Tooele Valley Utah Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Class: Family Trees Teacher: Martin Pendley
- 4 Center Resources
- 5 Center Services
- 8 Volunteer at the Center
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
- 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 familysearch.org 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
- 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 Ancestry.com.
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.
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
Record Management Programs
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.