Orem Utah Sunset Heights Family History Center

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*'''Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm'''
(Call after 8pm. If no patrons are at center, staff may close the center.)
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'''Group Reservation:'''&nbsp;Contact or email Directors: Cheryl and Ken Fugal, 801-221-4774, clfugal@gmail.com  
 
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*Closed Memorial - Monday May 27, 2013  
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*Closed Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, 2013  
*Closed Independence Day - Thursday July 4, 2013  
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*Closed Independence Day - Thursday July 4, 2013<br>
*Closed Pioneer Day - Wed. July 24, 2013
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*Closed Labor Day - Monday September 2, 2013
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*Closed General Conference – Saturday, October 6, 2013  
 
*Closed General Conference – Saturday, October 6, 2013  
 
*Closed Thanksgiving - Thursday thru Saturday, November 21, 22, 23  
 
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Revision as of 17:00, 23 May 2013

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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.

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Our Family History Center serves patrons in the three stake area of Cherry Hill, Lakeview and Sunset Heights. The location is adjacent to Utah Valley University and across from Krispy Kreme Donuts. The staff pride themselves on ONE-ON-ONE help. Staff have, or are currently serving as consultants with BYU's Regional Center, the Regional Family History Training Center, Family History Library and FamilySearch Support.

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location

Location Map:

Contact

E-mail: <a href="mailto:ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net">ut_oremsunsetheights@ldsmail.net</a>

Check out our webpage: http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/

Schedule

Center will be closed beginning June 12, 2013 and reopen September 30, 2013 due to building seismic upgrades.

Open Hours:

  • Monday and Thursday:  10 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm & 6:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm

(Call after 8pm. If no patrons are at center, staff may close the center.)

Group Reservation: Contact or email Directors: Cheryl and Ken Fugal, 801-221-4774, clfugal@gmail.com


Holiday Schedule: .

  • Closed Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, 2013
  • Closed Independence Day - Thursday July 4, 2013
  • Closed General Conference – Saturday, October 6, 2013
  • Closed Thanksgiving - Thursday thru Saturday, November 21, 22, 23
  • Closed Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 16 thru Monday, January 2, 2014.  There will be no classes scheduled at the Sunset Heights Tri-stake Family History Center in the month of December. 
  • Closed Martin Luther King Day - Monday January 20, 2014
  • Closed General Conference - Saturday April 5, 1014

Calendar and Events.

Upcoming Classes  -

All classes taught at Sunset Heights FHC. Our Focus this year is to teach you how to use the many tools found on FamilySearch.

Family History Writing Class                                                                  Every Wednesday at 3 pm
Henry Miles will teach a fun approach to writing your family history in “one experience essays.” To prepare for class, attendees should choose one experience to write about and come to class prepared to relate that experience orally. This class will be taught every week, same day and time. You are encouraged to come as many times as you want to gain the skill necessary to create an interesting and readable record of your family’s history. Brother Miles techniques involve a lot of class participation and will make the writing task easier and more efficient. He will help edit your work and aid you into eventually turning them into a book if you desire.

Getting Started 1-3                                                                                  Tuesdays, April 30, 7 pm  

Beginner Class for the true beginner or anyone who needs a refresher course. Class of 60-90 minutes each. Videos, discussion, hands-on workshop. Designed for people comfortable with computers but unsure of how to start your family history.  BEFORE THE CLASS -Register for an LDS Account and bring your username and password to the class. Come to the FHC for help to register at least one day ahead.

Cloud Computing                                                                        Tuesday, May 7 at 2pm and 8 pm
Cloud Computing Joy Stubbs, Instructor.    801-222-0455

Ancestry #2                                                                                              Thursday, May 9, 7 pm
Subscription Site – Ancestry.com #2 The second in a 3 part series to learn how to use Ancestry.com, covering Census Records,”:Suggested records”, US city directories, yearbooks, and collaboration. Repeated Tues May 14 at 11 am Cheryl Fugal – Instructor 801-222-0455

Ancestry #2                                                                                           Tuesday, May 14, 11 am
Subscription Site – Ancestry.com #2 The second in a 3 part series to learn how to use Ancestry.com, covering Census Records,”:Suggested records”, US city directories, yearbooks, and collaboration. Cheryl Fugal – Instructor 801-222-0455

Youth - It's Elementary     Wednesdays, May 15, 10:30 am & 7:00pm - May 29, 10:30 am & 7:00pm
Youth Classes: Summer of Sleuthing (for ages 10 to adult) Call to reserve a spot. 801-222-0455. Repeated Wednesdays through August May 15 Class:
”It’s Elementary Dear Watson” This class will begin with exploring and learning about your family tree, printing a fan chart, descendency research and an introduction into searching.
May 29 Class: “Sleuthing Like Sherlock” This class will cover attaching sources to your tree, familysearch/Records and Wiki, and preparing names for the temple (please complete “It’s Elementary Dear Watson” first)
BEFORE THE CLASSES -You will need to register for an LDS Account if you do not already have one and bring your username and password to the class. Come to the FHC for help to register at least one day in advance of the class. You may also need the names and dates of your parents and grandparents.

Ward Consult Training                                                                              Thursday, May 16, 7 pm
To help Ward Consultants get started this class will review the consultant beginner resources and introduces Consultants to the Family History center as an aid in learning skills and research. Cheryl Fugal assisting.

Descendency Research                                                                           Tuesday, May 21, 11 am
Research Tips and Tricks – Descendency Research Watch a 40 minute video presentation followed by a Q and A session. Lynda Sorensen 801-222-0455

Heritage Quest                                                                                         Tuesday, May 21, 8 pm
Subscription Site – Heritage Quest. This website accesses census, books, military records, court records and has the index to Genealogical Periodicals. Can only be accessed through libraries or Family History Centers. This class will teach the research methods for using all the databases.  Marilyn Thomsen - Instructor. Repeated Thur May 23 at 2 pm. 801-222-0455

Heritage Quest                                                                                       Thursday, May 23, 2 pm
Subscription Site – Heritage Quest. This website accesses census, books, military records, court records and has the index to Genealogical Periodicals. Can only be accessed through libraries or Family History Centers. This class will teach the research methods for using all the databases. Marilyn Thomsen – Instructor - 801-222-0455

Indexing Night Out Sister LV5                                                                  Thursday, May 23, 7 pm

Mac Helps                                                                                                 Tuesday, May 28, 7 pm
Learn about using Mac for Family History


Youth- Sleuthing Like Sherlock                                         Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 am & 7:00pm
Youth Classes: Summer of Sleuthing (for ages 10 to adult) Call to reserve a spot. 801-222-0455 Repeated Wednesdays through August, May 15,10:30 am & 7:00pm.
Class: ”It’s Elementary Dear Watson” This class will begin with exploring and learning about your family tree, printing a fan chart, descendency research and an introduction into searching.
Class: “Sleuthing Like Sherlock” This class will cover attaching sources to your tree, familysearch/Records and Wiki, and preparing names for the temple (please complete “It’s Elementary Dear Watson” first)
BEFORE THE CLASSES -You will need to register for an LDS Account if you do not already have one and bring your username and password to the class. Come to the FHC for help to register at least one day in advance of the class. You may also need the names and dates of your parents and grandparents



Future Class Schedule:

<a href="http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/">Click here</a> to see our Blog.  

Staff Training Meetings

  • Second Tuesday evening each month at 7 pm.

Center Resources

Collections

  • <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog">Family History Library Catalog:</a> 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

  • <a href="http://fhc.familysearch.org/">FHC Portal:</a> 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.
  • Record managment programs: Legacy, Rootsmagic, Ancestral Quest, Family Tree Maker, PAF, FamilyInsight
  • Pedigree Resource File discs 1-145
  • Microfilms and microfiche
  • Scanner and Photoshop software
  • Map My family Tree, PAF Companion
  • AniMap Software.
  • Nauvoo Database
  • Mormon Immigration Vital Record Database
  • Books to assist research such as: Sources, Red Book, Philmont Parish Register,


Hardware and Equipment

  • Microfilm and microfiche reader
  • 12 computers with access to familysearch.org portal
  • Wireless internet access with plugs and room for tables and access for up to 30 laptops

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Powerpoint presentations for Boy Scout Merit Badge

Classes for Young Women, Merry Miss Groups

FamilySearch Support Specialists

Research Help:

  • Czech
  • Denmark
  • England/British Isles
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Quebec
  • Romanian
  • Scotland
  • Spanish/Central America
  • Swedish
  • Switzerland
  • Wales
  • LDS Research
  • U. S. New England, Mid South, Southern

Resources in the Local Area

BYU Family History Regional Center, Orem Library, Utah Valley University.

Links

(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)

Volunteer at the Center

Seeking Volunteers able to serve on Saturdays and in the evening. Also a wiki blogger and a computer