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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.

The Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves three stakes:

Monument Park North, Monument Park and Bonneville and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.

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A view of our Family History Center entrance, located on the upper southwest corner of the building.

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Inside our center, which is staffed by Family History Specialists and research workstations.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address: 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

The Family History Center is located on the southwest corner of the building (street level). Convenient free parking is in the south parking lot. You may; need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center.
Location on Map

Phone: (801) 584-0112 NOTE: Call anytime; leave a message in case we do not answer. Call in case of inclement weather.


Open Hours:

Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 9 am - 12 noon

Evening Hours:

Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Walk-in time
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Training classes
The third Wednesday is the Italian Indexing Project and general indexing instruction
Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Training Classes and Staff Meeting on the 3rd Thursday

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, July 4th, July 24

Closed LDS Conference Weekend (the first Saturday in April and October)

Closed during week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 22 - 28, 2015)

Closed Christmas/New Years (Dec 24, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016)

(Other sporadic closings will be posted.)


All staff members are proficient in FamilySearch and Family Tree plus additional specialties as noted, below:

DAY TIME STAFF PHONE (801) Specialites
10a - 1p
Mary Ellen Elggren
Computer Skills, Indexing, Photos, Mac

Paige Preece
440-1645, British Isles,

1p - 4p
Antoinette VanHorn
African American Research, Photos

Larry Janice Foley
503-7576 Italian Indexing, Languages,

Ann Foxley 560-1184 Beginning Skills to Get Started
TUE 10a - 1p Marlene Peterson 467-2713 Research, Wiki, Indexing

Dianne Richards 582-8802 Indexing

Marilyn Smolka 582-6176 Finding Help, Trouble Shooting

Joan Peterson 582-3590 Adding Stories Photos

1p - 4p Char Nelson 583-2707 Adding Stories, Adapt for Children, Mac

Jean Robbins 582-0771 Catalogues, Books, Wiki, Records, Research Catalogs

Vena Childs 583-0317 Documenting and Adding Sources

Janet Davey

Barbara David Horne
Indexing, British Records

Sheila Privett
856-4168 Fan Charts

Lisa Arnold
310-8351, Quaker Ancestry (book author)

10a - 1p
Judy Holbrook

Georgia Gates

Susan Sandberg
Computer Specialist

1p - 4p
Kay Merkley
Troubles Shooting in Family Tree, Latest updates in FamilySearch

Paul and Jewll Lefever

Bruce and Lynette Stewart
U.S. Colonial, British Isles, Mac
10a - 1p
Kathy Torkelson
Indexing, Writing Histories, Utah Records

Janet Packham
Welsh, British, U.S. Research,

Judith Wilkins
Trouble Shooting in Family Tree

Adam Bennion
Indexing, Ancestral Quest,

Bill Oswald
Missionary Training

Bill & Linda Davis

10a - 1p
Katharine Evans
582-9501, Internet Searches

Margot Butler
Austrailian Research

Cathy Knight
Sweedish Records

1p - 4p
Larry Foley
Italian Indexing, Languages,

Dennis Pahnke

9a - 12p
Jesse and Ginny Fox

Adam Bennion
Indexing, Ancestral Quest,

Jay Duel
Tech tools for family gatherings, Mac


Mary Ellen Elggren
Kay Merkley
Diane B Whittaker
Jared Beck
Judy Holbrook

Marcia Vogeler

Steve Packham

Upcoming Events

Free Classes at the Family History Center Wednesday and Thursday Nights - 6:00-7:30 P.M. 2015

1320 South Wasatch Drive (2450 E), South parking lot, southwest entrance. Public is welcome, and no church affiliation of any kind is needed.

Family Tree Training & Special Classes on related websites and family history subject are FREE for anyone interested in improving their Family History skills.

Class size is limited to 20 seats in the training room; please reserve your seat for a specific class by calling the Center at 801-584-0112 and leave a message, or call Director, Mary Ellen Elggren 801-541-6937.
JUN 24 (W) What’s new in FamilySearch Family Tree – More shortcuts, more tools, more fun – ME Elggren
JUN 25 (Th) The Fine Art of Collaborating in FamilySearch – gaining documents and info you don’t have – Kay
JUL 01 (W) Four Ways to Find Names for your Temple Reservation List– Antoinette Van Horn & Paige Preece
JUL 02 (Th) Attaching Sources – Learn to document your family and add people needing ordinances – Kay M.
NOTE: Change of start time for Evening classes from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
JUL 08 (W) Learning to Research your Quaker Ancestry from Europe into Pennsylvania plus – Lisa Arnold
JUL 09 (Th) Using Descendancy View – Finding ordinances and cleaning up records – Kay Merkley
JUL 15 (W) Indexing – Beginners to advanced and Italian Project workers – Steve Packham & Larry Foley
JUL 16 (Th) STAFF MEETING – All Family History Consultants are urged to attend, share, & update – MEE
JUL 22 (W) – Part 1 – Getting the Most of your free LDS Ancestry Subscription – Lisa Arnold
JUL 23 (Th) What’s new this month in FamilySearch – More shortcuts, more tools, more fun – ME Elggren
JUL 29 (W) – Part 2 – Getting the Most of your free LDS Ancestry Subscription – Lisa Arnold
JUL 30 (Th) Combining Duplicate records – What to combine or not combine, and how to un-combine - Kay

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. The Center has 2 microfilm readers.

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. Included are:

• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive

• Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War

• Library Edition

• Find My Past

• Fold3 (Formerly

• The Genealogist

• Genline

• Godfrey Memorial Library

• Heritage Quest Online

• Historic Map Works Library Edition

• Paper Trail

• World Vital Records

• Fully functioning software for Center use:

• Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, Legacy Family Tree and many others.

  • At present, we have 10 computers on-line available, for doing research. All are attached to printers. We have a copier/scanner for small quantity copying and the scanning of photos and documents directly into Family Tree. We also have wireless internet access available for the use of personal laptops, iPads, etc.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Please see the staff schedule, above, where research specialties are listed by each staff member name.

Resources in the Local Area

The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.


Utah Government Index


FamilySearch Salt Lake City Library

Volunteer at the Center

We need people who know the FamilySearch Family Tree program, and would be able to teach it to others.

We also need young people who are fast on the computer and could learn the program quickly. Perhaps a pair of young mothers could share a shift, covering the shift on one week and caring for the children on the off week.


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