Vernal 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.

We’re Here to Help. Experienced genealogists can help you with your research, and it’s available to you free of charge! Research consultants and volunteers can help you by suggesting sources for you to search, answering basic questions such as how to get started, where a town is located, and what records are available for a locality and how to use them.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address: 480 West 500 North, Vernal, Utah 84078

Phone: 435-789-3618


Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday thru Thursday: 9 am - 9pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

"Search Engine Secrets" Workshops

Beginning June 8th, 2012

There are so many helps available for us if we could only find them. Come in and let us help you make Genealogy and Family History fun. These Workshops “Search Engines Secrets” were put together by Robert Ragan the “Genealogy Guy”

Come to the Family History Center at 480 West 500 North and let Brother Tom Allred help you have a more successful genealogical journey. And have a lot of fun doing it! The Workshops will start Friday June 8th at 6:00pm.

These will be held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.

For more information please call 435-789-3618

May Class Schedule


May   1            *FamilySearch Tips &

                             Search Engines Tips                  2:00pm

                        *Youth Genealogy                            6:00pm

May 2               *Swiss Research                          10:00am

                         *Helps for Indexing                          2:00pm

                         *Youth Genealogy                           6:00pm

May 3                *Beginning PAF 5.2                       10:00am

                          *NFS &                    7:00pm

May 7                 *Beginning PAF 5.2                      10:00am

May 8                 *Youth Genealogy                          6:00pm

                           *5 Minute Genealogy                     7:30pm  

May 9                  *Descendency Research             2:00pm

                            *Youth Genealogy                         6:00pm

                            *1940 Census Introduction           7:30pm

May 10                *Getting Started in

                                          Family History                 2:00 pm  

                            *Fun With              7:30pm

May 12                 *Getting Started Indexing            11:00a m 

May 14                 *Beginning PAF 5.2                     10:00am

May 15                 *Youth Genealogy                         6:00pm

                             *Using Ancestral Quest                7:30pm

May 16                  *Research Logs                           2:00pm 

                              *Youth Genealogy                        6:00pm

                              *FamilySearch 5 minute

                                            Genealogy Tips              7:30pm

May 17                   *Help with Indexing                      7:00pm

May 21                  *Beginning PAF 5.2                   10:00am

May 22                  *Ancestral Quest                         7:30pm

May 26                  *Getting Started in Indexing        11:00am

May 29                  *Youth Genealogy                        6:00pm

                             *Using Ancestral Quest                7:30pm

May 30                  *FamilySearch &

                                  Search Engine Tips                 2:00pm

                             *Youth Genealogy                        6:00pm

May 31                  *Getting Started in Indexing          11:00am

                             *Research Planning                       7:30pm 


Please call and register for classes @ 435-789-3618
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Staff Training Meetings

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.
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Databases and Software

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Hardware and Equipment

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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

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