy Park - 4,000

3. Meadowlark - 1,499

4. Granite - 1,149

5. Newcastle - 410

6. Quail Hollow - 342

7. Hegessy - 0

Schedule

The following evening times have been reserved for activities at the Center, so workstations may be unavailable to the public during these times:

  • Tuesday, July 1, 7-9 pm. Alta View Stake Youth
  • Wednesday, July 2, 7-9 pm. Willow Hills Priests/Laurels
  • Thursday, July 3, 10-11 am. Mom and Me activity
  • Monday, July 7, 7-9 pm. Canyon Springs Ward FHE
  • Wednesday, July 9, 7-9 pm. Legacy Park Joint Activity
  • Tuesday, July 15, 6-8 pm. Willow Hills RS Indexing activity
  • Thursday, July 24, 10-12 am. Castleton Family Activity
  • Thursday, July 31, 10-11 am. Pioneer Activities
  • Tuesday, August 5, 7-9 pm. Glacier Park YM/YW

Reservations

To reserve all or part of the Center for a group activity, contact Jossy Swain at at 801-694-7093 or josman55@yahoo.com.



Youth Activities, Summer 2014

Thursday Mornings, 10-11 a.m.

  • June 12 - Memory Books and Creamies
  • June 19 - Mom & Me: Mini class for parents, and activities for children 3-11 taught by the youth
  • June 26 - Scanning, Stories, Sourcing, and Sno-cones
  • July 3 - Mom & Me: Mini class for parents, and activities for children 3-11 taught by the youth
  • July 10 - Pioneer Activities I, for children 3-11, taught by the youth. Class for parents. Popsicles.
  • July 17 - Memory Books and Creamies
  • July 31 - Pioneer Activities I, for children 3-11, taught by the youth. Class for parents. Popsicles.
  • August 7 - Indexing and ice cream sundaes
  • Challenge awards and party

Visit the page for Youth and Family Summer Challenge - Come Unto Christ through Family History



Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

Meeting Areas

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The main area of the Family History Center is divided into a Research Room (north side) and a Gathering Room (south side). Wi-fi is available in the entire building, and dividers may be used to separate the rooms.
  • Research Area - There are 12 workstations in the Research Area for patrons to do family history research. (See Hardware and Equipment below for more details.) There is also an additional seat next to each workstation, available power and cable outlets, and an extra table row for wireless users. This area is also used for Saturday classes. A modern A/V system is installed in the Research Room for presentations.
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  • Gathering Room - The Gathering Room is an open space with a large sofa sectional, tables, and chairs, and plenty of open space. It’s designed for hosting youth, organizations, families, and anyone who wants to get together to discuss family history. This is an ideal area for working on group projects, such as photo albums, history projects, etc. There is a large whiteboard for activities. A modern A/V system is also installed for presentations. Groups wanting to reserve the gathering area should contact sandygranitefhc@gmail.com.

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.
  • Family history programs installed on each workstation: FamilySearch Catalog, Family History Library Favorites, Map My Family Tree, Get My Ancestors, GenerationMaps, Genelines, Charting Companion, and Ancestral Quest Collaboration.
  • Other software on each workstation: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers; FamilySearch Indexing; IrFan View (graphics editing); and OpenOffice (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).

Hardware and Equipment

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  • 12 All-in-one workstations running Windows 7 Pro and connected to a high-speed T1 data line. Each workstation has six available USB ports and an SD port, as well as connection to the Center's printer/scanner.
  • Wireless access for laptops and mobile devices
  • High-quality printer/scanner
  • Audio/visual equipment including digital projectors and displays

Center Services

Questions and Suggestions

Do you have questions about the Center, or would you like to make a suggestion for improvement? Please send an email to this address:

sandygranitefhc@gmail.com

Volunteers

The volunteers who assist at the Family History Center are not paid, and they are typically not professionals in genealogical research. They do have a desire to help and have been trained in the basic approaches needed to assist most family history researchers who visit the Family History Center. There are two volunteers on staff at all times during operating hours, with shifts rotating every two hours. Please note that during busy times personal attention time may be limited.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q1: Who can use the Center?

A: The Center is open to everyone, whether or not they live in the immediate area, and it is free of charge.

  • Q2: Can I bring food or drink to the Center?

A: Food and drink may not be consumed in the main rooms. There are no vending machines or food onsite. There are drinking fountains, and you may drink bottled water in the main rooms.

  • Q3: What other guidelines should I be aware of?

A: Use quiet conversation so as not to disturb others who are working. If you need to use audio in the research room, use headphones. Do not remove any materials from the FHC without permission.

  • Q4: How do I sign up for classes?

See the information on Class Schedules above. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Q5: Can I access the Premium Sites from the Wiki or from home?

No, the Premium sites are only available at the Center. However, the church is partnering with Ancestry.com, and church members will soon be able to have free access to Ancestry.


Research

Whether you’re brand-new with family history or an expert researcher – or somewhere in-between – there is a wealth of resources available at the Family History Center for your family history research.

What If I’m New to Family History?

Remember, you’re not alone as a new researcher, and volunteers are ready and willing to answer your questions and get you started.
Here are several activities you can get started with:

  • Sharing stories about your ancestors
  • Sharing photos and digital albums
  • Participating in an indexing project
  • Doing research to find information about your ancestors
  • Preparing names to be submitted to an LDS temple for ordinances

You can start making headway with these activities by visiting the online resources mentioned in the Family History Links section below.


Family History Links

FamilySearch.org

Here are some recommended areas on the FamilySearch.org website if you’re new to family history research:

And here’s where you can dive into your own research:

Other Links



Volunteering at the Center

To volunteer at the Sandy Granite Family History Center, contact Jossy Swain at 801-694-7093 or josman55@yahoo.com. Each shift is two hours long.