Salt Lake Millcreek 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.

Serving the Salt Lake Millcreek and Granite Park LDS Stakes in South Salt Lake area.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • 4220 South Jeannine Dr (420 E), Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Phone: 801-264-4052

E-mail: UT_SaltLakeMillcreek@ldsmail.net

MFHC Lead Temple and Family History Consultants: Wayne and Jenene Jepsen"

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 to 9:00pm.
  • Training /Classes:Thursday: 2:00pm. - 9:00pm.
  • For an appointment, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center in advance at 1 801-264-4052.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed for holidays and last two weeks of December.


Friends of Millcreek Family History Center Facebook Group


Calendar and Events

Link for Millcreek Family History Center Google Calendar

Workshops and Training

Training Courses for Temple and Family History Consultants

MFHC is creating online courses to help Temple and Family History Consultants and their Priesthood leadership to be better prepared to meet the needs of the patrons (both LDS Church members and other people in the community) in their temple and family history work.

  • Created with Adobe Captivate 9, software used to create interactive courses in schools and universities, etc.
  • Provides way to organize, plan, and show progress in training.
  • Links to tutorials already created by FamilySearch, Ancestry, Legacy Family Tree and other resources.
  • Supplemented with original tutorials to clarify common concerns.
  • Allows for practice and recording progress.
  • Progress can be shared with priesthood leadership and supervisors.
  • Can be used independently or with support from training staff at MFHC.

Introduction video about Beginning Temple & Family History Consulting Course

Beginning Temple & Family History Consulting Course

  1. Why We Do Family History
  2. Responsibilities of Temple and Family History Consultant (TFHC) and Priesthood Leadership
  3. Setting Up TFHC Goals and Training Schedule – What Resources Available
  4. Principles of Helping Effectively
  5. Identifying the Needs of the Patron and Plan to Reach the Patron’s Goal
  6. Helping Set Up Accounts for FamilySearch and Partner Access
  7. Gathering Family History: Box Method, Booklet, Journal, etc.
  8. Understand the Different Types of Family Trees, Limitations and Advantage of Each Type and Why to Use Them Together for Greater Success
  9. Overview of FamilySearch Family Tree
  10. Adding Data, Adding Relationships, and Sourcing
  11. Introduction to Avoiding and Fixing Errors
  12. Searching for Sources and Attaching to Individuals and Families
  13. Introduction to Correcting and Merging
  14. Requesting Ordinances and Managing Ordinance Lists on FamilySearch
  15. Introduction to Using FamilySearch Research Wiki
  16. Creating Trees on Partner Websites like Ancestry.com
  17. Finding Additional Help for Patron’s Questions
  18. Synchronizing between FamilySearch Family Tree and Partner Family Trees
  19. Memories: Pictures, Stories and Documents, Audio
  20. Learning What Is New on FamilySearch

Temple and Family History Consultant Training Classes

(All consultants and priesthood leaders welcome.)

  • 4th Thursday of each month 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topics for March - June Monthly Classes:
  • June 29: "Solving Family History Problems"
  • July 27: “Role-playing Family History Callings”
  • August 24: "Where Can I Learn That, and Then Do That"
  • September 28: “Fulfilling the Reason for Family History Workshop”
  • October 26: "Solving Family History Problems"

Register for Training: https://goo.gl/forms/W4qp3G4yFVvIA2xf1

Computer/Electronic Device Workshops

  • How to Do That Thingy on the Computer
  • How to Do That Thingy on the Smart Phone/Mobile Device
  • How to Do That Thingy on the Tablet, etc.

Thursdays 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Family Tree Workshops

  1. FamilySearch Family Tree (FS FT)
  2. Ancestry Family Tree (AFT)
  3. Legacy Family Tree (LFT)

Learn at your own pace and with your own family history goals.

Click on the link for some possible topics.

Thursdays 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Schedule one hour sessions for individualized training [1]

Date Time Open/Taken
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July 13 1 to 2 Taken
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July 20 1 to 2 Taken
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Family History Classes 

See weekly topics in the Calendar.

  • Thursdays 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topics for March to June Monthly Classes:
  • June 29: "Solving Family History Problems"
  • July 27: “Basic Training for FamilySearch”
  • August 24: "Where Can I Learn That, and Then Do That"
  • September 28: "How to Use Ancestry DNA Results to Grow My Tree"
  • October 26: "Solving Family History Problems"

Register for Class:

Topics from Previous Classes:

“Basic Training for FamilySearch”
Hands-on instruction to access and use FamilySearch applications including FS Family Tree, FS Wiki, FS Record Search, Training and Tutorials, etc. Addressing the specific needs of the patrons.


“Synchronizing between FamilySearch, Legacy Family Tree, and Ancestry Family Trees”
How to use the amazing new features in free LDS accounts for Ancestry.com to synchronize individuals and research between both our Ancestry Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree. This increases the power and efficiency of our work and helps us share the work with others more effectively.


“Adding Memories and Documents to Online Trees”
Review of scanning options at MFHC. How to add pictures, documents, letters, and other digital images to online family trees, as well as writing stories or transcriptions of such things as obituaries to document our ancestors’ lives. Touch on adding sources.


“Solving Family History Problems”
We will help solve some of the problems submitted to us ahead of time. Some tricks and tips on how to avoid creating problems for yourself and those with whom you share your work.

“Adding Sources to Family Trees”
Review of how to add sources to FamilySearch Family Tree, Ancestry Trees and Legacy Family Tree and methods to share/synchronize between them. Best practices for sourcing and how to use sources to correct and expand research.



Staff Meetings

TBA - 


Center Resources

Collections

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

  • PC computers with internet access
  • Wireless internet access for patron laptops, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Microfiche reader
  • Microfilm reader
  • Laser printers (5 cents per copy)
  • Scanner/Copier/Printer with Automatic Document Feeder and USB drive
  • Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System PS50
  • FlipPal portable scanner with built-in stitching software.

Center Services

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