Layton Utah Valley View Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 1589 E. Gentile Street, Layton, Utah 84040 
  2. Enter on the west side. If the door is locked, ring the bell.
  3. (Link to map using Google or other map sites)

Phone: 801-593-6160


Open Hours:

  • Monday 9-5
  • Tuesday 9-9
  • Wednesday 9-9
  • Thursday 9-1
  • Saturday 11-3

Holiday Schedule: Closed Fridays, most holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Years.

Calendar and Events

Group Visits

Please contact the center to arrange a group visit. For large groups, it is best to schedule a time when the center is closed. Participants can bring laptops to use.

Staff Training Meetings

Staff training is the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

Center Resources


Extended Loan Microfilm and Microfiche

  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Microfiche Reference Collection, Part I and II (200 most used reference sources)
  • Utah Census from 1850-1920 for Davis and nearby counties


  • Pioneer Land Rosters
  • Pioneer Ship Rosters
  • Rhode Island Vital Records, Vol. 3-13
  • Rhode Island Genealogical Register, Vol. 1-20

Compact Discs

  • 1880 US Census
  • 1881 British Census
  • British Isles Vital Records Index
  • Freedman's Bank Records
  • Mexico Vital Records Index
  • Mormon Immigration Index
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Scandinavia Vital Records Index
  • Western Europe Vital Records Index

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, including:
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
  • (Library Edition)
  • Arkiv Digital (Swedish Church Records)
  • Find My Past (UK Records)
  • Fold 3 (US Military Records)
  • The Genealogist (UK Records)
  • Heritage Quest Online (US Records)
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition (US)
  • Paper Trail (US Migration)
  • World Vital Records
  • 1851 British Isles Census
  • Australian Vital Records Index
  • US Cities Galore (lists city, county, and state)
  • World Place Advisor


  • Ancestral Quest
  • Family Insight
  • GenCharts (unique genealogy charts)
  • Get My Ancestors
  • Irfanview
  • Legacy
  • PAF and PAF Companion
  • RootsMagic

 Hardware and Equipment

  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 10 computers with Internet connection
  • 3 printers (one with a scanner)

Center Services

  • Patrons may bring their personal computers for note taking or entering information into personal genealogical programs. Wireless Internet access is available.
  • Patrons may bring memory sticks to download information or copies.
  • Patrons may bring digital cameras for copying images from microfilm or microfiche.
  • This center participates in online film ordering. You can order films on the FamilySearch Microfilm Ordering page.

Staff Research Specialties

American/British: John Burton (certified genealogist) on Saturdays

Scandinavian: Brent Sorenson on Tuesday afternoons

New programs: Rawlin Martin on Tuesday afternoons

FamilySearch programs: Candy Steinhorst on Wednesday evenings

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