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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.



Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:


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
                  : 6:00 - 8:00  PM

Holiday Schedule:


 February 16

 May 25

 September 7

 October 12

 November 11, 26

 December 21 - January 3 2016

Center Resources

Childrens Area

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


  • 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

Descendency Research

Are you interested in taking family names to the Temple but don’t know where to start? Learn how to use the Family Tree to identify distant cousins who might be missing family members or need Temple work. This class will review the process of 1) choosing an ancestor, 2) selecting one of their descendants who might be missing family members, 3) finding a record identifying those missing family members, 4) attaching the record and adding new people, and 5) reserving ordinances. .

You are welcome to bring and use you own laptop, smart phone or use to one of the center computers. We have computers for 11 in each class. Wi-Fi is available in the Family History Center. Activities for children 3 – 12 are available.

Thursday    8 Jan   2 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday   27 Jan   7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday    5 Feb    2 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday   24 Feb    7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday    12 Mar    2 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday     24 Mar    7 - 9 p.m.

Getting the Most Out of Your LDS- Ancestry Membership

Church Members can sign-up through Family Search for a free subscription.  This Subscription allows you to utilize the billions of records from around the world on  In this class you will learn how to take advantage of the records, stories and photos from

January 28      7 p.m. – 8          Family History Center Class limit: 10
Sign up at the Family History Center

Family Night at the Family History Center
Schedule your Family night: email or call 884-6611

Suggested Activities

a. Find out the history and meaning of your family name.
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.

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

a. or
Create a large fan chart or pedigree chart for the wall
Create Ancestral name cloud which shows the first names in your tree
Family History Fun for Kids includes games for kids.
Create a fun and interesting timeline for the family

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&nbsp 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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