Grantsville Utah Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Grantsville is located 35 miles west of Salt Lake City in the Tooele Valley and has a population of approximately 9500.
Center Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
- 113 East Cherry Street, Grantsville, Utah, 84029-9458
- MONDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
TUESDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
THURSDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
FRIDAY: By appointment only with staff members
SATURDAY: By appointment only with staff members
SUNDAY: 9:00 – 3:30 PM Ward Family History Classes
- MONDAY: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2014
JULY 4, 24
OCTOBER 13, 31
NOVEMBER 4, 11, 27 - 28
DECEMBER 24 - JANUARY 3 2015
Special area with activites for children 3 -12 years old.
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Call or visit to review a list of films and book already available in the laibrary
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
- 12 computer
- 2 printers one of which is capable of scanning directly into FamilySearch
- 2 scanners
- 4 Microfilm readers
- 2 Microviche vieer
Since Family Search released the Family Tree, many new features and tools have been added to it. These short hands on exercises are designed to introduce everyone to some of the most popular new features and tools available on Family Tree. Classes will last 60 minutes each including a question and answer session.
Attendees should have an LDS account and have their usernames and passwords available. If you need help setting up an LDS account please come in to the center prior to the class and we will help you. Basic computer skills are necessary for this to be a helpful experience. Those attending the Photo class can bring a photo of an ancestor to scan into family tree during the class (optional).
FAMILY TREE: Basic Navigation/ Adding Sources The demonstration shows how to navigate through and access the many features, tools and information available in Family Tree and shows how to find, add, and attach source documents to persons in Family Tree.
MEMORIES :Adding Photos/Adding Stories The demonstration shows how to upload, tag and link photos to persons and how to upload, tag and link stories to persons in Family Tree.
You are welcome to bring and use you own laptop or use one of the center computers. We have computers for 12 in each class. Wi-Fi is available in the Family History Center. Activities for children 3 – 12 are available.
DISCOVERY CLASS SCHEDULE
NO DISCOVERY CLASSES SCHEDULED IN JULY, THEY CAN BE GIVEN BY APPOINTMENT AT firstname.lastname@example.org or 884-6611
Family Night at the Family History Center
Schedule your Family night: email email@example.com or call 884-6611
A. FAMILY NAME –
a. Find out the history and meaning of your family name.
b. Complete We Are Family worksheet
B. FAMILY STORIES - “ It would be a wonderful thing if every Latter-day Saint knew the conversion stories of their forefathers.” Elder Walker April 2014
a. Tell or act out a story from an ancestor’s life.*
b. Fill out MY FAMILY booklet
c. Enter MY FAMILY booklet information in FamilySearch.
C. PHOTOS -
a. Use photos in stories above
b. Find photos in Family Tree
c. Play a game with family members matching photos (Use treeseek.com to print 4 generation photos, cut out the photos and match them to a blank tree.)
D. ACTIVITIES –
a. https://treeseek.com or https://createfan.com
Create a large fan chart or pedigree chart for the wall
Create Ancestral name cloud which shows the first names in your tree
Family History Fun for Kids includes games for kids.
Create a fun and interesting timeline for the family
E. HANDOUT -
Putting Family in Family History FamilySearch
A consultant will be available to assist with these activities or others that you choose. You are welcome to picnic at the stake pavillion or city park prior to coming into the center.
Staff Research Specialties
Wayne Morris Spainish language documents Mondays 2 -4 pm
Vickie Weyland England frmon 1841, West Yorkshore Wednesday 7- 9pm
Jay Weyland Historic Newspapers by appointment
Joan Christiansen Historical East Coast 1600 - current and England by appoinment
Tonna Geldmacher Utah and Ohio Wenesday 7 -9 pm
Paul Christiansen Danish History by appointment
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