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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.

The Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves three stakes: 

               Monument Park North, Monument Park and Bonneville.

The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.

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A view of our Family History Center entrance, located on the upper southwest corner of the building.

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  Inside our center, which is staffed by Family History Specialists and research workstations.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address: 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.  This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries. 

The Family History Center is located on the southwest corner of the building (street level).  Convenient free parking is in the south parking lot.  You may need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center. 
Location on Map

Phone: (801) 584-0112   NOTE:  Call anytime; leave a message in case we do not answer.  Call in case of inclement weather.


Open Hours:

Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 9 am - 12 noon

Evening Hours:

Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Walk-in time
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Training classes
The third Wednesday is the Italian Indexing Project and general indexing instruction
Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Training Classes and Staff Meeting on the 3rd Thursday

Holiday Schedule:

       Closed Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, July 4th, July 24

       Closed LDS Conference Weekend (the first Saturday in April and October)

       Closed during week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 26 - 29, 2014) 

       Closed Christmas (Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2014)

       Closed New Years (Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015)

      (Other sporadic closings will be posted on the door.) 


All staff members are proficient in FamilySearch and Family Tree plus additional specialties as noted, below:

DAY TIME STAFF PHONE (801) Specialites
10a - 1p
Donna Pedersen
583-7172 Indexing, Ancestral Quest, Find a Grave

Fred Westergard
Subscription websites, Research

Mary Ellen Elggren
Computer Skills, Indexing, Photos, Mac

1p - 4p
Antoinette VanHorn
African American Research, Photos

Larry & Janice Foley
503-7576 Italian Indexing, Languages,

Ann Foxley 560-1184
TUE 10a - 1p Marlene Peterson 467-2713 Research, Wiki, Indexing

Dianne Richards 582-8802 Indexing

Marilyn Smolka 582-6176 Finding Help, Trouble Shooting

Joan Peterson 582-3590 Adding Stories & Photos

1p - 4p Char Nelson 583-2707 Adding Stories, Adapt for Children, Mac

Jean Robbins 582-0771 Catalogues, Books, Wiki, Records, Research Catalogs

Vena Childs 583-0317 Documenting and Adding Sources

Janet Davey

Barbara & David Horne
Indexing, British Records

Paige Preece
440-1654, British Isles,

Sheila Privett
Fan Charts
10a - 1p
Judy Holbrook

Georgia Gates

Susan Sandberg
Computer Specialist

1p - 4p
Kay Merkley
Troubles Shooting in Family Tree, Latest updates in FamilySearch

Ann Rasmussen
Utah and British Research, Photos

Paul and Jewll Lefever

Bruce and Lynette Stewart
U.S. Colonial, British Isles, Mac
10a - 1p
Kathy Torkelson
Indexing, Writing Histories, Utah Records

Janet Packham
Welsh, British, U.S. Research,

Judith Wilkins
Trouble Shooting in Family Tree

1p - 4p
Fred Westergard
Subscription Web Sites, Research

Adam Bennion
Indexing, Ancestral Quest,
10a - 1p
Katharine Evans
582-9501, Internet Searches

Margot Butler
Austrailian Research

Barbara and David Horne
Indexing, British Research

1p - 4p
Larry Foley
Italian Indexing, Languages,

Dennis Pahnke

9a - 12p
Jesse and Ginny Fox

Adam Bennion
Indexing, Ancestral Quest,

Jay Duel
Tech tools for family gatherings, Mac


Mary Ellen Elggren
Kay Merkley
Diane B Whittaker
Jared Beck
Judy Holbrook

Marcia Vogeler

Steve Packham

Upcoming Events

Free Classes at the Family History Center Wednesday and Thursday Nights - 7:00-8:30 P.M. 2014

1320 South Wasatch Drive (2450 E), South parking lot, southwest entrance. Public is welcome, and no church affiliation of any kind is needed.

Family Tree Training & Special Classes on related websites and family history subject are FREE for anyone interested in improving their Family History skills.

Class size is limited to 20 seats in the training room; please reserve your seat for a specific class by calling the Center at 801-584-0112 and leave a message, or call Director, Mary Ellen Elggren 801-541-6937.

NOV 05 Consultants Crash Course – What You Need to Know to Help Others, Mary Ellen Elggren

NOV 06 Bring Names & Birthdates of Deceased Ancestors to Research, Kay Merkley & Staff

NOV 12 Great Family History Activities and Tech Tools for Family Gatherings – Jay Deuel

NOV 13 Advance Records Search, Wiki, and Other Under-used Research Tools, Jean Robbins

NOV 19 Indexing – The Italian Project and Other Ethnicities, Steve Packham & Larry Foley

NOV 20 No Classes - Staff Meeting

NOV 26 - 29 No Classes / Thanksgiving Holiday / FHC is Closed except by appointment

DEC 03 No Class - due to Bonneville Stake's Live Nativity in Bonneville Glen (15th E & 12th S)

DEC 04 Move a record, photo or document from a partner website to Family Tree, Kay Merkley

DEC 10 Improving Computer Skills to Navigate Family Tree and Other Websites, Kay Merkley

DEC 11 Consultants Crash Course – Tips for Giving Effective Help to Others, Mary Ellen Elggren

DEC 17 Indexing – and Italian Project Party!, Steve Packham & Larry Foley

DEC 18 No Classes - Staff Meeting

DEC 24 - 27 No Classes / Christmas Holiday / FHC is Closed except by appointment

DEC 31 - 03 No Classes / New Years Holiday / FHC is Closed except by appointment

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. The Center has 2 microfilm readers.

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.  Included are:

   • 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive

   • Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War

   • Library Edition

   • Find My Past

   • Fold3 (Formerly

  • The Genealogist

  • Genline

  • Godfrey Memorial Library

  • Heritage Quest Online

  • Historic Map Works Library Edition

  •  Paper Trail

  • World Vital Records

  • Fully functioning software for Center use:

    Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, LegacyFamily Tree and many others. 

  • At present, we have 10 computers on-line available, for doing research. At present, all are attached to printers.  We have a copier/scanner for small quantity copying and the scanning of photos and documents directly into Family Tree. We also have wireless internet access available for the use of personal laptops, iPads, etc.

Center Services :

Staff Research Specialties

Please see the staff schedule, above, where research specialties are listed by each staff member name.

Resources in the Local Area

The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.


Volunteer at the Center

We need people who know the FamilySearch Family Tree program, and would be able to teach it to others.

We also need young people who are fast on the computer and could learn the program quickly. Perhaps a pair of young mothers could share a shift, covering the shift on one week and caring for the children on the off week.



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