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Grantsville is located 35 miles west of Salt Lake City in the Tooele Valley and has a population of approximately 9500. 

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Phone:(435)884-6611

E-mail:grantsville.fhc@gmail.com
UT_GrantsvilleWest@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • MONDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
    TUESDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    WEDNESDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY: By appointment only with staff members
    SATURDAY: By appointment only with staff members
    SUNDAY: 9:00 – 3:30 PM Ward Family History Classes

Holiday Schedule:  

THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2014

MAY 26
JULY 4, 24
SEPTEMBER 1
OCTOBER 13, 31
NOVEMBER 4, 11, 27 - 28
DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 3 2015




Center Resources

Childrens Area

           Special area with activites for children 3 -12 years old.

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Call or visit to review a list of films and book already available in the laibrary

Databases and Software

  • 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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 12 computer
  • 2 printers one of which is capable of scanning directly into FamilySearch
2 scanners
  • 4 Microfilm readers
  • 2 Microviche vieer

Center Services

Class Schedule

DISCOVERY CLASSES

Since Family Search released the Family Tree, many new features and tools have been added to it. These short hands on exercises are designed to introduce everyone to some of the most popular new features and tools available on Family Tree. Classes will last 60 minutes each including a question and answer session.
Attendees should have an LDS account and have their usernames and passwords available. If you need help setting up an LDS account please come in to the center prior to the class and we will help you. Basic computer skills are necessary for this to be a helpful experience. Those attending the Photo class can bring a photo of an ancestor to scan into family tree during the class (optional).
Demonstration topics
FAMILY TREE: Basic Navigation/ Adding Sources The demonstration shows how to navigate through and access the many features, tools and information available in Family Tree and shows how to find, add, and attach source documents to persons in Family Tree.
MEMORIES :Adding Photos/Adding Stories The demonstration shows how to upload, tag and link photos to persons and how to upload, tag and link stories to persons in Family Tree.

You are welcome to bring and use you own laptop or use one of the center computers. We have computers for 12 in each class. Wi-Fi is available in the Family History Center. Activities for children 3 – 12 are available.

DISCOVERY CLASS SCHEDULE

NO DISCOVERY CLASSES SCHEDULED IN JULY,  THEY CAN BE GIVEN BY APPOINTMENT AT grantsville.fhc@gmail.com or 884-6611



Family Night at the Family History Center
Schedule your Family night: email grantsville.fhc@gmail.com or call 884-6611

Suggested Activities

A. FAMILY NAME –
a. Find out the history and meaning of your family name.
www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
www.behindthename.com
b. Complete We Are Family worksheet

B. FAMILY STORIES - “ It would be a wonderful thing if every Latter-day Saint knew the conversion stories of their forefathers.” Elder Walker April 2014
a. Tell or act out a story from an ancestor’s life.*
b. Fill out MY FAMILY booklet
c. Enter MY FAMILY booklet information in FamilySearch.

C. PHOTOS -
a. Use photos in stories above
b. Find photos in Family Tree
c. Play a game with family members matching photos (Use treeseek.com to print 4 generation photos, cut out the photos and match them to a blank tree.)

D. ACTIVITIES –
a. https://treeseek.com or https://createfan.com
Create a large fan chart or pedigree chart for the wall
Create Ancestral name cloud which shows the first names in your tree
b. http://kids.familytreemagazine.com/kids/default.asp
Family History Fun for Kids includes games for kids.
c.
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Activities_for_Children:_3-11
Create a fun and interesting timeline for the family

E. HANDOUT -
Putting Family in Family History FamilySearch


A consultant will be available to assist with these activities or others that you choose.  You are welcome to picnic at the stake pavillion or city park prior to coming into the center.



Staff Research Specialties

Wayne Morris   Spainish language documents   Mondays 2 -4 pm

Vickie Weyland  England frmon  1841, West Yorkshore   Wednesday  7- 9pm

Jay Weyland   Historic Newspapers    by appointment

Joan Christiansen  Historical East Coast 1600 - current and England   by appoinment

Tonna Geldmacher  Utah and Ohio  Wenesday  7 -9 pm

Paul Christiansen  Danish History   by appointment



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