Orem Utah Sunset Heights Family History Center

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Revision as of 02:09, 10 September 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

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

However, the Family History Writing Class – Wednesdays at 3 pm in the Cherry Hill Stake Center through the summer.

Family History Writing Class                       Every Wednesday at 3 pm at Cherry Hill Stake Center
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.

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: 

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

  • Closed General Conference – Saturday, October 6, 2013
  • Closed Thanksgiving - Wednesday thru Saturday, November 27- 30
  • Closed Christmas and New Years - Monday, December 16 thru Wednesday, January 1, 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
  • Closed Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, May 24 and Monday May 26, 2014

Calendar and Events.

Staff Open House 1-3pm & 6-8pm on Thu, September 26, 12am – Fri, September 27, 12am

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 until June 12 at 3 pm

                                            After June 12 the class will still be taught at Chery Hill Stake Center

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.


Research Tips and Tricks –“Documentation and Sourcing”                            Tues June 4, 2 pm & 7 pm

Instructor- Joy Stubbs

Make your Family Tree secure by documenting the facts. Find out how to create and attach sources to support our Family Search Family Tree.


Class for Youth ages 10-18: Sleuthing Like Sherlock                           Wed June 5, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

This class will cover attaching sources to your tree, FamilySearch records and Wiki, and preparing names for the temple. * Before classes, you will need to register for an LDS Account at familysearch.org.


Ancestry.com Class 3                                                                          Thurs June 6, 2 pm & 7 pm

Instructor- Dennis Herre

3rd class in a series of 3 to help understand Ancestry.com. In this class you will learn about military records, Public Member trees, Biographies and Histories, newspapers, and ancestry's learning center.

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