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Even though we are closed at our Center during April.  Please take some time to do some Indexing and Reviewing at home.  If you have questions you can call your Ward Temple and Family History Consultant
 
Even though we are closed at our Center during April.  Please take some time to do some Indexing and Reviewing at home.  If you have questions you can call your Ward Temple and Family History Consultant
  
*Indexing Event on Wednesday morning April 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
 
*Indexing Event on Thursday evening April 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
*Indexing Event on Wednesday morning May 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
 
*Indexing Event on Thursday evening May 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
 
*Indexing Event on Wednesday morning June 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
 
*Indexing Event on Wednesday morning June 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
 
*Indexing Event on Thursday evening June 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
*Indexing Event on Thursday evening June 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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*No Classes will be in April due to the Stay Safe -  Stay Home request by our government.
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*No Classes will be in the Center during May due to the Stay Safe -  Stay Home request by our government.
 
*Please consider doing some Indexing or Reviewing at home.
 
*Please consider doing some Indexing or Reviewing at home.
 
*Please consider adding some memories during this closure.
 
*Please consider adding some memories during this closure.

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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.

Salt Lake Granger North Family History Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH ISSUES WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANT FOR HELP IF YOU SHOULD NEED IT!

  • The Salt Lake Granger North Family History Center is open to the public. We are available to serve our community members free of charge. Whether you are just beginning to do Family History, or have been doing Family History for years. We are happy to welcome and assist all who come! We have Temple and Family History Consultants that can speak languages other than English here in the Center during some of the times we are open.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Samoan, and Cambodian by request.
  • Address: 3291 South 3450 West,West Valley City, UT 84119
  • Some parking in back
  • Located in the old West Lake Seminary Building which is now the Salt Lake Granger North Family History Center
  • No parking on the street in front during school hours. During the day there is a street called Tess Avenue around the corner. If there is not enough parking in the back parking area, you may park on Tess Avenue.
  • Location Map:
  • (Link to map using Google or other map sites)
  • Phone: 1-801-969-3185
  • E-mail: UT_GrangerNorth@familyhistorymail.org
  • Open Hours:
  • We are Closed until further notice. We will resume our same schedule when the Stay Safe - Stay Home Request lifts
    • Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (English)
    • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (English - Samoan)
    • Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (English - Youth Encouraged))
    • Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (English)
    • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (English)
    • Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (English - Cambodian)
    • Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (English- Spanish)
    • Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (English - Spanish - Youth Encouraged)
    • Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (English - Spanish)
    • Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (English - Youth Encouraged)
    • Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (English - Spanish - Samoan)
    • Groups reservations please contact Debbie Wilkins at debbiewilkins0@gmail.com 1-801-969-3185 or 801-401-0202
    • Saturday by Appointment only Contact Debbie Wilkins at debbiewilkins0@gmail.com or contact this center 1-801-969-3185 or 801-401-0202

Call to confirm hours as they may have changed.

  • Holiday Schedule
  • Closed May 25th, 2020 Memorial Day
  • Closed July 3rd through 4th Independence Day
  • Closed July 24, 2020 Pioneer Day
  • Closed September 7, 2020 Labor Day
  • Closed October 3rd through 4th, 2020 General Conference
  • Closed October 31, 2020 Halloween
  • Closed November 26th through 29th, 2020 for Thanksgiving
  • Closed December 23rd through January 1, 2021 for Christmas and New Year Observance

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Even though we are closed at our Center during April. Please take some time to do some Indexing and Reviewing at home. If you have questions you can call your Ward Temple and Family History Consultant

  • Indexing Event on Wednesday morning June 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Indexing Event on Thursday evening June 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Indexing Event on Wednesday morning July 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Indexing Event on Thursday evening July 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

  • MAY
  • No Classes will be in the Center during May due to the Stay Safe - Stay Home request by our government.
  • Please consider doing some Indexing or Reviewing at home.
  • Please consider adding some memories during this closure.

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

No Staff Training Meetings will be in April due to the Stay Safe - Stay Home request by our government. However, I will be emailing all staff members with some training each week. Please refer to your email for this information.

  • Every Wednesday morning 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Staff Training Meeting
  • Every Thursday evening 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Staff Training Meeting
  • Every Sunday evening 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Staff Training Meeting

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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. However, you may access them for free here in our Center.
  • Access to online books from several well known Family History Facilities. They are:
    • Allen County Public Library Genealogical Center
    • Arizona State Library
    • Birmingham Public Library
    • BYU Family History Library
    • Houston Public Library
    • Dallas Public Library Genealogy & History Division
    • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    • Midwest Genealogy Center of Mid-Continent Public Library
    • Onodaga County Public Library
    • Ontario Ancestors the Ontario Genealogical Society
    • St. Louis County Library
    • University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 21 Family Search Desktop Computers with access to the Family History Portal, and familysearch.org documents.
  • 3 laptops
  • 1 Printer/Copier/ Scanner
  • Two meeting rooms for small private groups (you must reserve)
  • One Kitchen with microwave and a lunch room
  • Scanner has capability to connect directly to familysearch.org, as well as scanning to a flash drive or to another computer
  • Projector and Screen for training
  • Multiple Dry Magnetic writing boards for training
  • Internet Wi-Fi is available for free in the center
  • Tables and chairs for those that wish to bring their own laptops. We have plenty of room to spread out papers you are working on.
  • Children's area. This is a large area with a small table and chairs for our small children. Some toys to play with. Some books to read. Some puzzles, and games.
  • Free access to Premium Online Portal family history websites, 
    • Familysearch.org
    • Ancestry.com
    • My Heritage
    • American Ancestors
    • Puzzilla
    • Kinpoint
    • FamNet
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper.com -- the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present.
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database Letters and Diaries Images, Photographs, Posters, and some information that usually was discarded.
    • ArkivDigital Online -- Swedish genealogy.
    • Find My Past -- International family history records from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond with records going back to 1200. New collections are added every month,
    • Fold3.com provides access to US military records, and much more
    • Paper Trail -- Information about overland pioneer names and documents. .

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

We have many Temple and Family History Consultants to assist you. These volunteers donate their time, and some specialize in the following areas:

•U.S. Research
•British Research
*Samoan Research
*Spanish Research
  • Cambodian Research
  • Staff is trained on Third Party Programs such as Ancestry.com, My Heritage, Find my Past, Geneanet, American Ancestors, and others
  • Indexing and Reviewing are taught during events every month. These events allow you to first come, and learn how to index. Second to work with others at the same time.
  • Pedigree Fan Charts

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

This Center is located in the center of the Great Salt Lake Valley. There are government offices within this valley which are very helpful in research.

Public Library a few blocks away

Sons of the Utah Pioneers Facility is here in this valley

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find a source you need at our Family History Center, try one or more of these other repositories, or come and ask a Consultant at the Center.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.[1] 
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[2] 
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.[3]
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Repositories with significant Utah local history and Mormon Pioneer collections

  • Church History Library, in Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint history 1830-present: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microfilms, audiovisual material[4]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, in Salt Lake City, this Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[5]
  • Utah State Historical Society, in Salt Lake City, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[6]

Links[edit | edit source]


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are always looking for volunteers from our community. You need not worry about your experience. You just need to have the willingness to learn. Working with others is not only enjoyable, it also enables you to learn more.