Monroe Utah Family History Center

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The Monroe Utah Family History Center serves individuals residing in the southern part of Utah's Sevier Valley. The center provides free access to numerous genealogical websites and databases, and houses a small permanent collection of local history books and microfilm/microfiche (with the ability to order additional microfilm from the Family History Library). Those in the the local area are encouraged to visit and receive consultation and other general assistance with their family history. The center is staffed on a limited schedule and by appointment with Ward Temple and Family History Consultants.

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Location and Map:

  • 260 East Center Street, Monroe, UT 84754 United State(This is not a mailing address)
  • The center is located just west of the South Sevier Middle School. The center shares a building with the Records Operations Center, which operates during alternating hours.  Parking is available on the street in front of the center.
  • Monroe Utah Family History Center - Google Maps

Phone: 1 435-527-4612 (call during open hours)

E-mail: UT_Monroe@ldsmail.net

Temple and Family History Consultant leadership - Center:

  • Center Director Rob Larsen 435-841-1040 email robbeetlejuice@gmail.com
  • Assistant: Ed Oldroyd
  • Assistant Fran Oldroyd
  • Assistant Conna Chapman (Training)

Open Family History Research Hours:

Day Open Hours
Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday No Family History Research
Tuesday   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday No Family History Research
Saturday No Family History Research
  • The center is also open by appointment with Ward Temple and Family History Consultants.
  • Group visits: Due to staffing concerns and space availability, groups which plan to visit the center for any reason should contact the center during open hours to schedule an appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed most federal and state holidays, please call for information on specific dates.




Calendar and Events

Consultant Training

Thursday May 18th  was our consultant training night at the Family History Center. 

The new social half hour with refreshments from 6:00-6:30 was a big success with 25 in attendance. Thanks Rob and Earlene Larsen for the Wonderful food!

Training was from 6:30-7:30. Rob Larsen showing us the new wiki page for our center. He also showed the consultants how to use the Help Others feature on Family Tree so we can be more affective teachers. Conna Chapman talked about the difference between Ancestry and Ancestry Library edition. She also demonstrated how to scan a personal history that is several pages onto a USB drive as one pdf document ready to upload to Family Tree.

Staff training for Temple and Family History Consultants of the Monroe Stake is held generally on the third Thursday of each month.

Class Schedule

Classes begin on May 31st and will be held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Take one class or take them all. Call Conna Chapman to sign up: 435-527-0902

May 31st and June 7th - Basic Computer Skills (Literally the basics on a computer. This class is for those who want to feel more comfortable doing Family History on the computer

June 14th - Memories/Photos (Learn how to scan photos and get them into the Memories section of FamilySearch.)

June 21st - Memories/Documents (Learn how to scan documents and attach them as sources in FamilySearch.)

June 28th - Memories/Audio (Learn how to record your own audio story and put it in FamilySearch, or even take an existing recording and convert it to the proper digital format.)

July 5th - Duplicates (Learn how to find duplicates in FamilySearch, and the proper procedures for eliminating them.)

July 12th - Merging and Correcting (Learn how to merge and correct information in FamilySearch, and how to avoid pitfalls that can come with improper merging and correcting.)

July 19th - Looping (Looping can be a real challenge when found in FamilySearch. Learn what it is and how to fix it.)

Center Resources

Collections

The following in an incomplete listing of this center's permanent collections:

  • Numerous local histories
  • Local newspaper clippings provided by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
  • South Sevier High School Yearbooks (1950s-1960s)
  • Our Pioneer Heritage, Volumes 1-20, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
  • An Enduring Legacy, Volumes 1-12, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
  • Annotated record of baptisms for the dead, 1840-1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, Volumes 1-7 and index, Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, 2002
  • Microfilm:
    • LDS Church Ward Records for cities and towns in Sevier and Sanpete Counties (from the time of the ward's organization to 1948)
    • Monroe Birth Records (1905-1953)
    • Monroe Death Records (1905-1960)
    • Utah Immigration Card Index 1847-1869 (aka Crossing the Plains Index)
  • Microfiche:
  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and microfiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. The ordering service is available at Online Film Ordering

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. This includes Ancestry.com, ArkivDigital, Findmypast.co.uk, Fold3, NewsaperArchive.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, etc.
  • AniMap
  • Map My Family Tree
    Computers used for Family History and the Records Operation Center
  • Personal Family History programs
    • Ancestral Quest
    • FamilyInsight
    • Legacy
    • RootsMagic

Hardware and Equipment

  • 16 desktop computers
  • 1 laser printers
  • 2 microfilm viewers
  • 1 microfiche viewer
  • 1 microfilm/microfiche image printer
  • 1 image scanner

Resources in the Local Area

See also: Richfield Utah Family History Center


Links

Utah research

Sevier County research

Monroe research

Elsinore research