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Ogden Regional Family History Center

The Ogden Regional Family History Center located near the center of Ogden Utah is the second largest of the 4600 plus Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centers. Only the Salt Lake Family History Library center is larger. 

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THE OGDEN REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTER HAS A DUAL MISSION:
(1) to assist patrons to prepare names of ancestors for temple ordinances and
(2) to help assemble information from which biographies of ancestors can be written. Church authorities stress the importance of both of these activities in blessing our lives and the lives of our posterity.

We have over 300 staff members, each of whom can help to make your visit profitable. These include computer experts, internet research specialists, others who specialize in research methods involving books, microform records, CD-ROM disks, education specialists to help you acquire skills in use of all current tools and methods for acquiring and using family history data; a knowledgeable staff to help with procedural problems on acquiring and processing names for temple work–plus many others who possess skills in using modern techniques required to prepare multimedia family history presentations.


Contact Us: 
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Address: 539 24th Street, Ogden, UT 84401

Phone: 801-626-1132

E-mail: UT_OGDEN@ldsmail.net  

FAX: 801-626-1129

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

539 24th Street, parking and main entrances are available behind the buildings.

Map of ORFHC location

Open Hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule: Closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day - 4th of July, Pioneer Day - 24th of July, Labor Day, Halloween Evening - After 5:00 p.m.,  Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas - Closed the 24th and 25th.
We are also closed during the ORFHC Annual Conference - (Saturday September 17, 2011) We also close for our Spring and Fall Socials. Please call our center to get up to date closures.


                  



Class Schedule

Magnifing Your Skills Classes

Cost is only for the materials used in class.

Class Name     Day Date Time Room Weeks Cost Instructor
FamilyHistory Library Catalog Tue. 24 May 7:00 PM 26 1 $0.00 Harrop
What's New in Familysearch.org Wed. 25 May 3:00 PM 11 1 $0.00 Ensign
Gedcoms To New Family Search Wed. 1 Jun 11:00 AM 13 1 $0.00 Lower
Pilot Thu. 2 Jun 6:00 PM 28 1 $0.00 Hardison
Family History Library (Salt Lake) Catalog Fri. 3 Jun 9:30 PM 11 1 $0.00 Randall
How To Delete Viruses Yourself Sat. 4 Jun 1:30 PM 28 1 $0.00 Berry
Family Insight - Basics Wed. 8 Jun 3:00 PM 11 1 $0.00 Ensign
Pioneer History Research Thu. 9 Jun 6:00 PM 26 1 $0.00 Leatham
How To Write Your Personal History Tue. 14 Jun 3:00 PM 12 1 $0.00 Hanson
Family History Library (Salt Lake) Catalog Tue. 14 Jun 7:00 PM 26 1 $0.00 Harrop
Gedcoms To New Family Search Wed. 15 Jun 11:00 AM 13 1 $0.00 Lower
Research Wiki Thu. 16 Jun 6:00 PM 28 1 $0.00 Hardison
How To Write Your Personal History Sat. 18 Jun 11:15 AM 12 1 $0.00 Hanson
Civil War Veterans In Weber County Sat. 18 Jun 11:15 AM 20 1 $0.00 Moyle
New Search Engines Sat. 18 Jun 1:30 PM 28 1 $0.00 Berry
Family History Library (Salt Lake) Catalog Tue. 21 Jun 9:30 AM 28 1 $0.00 Havertz
Family History Library (Salt Lake) Catalog Tue. 21 Jun 4:00 PM 28 1 $0.00 Kinney
What's New In FamilySearch.org Wed. 22 Jun 3:00 PM 11 1 $0.00 Ensign
Gedcoms To New Family Search Wed. 29 Jun 11:00 AM 13 1 $0.00 Lower


Long Term Classes

Cost is only for the materials used in class.

Class Name Day Date Time Room Weeks Cost Instructor
Family Search Indexing Mon. 23 May 11:00 AM 26 1 $2.00 Kinney
Generations Beginning Tue.  24 May 9:00 AM 27B  4 $10.00 Hanson
ORFHC Catalog System Tue. 24 May 11:00 AM 27 2 $0.00 Vaughan
Family Search Indexing Thu. 26 May 11:00 AM 28 1 $2.00 Harris
New FamilySearch Fri. 27 May  11:00 AM 26  $4.00 Peterson
US Census 1790 - 1930 Mon. 30 May 9:00 AM 28A 4 $10.00 Taylor
Legacy To New Family Search Mon. 30 May 11:00 AM 13 $2.00 Lower 
Beginning Roots Magic Tue. 31 May 3:00 PM 13 $21.00 Easter 
Ancestral Quest - Spanish Wed. 1 Jun 7:00 PM 26 4 $2.00 Balderas
Beginning Roots Magic Thu. 2 Jun 1:00 PM 13 6 $21.00 Hardison
New FamilySearch - Spanish Sat. 4 Jun 11:00 AM 13 4 $4.00 Balderas
Generations Beginning  Mon. 6 Jun 11:00 AM 27B 4 $10.00 Leatham
Organizing Your Family History Papers Tue. 7 Jun 2:00 PM 28A 4 $5.00 Hanson
Generations Beginning Wed. 8 Jun 9:00 AM 27B 4 $10.00 Jorgensen
Tracing LDS Families Wed. 8 Jun 2:00 PM 28A 4 $10.00 Hanson
Beginning Computers (Part 1) Fri. 10 Jun 9:00 AM 13 4 $5.00 Miller
New FamilySearch Mon. 13 Jun 9:00 AM 28 5 $4.00 Walker
Legacy Advanced Tue. 14 Jun 9:00 AM 13 6 $4.00 Lower
Legacy Beginners Tue. 14 Jun 11:00 AM 13 6 $26.00 Lower
New FamilySearch Tue. 14 Jun 6:00 PM 13 4 $4.00 Felt
Hands-On Basic Computer Wed. 15 Jun 9:00 AM 13 4 $0.00 Summers
Beginning Roots Magic Tue. 21 Jun 11:00 AM 11 6 $21.00 Allen
Beginning Roots Magic Wed. 22 Jun 6:00 PM 13 6 $21.00 Easter
Generations PAF Thu. 23 Jun 11:00 AM 26 4 $0.00 Jepperson
German Research In Family History Thu. 23 Jun 2:00 PM 28A 8 $10.00 Sass
British Isles Research Tue. 5 Jul 4:00 PM 26 8 $10.00 Moore
Descendant Relatives Research Mon. 11 Jul 9:00 AM 13 7 $5.00 Lower
Introduction Training Family History Consultants Wed. 13 Jul 6:30 PM 12 1 $0.00 Moyle
Introduction Training Family History Consultants Sat. 8 Oct. 9:30 AM 12 1 $0.00 Ensign



Calendar and Events  

Upcoming Events and Class Schedule

1. Annual Ogden City Cemetery Tour.

2. ORFHC Annual Conference, Saturday September 17, 2011. Our conference is held at Weber State University, in the Shepherd Union Building.

Center Resources

The Ogden Regional Family History Center is divided between 2 buildings.

East Building

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    Room 12 has seating capacity for over 50 people with an Instructors Projector,
  • Room 11 has 16 Computers with an Instructor's Projector,
  • Room 13 has 18 Computers with an Instructor's Projector,
  • Room 14 has 31 Computers,
  • Room 15 has 29 Computers with an Instructor's Projector.

West Building

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  • Room 27 has 15 Computers, 12 Microfilm & 3 Micro Fiche Readers,
  • Room 28 has 15 Computers with a Instructor's Projector,
  • 66,000 Micro Films, 10,250 Books of which 171 are  digital viewable, 'and 3,800 Micro Fiche.





 

Databases and Software


:*FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page on each of the  computers, which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Just to name a few of these premium sites are Find My Past, World Vital Records, The Geneologist, Ancestry,com.


Family History Library Catalog: Our Computers have access to the Salt Lake Family History Catalog, and the Ogden Regional Family HIstory Center has a catalog of all of it's Books, Micro Films and Fiche

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We also have other detabase programs for information storing of your genealogical work such as PAF (Personal Ancestral File), Legacy, Roots Magic, Ancestral Quest and Family Insight to name a few. We have the deluxe paid version at our centre but they are free of charge for our patrons. Other Software that is available for patron use includes Get My Ancesters, Personal Hiostorian, AniMap Plus, Family Atlas, the Family History Resource File, and the pedigree Resource File.

Hardware and Equipment

Our center is proud to have approximaetly 150 computers 6 printers 12 micro film readers 3 fiche readers, 6 film readers, 3 scanners, and1 digital film/fiche scanner


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Director:Emil Hanson

Associate Directors: Jack Cox - Personnel, Richard W. Moyle - Instruction, Richard Ensign - Computers, Joan Blanchard - Administrative, and Cornelius Dejong - Digitizing

Shift Supervisor and an Assistant Supervisor:Avaialble on each of the 15 shifts, with shift members fullfilling Cashier, Trainers, and Mentors.

 Film Orders Coordinator:


Resources in the Local Area

Weber County Library: http://www.weberpl.lib.ut.us

  • HeritageQuest Online (Available from site with a valid library card)
  • Ogden Newspapers -- 1902 to 1977 (Available within the Library only)
  • Ogden Standard-Examiner -- 2001 to Present (Available from site a valid library card)
  • NewsBank -- Utah Newspapers (Available from site with a valid library card)

Weber-Morgan Health Department: http://www.webermorganhealth.org

  • Local Source for Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and Marriage Verification.

Links

Ogden Regional Family HIstory Center: http://orfhc.org


Volunteer at the Center

The Ogden Regional Family History Center has many opportunities for you to serve as a Missionary, or as a Volunteer. Please call: 801-627-1132 


 

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