Utah South Hispanic Family History Center
Utah Sur Hispanic Centro de Historia Familiar
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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.
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.
The Provo Center Street exit off I-15 is now open again, after being rebuilt, there may still be construction around and near it as work continues to complete the freeway rebuild project.
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:
Tuesday March 13, Thursday March 15, first Sunday in April (LDS General Conference), Mother's Day, Labor Day, First Sunday in October (LDS General Conference), Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Sunday) Christmas Holiday (last two weeks of year and first few days of 2013).
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. You can browse using Google Chrome (default) or Internet Explorer 8. In most cases Chrome has been found to work better when browsing generally although a few smaller sites are known to work better in Internet Explorer.
All computers have the following software available for patron use:
- All premium websites listed on the Family History Center Portal Those premium websites listed require a paid subscription to be accessed if used anywhere other than any Family History Center.
- 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.
- ArhivDigital Online (Replaces 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. Google Chrome has this feature built-in already.
- 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 5.
- FamilySearch Indexing (You can do indexing here, get help, etc., and this is useful if your computer goes down and you want to still do indexing while it is being repaired, 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.
Training and Resources
Go to Utah South Hispanic Family History Center Training Resources or en espanol for more information on how to get started in Hispanic family history research. Contains information on what websites and other information can be found for the beginning and intermediate researcher.
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 or gift cards.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org