South Jordan Utah Parkway 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.

SJ Parkway FHC


George Sanders

Asst. Directors:

  • Communications

       Jackie Sanders

  • Training

       Pamela Stewart

  • Technology

        Tim Riker

Hours of Operation

  • Mon: 10am- 5pm 
  • Tue: 9am - 9pm 
  • Wed: 9am - 9pm
  • Thu: 9am - 9pm
  • Fri: 10am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 1pm

Holiday Closures 2010

  • Presidents Day
  • General Conference and Easter, April 2nd - 3rd.
  • Memorial Day, May 28th - 31st.
  • Independence Day, July 2nd - 5th.
  • Pioneer Day, July 23rd - 24th.
  • Labor Day, September 3rd - 6th.
  • General Conference, October 1st - 2nd
  • Thanksgiving, November 24th - 27th.
  • Christmas and New Year's, December 23rd - January 3rd.


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South Jordan Utah Parkway Family History Center

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South Jordan Utah Parkway  FHC, 9894 S. 2700 West, South Jordan, Utah
emple Ready File resources are availiable
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  South Jordan Parkway Family History Center[edit | edit source]

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]
Databases & Software[edit | edit source]
  • Computers
  • Microfilm Readers
  • Microfilm Copier
  • Microfiche Readers
  • Copy Machine
  • Conference Room
  • Conference Table
  • Laser Printers 
  • Computer Projector
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Ancestral File DOS
  • North America Vital Records Index
  • British Isles Vital Records Index
  • Personal Ancestral File
  • PAF Insight
  • Legacy
  • Heritage Quest
  • Family Tree Maker

Director's Message[edit | edit source]

Soon we will be asked for our Church Account user name and password to access New FamilySearch, Indexing, Stake and Ward web pages, etc.  In order to obtain an Church Account go to  Click "Register for an Church Account" and follow the prompts.  Choose a simple user name and password that you can easily remember.  

Other Resources Available in the Center[edit | edit source]

  • Microfilms can be ordered from the Family History Library for use in the Center
  • Microfiche can be ordered from the Family History Library for use in the Center
  • The Handybook for Genealogists" Edition 10, by Everton
  • Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shoen Mills
  • New wide screen monitors making it possible to tile two programs on the screen at the same time to allow us to compare information with ease.

Family History Moments[edit | edit source]

The Saints living in Nauvoo had an opportunity to receive their own endowments in the Nauvoo Temple which strengthened not only their testimonies but gave them the faith and courage they needed to face the trials of their journey to the Salt Lake Valley.  Along the "Trail of Hope" (Parley Street) in Nauvoo where the wagons lined up as they began their journey across the Mississippi River are plaques on which are engraved some of their feelngs about their exodus.  Some of those statements follow:

"How well I remember what a hard time (father) had breaking in the animals to draw the wagon.  There were six cows and two oxen.  The oxen were well broken and quite sedate.  But the cows were wild and unruly...while Father was breaking the cattle, Mother was praying...many nights when we were in bed asleep...she would go out into the orchard...and there pour out her soul in prayer, asking the Lord to open the way for us to go with the Saints."    Margaret Judd Clawson

"The fall of 1845 found Nauvoo, as it were, one vast mechanic shop, as nearly every family was engaged in making wagons.  Our parlor was used as a paint shop in which to paint wagons."  Bathsheba W. Smith

"We hurried to pack some food, cooking utensils, clothing and bedding, which was afterward unpacked and strewn over the ground by the mob as they searched for fire-arms.  Mother had some bread already in the kettles to bake.  Of course she did not have time to bake so she hung it on the reach of our wagon and cooked it after we crossed the Mississippi River."  Mary Field Garner " we all halted and took a farewell view of our delightful city...We also beheld the magnificent temple rearing its lofty tower toward the heavens...My heart did swell within me."  Newell Knight

"We had nothing to sweeten anything until the Lord sent honey dew, which we gathered from bushes until we get all the sweets we wanted.  I also boiled maple juice and got cakes of maple sugar."  Jane Johnston

"Early in February, multitudes of the people commenced to cross the Mississippi, and from their encampments in the forest of Iowa.  In regard to the terrible sufferings that followed, the terrible snow storms and rains that continued from February until May, causing such floods and mire distress and suffering and consequent sickness, as perhaps has never before been known to the lot of man."  Erastus Snow

We too, in these troubled times, can draw strength, faith and courage from the temple.