Afton Wyoming Family History Center

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Afton Wyoming Family History Center

HERE TO SERVE ALL OF STAR VALLEY FROM SMOOT TO ALPINE, WYOMING

"In all of us is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage~

                                             to know who we are, and where we come from" ...Alex Haley


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map: Location Map

  • Address: 365 Jefferson St Afton WY 83110
  • The Center is the brick building on the SE corner, surrounded by huge blue spruce pines and ample off street parking to the east of the center
  • E-mail: WY_Afton@ldsmail.net
  • Phone: 307-885-7668

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Please call ahead to accomodate large groups
  • Holiday Schedule:

All Saturdays & Sundays~Memorial Day~July 4th~July 24-25~ Lincoln County Fair Week

Labor Day~Thanksgiving~Deep Cleaning Nov 24th~Christmas to January 2nd

Calendar

RootsTech Family Discovery Fair

5 Nov 2015              6 Nov 2015            7 Nov 2015
12 noon - 6 PM        12 noon - 6 PM        12 noon - 6 PM

 @ the Family History Center  ~ 365 Jefferson St, Afton,  WY 83110    307-885-7668

Click to sign up   www.lds.org/topics/family-history/host-a-family-history-fair/signup

PLEASE create an account and remember to bring user name and password for familysearch.org before the Fair        https://familysearch.org/register/

RootsTech is a global family history event, where people of all ages learn to discover, share, and celebrate their family connections across generations through technology. At RootsTech, there is something for everyone, no matter your experience in family history or your skill level in technology.

There is no charge for attendance.

Each hour of the day you will have the choice of 8 sessions or using the Family History Center. Most but not all sessions are videos downloaded from RootsTech Conference.

Afton Family History Center will be open all day for you to tour, see the online resources available (including some premium FH sites), find you ancestors, learn about FamilySearch Indexing, learn about new features at familysearch.org, and have your questions about FH answered.

Sessions available each day:

Puzzilla Lab

Indexing Lab

Where Did I Come From

Story Booth

Introduce Your Children to Their Grandparents-recorded

DNA Class

Partner Sites:

Attaching Pictures & Memories to Family Tree

Star Valley History

From Tree to Temple- recorded

Google

Where Do I Start?- recorded

Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com-recorded

Teaching Family History in Your Home- recorded

Ordering & Using Films- recorded

Family Search Indexing- recorded

How to Tell the Ten Best Stories of Your Life- recorded

Building a Research Toolbox- recorded

Family Discovery Day Leadership Training-recorded

Consultant Training: Using FamilySearch Partners- recorded

Family Tree

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Collections

Databases and Software

  • FamilySearch Catalog: Films can be ordered from any computer with Internet access (including at home) and available through the FamilySearch Catalog ~always check first to see if it is already on indefinite loan at the Afton Wyoming Family History Center
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

Orders can only be paid for with Visa, Mastercard, or Pay Pal account and a FamilySearch Center must be identified to receive your film/fiche Click here to Order

This Library has a generous collection of local family genealogies and histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information and welcomes a copy of your own family history. Sorry, these books, magazines and papers are not to be loaned~but can be enjoyed in the quiet comfort of the great Reading Room

FHC Portal We provide FREE access to genealogical subscription websites on each of the MANY Library's computers

Hardware and Equipment

Hardware and Equipment @ Afton Wyoming Family History Center

  • computers, microfilm readers, microfiche readers, printers, copiers, flatbed and sheet feed scanners

Be prepared to write down sources or to capture what you find.

Be mindful of copyright infringement. There is a small use fee for anything you decide to print

Staff Research Specialties

Do you know?

We have over 50 trained consultants that volunteer at the center to help guests with their research

Staff Specialists are knowledgeable & readily available to:

Help you get registered and get started.

Provide answers to your questions
Direct you to the appropriate classroom or staff member
Assist you in registering for classes and with Center equipment
Phone: 307-885-7668

Resources in Local Area of Star Valley, Wyoming & the World beyond ~

Build Your Family Tree While Discovering Your Family History

Star Valley Historical Society
Star Valley Ranch
Free Family History and Genealogy Records
Lincoln County Historical Society
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Wyoming State Historical Society
Oregon-California Trails Association
Wyoming Archaeological Society
Idaho State Historical Society
Alpine Community
Thayne Community
Family Search Obituary Project
Lincoln County, Wyoming Wiki
National Register of Historical Places
History & Heritage of Wyoming

LDS Temple in Star Valley
Afton Community
Lincoln County Library
Lincoln County Genealogy
Wyoming History Lincoln County
U.S. Dept of the Interior BLM
American Ancestors
Ancestry.com Learning Center
US GenWeb Project
England GenWeb Project
World Wide GenWeb Project
Bear Lake Newspaper Archives
www.county-clerks.com/
Star Valley Centennial
Family History & Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records & More!

Volunteer at the Center

Volunteer at the Afton Wyoming Family History Center!

We're always looking for a new friendly face, no matter what faith or creed or nationality.
Come meet like minded others. Build some lasting friendships and come celebrate life!            

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      “Spiritual connections . . . are formed when a young woman helps her grandmother enter family information into a computer or when a young man sees the name of his great-grandfather on a census record. When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves.”                                      Russell M. Nelson     

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