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Taylorsville Salt Lake Community College Family History Center

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
Taylorsville 10-Stake FHC @SLCC PC's with Kodak PS80 Photo Scanner.
Taylorsville FHC has 6 scanners
Taylorsville Multi-Stake FHC Computer main desk.
Taylorsville FHC director's desk, HP 8715 color printer / OCR-scanner,Lexmark MX611 printer/scanner

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, the Swedish Death Records 1860-2016 program Aug 2018, and two slide scanners July 22, 2019: a PowerSlide X from Pacific Image Electronics (automatic-slide), and a Wolverine F2D Titan (manual-slide). The directors Jon & Cheryl Thomas from the Bennion Utah West Stake were called May 2016. We opened September 1, 2016.

BIG NEWS!!! - AFTER BEING CLOSED 14 MONTHS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE WILL RE-OPEN STARTING TUESDAY MAY 18th !!!

Til then (and after) we can open for individual appointments if requested in advance. Contact us to setup an appointment. See below.

Church Institute (west side entrance) at @SLCC Redwood Campus in Taylorsville UT
Institute west entrance @SLCC Redwood Campus
Church Institute (south side entrance) at @SLCC Redwood Campus in Taylorsville UT
Institute south entrance @SLCC Redwood Campus

Center Contacts and Hours

  • 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).

Location Map

SLCC Main Redwood Campus map (SW portion)
Map to Institute of Religion

Schedule

  • BIG NEWS!!! - Now that our temple is doing baptism proxy work, we have been given permission to open Tuesday May 18th on a gradual phased-in reduced schedule:
  • 10 AM to 2 PM Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
  • 6 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday
    • We will add Monday 10AM to 2PM starting June 21st.
    • But we are limiting total people in the room to 10 at any one time, to maintain physical separation of 6 feet (using every other PC). So you may have to wait outside.
    • Currently the SLCC Campus is requiring masks to be worn. We clean the keyboards and mice before and/or after each shift. We have installed an air purifier.
    • If you want to call to make an appointment at other times, we can schedule up to two hours with you. Call 801-590-7838 (or text to 801-718-9772)
    • To see our current appointments & shift schedules, see Our Google Calendar (but you may need to sign in to your Google account first)
  • Closure Dates:
    • All State and U.S. Holidays (or anytime SLCC is closed), and in addition:
      • Monday July 5th -- Observed Independence Day
      • August 9-20 -- Summer Break for SLCC

Parking

SLCC Redwood Taylorsville Institute Parking Stalls for Patrons
FHC Patrons - park in any of these 5 stalls (2 left or 3 right of the crosswalk) if coming before 4pm. (East-most row east side of the Institute, facing the SLCC administration building.) Sometimes used by Institute FM construction contractors
  • Parking Instructions for Patrons as of 8/30/2020:
    • Weekdays before 4:00 PM: Park in any of the 5 Institute Faculty parking stalls on the far east side under the big trees - 3 spaces before or 2 spaces after the well-marked crosswalk leading from the Institute to the SLCC Administration building.
      • 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 in any yellow-lined student stall & come on into the FHC.

Contact Info

  • Phone:
    • Family History Center: 801-590-7838
    • 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 Mountain Time)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: (Mostly Discover-Gather-Connect)

  • >>> To Schedule a Date for Your Group (no more than 12 -- 5 during Pandemic), please call Jon at 801-718-9772 (must schedule at least 3 weeks in advance)
  • To see upcoming events / appointments & shift schedules, see Our Google Calendar (but you may need to sign in to your Google account first)

Past Group Events (Mostly Discover-Gather-Connect)

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

  • 4th Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM - Hybrid Zoom / in-person @the FHC (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.)

Center Resources

Collections

  • 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 Software

  • 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 such as an obituary (including from Ancestry). You can download too from here.
    • 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
  • Ancestral Quest (latest FHC version) - can read your old PAF, then can sync with FamilySearch Family Tree! You can download too from here (trial or purchase).
  • Roots Magic (latest FHC version) - also sync's your own private database tree with FamilySearch Family Tree. You can download too from here (trial or purchase).
  • IrfanView (latest version) - fastest editor / viewer of your downloaded photos or on your USB thumb drive. You can download too from here.

Hardware and Equipment

Taylorsville 10-Stake FHC @SLCC - PowerSlide-X Slide-Scanner can scan 48 slides per tray.
Taylorsville FHC @SLCC has a PowerSlide-X slide scanner
Taylorsville 10-Stake FHC @SLCC - Slide Scanner F2D Titan Wolverine.
Taylorsville FHC @SLCC has a Titan Wolverine manual 4-slide scanner
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • 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 Center

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 Area

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Volunteer at the Center

  • 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.