St. George Utah FamilySearch Library/Tour and Group Activities

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St George Utah FamilySearch Center
237 East 600 South
St. George, Utah 84770
Monday and Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Group Activities

The St. George Utah Family Search Library is pleased and eager to offer the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and other groups to schedule a group visit to our Center. We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group - Youth, Adult, Church, Organization, Club, etc. Please review the following guide lines for scheduling a group visit.

Group Size

  • If you want a tour of the Library, groups should be 10 or less to avoid disturbing other patrons who are working.
    *If you want to schedule a classroom for instruction, we have a classroom has 16 and 22 computer stations.
  • A auditorium that seats 55

Reservation Procedure

  • Determine the date you would like to come by checking our Online Calendar for available dates
  • Determine the goal for you visit. You may want to check the list of suggested activities below for ideas.
  • Call the Library - 435-673-4591 - to reserve the date.

Available Times

  • In order to use the Library as efficiently as possible, we suggest the following times:
  • Evening group visits (Tue, Wed, & Thu) will begin at 5:00 PM or 7:00 PM.
  • Daytime reservations (Mon thru Sat) will begin at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM.


  • Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth.
    *Local family history consultants are an excellent resource to bring with your group and will provide continuity after your visit.


  • Copies of any documents found during your visit can be printed at the Library for free. *Documents could also be scanned and saved to your flash drive.

Guidelines for a Successful and Rewarding Visit

  • Please DO NOT bring food or drink to the Library.
  • Local family history consultants are an excellent resource to bring with your group and will provide continuity after your visit.
  • LDS Account Login: Very Important! Each LDS Member of the group needs to have an LDS Login Account before coming to the Library. Please have them log into or another church account site to make sure their Username and Password are 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 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 church membership number and birth date. Their membership number is 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 membership number. To activate a new account, an email address is needed.
  • Personal Family History Information:
  • 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 our library. 
  • Group Presentation: Select from the following options list. We are not able to combine presentations in a single visit and suggest that you schedule additional times for other topics of interest.
  • Group Visit Options: (Depending on Size)

The first six options include a short presentation, 5-10 minutes, in one of our meeting rooms with the remainder of the time in the library.

1. Introduction to the FamilySearch Library An overview of our facility, web site, tools, applications, and equipment available in our library and on the computer’s desktop.

2. Introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree (The replacement for New FamilySearch) A demonstration of the functions, features, and use of the information available in the FamilySearch Family Tree. The Family Tree is a new approach to genealogy. We will also demonstrate creation of the popular 9-Generation Fan Chart. (Bring a flash drive to do your own) This version of Family Tree supports full navigation of your genealogy tree where you can: • Explore trees, families, and individuals. • Edit and improve data about a specific individual. • Attach sources, including links to online sources. • Watch and receive notifications about changes to ancestors.

3. Research Quick Start A focused presentation demonstrating popular research web sites used to find specific information on your ancestors.

4. Introduction to Indexing An overview of the why and how of indexing and a demonstration of the indexing application for indexing in the library or at home.

5. Preparation for Pioneer TrekA presentation on how to identify a pioneer ancestor, locate the pioneer company they were in and then find information on them, including how to identify family members requiring temple ordinances. Creating a 9-generation fan chart is also demonstrated.

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