Salt Lake Holladay South 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.

This is a locally operated Family History Center serving the Holladay, Holladay North, Holladay South and Valley View areas of Salt Lake County, Utah.

Microfilm Reader
  • Our center's services are free and open to the public.
  • We invite all who are interested in family history to visit our center.
  • We will print a beautiful 9 generation color fan chart of your ancestry to help you decide where to focus your research.
  • Our center has a microfilm reader for patrons use.  
  • You can order any microfilms available through the FamilySearch Catalog and have them delivered to our center for viewing. 
  • Our center has free access to several premium Genealogy websites. 

Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth, marriage and death information. FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a Family Group Record.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • 4917 South Viewmont, Holladay, Utah 84117
  • We are located in the east end of the building directly across from the ball field. If the door is locked, ring the doorbell just left of the East doors.



Holiday Schedule: Closed New Years Day - January 1st Friday, Martin Luther King Day - January 18th Monday, President's Day - February 15 Monday. Memorial Day - May 30th Monday, Independence Day - July 4th Monday, Pioneer Day - July 25th Monday, Labor Day - September 5th Monday, Halloween - October 31st Monday, Thanksgiving - November 24th - Thursday. Christmas Eve - December 24th, Christmas Day & Observed - December 25th & 26th, New Years Eve & New Years Day Observed - January 1 &2nd.

  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness.Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.'

Family History Center Directors:

Janet Cannon 801-272-3516  and Jeff Cannon 801-455-5535

Open Hours:

M - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Janet Cannon

Ruthann Bleyl



T - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bill Whittlesey

Penny & Ed Lunt

T - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holladay S. Stake TFH Consultants

W - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Helen Collins

W - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holladay S. Stake TFH Consultants


H - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nancy Miles & Wilma Adkins

Valley View Stake TFH Consultants


Center Resources


  • You can order any microfilm available through the FamilySearch Catalog and have it delivered to our center for viewing.  To have a microfilm sent to our center, select the "Salt Lake Holladay South Stake Family History Center" as your default center. You will recieve an e-mail when your film(s) arrive at our center. The cost is $7.50 for a short term loan which includes shipping both ways. For instructions on how to order a microfilm, view 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. These include: 
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters and Ephemera
  • - Institution Version
  • Find My Past - Institution Version
  • - military records
  • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
Kinpoint - Premium
  • My Heritage - Library Edition
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Paper Trail - 19th Century Migration to the West
ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • - Premium Services
  • World Vital Records - found in

Hardware and Equipment

  • 4 Computers
  • 1 Microfilm Reader
  • Lexmark Printer than scans photos/documents directly into Family Search
  • Color plotter that prints 17" x 24" nine generation fan charts
  • WIFI access for personal laptops

Training & Class Offerings

  • Ancestry/Family Search Classes - Thursdays from 5:00 - 7:00pm taught by Nancy Miles and Wilma Adkins
  • Indexing Classes - come learn from the best!  Danette Wright, Ed Moss, Ed McDonald, some of our most outstanding stake indexers will teach these classes from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  •           Wednesdays 2016 - February 17th, March 16th, April 12th, May 11th, June 7th, July 6th, August 3rd
  •           Tuesdays 2016 - August 30th
  • Training for New Temple and Family History Consultants  - taught by Temple and Family History Consultants - Family History Center; attendance is limited; advance sign-up required to attend.  Contact Family History Center Directors to sign up.
  •       January 12th, 19th, 26th and February 9th from 7:00 - 9:00pm
  •       September 13th, 20th, 27th, and October 11th from 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • One to one assistance 

Family History Training Meetings:

  • 1st Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. 

Anyone interested in Family History and Indexing is welcome! 


Volunteer at the Center

Contact us if you would like to volunteer a few hours each week as a consultant in our Family History Center.