Salt Lake Mount Olympus 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.


This FamilySearch Center serves the area east of Wasatch Boulevard and south from Parley's Canyon to about 4800 South.


  • 3510 South 3610 East (just east of Wasatch Blvd and I-215) Millcreek, UT 84109 United States
  • There is plenty of parking.

Center Contacts and Hours

Phone: 801-274-0047

Center Director: Carol Poulter 801-520-7907 or

Open Hours: Consultants available to help scheduled or walk-in patrons.

Monday: 10 am - Noon; 1 pm - 3 pm

Tuesday: 2 pm - 4 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm

Wednesday: Noon - 2 pm; Wednesday evening can be reserved for groups

Thursday: 10 am - noon; (indexing), 7 pm - 9 pm

Friday: 9 am - Noon

  • Other days and times by Appointment (801-520-7907)
  • Groups are welcome to reserve center and consultants are available to teach requested classes.

In the case of bad weather and roads, please phone (801.274.0047) before you leave home to be sure the Center is open.

Holiday Schedule:

The Salt Lake Mt Olympus Family History Center is closed the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.  Also closed on all major national and state holidays.


Familysearch classes taught in April on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. April 5: Introduction to site, April 12: How to use Memories and Photos, April 19: Beginning research, April 26 How to find a family name to reserve for the temple.


  • 10 am-noon  -  Indexing group - all welcome to participate. Instruction provided.

Monthly consultant meeting held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm.


Photo scanning - March 21-28, July 8-18, October 14-24

Four set of machines will be available to scan photos or photo albums. Individual photos of various sizes can be placed into a rapid-scanner which can scan both front and back of photos at a rate of about 60 per minute. A flatbed scanner is capable of scanning photos or album pages up to 8 x 14 inches. Pages with multiple photos on can be scanned as a whole and also scanned so that each photo is saved individually. They are scanned at 300 or 600 dpi.

Slide scanning - April 11-21 and September 12-19

One Kodak carousel machine with a Canon camera attachment will be available to scan slides. They can be brought in Kodak brand carousels and placed on the machine for scanning or brought as a set of individual slides and placed in a self-feeding container. They scan at a rate of about 20 per minute with high quality at 12.1 mpx.

Sign-up for scanning will be available online two weeks prior to each session at Search for sign-up by For questions, email Carol at same email or call at 801-520-7907.

Center Resources

Databases and Software

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 

  • Six (6) MS Windows Desktop Computers.
  • Lexmark 466 printer/copier/scanner to add photos and documents directly to FamilySearch.  Also for general black and white printing.
  • HP Officejet 7610 printer/copier/scanner unit to print 11 by 17 inch color fan charts.
  • Table workspace with power outlets and WIFI access for personal computers.
  • Overhead mounted projector and non-glare whiteboard screen for presentations.
  • Conference room with projector, computer, conference table and 25 padded chairs.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

   German and Danish assistance by request.

Other Services

Resources in the Local Area

  • Sons of Utah Pioneers
    3301 E. Louise Avenue (2920 South)
    Salt Lake City, UT 84109
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    300 N. Mail Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84103


(Links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center.)

Utah Historical Society -
300 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Utah State Archives -
346 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101