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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50+N+main,+Logan,+UT+84321&layer=c&sll=41.732270,-111.834902&cbp=13,67.69,,0,1.09&cbll=41.732253,-111.834927&hl=en&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=50+N+Main+St,+Logan,+Cache,+Utah+84321&ll=41.73222,-111.835027&spn=0.024916,0.026007&z=15&iwloc=A&panoid=_k-VzCgSBQkQnv79vCLS1A 50 North Main St]., [[Logan, Utah|Logan]], [[Cache County, Utah|Cache]], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Utah Utah].  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=50+N+main,+Logan,+UT+84321&layer=c&sll=41.732270,-111.834902&cbp=13,67.69,,0,1.09&cbll=41.732253,-111.834927&hl=en&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=50+N+Main+St,+Logan,+Cache,+Utah+84321&ll=41.73222,-111.835027&spn=0.024916,0.026007&z=15&iwloc=A&panoid=_k-VzCgSBQkQnv79vCLS1A 50 North Main St]., [[Logan, Utah|Logan]], [[Cache County, Utah|Cache]], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Utah Utah].  
*Basement of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_Tabernacle Historic Logan LDS Tabernacle].
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*Basement of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_Tabernacle Historic Logan LDS Tabernacle].  
 
*Entrance is on the east side.  
 
*Entrance is on the east side.  
 
*Ample parking on east side of Tabernacle.  
 
*Ample parking on east side of Tabernacle.  
*Entrance to the parking lot is&nbsp;at 50 North 100 East.  
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*Entrance to the parking lot is&nbsp;at 50 North 100 East.
 
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=== Hours  ===
 
=== Hours  ===
 
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*'''Monday, Friday, Saturday''' - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
 
*'''Monday, Friday, Saturday''' - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
*'''Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday''' - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
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*'''Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday''' - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
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=== 2011 Holiday Schedule  ===
 
=== 2011 Holiday Schedule  ===
  
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*'''Thanksgiving''', Wednesday-Saturday, November 23-36  
 
*'''Thanksgiving''', Wednesday-Saturday, November 23-36  
 
*'''Christmas''': Monday December 20 through Sunday January 2 &nbsp; (We will also close early at 5 pm Tues, Wed &amp; Thu, December 13-15)
 
*'''Christmas''': Monday December 20 through Sunday January 2 &nbsp; (We will also close early at 5 pm Tues, Wed &amp; Thu, December 13-15)
 
 
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
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*'''Mailing''': P.O. Box 3397, Logan, Utah &nbsp;84323  
 
*'''Mailing''': P.O. Box 3397, Logan, Utah &nbsp;84323  
*'''Email''': [mailto:ut_cache@ldsmail.net ut_cache@ldsmail.net]  
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*'''Email''': [mailto:ut_cache@ldsmail.net ut_cache@ldsmail.net]
 
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==== Telephone&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Telephone&nbsp;  ====
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*'''Reception Desk''': 435-755-5594  
 
*'''Reception Desk''': 435-755-5594  
 
*'''Directors' Desks''': 435-755-5595  
 
*'''Directors' Desks''': 435-755-5595  
*'''Film Ordering''': 435-755-5593  
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*'''Film Ordering''': 435-755-5593
 
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==== Directors  ====
 
==== Directors  ====
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*'''Associate Director:'''&nbsp; [mailto:james@brackner.com James Brackner] -- Finance  
 
*'''Associate Director:'''&nbsp; [mailto:james@brackner.com James Brackner] -- Finance  
 
*'''Associate Director:'''&nbsp; [mailto:sherilemon@comcast.net Sheri Lynn Lemon] -- Training  
 
*'''Associate Director:'''&nbsp; [mailto:sherilemon@comcast.net Sheri Lynn Lemon] -- Training  
*'''Associate Director:'''&nbsp; [mailto:derwincm@gmail.com Derwin Merrill ]-- Public Relations<br>
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*'''Associate Director:'''&nbsp; [mailto:derwincm@gmail.com Derwin Merrill ]-- Public Relations
 
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=== Training <br> ===
 
=== Training <br> ===
  
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==== Class Schedule ====
 
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*A variety of classes are taught at the Center. [[Logan_FHC_2011_Class_Schedule|Logan FHC 2011 Class Schedule]]
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*A variety of classes are taught at the Center. [[Logan FHC 2011 Class Schedule|Logan FHC 2011 Class Schedule]]  
*We also invite ward or community leaders to request special classes for their group members. Select a topic from our current [[Logan_FHC_Class_Description_List|class description list ]]or suggest another family history topic you need help with. We will try to find an instructor.  
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*We also invite ward or community leaders to request special classes for their group members. Select a topic from our current [[Logan FHC Class Description List|class description list or]] suggest another family history topic you need help with. We will try to find an instructor.  
 
*To request a special group class, please contact our Public Relations Director at the Center by phone (435-755-5595) or by email [mailto:ut_cache@ldsmail.net ut_cache@ldsmail.net].
 
*To request a special group class, please contact our Public Relations Director at the Center by phone (435-755-5595) or by email [mailto:ut_cache@ldsmail.net ut_cache@ldsmail.net].
 
 
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==== Handouts <br> ====
 
==== Handouts <br> ====
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We encourage you to print the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/html/class_handouts.html handout(s)] for the class(es) you are taking BEFORE you come to the Center.
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==== Quarterly Training Meetings <br> ====
 
==== Quarterly Training Meetings <br> ====
  
'''Individuals invited'''
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'''Individuals invited'''  
 
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*Stake and Ward Priesthood Leaders with Family History Responsibility  
 
*Stake and Ward Priesthood Leaders with Family History Responsibility  
 
*Family History Consultants  
 
*Family History Consultants  
 
*Staff serving at Family History Centers  
 
*Staff serving at Family History Centers  
*Anyone interested in learning more about family history  
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*Anyone interested in learning more about family history
 
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'''Schedule'''
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'''Schedule'''  
 
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*Held on each 5th Wednesday at the Logan Utah Tabernacle  
 
*Held on each 5th Wednesday at the Logan Utah Tabernacle  
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Depending on the instructor and the nature of the instruction, information may be [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/html/qtrly_training.html posted for your review] following the meetings.
 
Depending on the instructor and the nature of the instruction, information may be [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/html/qtrly_training.html posted for your review] following the meetings.
 
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==== Staff Training Meeting <br> ====
 
==== Staff Training Meeting <br> ====
 
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*Held at the Tabernacle on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.  
 
*Held at the Tabernacle on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.  
*We invite staff members from other family history centers
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*We invite staff members from other family history centers  
 
*Anyone interested in learning more about family history is certainly welcome to join us.
 
*Anyone interested in learning more about family history is certainly welcome to join us.
 
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=== Center Resources ===
 
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=== Center Resources ===
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==== Staff Research Specialists  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialists  ====
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*German research - [mailto:ceh@pcu.net Collette Howard] - Wednesday PM shift  
 
*German research - [mailto:ceh@pcu.net Collette Howard] - Wednesday PM shift  
 
*Russian translation - [mailto:rusros25@yahoo.com Andrea Payant]&nbsp;- Saturday shift  
 
*Russian translation - [mailto:rusros25@yahoo.com Andrea Payant]&nbsp;- Saturday shift  
*Spanish translation - [mailto:rmjack1982@hotmail.com Rozsa Jackson] - Tue, Wed, Thu PM shifts  
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*Spanish translation - [mailto:rmjack1982@hotmail.com Rozsa Jackson] - Tue, Wed, Thu PM shifts
 
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==== Non-Staff Research Specialists  ====
 
==== Non-Staff Research Specialists  ====
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*'''Main room '''has 20 computers for hands-on use plus an overhead projector.  
 
*'''Main room '''has 20 computers for hands-on use plus an overhead projector.  
*'''Second room '''has 10 computers for hands-on use plus an overhead projector.  
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*'''Second room '''has 10 computers for hands-on use plus an overhead projector.
 
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==== Databases &amp; Software  ====
 
==== Databases &amp; Software  ====
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*Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEGHS) website&nbsp;  
 
*Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEGHS) website&nbsp;  
 
*Research &nbsp;aids such as Animap and Parish Locator  
 
*Research &nbsp;aids such as Animap and Parish Locator  
*Research databases such as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Austrailian Vital Records and Mormon Immigration Index.  
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*Research databases such as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Austrailian Vital Records and Mormon Immigration Index.
 
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==== Hardware &amp; Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware &amp; Equipment  ====
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*1 microfiche/film scanner  
 
*1 microfiche/film scanner  
 
*2 flatbed scanners  
 
*2 flatbed scanners  
*Audio and visual recording equipment for oral histories  
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*Audio and visual recording equipment for oral histories
 
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==== Local Resources  ====
 
==== Local Resources  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcache/cornishcem/index.htm Lewiston Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcache/cornishcem/index.htm Lewiston Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.mendonutah.net/cemetery.htm Mendon Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.mendonutah.net/cemetery.htm Mendon Cemetery]
 
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcache/trenton/index.htm Trenton Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcache/trenton/index.htm Trenton Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.utahgenealogy.com/census.htm Utah Census Records]  
 
*[http://www.utahgenealogy.com/census.htm Utah Census Records]  
 
*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unews Utah Digital Newspapers]  
 
*[http://www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unews Utah Digital Newspapers]  
*[[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]]&nbsp;- get more information from the wiki on what's available and where.  
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*[[Utah Vital Records|Utah Vital Records]]&nbsp;- get more information from the wiki on what's available and where.
 
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'''Societies'''  
 
'''Societies'''  
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==== Weekly Email Newsletter&nbsp;<br> ====
 
==== Weekly Email Newsletter&nbsp;<br> ====
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*Current event announcements  
 
*Current event announcements  
 
*Suggestions for Family History research  
 
*Suggestions for Family History research  
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*Submit family name Query  
 
*Submit family name Query  
 
*Classes being taught
 
*Classes being taught
 
 
 
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Sign up to receive the newsletter by email. &nbsp;Simply [mailto:ut_cache@ldsmail.net email ]the Center and ask to be added to the weekly newsletter.
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Sign up to receive the newsletter by email. &nbsp;Simply [mailto:ut_cache@ldsmail.net email ]the Center and ask to be added to the weekly newsletter.  
  
 
You can also [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/html/newsletter_.html view past issues].
 
You can also [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/html/newsletter_.html view past issues].
 
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==== Multimedia Center  ====
 
==== Multimedia Center  ====
  
Logan Family History Center has created an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, scanner, printer and specialized software. With these resources you have the ability to:
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Logan Family History Center has created an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, scanner, printer and specialized software. With these resources you have the ability to:  
 
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*Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies.Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph. Spots, scratches, creases, faded colors and other defects can be easily corrected.  
 
*Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies.Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph. Spots, scratches, creases, faded colors and other defects can be easily corrected.  
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*Compose flyers, posters or other documents using the art and photo editing software.  
 
*Compose flyers, posters or other documents using the art and photo editing software.  
 
*Create collages of photos and create photo albums. It is also possible to create different artistic effects on your photos such as borders, swirls, reflections and textures to name just a few. New photographs can also be "aged" by converting color photos to sepia, or black and white images.  
 
*Create collages of photos and create photo albums. It is also possible to create different artistic effects on your photos such as borders, swirls, reflections and textures to name just a few. New photographs can also be "aged" by converting color photos to sepia, or black and white images.  
*Convert your photo files from one format to another ie. tiff to jpeg or visa versa.  
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*Convert your photo files from one format to another ie. tiff to jpeg or visa versa.
 
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Don't worry if you are not sure how to do all of this, there are members of the Center staff who are trained in the use of this equipment, and they would be happy to help you!<br>
 
Don't worry if you are not sure how to do all of this, there are members of the Center staff who are trained in the use of this equipment, and they would be happy to help you!<br>
  
==== Oral History Room  ====
 
  
'''What is an oral history?'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
  
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An oral history (as recorded at the Logan Center), is a '''video and audio record''' on a person’s life experiences.&nbsp; The depth and detail of each history is determined by the person being recorded and the individual who is assisting by raising questions, providing support and encouragement and gently guiding the interview with a pre-determined list of questions.
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'''Why create an oral history?&nbsp;'''&nbsp;
 
  
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'''What is an oral history?'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<blockquote>An oral history (as recorded at the Logan Center), is a '''video and audio record''' on a person’s life experiences.&nbsp; The depth and detail of each history is determined by the person being recorded and the individual who is assisting by raising questions, providing support and encouragement and gently guiding the interview with a pre-determined list of questions. </blockquote>
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'''Why create an oral history?&nbsp;'''&nbsp;
 
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*Cicero, a Roman statesman who lived over 2000 years ago said “Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of the human soul unless it is woven into the lives of his ancestors?” Creating your personal history is a way of creating bonds between you and your descendants so that their lives can be woven into and connected to yours.  
 
*Cicero, a Roman statesman who lived over 2000 years ago said “Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of the human soul unless it is woven into the lives of his ancestors?” Creating your personal history is a way of creating bonds between you and your descendants so that their lives can be woven into and connected to yours.  
*There are many reasons for creating an oral history. The primary reason that the Oral History Center was set up is to provide people an opportunity to share some of their personal history with living relatives and their descendants.  
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*There are many reasons for creating an oral history. The primary reason that the Oral History Center was set up is to provide people an opportunity to share some of their personal history with living relatives and their descendants.
 
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'''Types of oral histories.'''&nbsp;  
'''Types of oral histories.'''&nbsp;
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<blockquote>A history may consist of &nbsp;a single session, or multiple sessions.&nbsp; They may be recorded at home, at the Family History Center, or in the outdoors.&nbsp; A staff member of the Center will be happy to discuss with you some of the options that are available. </blockquote>
 
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'''Creating an oral history at our Center'''  
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A history may consist of &nbsp;a single session, or multiple sessions.&nbsp; They may be recorded at home, at the Family History Center, or in the outdoors.&nbsp; A staff member of the Center will be happy to discuss with you some of the options that are available.
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'''Creating an oral history at our Center'''
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*We anticipate that most of the beginning histories will last approximately one hour after which time the staff member who is helping you will transfer your recording to a DVD for you to keep or share with other family memers.  
 
*We anticipate that most of the beginning histories will last approximately one hour after which time the staff member who is helping you will transfer your recording to a DVD for you to keep or share with other family memers.  
 
*We will charge a minimal fee of $5 to record and transfer your oral (video and audio) history to a DVD.  
 
*We will charge a minimal fee of $5 to record and transfer your oral (video and audio) history to a DVD.  
 
*Call the Center (435-755-5594) to schedule a time. &nbsp;  
 
*Call the Center (435-755-5594) to schedule a time. &nbsp;  
*Review these [[Logan FHC Oral History Instructions|basic instructions]] to help you prepare.  
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*Review these [[Logan FHC Oral History Instructions|basic instructions]] to help you prepare.
 
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'''Links to additional websites with Oral History Questionaires:'''  
'''Links to additional websites with Oral History Questionaires:'''
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*[http://lds.about.com/od/ldsfamilyhistory/a/personalhistory.htm http://lds.about.com/od/ldsfamilyhistory/a/personalhistory.htm]
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*[http://lds.about.com/od/ldsfamilyhistory/a/personalhistory.htm http://lds.about.com/od/ldsfamilyhistory/a/personalhistory.htm]  
*[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/20-questions http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/20-questions]
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*[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/20-questions http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/20-questions]  
*[http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html]
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*[http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html]  
*[http://www.familyhistoryproducts.com/oral-history-interviewing.html http://www.familyhistoryproducts.com/oral-history-interviewing.html]
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*[http://www.familyhistoryproducts.com/oral-history-interviewing.html http://www.familyhistoryproducts.com/oral-history-interviewing.html]  
 
*[http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/reminiscence/oral_history_techniques.php http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/reminiscence/oral_history_techniques.php]
 
*[http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/reminiscence/oral_history_techniques.php http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/reminiscence/oral_history_techniques.php]
 
 
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=== Upcoming Events  ===
 
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'''Fall Conference 2011''' -&nbsp;Logan Utah Regional Family History Conference
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'''Fall Conference 2011''' -&nbsp;Logan Utah Regional Family History Conference
 
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Theme''': With Help I Can Find Them  
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Theme''': With Help I Can Find Them  
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;'''Sponsor''': Logan Utah Family History Center  
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;'''Sponsor''': Logan Utah Family History Center  
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Schedule and Presenter Details coming soon.
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Schedule and Presenter Details coming soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 17:03, 22 March 2011

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


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The Logan Utah Family History Center, also known as the Logan Utah Large Multistake Center serves 36 Stakes in Cache Valley, which includes all of Cache County as well as a portion of south eastern Idaho. The Center averages 125 Missionaries trained to help about 17,000 patrons who visit the Center each year.  The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Cache Valley area.


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Location

Hours

  • Monday, Friday, Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

2011 Holiday Schedule

The center will be closed on:

  • Sundays
  • General Conference, Saturday, April 2
  • Memorial Day, Monday May 30
  • Independence Day, Saturday-Monday, July 2-4
  • Pioneer Day, Saturday, July 23
  • Labor Day, Saturday-Monday, September 3-5
  • General Conference, Saturday, October 1
  • Thanksgiving, Wednesday-Saturday, November 23-36
  • Christmas: Monday December 20 through Sunday January 2   (We will also close early at 5 pm Tues, Wed & Thu, December 13-15)

Contact Information

Addresses

Telephone 

  • Reception Desk: 435-755-5594
  • Directors' Desks: 435-755-5595
  • Film Ordering: 435-755-5593

Directors

Training

Class Schedule

  • A variety of classes are taught at the Center. Logan FHC 2011 Class Schedule
  • We also invite ward or community leaders to request special classes for their group members. Select a topic from our current class description list or suggest another family history topic you need help with. We will try to find an instructor.
  • To request a special group class, please contact our Public Relations Director at the Center by phone (435-755-5595) or by email ut_cache@ldsmail.net.

Handouts

We encourage you to print the handout(s) for the class(es) you are taking BEFORE you come to the Center.

Quarterly Training Meetings

Individuals invited

  • Stake and Ward Priesthood Leaders with Family History Responsibility
  • Family History Consultants
  • Staff serving at Family History Centers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about family history

Schedule

  • Held on each 5th Wednesday at the Logan Utah Tabernacle
  • 2011 dates: March 30, June 29, Aug 31, NO meeting Nov 30 (Taberacle is not available)
  • 6:30 - 7:20 Orientation for newly called leaders and consultants
  • 7:30 - 8:30 General Session

Depending on the instructor and the nature of the instruction, information may be posted for your review following the meetings.

 

Staff Training Meeting

  • Held at the Tabernacle on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.
  • We invite staff members from other family history centers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about family history is certainly welcome to join us.

Center Resources

Staff Research Specialists

Non-Staff Research Specialists

Class/Training Rooms

  • Main room has 20 computers for hands-on use plus an overhead projector.
  • Second room has 10 computers for hands-on use plus an overhead projector.

Databases & Software

  • Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Family Tree Maker, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
  • Charting software (PAF Companion, Legacy Charting)
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Word, WordPerfect and OpenOffice (on selected machines)
  • Photo editing software (IrfanView, Adobe Photo Shop Elements, HP Photo Smart Essential, MGI Photo Suite, ACD Foto Slate and Canon Zoombrowser EX).
  • Pedigree Resource File (complete on server)
  • Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as Ancestry.com, British Newspapers, Find-My-Past (UK), Footnote, Genline (Swedish), Heritage Quest, World Vital Records and others.
  • Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEGHS) website 
  • Research  aids such as Animap and Parish Locator
  • Research databases such as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Austrailian Vital Records and Mormon Immigration Index.

Hardware & Equipment

  • 60 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • Paper copier
  • 10 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 1 microfiche/film scanner
  • 2 flatbed scanners
  • Audio and visual recording equipment for oral histories

Local Resources

Cemeteries

Government

Libraries

Newspapers

Records

Societies

Specialty Services

Weekly Email Newsletter 

Content
  • Current event announcements
  • Suggestions for Family History research
  • Family History Internet Site Suggestions
  • Submit family name Query
  • Classes being taught

Sign up to receive the newsletter by email.  Simply email the Center and ask to be added to the weekly newsletter.

You can also view past issues.

Multimedia Center

Logan Family History Center has created an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, scanner, printer and specialized software. With these resources you have the ability to:

  • Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies.Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph. Spots, scratches, creases, faded colors and other defects can be easily corrected.
  • Scan slides or negatives and print them on photo paper, or transfer them to your flash drive or DVD.
  • Compose flyers, posters or other documents using the art and photo editing software.
  • Create collages of photos and create photo albums. It is also possible to create different artistic effects on your photos such as borders, swirls, reflections and textures to name just a few. New photographs can also be "aged" by converting color photos to sepia, or black and white images.
  • Convert your photo files from one format to another ie. tiff to jpeg or visa versa.

Don't worry if you are not sure how to do all of this, there are members of the Center staff who are trained in the use of this equipment, and they would be happy to help you!


Oral History Room

What is an oral history?  

An oral history (as recorded at the Logan Center), is a video and audio record on a person’s life experiences.  The depth and detail of each history is determined by the person being recorded and the individual who is assisting by raising questions, providing support and encouragement and gently guiding the interview with a pre-determined list of questions.

Why create an oral history?  

  • Cicero, a Roman statesman who lived over 2000 years ago said “Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of the human soul unless it is woven into the lives of his ancestors?” Creating your personal history is a way of creating bonds between you and your descendants so that their lives can be woven into and connected to yours.
  • There are many reasons for creating an oral history. The primary reason that the Oral History Center was set up is to provide people an opportunity to share some of their personal history with living relatives and their descendants.

Types of oral histories. 

A history may consist of  a single session, or multiple sessions.  They may be recorded at home, at the Family History Center, or in the outdoors.  A staff member of the Center will be happy to discuss with you some of the options that are available.

Creating an oral history at our Center

  • We anticipate that most of the beginning histories will last approximately one hour after which time the staff member who is helping you will transfer your recording to a DVD for you to keep or share with other family memers.
  • We will charge a minimal fee of $5 to record and transfer your oral (video and audio) history to a DVD.
  • Call the Center (435-755-5594) to schedule a time.  
  • Review these basic instructions to help you prepare.

Links to additional websites with Oral History Questionaires:

Upcoming Events

Conference

Fall Conference 2011 - Logan Utah Regional Family History Conference

  •     Theme: With Help I Can Find Them
  •     When: October 15, 2011, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  •     Where: Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 600 W 1400 N, Logan, Utah
  •     Keynote speaker: Ron Tanner, Product Manager for new.familysearch
  •     Sponsor: Logan Utah Family History Center
  •     Schedule and Presenter Details coming soon.