Salem 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.

The Salem Utah Family History center serves the Salem Stake and Salem West Stake.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • 695 S 300 W, Salem, UT  84653 United States
  • Use the Northwest entrance of the Salem West Stake center building

Phone: 801-423-0130


Family HIstory Center Director: Ralph and Susan Hughes Ralph cell ph: 801-319-6121 Susan cell ph: 801-362-9492

Assistant Director: Barbara Petersen ph. 801-423-3696

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:  10am-3pm   Tuesday evening by appointment only
  • Wednesday:  10am-3pm   7pm-9pm
  • Thursday:  10am-3pm   7pm-9pm
  • Friday:  10am-3pm  

Holiday Schedule 2016: 


  • Good Friday--March 25, 2016
  • Spring Break, April 5-8, 2016 Reopen April 12
  • Independence Day--July 1, 2016
  • Pioneer Day-- July 22, 2016
  • Summer Break--August 9-19, 2016 Reopen August 23
  • Veteran's Day--November 11, 2016
  • Thanksgiving--November 22-25, 2016 Reopen November 29, 2016
  • Christmas--December 20, 2016-December 30, 2016 Reopen January 3, 2017

Calendar and Events


Family Day of Discovery - October 15, 2016

CLASSES - Sunday Evening Family History Classes at the Family History Center

  • May 29 - Building a Treehouse - How to use FamilySearch faster and more effectively.
  • June 5 - Build a Bigger Treehouse - How to use to find hidden treasures for your Family Tree.
  • June 12 - Growing Trees - Using Google to find more information about your ancestors

Staff Training Meetings

First Wednesday evening of each month at 7:00 pm at the Family History Center

Center Resources


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

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

  • 14- Windows 7 computers, laser printers, 1 fiche reader and 3 film readers, 2 deck scanners

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


City of Salem: Website

Salem City Library: Website

Volunteer at the Center