Taylorsville Salt Lake Community College Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Welcome to the Taylorsville Utah 10-Stake Family History Center at the Salt Lake Community College Institute of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Redwood campus). We have 20 new 23-inch solid-state-drive PC's (8GB), a Lexmark MX611 printer/scanner, 12 new desks/tables. We added an HP color printer/scanner Mar 2017, a Kodak PS80 high-speed photo scanner with flatbed Dec 2017, and the Swedish Death Records 1860-2016 program Aug 2018. We now have two slide scanners as of July 22, 2019: a PowerSlide X from Pacific Image Electronics (automatic-slide), and a Wolverine F2D Titan (manual-slide). We have 39 fantastic consultants and are open 36 hours per week. The directors Jon & Cheryl Thomas from the Bennion Utah West Stake were called May 2016. We opened September 1, 2016.
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Center Services
- 5 Stakes Sponsoring this Family History Center
- 6 Resources in the Local Area
- 7 Links
- 8 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and HoursEdit
- Language: English
- Address: 4554 So 2025 W, Taylorsville UT 84129
- Off of Community Blvd, a.k.a Bruin Blvd.
- The Institute building is the last building on the southwest corner of the main Redwood campus. (Just immediately west of the new SLCC administration building)
- Sometimes while school is not in session, most doors may be locked except for the east or southeast doors. So plan to use those doors.
- The Family History Center is in Room 107 (west end of the south hallway).
- >>> CLOSED INDEFINITELY, Except for any Future-Scheduled One-on-One Appointments <<< (We will resume the following hours when appropriate)
- Mon: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- Tue: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then re-opens from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Wed: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Thu: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then re-opens from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Fri-Sun: CLOSED - (but we can open for families of 3-15 by appointment reserved two weeks in advance)
- Closure Dates:
- All State and U.S. Holidays (or anytime SLCC is closed), and in addition:
- Mon Mar 16 thru Thu Mar 19 - Spring Break
- Mon May 11 thru Thu May 14 - Campus Closed Between Spring & Summer Terms
- Mon Aug 10 thru Tue Aug 25 - Summer Break between Summer & Fall Terms
- Thu Oct 15 - Fall Break
- Wed Nov 25 thru Thu Nov 26 - Thanksgiving
- Mon Dec 14 thru Thu Jan 7 - Christmas & New Years
- All State and U.S. Holidays (or anytime SLCC is closed), and in addition:
- Parking Instructions for Patrons as of 1/16/2019:
- Park in any yellow-lined student stall in Lot E (2-3 rows south side of the Institute), or Lot F (any row west & southwest of the Institute).
- After Wed Sep 4 2019, if arriving before 4:00 PM, call Carleen Rowley - Institute Registrar 801-912-0113 before arriving.
- If she doesn't answer (she's out Wednesday mornings), call Cheri Bowen - Institute front office 801-912-0111.
- Give your name, phone#, and license plate#. They will instruct SLCC Parking Services to register your vehicle for a one-day pass (that day only), for Lot E or Lot F only.
- Newly purchased vehicles with a temporary permit will not be ticketed and does not need to be registered.
- If your car has a ticket when you leave anyway, take it to the Institute front office window to request it be appealed or annulled (or call Carleen Rowley 801-912-0113 or Cheri Bowen 801-912-0111 & leave a message with ticket#). Then after two working days call Parking Services at 801-957-4011 with your ticket# to verify nothing is owed.
- No parking tickets will be issued the first two weeks while starting any new SLCC term. See SLCC Academic Calendar or call 801-957-4011.
- If arriving after 4:00 PM, no worries -- no ticketing after 4PM. Just park & come on into the FHC.
- Family History Center: 801-590-7838
- After Hours / weekends, call: 801-718-9772 (director's mobile)
- Taylorsville Utah (Redwood campus) Institute of Religion office: 801-964-3064
- North America FamilySearch missionary support help-line: 866-406-1830 (Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 1pm-8pm MST)
- E-mail: ut_taylorsvilleSLCC@familyhistorymail.org
- Facebook: "Friends of Taylorsville Family History Center" https://www.facebook.com/groups/1863992580497053/
Calendar and EventsEdit
Upcoming Events: (Mostly Discover-Gather-Connect)Edit
- >>>>> THESE EVENTS ARE POSTPONED INDEFINITELY, per the Brethren's Announcement on 3/12/2020 at 4:37 PM HERE <<<<<<
- Thu Mar 12 - 7PM: Taylorsville North Stake Stake Presidency and High Council (per James Payne)
- Mon Mar 23 - 7PM: Bennion YSA Ward FH Training (per Jack Lucas)
- Thu Mar 26 - 7PM: Taylorsville Valley Park 2nd Ward Adults (per Susan Johnson) - Taylorsville Valley Park Stake
- >>> To Schedule a Date for Your Group (no more than 12), please call Rick Francom at 801-810-4419 (must schedule at least 3 weeks in advance)
Past Group Events (Mostly Discover-Gather-Connect)Edit
- List of past group events, grouped by stakes -- Taylorsville SLCC FHC Past Events
- None, except as listed below.
Staff Training MeetingsEdit
- 2nd Monday of each month at 3:00 PM (none on months with major closures such as August or December).
- The public is welcome to attend; not restricted to just staff consultants. (Our 23 chairs fill up fast when typically half of our 39 staff show up, but we have extra chairs.)
- Encouraging staff & patrons to do training on their own schedules, such as:
- click thru desired lessons at The FH Guide online
- attend classes at Riverton FH Library
- attend / watch classes / webinars at SLC FHL
- attend / watch RootsTech lectures / presentations or view the complete syllabus' on each of our PC's desktop
- watch BYU FHL Webinars
- watch LDS.ORG/FamilyHistory Training lectures / talks / snippets by category
- watch Ancestry.com training videos at youtube.com/user/AncestryCom
- FamilySearch Catalog: - search may show record images available to view here that you might not be able to view at home.
- NEW: Swedish Death Records database 1860-2016 ("Sveriges Dödbok") program on PC #7
Databases and SoftwareEdit
- Swedish Death Records database 1860-2016 ("Sveriges Dödbok") program on PC #7
- NEW Feb 2019: PaperScan Pro software on PC # 8, so scans from Kodak 8 1/2" X 14" Flatbed can be OCR-converted into a Text-Searchable PDF file.
- Chrome Extensions installed on all PC's Chrome browser:
- Hope Chest: searches for ancestors still needing temple ordinances (see http://hopechestsoftware.com/). Stores results in your FS account.
- RecordSeek: reliably attach a source to FamilySearch from any web page (including from Ancestry)
- Scissors Tab: splits the browser into two browsers: current tab becomes right half, left tab becomes left half (for side-by-side compare)
- 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. Click FHC Portal for a list of those premium databases you can access for free while at our center.
- LibreOffice v5.2 - a version of OpenOffice (free)
- Microsoft Office 2007 - on 5 PC's (#1, 2, 4, 8, 14)
- ArkivDigital Online v1.5.4-rc3 - a program to help access Swedish Research easier, then just at []
- Ancestral Quest (latest FHC version) - can read your old PAF, then can sync with FamilySearch Family Tree !
- Roots Magic (latest FHC version) - also sync's your own private database tree with FamilySearch Family Tree
- IrfanView (latest 64bit version) - helps in editing or viewing your photos on your USB thumb drive
- Overhead / Housecleaning background software for Safe Browsing:
- Rainmeter - for desktop shortcuts, such as to subscription websites that are free thru the FHC Portal.
- DeepFreeze from Faronics Corp - for nightly security cleaning of traceable userid/password clues (or during next reboot)
Hardware and EquipmentEdit
- 20 Dell 23-inch touch-screen all-in-one desktop computers installed August 2016. Each has 8GB RAM and a Solid State Drive (SSD).
- Lexmark MX611dhe black & white printer (with color scanner) installed August 2016. We charge 5 cents ($0.05) per page (per side) AFTER THE FIRST 10 PAGES printed (the first 10 are free per patron per visit).
- 11 new tables, new desk, and new projection screen installed October 2016.
- HP OfficeJet 8715 color printer (with OCR scanner into text-searchable PDFs) installed March 2017. We charge 15 cents ($0.15) per page (per side) printed AFTER THE FIRST 3 PAGES printed (the first 3 are free per patron per visit).
- Microsoft Office-2007 installed on most computers.
- Kodak PS80 high-speed photo scanner (with legal flatbed scanner ) installed Dec 2017.
- Overhead projector with large pull-down screen. (+New audio/video mixers & HDMI cabling installed 5 Oct 2018) And: projector upgraded 16 May 2019 to brighter, sharper, wireless Epson EX9220 that does wireless screen mirroring from most smartphones.
- NEW July 2019: Two slide scanners:
- PowerSlide X from Pacific Image Electronics with 50-slot slide tray. Scans directly to PC # 4 using the CyberViewX program. Does super high-resolution (hence can be slow, but automatically advances to next slide).
- Wolverine F2D Titan slide scanner for multiple slide sizes. Four slides per tray, manual feed (hence fast). Stores onto an SD card which you can insert into any of our PC's to transfer to your USB thumb drive.
Staff Research SpecialtiesEdit
- Indexing: Mon 9-12: Pat Newton; Mon 12-3: Michael Butler & Carol Moore; Tue 9-12: Kay Cherrington; Tue 12-3: John Nash; Wed 9-12: Kathy DeJong; Wed 3-6: Lori Merritt & Mitch Wiley & Bill Juszcak; Wed 6-9: Cheryl Thomas & Mitch Wiley; Thu 9-12: Cheryl Thomas & Bill Juszcak; Thu 12-3: Leslee Petrick; Thu 6-9: Scott Jones & Leslee Petrick.
- Copy old diskette data to a USB thumb drive: Jon Thomas Mon 12-3, Wed 6-9, Thu 6-9.
- Hope Chest: Jon Thomas Mon 12-3, Wed 6-9, Thu 6-9.
- Danish Research / Translation: Cheryl Thomas Wed 6-9 & Thu 9-12.
- Brazilian / Portuguese Translation: Bill Juszcak Wed 3-6 & Thu 9-12.
- Roots Magic: Mon 9-12: Pat & Janet Newton & DeeAnn Haroldsen; Tue 9-12: James & Pat Payne; Tue 12-3: John Nash & Rick Francom; Tue 6-9: Rick Francom; Wed 3-6: Lori Merritt; Thu 12-3 & 6-9: Leslee Petrick.
- Ancestral Quest (read/edit PAF file, or import your x generations from FamilySearch to create a Gedcom file): Jon Thomas Mon 12-3, Wed 6-9, Thu 6-9; Terry Gidney Wed 9-12.
- Puzzilla.Org: Mitch Wiley Wed 3-9.
- Slide Scanning: Pat & Janet Newton Mon 9-12, Jon Thomas Mon 12-3, Wed 6-9, Thu 6-9.
- Photo scanning: Jon Thomas Mon 12-3, Wed 6-9, Thu 6-9; Rick Francom Tue 3-6 & Tue 6-9; Cheryl Thomas Wed 6-9 & Thu 9-12.
Stakes Sponsoring this Family History CenterEdit
The following 10 stakes are the sponsoring stakes (from the Taylorsville Coordinating Council led by Area Seventy Elder Kelly R. Johnson - previously Elder Michael H. Bourne) who are providing budget and staff for this Family History Center:
- Bennion Utah East Stake
- Bennion Utah Stake
- Bennion Utah West Stake (the "agent stake")
- Taylorsville Utah Central Stake
- Taylorsville Utah North Central Stake
- Taylorsville Utah North Stake
- Taylorsville Utah South Stake
- Taylorsville Utah Stake
- Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake
- Taylorsville Utah YSA Stake
Resources in the Local AreaEdit
- Taylorsville Utah Redwood Institute of Religion
- Story of Mormon Pioneers Settling Taylorsville in the Salt Lake Valley
- Resource Links by the City of Taylorsville
- Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery
- Taylorsville Public Library
- West Valley City Public Library
- Salt Lake Utah South (Tongan) Family History Center - in Kearns (3.4 miles southwest)
- Murray Utah South Family History Center - 6.2 miles southeast
- Midvale Utah Union Fort Family History Center - 6.3 miles southeast
- Riverton FamilySearch Library - 10.4 miles south (see their seminars held every 3rd Saturday 9am-12pm)
- Current Wikipedia info about Taylorsville Utah
- Riverton FH Library Class Schedule
- SLC FH Library Class Schedule
- FamilySearch Partner Access - (setup free accounts for church members to the following 5 sites)
- Ancestry - Has an amazingly good record-search algorithm
- FindMyPast - Claims to be "The home of British & Irish Family History"
- MyHeritage - Runs nightly searches for record matches & tree matches from your tree (must upload a GEDCOM to start)
- American Ancestors - by the New England Historic Genealogical Society
- Geneanet - I haven't tried this yet...
- RecordSeek for creating source citations from any web page (install its Chrome extension)
- Taylorsville Institute (our hosts)
- The FH Guide - universally approved online FH Training lessons with links to relevant help
- FamilySearch Blog
- My Pioneers (a FamilySearch Campaign)
- Find-A-Record (was a fantastic tool, but discontinued after 18Sep2018 when FamilySearch implemented a major overhaul to their interface)
- Hope Chest Software - install the Chrome extension to search your tree for temple-name candidates, saving the list in your FS account
- BYU FH Technology Lab Tools (Relative Finder, Virtual Pedigree, Descendancy Explorer, Pedigree Pie, Games, etc)
- Midvale FHC - whom we admire & try to emulate if only in principle
- All the Stories in One Place - Searches your tree for stories (click "Synchronize") - started working again as of 14 Nov 2018!
- My Obituaries - your relatives recent obituaries that may not be linked to their record yet
- BYU FH Library (in the northeast basement of the Harold B Lee library)
- Sandy UT Granite FHC - has good media conversion equipment (took over a prior Junior High Seminary, home of TheFHGuide.com authors)
- Official Church FH Training Videos - for Leaders, Members, Consultants, or anybody
- FHC Locator - world map to search or click to find map markers of your nearest FHC or FH Library
- Find-A-Grave - an amazing resource that puts it all together (although sometimes under wrong assumptions)
- FamilySearch Newsroom - Announcements worthy as a media publication resource
- RootsMapper - amazing tool that shows your ancestors immigration paths graphically (as if they took a jet plane route)
- FamilySearch Places Research tool - zoomable or searchable world map with good details & evolving
- FS Obituaries database - from partnering with GenealogyBank, for 1980-2014
- Utah Digital Newspapers - searchable hundreds of current & prior newspapers going way back
- Puzilla - powerful way to look at multi-generation family relationships graphically. Can make missing pieces look obvious
- FS England-Wales County Maps - color-coded. Click on a county and it lists all parish maps within
- Welsh Mormon History - by Dr. Ron Dennis at BYU. Searchable for your Welsh ancestors bio details
- RootsTech - the annual largest FH conference in the world, here in SLC UT. See recordings of many presentations
- DigitalArkivet - Norway National Archives of Parish Registers
- Denmark Census - searchable online records from Denmark
- Danish National Archives - Church records from Denmark
- Swedish ArkivDigital - online searchable genealogy records from Sweden
Volunteer at the CenterEdit
- Looking for volunteers comfortable with computers who love learning genealogy, and teaching youth and young adults how to find their ancestors.
- If you are available to volunteer for 3 hours per week, we would love to have you, and happy to help you learn (and teach us all) additional skills.
- Contact Jon Thomas (801-718-9772) or Cheryl Thomas (801-718-9675).
- Fill out the Long-Term Volunteer Form
- Then have your Bishop sign it, and bring it in to us during an appointment with us to get to know you.