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=== Contact Info  ===
=== Contact Info  ===
If you need further information before coming, please feel free to call us at 801-356-0661 during our open hours.  
If you need further information before coming, please feel free to call us at 801-356-0661 during our open hours. Or feel free to drop an email anytime at ut_utahsouthhispanic@ldsmail.net

Revision as of 20:54, 22 September 2011

Utah Sur Hispanic Centro de Historia Familiar

FamilySearch Record Search See resources available for this Family History Center in its native language, a branch of the Family History Library.
Ver los recursos disponibles para este Centro de Historia Familiar en su lengua materna, una rama de la Biblioteca de Historia Familiar

The Utah South Hispanic Family History Center was set up to meet the needs of Hispanics in mainly Utah County, Utah, to assist them in finding information about their ancestors from throughout Latin America and other areas where Spanish is predominantly spoken,

It also services two LDS stakes in the central part of Provo Utah, and a few other nearby areas. All are welcome.


The Center is located on 800 West in Provo just over two blocks north of Provo Center Street (also known as Highway 114) and is across the street from Dixon Middle School, a junior high school. The address is 263 North 800 West, and it is on the west side of the street.

Location on map.

Parking space is limited, so if the six spaces are filled (this building having been previously used as an LDS seminary building few were originally needed during that time), please park on the street, 800 West.

Note: If you are coming into Provo from the north or south via I-15, that freeway is undergoing a major rebuild construction project. To see if you may not be able to use the exit at Provo Center Street (Exit 266), information is available on this website run by the Utah Department of Transportation regarding any needed detours. http://www.udot.utah.gov/i15core/ This construction will last until December 2012.

On August 22, 2011, UDOT closed the freeway offramp from southbound I-15 at Provo Center Street for about the next 90 days from that date to rebuild the ramp and other matters at that location. If coming from the north please use the exit just north of that one, University Parkway, U-265, while still in Orem, Utah. Go left onto University Parkway going east, turn right (go south) at State Street (also known as US-89), go south to 200 North in Provo. Turn right at 200 North, go west three blocks to 800 West, go north about 1/2 block, then it will be on the west side of the street.

Hours of Operation

The Center currently operates on the following schedule:

Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm
Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm
Thursdays 6pm to 9pm
Sundays 4pm to 9pm

Upcoming closed days:

General Conference (October 2nd), Thanksgiving Weekend (Thanksgiving Day itself and the Sunday following), and the two weeks that include Christmas Day 2011 and New Year's Day 2012 


21 computers, in two rooms. One room can be used as a classroom, has basic computer screen projector for this purpose. All computers are connected to the Internet via DSL.

All computers have the following software available for patron use:

  • Ancestral Quest 12.1
  • Family Insight (works with New FamilySearch in that you can run your data against new FamilySearch, and move portions of data back and forth between your records and what New FamilySearch may already have, often finds entries looking at New FamilySearch on its own may not find.
  • Genelines 2
  • GetMyAncestors (draws your ancestor lines in pedigrees from New FamilySearch.
  • Google Toolbar on browsers, has translate feature that is very useful when viewing foreign language websites.
  • Legacy 7.5
  • Ordinance Tracker (for LDS members to graphically see their temple submission list in New FamilySearch.
  • Personal Ancestral File (PAF) 4 and/or 5.2
  • Rootsmagic 4.

Access to several major online family history and genealogical data sites, such as Ancestry, World Vital Records, etc.

5 microfilm readers

Small collection of microfilms, concentrated mostly on Latin American areas, although a few are from other areas. Films from the Family History Library can be ordered for the standard fee.

Some basic books about family history research.

Online Microfilm/Microfiche Ordering

This Family History Center is one of the first in the United States to be integrated into the new Online Film Ordering system. Every Family History Center south of Salt Lake City is now on this new system.  To order a microfilm, go to https://film.familysearch.org/ and follow the instructions. Please be sure there is not already a digital copy online elsewhere in the FamilySearch website, you can do this by looking it up in the Family History Library Catalog, and the entry for the desired film will indicate that fact if it has been digitized and placed online.

You can do this from any computer connected to the Internet, whether it is at your home, work, a publcc library, or other computer, payment is by either Visa or Mastercard branded bank cards.

Contact Info

If you need further information before coming, please feel free to call us at 801-356-0661 during our open hours. Or feel free to drop an email anytime at ut_utahsouthhispanic@ldsmail.net