South Jordan Utah Parkway Family History Center

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SJ Parkway FHC


George Sanders

Asst. Directors:

  • Communications

       Jackie Sanders

  • Training

       Pamela Stewart

  •   Staff

       John Mitchell

Hours of Operation

  • Mon: 10am- 5pm 
  • Tue: 9am - 9pm 
  • Wed: 9am - 9pm
  • Thu: 9am - 9pm
  • Fri: 10am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 1pm

Holiday Closures

  • Friday, July 3rd
  • Saturday, July 4th
  • Friday, July 24th
  • Saturday, July 25th
  • Thursday, August 27 
  •      5pm - 9pm


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South Jordan Utah Parkway Family History Center

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South Jordan Utah Parkway  FHC, 9894 S. 2700 West, South Jordan, Utah
emple Ready File resources are availiable

  South Jordan Parkway Family History Center

Hardware and Equipment
Databases & Software
  • Computers
  • Microfilm Readers
  • Microfilm Copier
  • Microfiche Readers
  • Copy Machine
  • Conference Room
  • Conference Table
  • Laser Printers
  • Color Printers
  • Computer Projector
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Ancestral File DOS
  • Temple Ready
  • North America Vital Records Index
  • British Isles Vital Records Index
  • Personal Ancestral File
  • PAF Insight
  • Legacy
  • Heritage Quest
  • Family Tree Maker

Director's Message


Now is a good time to clean up your PAF database.  In the fall we will have the opportunity to transfer our PAF data into New FamilySearch.  In order to import into PAF you will need additional software.  PAF will be available in our center.  We will also have LEGACY 7.0 in the Family History Center which is compatible with New Family Search in every way.  If you are thinking about buying any new software programs check to make sure they will be compatible with New FamilySearch.

There is a planned rollout schedule once a stake is ready to go live.

Approximately 110 days before a stake goes live we will receive information on what we need to do to proceed.  About 90 days before a stake goes live we will receive additional information including a "rollout DVD".  It will not happen quickly.  We will have time to accomplish required additional training.  It will be helpful, however, to have registered according to the following instructions and complete the required training there.

Please go to  Click under Priesthood Leader on the left side and the next page you will fill out.  You will need your unit number (ward) and your memership number.  You can get these from your ward clerk.  After you have registered, in 72 hours you will be given your passwords and the site you will go to for training. If you do not receive your passwords after several days contact Family History Support at 866-406-1830.

The link above also has information on the right side for the roll out.  Click on the right side, go to the next page and under "Prepare" you will find videos and information about the roll out.  If you have any qauestions concerning registering call Sister Pamela Stewart (801) 243-6411.  Once registered, there will not be any need to re-register as the roll out of New FamilySearch begins preparations. Ward Consultants use this same site to register.  You will be required to state what your calling is.


The River Ridge Stake is hosting a 26 week series of Family History classes at the church building at 10200 South 1300 West.  They are being taught by DeAnne Shelley and Rose Ann Fisher.  We attended the first class April 7th and they are excellent.  See a schedule and details at the Family History Center.

Other Resources Available in the Center

  • Microfilms can be ordered from the Family History Library for use in the Center
  • Microfiche can be ordered from the Family History Library for use in the Center

We have recently purchased two new books for our FHC.

  • The Handybook for Genealogists" Edition 10, by Everton
  • Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shoen Mills

Family History Moments

The Saints living in Nauvoo had an opportunity to receive their own endowments in the Nauvoo Temple which strengthened not only their testimonies but gave them the faith and courage they needed to face the trials of their journey to the Salt Lake Valley.  Along the "Trail of Hope" (Parley Street) in Nauvoo where the wagons lined up as they began their journey across the Mississippi River are plaques on which are engraved some of their feelngs about their exodus.  Some of those statements follow:

"How well I remember what a hard time (father) had breaking in the animals to draw the wagon.  There were six cows and two oxen.  The oxen were well broken and quite sedate.  But the cows were wild and unruly...while Father was breaking the cattle, Mother was praying...many nights when we were in bed asleep...she would go out into the orchard...and there pour out her soul in prayer, asking the Lord to open the way for us to go with the Saints."    Margaret Judd Clawson

"The fall of 1845 found Nauvoo, as it were, one vast mechanic shop, as nearly every family was engaged in making wagons.  Our parlor was used as a paint shop in which to paint wagons."  Bathsheba W. Smith

"We hurried to pack some food, cooking utensils, clothing and bedding, which was afterward unpacked and strewn over the ground by the mob as they searched for fire-arms.  Mother had some bread already in the kettles to bake.  Of course she did not have time to bake so she hung it on the reach of our wagon and cooked it after we crossed the Mississippi River."  Mary Field Garner " we all halted and took a farewell view of our delightful city...We also beheld the magnificent temple rearing its lofty tower toward the heavens...My heart did swell within me."  Newell Knight "We had nothing to sweeten anything until the Lord sent honey dew, which we gathered from bushes until we get all the sweets we wanted.  I also boiled maple juice and got cakes of maple sugar."  Jane Johnston

"Early in February, multitudes of the people commenced to cross the Mississippi, and from their encampments in the forest of Iowa.  In regard to the terrible sufferings that followed, the terrible snow storms and rains that continued from February until May, causing such floods and mire distress and suffering and consequent sickness, as perhaps has never before been known to the lot of man."  Erastus Snow

We too, in these troubled times, can draw strength, faith and courage from the temple.