American Fork Utah Family History Center

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The American Fork Family History Center supports the following Stakes: American Fork, American Fork West, American Fork Central and Hillcrest. The Family History Center is open to the public, who are invited to use the resources free of charge.

Anyone interested in learning more about their family history, including doing research to find ancestors, are welcome and encouraged to come to the center. The Center is open to the public. We welcome all!

Please sign in at the computer at the front desk when arriving. At the end of your visit we ask that you please sign out also.  We are tracking the number of temple ordinances prepared on this same computer.  Temple and Family History Consultants can help you with this process.

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Center Contacts and Hours

***SPECIAL NOTICE ***

DUE TO THE TABERNACLE RENOVATION, THIS CENTER WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING JUNE 26TH, 2017.

AN ANTICIPATED REOPENING DATE WILL BE IN OCTOBER 2017.

UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE.

Location Map:

Address:

  • 110 E Main St    American Fork UT 84003 United States
  • Use the doors on the east side of the Tabernacle. Enter on the lower level.

Phone:

  • 801-763-2014

E-mail: UT_AmericanFork@ldsmail.net

Stake FHC Consultant - Director
  • LaDawn J. Carter
  • 801-361-0293
  • Assistant - Bruce E. Carter
  • 801-361-2711

Open Hours:

  • Sunday: 4:30pm - 7pm (Closed Fast Sunday, 1st Sunday)
  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Holiday Schedule:  2017

  • General Conference: Saturday, April 1- Sunday, April 2
  • Mothers Day: Sunday, May 14
  • Tabernacle Cleaning: Thursday, May 25
  • Memorial Day: Sunday, May 28 - Monday, May 29
  • Fathers Day: Sunday, June 18
  • CLOSED DURING TABERNACLE RENOVATION, JULY 1 - OCTOBER
  • Tabernacle Cleaning: Tuesday, November 21
  • Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
  • Christmas and New Years Holiday: Monday, December 24 - Monday, January 1, 2018
Calendar and Events
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Upcoming Events

Training

Class Schedule

June 2017

"Find Your Family in the News" by Patty Jensen

Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 pm.

  • Gleaning newspapers for your family details can enrich your knowledge of their lives.  Patty will share websites that are no charge options to finding your family in the news.
  • Sister Jensen loves Family History.  As well as being a ward Temple and Family History Consultant, Patty serves at the Lindon Family History Center.  She has taught in classroom settings and presented at the 2017 Lindon and Northeast Orem Stakes Family History Fair.

"Yes, You Can Read That" by Maggie Richards

Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 pm.

  • Tips and Tricks to Reading Old Handwriting 
  • Sister Richards has taught classes at BYU, Roots Tec, and many other training locations.  We are happy to have her come to the Tabernacle to share her knowledge with us.

All patrons and Family History Center staff are invited to attend these classes.

The classes will be held in the American Fork Family History Center.

Staff Training Meetings 

The next staff meeting will be held on Sunday, June 11th at 7 pm at the Family History Center. All staff are asked to be in attendance.

Center Resources

Collections

  • 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 

  • Windows 7 Desktop Computers (22)
  • Lexmark Model: MS510dn - Laser Printer (1)
  • Lexmark Model: T652dn - Laser Copier (B&W only) (2)
  • Cannon Model: CanoScan LIDE 60 - Flatbed scanner (1)
  • Konica Minolta Model: MS6000 MKII - Digital Microfilm/Fiche Scanner (1)
  • Northwest Microfilm 2020 Readers (2)
  • Video Projector, Sony Model VPL-CS7(1)
  • USB Floppy Disk Drive Unit (3 1/2" Disk) (1)
  • Both wired and wireless internet is available in the building. Personal laptops are welcome.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Our volunteers can help with questions about FamilySearch.orgAncestry.com, the FamilySearch Research Wiki and other online resources.

We can help you get started with FamilySearch Indexing.

Resources in the Local Area

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Links

Family History Websites

Volunteer at the Center

We are looking for individuals with computer skills and that are familiar with FamilySearch.org and Family History.

Please contact the temple and family history consultant - center for further information.

LaDawn J. Carter at 801-361-0293 or Bruce Carter at 801-361-2711.