Mapleton Utah Family History Center

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Revision as of 17:59, 18 March 2014

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

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

Address: 1215 N. 1000 W. Mapleton, Utah. (Enter on the Southwest corner of the building.)

Click Here for a Map to the Mapleton Utah Family History Center


Phone: 801-489-2999


E-mail: ut_mapleton@ldsmail.net


Open Hours:

Monday: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:  10 AM to 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM

Sunday:  5 - 8 PM

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Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

     2014 Family Activity Program

Register your children online as Ancestor Detectives to participate in this year's family activity program. Engage your children in family history through a fun, motivational game. To register or download the Ancestor Detective Assignment Book, click on the links below:
Click here to register your children for the Mapleton Family History Activity
Click here to download the Ancestor Detective Assignment Book

Free Annual Family History Fair: 1 March 2014. 
Reserve the date for the center's biggest and best annual opportunity to update your family history skills in this all-day event with free lunch. This year's theme is "Me and My Tree—Family History for Everyone." Jeff Hawkins, product manager of FamilySearch Family Tree will give our keynote address. Other notable instructors include Tim Cross, product manager for FamilySearch; Brad Young, product manager of FamilySearch Photos and Stories; Todd Powell, manager of Family Tree mobile app; and Bruce Buzbee, president of RootsMagic. These and other experienced family history instructors will present over twenty classes this year, including a special course designed specifically for high priest group leaders and a track especially for youth. For those who attended in the past, we will be at a new venue this year, Mapleton North Stake Center, 475 North 1600 West (Highway 89), Mapleton, Utah.
Click here to see the 2014 class schedule
Click here to see the 2014 Fair Poster
Click here for a map to the Mapleton North Stake Center
Click here to see the 2014 class handouts
Click here to see the Mapleton North Stake Center layout
Click here to download a collection of family history pages for children

     Monthly Consultants' Meeting: 3 April 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have a family history calling or are a high priest group leader, join us for training, inspiration, encouragement, and treats.

Class Schedules

Check our class schedule for a current list of classes below. We have classes on many Sunday and Thursday nights. We also have classes on some weekdays during the daytime. Check back frequently for updated schedules as we add new classes. For class suggestions contact class coordinator Guy Black- lawutah@gmail.com

March 2014 Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time

Class

Description

Teacher

Saturday

Mar 1

8:30 AM TO 3:00 PM

Annual Family History Fair

Reserve the date for the center's biggest and best annual opportunity to update your family history skills in this all-day event with free lunch. This year's theme is "Me and My Tree—Family History for Everyone." Jeff Hawkins, product manager of FamilySearch Family Tree will give our keynote address. Other notable instructors include Tim Cross, product manager for FamilySearch; Brad Young, product manager of FamilySearch Photos and Stories; Todd Powell, manager of Family Tree mobile app; and Bruce Buzbee, president of RootsMagic. These and other experienced family history instructors will present over twenty classes this year, including a special course designed specifically for high priest group leaders and a track especially for youth. For those who attended in the past, we will be at a new venue this year, Mapleton North Stake Center, 475 North 1600 West (Highway 89), Mapleton, Utah.

Many Talented Instructors

Wednesday

Mar 5

1:00 PM

Using Tree Connect to Add Sources to Family Tree

Learn how to use this tool to quickly and easily attach sources

John & Laurel Francis

Thursday

Mar 6

7:00 PM

Consultant

Training

Training for Mapleton & Mapleton North Stake Family History Consultants, High Priest Group Leaders, and Center Staff

Charlie & Patti Coombs

Sunday

Mar 9

6:00 PM

Effective Use of the Steve Morse Website

An introduction to using this invaluable site with tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.

Barbara J. Starkey

Tuesday

Mar 11

10:30 AM

Writing Personal Histories and Stories

Learn how to write and preserve your legacy for your descendants.

James Baird

Wednesday

Mar 12

1:00 PM

Beginning Family Tree

An introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree

John & Laurel Francis

Thursday

Mar 13

7:00 PM

Writing a Family Story by Searching FamilySearch Historical Records

Learn how to analyze the documents on FamilySearch Historical records and use the information found to expand your knowledge of your ancestors and their life story. Case studies will be used to show how you can create an exciting life story.

Liz Snow

Sunday

Mar 16

6:00 PM

FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy with RootsMagic 6

An overview by the president of RootsMagic on how to effectively use RootsMagic 6 to share data, sources, and notes with FamilySearch Family Tree. The class includes instruction on viewing and restoring changes on Family Tree.

Bruce Buzbee, president of RootsMagic

Tuesday

Mar 18

10:30 AM

Puzilla & Then What?

Using Puzilla in coordination with Family Tree to find descendants for temple work. The class will demonstrate how to extend lines using Puzilla and FamilySearch or other sources.

James Baird

Wednesday

Mar 19

1:30 PM

Adding Photos and Stories to Family Tree

Learn how to add interest and depth to your Ancestors' Family Tree page by posting photographs and stories from their lives.

John & Laurel Francis

Thursday

Mar 20


7:00 PM

CENTER CLOSED IN THE EVENING FOR CAUCUS MEETINGS



Sunday

Mar 23


6:00 PM

Family History: 15 Minutes at a Time

Have you avoided working on Family History because of time factors? This class will focus on specific strategies to break family history projects into manageable bites. We will discuss how to pick up and put down projects without wasting time remembering where you were ended and thus be able to use the time you do have to accomplish more actual work.

Patti Coombs

Thursday

Mar 27


7:00 PM

Going Digital With Your Genealogy

Imagine having your family history information available where ever you are. This is the advantage of going digital with your genealogy. This class will focus on starting where you are right now and moving into digitally storing files and recording information in a manageable way. Overviews of cloud storage, more popular digital note taking programs, and scanning will all be discussed.

Patti Coombs

Sunday

Mar 30


6:00 PM

Puzilla: A New Way to Find Temple Names

Do you think your family history is done? Having trouble finding family names for temple work? Solve the puzzle with this new tool certified to work with FamilySearch Family Tree.

Dan Barton


April 2014 Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time

Class

Description

Teacher

Tuesday

Apr 1

10:30 AM

Using the FamilySearch Wiki

An introduction to using this invaluable resource to further your family history research.

James Baird

Thursday

April 3

7:00 PM

Consultant Training

Training for Mapleton & Mapleton North Stake Family History Consultants, High Priest Group Leaders, and Center Staff

Charlie & Patti Coombs

Sunday

April 6


GENERAL CONFERENCE. No Classes.



Thursday

April 10

7:00 PM

Steve Morse Website

This website allows for searching passenger lists, many censuses, selected city records, and some UK and Canadian records using criteria that search only targeted information. See how to sync this search engine to Ancestry.com

Barbara Starkey

Sunday

April 13

6:00 PM

Descendancy Research

If you are running into dead ends and brick walls researching your ancestors, maybe it is time to try a different approach. Finding your ancestors' descendants may help you expand your tree and find temple work. Come learn the techniques and tools of descendancy research.

Amberly Beck

Tuesday

Apr 15

10:30 AM

Beginning Genealogy on FamilySearch

Much has changed in family history during the last two years. If you have not been involved in genealogy recently, this class is your opportunity to start finding out about the basics of finding your ancestors today.

James Baird

Wednesday

Apr 16

1:30 PM

Using Source Tracker on CreateFan.com

Is your family tree on FamilySearch adequately sourced? Find out using this simple internet tool.

John & Laurel Francis

Thursday

April 17

7:00 PM

Beginning Research in 19th-century England

Come learn how to start researching your English ancestors

Janice Scott

Sunday

April 20


EASTER. No classes



Thursday

April 24

7:00 PM

Online Swedish Parish Records

Learn where to find and how to use online Swedish Parish Records, including Birth, Marriage, Death/Burial, Moving-In, Moving-Out, and Household Examination records. The class will cover basic Swedish terminology and teach you to conduct parish research and attach records to Family Tree even if you cannot speak Swedish. This is a beginner's class.

Guy Black

Sunday

April 27

6:00 PM

Youth Class: The Search for Lost Souls and Buried Records

A class designed especially for youth; pirate-themed family history.

Lisa Sommerfeldt

Tuesday

Apr 29

10:30 AM

Writing and Adding a Story to FamilySearch Family Tree

Learn the basics of properly preserving your ancestors' histories on Family Tree

James Baird

Wednesday

Apr 30

1:30 PM

Solve the Puzzle of Descendancy Research

An overview of how to use Puzzilla.com in coordination with FamilySearch Family Tree to find family names to take to the temple.

John & Laurel Francis


May 2014 Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time

Class

Description

Teacher

Sunday

May 4

6:00 PM

German Handwriting

Learn the basics of reading German handwriting

Joe Everett

Tuesday

May 6

10:30 AM

Finding & Adding Sources to FamilySearch Family Tree

Sources are the foundation of good family history research. Learn how to find sources on FamilySearch and attach them to your ancestors' pages on Family Tree.

James Baird


Thursday

May 8

7:00 PM

Consultant Training

Training for Mapleton & Mapleton North Stake Family History Consultants, High Priest Group Leaders, and Center Staff

Charlie & Patti Coombs

Sunday

May 11

6:00 PM

Copyright Law

Learn what you can and cannot post to FamilySearch Family Tree. An introduction to the basics of copyright law for genealogists.

Guy Black

Wednesday

May 14

1:30 PM

Reserving Names for Temple Work

Learn the process of reserving names for temple work and discover the rules about who you can and cannot take to the temple.

John & Laurel Francis

Thursday

May 15

7:00 PM

Online is Not the Only Option: Effective Use of Microfilm & Fiche

Online searches are not the only option for family history. Learn how to access microfilm and fiche, when to use them, how to search for them, and how to order them. See examples of how to use them to further your family history and add to the resources available online.

Amberly Beck

Sunday

May 18

6:00 PM




Tuesday

May 20

10:30 AM

Preserving Your Legacy by Recording Your History

Perhaps your most important family history task is to do yourself what your descendants cannot do. Writing your own history is a task best done by you. Learn how best to preserve your legacy for future generations

James Baird

Thursday

May 22

7:00 PM

The Genealogical Proof Standard

Join us as we outline a process accepted by professional genealogists as the gold standard in proving our trees.

Guy Black


Sunday

May 25

6:00 PM

A Comprehensive Guide to Military Records

Join a veteran family history researcher as she shares her guide to learning about your ancestors from military records

Barbara Starkey

Tuesday

May 27

10:30 AM

Using Online Newspapers for Family History

One infrequently-used resource for family history is the rapidly-expanding collection of searchable digitized newspapers available for online research. Join us to discover how to tapped this resource to further your genealogy.

James Baird

Wednesday

May 28

1:30 PM

Adding Sources to Family Tree

Learn how to find and add sources to FamilySearch Family Tree.

John & Laurel Francis

Thursday

May 29

7:00 PM

Blogging for Beginners

Learn how blogging can help you advance your family history. Learn how to set up a free blog and create posts. This class will focus on the basics of using Wordpress as your blogging format.

Amberly Beck


June 2014 Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time

Class

Description

Teacher

Sunday

June 1

6:00 PM

U

U

U

Thursday

June 5

7:00 PM

Consultant Training

Training for Mapleton & Mapleton North Stake Family History Consultants, High Priest Group Leaders, and Center Staff

Charlie & Patti Coombs

Sunday

June 8

6:00 PM

U

U


Thursday

June 12

7:00 PM

Federal Census Records

An overview of the information found on each census, with an emphasis on the most helpful census questions. Case studies illustrate how the census can help you grow your tree and identify missing family members.

Amberly Beck

Sunday

June 15

6:00 PM

U

U

U

Thursday

June 19

7:00 PM

U

U

U

Sunday

June 22

6:00 PM

U

U

U

Thursday June 26

U

U

U

U

Sunday

June 29

6:00 PM

Publishing Family Histories: Traditional vs. Online

On overview of the means, benefits, challenges, and costs of publishing a family history. The class compares and contrasts traditional publishing with online print-on-demand publishing and demonstrates the process of publishing a book online.

Guy Black


Miscellaneous Classes How to Use our Scanners at the FHC (by appt. only) email Guy Black for a Wednesday night appointment at lawutah@gmail.com.

To be on a class notification email list email Guy Black at lawutah@gmail.com

For class suggestions email the class coordinator Guy Black at lawutah@gmail.com.

Center Resources

Collections

Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)


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

We have 17 personal computers and 2 laser printer-copier-scanners with Duplex scanning capability.
We have 2 Epson Perfection V500 photo, slide and document plate scanners.
We have a Millenniata M-Writer archival disc writer and discs available for purchase for $3 each.
We have readers & printers for both microfiche & microfilm research.
We have an extensive collection of microfiche and specific microfilms ordered by our patrons.
Call our phone number listed above to determine if we have a microfilm you are seeking.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)


Resources in the Local Area

(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)

Springville-Mapleton Pioneer Museum

175 South Main Street, springville, Utah 84663 (801)491-2076
http://www.springvillepioneermuseum.org/Springville_Pioneer_Museum/Welcome.html


Spanish Fork Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

390 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 (801)360-0117

Links

City of Mapleton
City of Springville
City of Spanish Fork
City of Provo
Utah County - Utah


Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for volunteers to help staff our center. We welcome all enthusiatic family historians, regardless of experience or expertise. Even if you have no prior experience as a consultant, we can pair you with experienced consultants until you feel comfortable and trained in the consultant role.
We need consultants for any of our shifts, but have special needs during the day on Thursdays and on Tuesday afternoons. We would also like to open the center on Friday mornings in the future.