Riverview Michigan Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Center Resources
- 3 Center Services
- 4 Family Activities
- 5 Youth Program Assistance
- 6 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
Location Map: Location Map
- Address: 18701 Grange Rd Riverview, MI 48192-8177
- To enter the building, push the buzzer at the southwest entrance and a staff member will open the door.
- Phone: 734-285-0494
- E-mail: MI_Riverview@ldsmail.net
- Open Hours:
- Tuesday: 6:00pm-8:30pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm
Upcoming Closures/Holiday Schedule:
FHC Closure Dates: No closings at this time.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Family History Center may be closed without advance notice. To confirm that our facility is open, we recommend that you call ahead of your arrival.
Look for upcoming Floating Sundays.
Staff Training Meetings
Please see monthly attached online training sent via email.
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
- 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 Limited collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
- Book Collection: -- Collection of literature to assist with genealogical research
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.
- FamilySearch, etc.
Hardware and Equipment
- 5 microfilm readers
- 1 microfiche reader
- 1 printer/scanner
- 3 all-in-one desktop PC computers.
- 1 microfilm camera
To build your own family tree, go to FamilySearch.org....It's free!
Staff Research Specialties
Please see the Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog
Family History Terms and Concepts
- Glossary of FamilySearch Terms
- Genealogy.com Glossary
- Genealogy Abbreviations and Acronyms
- How to Get Started: Q & A
- Family History Myths Dispelled
- Polish Genealogy roots
- Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
- African American Genealogy
- Researching Orphans
Local Area Resources
- Family Reunions
- Family History Activities for Children: 3-11
- Family History Activities for Youth: 12-?
- Personal History - Family Activities
- Youth and Family Summer Challenge -Family History
- Involve Children and Youth in Family History
- Photos – An Innovative Way to Introduce Youth to Family History
- Family History Activities for Youth
Youth Program Assistance
- Youth Temple and Family History Consultant Training - All welcome.
- Young Women Personal Progress - You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Let us help you achieve your Personal Progress goals. Faith Value Project: Take a family history class at the Family History Center, and collect stories of your relatives or others who have demonstrated faith. You may also interview family members or others and record their names.
See also: Personal Progress Award.
- Duty to God - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:
Deacon - Family Activities:
4. Keep a written record of your family history. Ask a parent or the temple and family history consultant to help you prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart.
Priest - Family Activities:
9. Submit the names of one of your ancestors for temple work or write a 500-word personal history.
See also: Duty to God Award.
- BSA - Duty to God requirements - for all Scouts.
- Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - We can help you accomplish your BSA goals for this merit badge. Troop classes available. Fill out the Genealogy Merit Badge Worksheet. Please prepare carefully and call us for an appointment with one of our merit badge counselors.
Volunteer at the Center
For those who want to develop and share their knowledge of family history and genealogy, please email the Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center (Sheptoski-Forbush) at MI_Riverview@ldsmail.net for an interview.