Tooele Valley Utah Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 751 North 520 East Tooele Utah 84074
  • The center is in the back of the Tooele East Stake Center
  • Location on Map

Phone: 435-882-1396


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00-4:00, 7:00-9:00
  • Wednesday & Friday: 10:00-4:00

Holiday Schedule:   Closed November 17- 24 Thanksgiving

                                Closed December 17- January 7 Christmas


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events   Family History Fair  "We Are Waiting"

    Saturday November 10, 2010                                         Teachers

     8:20-12:20pm                                                         Dan Poffenburger        Martin Pendley

     Tooele East Stake Center                                      Bradley Marchant        Carolyn Schofiled

     751 North 520 East Tooele, Utah                            Lynn Andersen

Classes: Finding info in historical records. Proven methods for finding your ancestor., LDS Records & Indexing/Arbitratio., Getting the most out of the family history catalo., More on your Mormon lines. Swedish Records, 1801-Present British Descendenc. Family Search Communities and Collaboration. 3 hour course on family tree. Managing Documents and through the eyes of a professional.


Class: Family Trees      Teacher: Martin Pendley

Aug 23 Adding and editing individuals

Aug 30 Editing family relationships

Sept 6 Using the source box

Sept 13 Adding sources

Sept 20 Familysearch historical records

Sept 27 Searching unindexed records, tips and tricks

OCt 4 Using familysearch online books

Oct 11 Improving skills using online classes and Wiki

Oct 18 Other free web sites

OCt 25 Subcription web sites

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • This center has a small library of books that consists of biographies, genealogies, family histories, histories, maps, genealogical reference guides and vital records etc. Use link below to access a list of our books.

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. 
  • We also have

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have 12 Lenovo ThinkCentre all in one computers. A digital film reader that prints the documents but can also save the document to a flash drive or cd and four other film readers and one microfiche.


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

There is always at least one staff member per shift that is an expert in the following areas:

new family search & family trees

family search

Record Management Programs

Google Research

Free Research Websites

The staff are receiving hands on training for family trees which will replace new famly search in the near future. Patrons are invited to come in for an introduction lesson. 

We always strive to have enough staff so that each patron who comes in can have one-on-one help.



Volunteer at the Center

The center is always looking for volunteers. The shifts are 3 hours long. 10:00-1:00, 1:00-4:00 and two hour shifts in the evenings 7:00-9:00pm. You can choose the shift. It is not necessary to be an expert in family history.