Mapleton Utah Family History Center

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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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Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

Address: 1215 N. 1000 W. Mapleton, Utah. (Enter on the Southwest corner of the building.)

Click Here for a Map to the Mapleton Utah Family History Center

Phone: 801-489-2999

E-mail: ut_mapleton@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

Monday: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 AM to 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM

Sunday: 5 - 8 PM

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Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

2017 Family History Fair
On February 25, 2017, the Mapleton Family History Center will host its annual family history fair. We hope you will join us at 9:00 a.m. and spend the day. The fair will be held at 475 North Highway 89 in Mapleton, and will include a free lunch for all attendees. Click here to see the class schedule for the fair. Click here to see the fair poster.
Family Time at the Mapleton Family History Center
We want to help you put "Family" back into Family History at the Mapleton Family History Center. Schedule a time for your family to gather at the Center to work on family history. Click here to see more details on how to schedule a time for your family.
Operation Recovery: Save the Box
Join our Twelve-Step Family History Program to preserve your family history. Click here to see more details. Click here for our Operation Recovery Flyer.

Class Schedules

Check our class schedule for a current list of classes below. We have classes on many Sunday nights. Check back frequently for updated schedules as we add new classes. For class suggestions contact class coordinator Guy Black at guyblacklaw@gmail.com

Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time Class Description Teacher
Sunday

15 Jan

6:30

PM

Beginning FamilySearch Part one of a two-part class to help beginners with family history on FamilySearch Family Tree. Guy Black

Sunday

22 Jan


6:30

PM

Beginning FamilySearch Part two of a two-part class to help beginners with family history on FamilySearch Family Tree.
Guy Black

Sunday

29 Jan

6:30

PM

A Systematic Approach to Family History A class to outline an efficient process to research and organize your family history, with emphasis on doing so in the context of Family Tree Guy Black

Sunday

5 Feb

6:30

PM

Using Browse Records in FamilySearch
Learn how to browse unindexed digitized records in FamilySearch to find records for your ancestors and attach those records as sources in Family Tree
Charlie Coombs

Sunday

12 Feb

6:30

PM

Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth temple and family history consultants
Sunday

19 Feb

6:30 PM Name Patterns How naming patterns can help break through brick walls and give you confidence you have the right or wrong family Janice Scott

Saturday

25 Feb

9:00 AM Annual Family History Fair Our annual all-day family history fair

Sunday

5 Mar

6:30

PM

Wunderlist Learn how to use this fun organizational tool to take notes and organize your life
Patti Coombs

Thursday

9 Mar

7:00

PM

FamilySearch for Absolute Beginners Part I - Getting Started: Navigation, Pedigree Views & Person Pages
Patti & Charlie Coombs
Sunday

12 Mar

6:30

PM

Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth temple and family history consultants

Thursday

16 Mar

7:00

PM

FamilySearch for Absolute Beginners Part II - Getting Started: Record Hints & Attaching Sources
Patti & Charlie Coombs
Sunday

19 Mar

6:30

PM

Converting Cassette Tapes to Digital Files Learn how to quickly and easily preserve and convert your old cassette tapes into a digital format to save them from the ravages of time Dan Gibson

Thursday

23 Mar

7:00

PM

FamilySearch for Absolute Beginners Part III - Getting Started: FamilySearch Partners
Patti & Charlie Coombs
Sunday

26 Mar

6:30

PM

Adding Audio Files to Family Tree After attending Dan Gibson's class on 19 March and converting your tapes to digital format, come back again this week to learn how to add those audio files to Family Tree Dan Gibson

Thursday

30 Mar

7:00

PM

FamilySearch for Absolute Beginners Part IV - Getting Started: Photos & Stories
Patti & Charlie Coombs
Sunday

2 Apr

General Conference No classes
Sunday

9 Apr

6:30

PM

Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth temple and family history consultants



Miscellaneous Classes How to Use our Scanners at the FHC (by appt. only) email Guy Black for a Wednesday night appointment at guyblacklaw@gmail.com.

To be on a class notification email list email Guy Black at guyblacklaw@gmail.com

For class suggestions email the class coordinator Guy Black at guyblacklaw@gmail.com.

Center Resources

Collections

FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch 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

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.

Hardware and Equipment

We have 17 personal computers and 2 laser printer-copier-scanners with Duplex scanning capability.
We have 2 Epson Perfection V500 photo, slide and document plate scanners.
We have a Kodak PS80 High Speed photograph scanner.
Click here to see a copy of the high speed scanner instructions.
We have a Millenniata M-Writer archival disc writer and discs available for purchase for $3 each.
We have readers & printers for both microfiche microfilm research.
We have an extensive collection of microfiche and specific microfilms ordered by our patrons.
Call our phone number listed above to determine if we have a microfilm you are seeking.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)

Springville-Mapleton Pioneer Museum

175 South Main Street, Springville, Utah 84663 (801)491-2076
Springville Pioneer Museum


Spanish Fork Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

390 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 (801)360-0117

Links

City of Mapleton
City of Springville
City of Spanish Fork
City of Provo
Utah County - Utah


Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for volunteers to help staff our center. We welcome all enthusiastic family historians, regardless of experience or expertise. Even if you have no prior experience as a consultant, we can pair you with experienced consultants until you feel comfortable and trained in the consultant role.
We need consultants for any of our shifts, but have special needs during the day on Thursdays and on Tuesday afternoons. We would also like to open the center on Friday mornings in the future.

Other Resources

Posted below are links to resources from prior conferences, summer programs, class handouts, and other non-current materials.

2017 Family History Fair Class Handouts
Getting Started: The Different Facets of Family History
Getting Started: Navigation, Pedigree Views & Person Pages
Getting Started: Record Hints & Attaching Sources
Getting Started: FamilySearch Partners
Getting Started: Photos & Stories
Getting Started: FamilySearch Screenshots
Fast, Accurate Research Using FamilySearch
Fast, Accurate Research Using Google
Fast, Accurate Research Using Affiliate & Other Websites
Fast, Accurate Research For Trek
Ancestry.com: Overview, Search Strategies, Catalog & Collections
Ancestry.com: Ancestry Trees, Linking with FamilySearch
County Histories: Locating Ancestors and Breaking Brick Walls
A Research Process: Organizing Your Research Systematically
Locating & Using Digital Newspapers
Newspaper Helpful Hints
Advanced FamilySearch
Basic Indexing Guidelines
Indexing Keyboard Shortcuts
FamilySearch Mobile Apps


PowerPoint Presentations From Amy Fox's FamilySearch Classes
Getting Started
Adding Memories
Fast Descendancy
Searching for More Sources

Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 3 to 6
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 6 to 12
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 12 through adult
Click here to download a collection of family history pages for children