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The Clearfield Utah Family History Center serves the following cities: Clearfield, Syracuse, West Point, Sunset, and Clinton.



Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 935 South State Street, Clearfield, UT 84015
  • Enter by the Northeast (back) side of building.

Phone: 801-774-2188 (answered only during open hours)


FHC Director:

  • David L. Morse Sr. - 801-773-9115

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9am-1pm
  • Tue: 10am-2pm; 6-9pm
  • Wed: 10am-2pm; 6-9pm
  • Thurs: 10am-2pm; 6-9pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-1pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed for the following holidays in 2015:
  •      Presidents Day       (16 February)
  •      Memorial Day          (25 May)
  •      Pioneer Day            (24 July)
  •      Labor Day               (07 September)
  •      Thanksgiving            (25-27 November)
  •      Christmas week        (21-25 December)
  •      New Years week       (28 December - 01 January)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

The following classes will be held at the Clearfield Family History Center at the dates and times indicated. Seating is limited so registration is necessary; register by calling the Center at 801-774-2188 during regular Center operating hours (see above for schedule).

 DAY    DATE         TIME            CLASS  SUBJECT                            INSTRUCTOR

                                     M   A   R   C   H           2   0   1   5

Mon    30 Mar        1:00 PM        How to Search for Online Historical       Pearson


                                     A   P   R   I   L           2  0  1  5

Fri      03 Apr        1:00 PM        How to Organize Your Flash Drive For      Pearson

                                                Family History Research and How to

                                                Backup a Flash Drive. PLEASE BRING

                                                TWO FLASH DRIVES OF EQUAL

                                                STORAGE CAPACITY (8GB or higher).

                                                One flash drive should be empty.  (2 hrs.)

Thu     09 Apr        2:00 PM        "Cluster Genealogy"                               Smith

Mon    13 Apr        1:00 PM        Fixing Relationships in FamilySearch      Cragun

Fri       17 Apr        1:00 PM       Basics of Using Family Tree in Family     Pearson

                                                Search.   (1.5 hours.)

Sat      18 Apr       10:00 AM      Native American Research                      Smith

Mon     20 Apr        1:00 PM      Cemetery Websites                               Byington

Wed     22 Apr      2:00 PM      Repeat of 17 April class                          Pearson

Mon     27 Apr      1:00 PM       Family Search WIKI and Other Free         Smith

                                              Web-based Training.

                                              M  A  Y          2  0  1  5

Wed    06 May       2:00 PM       Creating Memories in FamilySearch         Pearson

                                                Through Stories    (1.5 hours)

Thu      07 May       2:00 PM       Death Records and Cemeteries                Smith

Fri       15 May       1:00 PM       Irfanview / Snipping Tools  (2 hours)           Pearson

Sat      16 May      10:00 AM      FOLD3       (Military Records)                   Smith

Mon     18 May       1:00 PM      Better Ancestry Search Tips                     Byington

Wed     27 May      2:00 PM      An Introduction to the                               Pearson

                                      website (2 hours)

                                              J   U   N   E      2   0   1   5

Mon     08 Jun       1:00 PM     After the Gathering, A Workshop to Organize          Byington

                                             Your Papers and Computer into Color Coded


                                            You will need to bring your 4 generation pedigree chart, a family group

                                            sheet for each of those families (16), and supplies from the shopping

                                             list below.  It may be less expensive to do a group purchase of the

                                             items on the shopping list, if you want to do it with family or friends.

                                             Reference = Genealogical Organizational Filing System by

                                            Mary V. Hill.


                                            1. File box (1) (temporarily, you can use a cardboard box whose sides

                                                fit the hanging folders).

                                             2.  Colored hanging file folders (4 per color).  Letter-size hanging

                                                  folders in blue, green, red, and yellow.  They come with 1/3

                                                 and 1/5 cut slots, which has to do with the size of the plastic

                                                 tab.  Choose the 1/5 cut which works best with this system.

                                                Hanging file folders keep the manilla folders from slipping down

                                                in the file box.  You will need 4 of each color, minimum.   Most

                                                office supply companies sell the colored file folders in packs of

                                                25.  If the package comes with a 5th color, it will also be used.

                                           3.  Standard green file folders (25).  Letter-size hanging file folders in

                                                the generic standard green color, 1/5 cut. 

                                           4.  Manilla folders (50).  1/3 cut tabs assorted, with reinforcement tops

                                                to last through heavy use.  Use 1/3 cut so that the labels will fit on

                                                the folder.  (1/5 cut will not give you the room to place the label on

                                                it and write down the information.)  Paying a little more for

                                                reinforced tops will be well worth it because you won't have to

                                                redo your work down the road a few years.

                                           5.  Pens.   At least one ultra-fine point, felt tip or roller type, black

                                               permanent ink pen.  This must be permanent black ink for use with

                                               both labels and charts.

                                           6.  Highlighters.  Light blue, light green, yellow and pink (do not use red

                                                because it is too dark.)  These come in packs and our suggestion

                                                also contain whatever the 5th color came with the hanging files,

                                                which may be used in the color system.  Colored pencils also


                                            7.  File labels (1 color assorted package).   You will need labels in

                                                 blue, green, red, and yellow.  They should be permanent

                                                 adhesive backed, or you may have to replace them over time. 

                                                 The labels shoud be 1/3 cut to match the manilla folder cut.

                              Bring these materials with you: they will NOT be available at the class.

                              For further information, contact Janice Byington at 801-643-5751.

    •   Additional classes will be listed as they are scheduled.

Staff Training Meetings

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 some books, fiche, and microfilm available on indefinite loan.

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. Including,, Footnote, HeritageQuest, (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society), World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library and many other sites.

Hardware and Equipment

  • This center has computers, microfilm readers, fiche reader, printers, etc.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

           For help with research on Native Americans contact Margaret Smith at 801-525-6885.

           For help with research in Sweden contact Taren Tyler at 385-239-9125  or

                                                                                Kevin Capson at 801-825-2031.


Resources in the Local Area


Volunteer at the Center                  

We are looking for volunteers to work shifts throughout the week.   All consultants are asked to volunteer one shift, if possible. 


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