Layton Utah Valley View 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.

The Layton Utah Valley View family history center is one of two centers in Layton, Utah.


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 [1] or other map sites)

Phone: 801-593-6160

Center Director: Dennis Carlson 801-690-2296

Open Hours:

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  and (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM is by appointment)
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and (1:00 PM to 9:00 PM is by appointment)
  • Friday groups can schedule an appointment
  • Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Open by appointment

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

Calendar and Events

Hands on Classes at the Layton Utah Valley View Family History Center

October 24th - 11am * Family Tree Navigation

October 24th - 12pm * Family Tree - Photos and Stories

October 24th -  1pm * Family Tree - Qualifying & Submitting names for temple work

October 24th -  6pm * Family Tree  Navigation

October 24th -  7pm * Family Tree Photos and Stories

October 24th -  8pm * Family Tree - Qualifying & Submitting names for temple work

October 26th - 10am * Family Tree Navigation

October 26th - 11am * Family Tree Photos and Stories

October 26th - 12pm * Family Tree Qualifying & Submitting names for temple work 

October 30th - 7pm * Ward Family History Consultant and Priesthood Leader training

November 6th - 10am * Family Tree Navigation

November 6th - 11am * Family Tree Photos and Stories

November 6th - 1pm * Family Tree Qualifying and Submitting Family Names for the Temple

November 6th - 6 pm * Family Tree Navigation November 6th 7 pm * Family Tree Photos and Stories

November 6th - 8pm * Family Tree Qualifying and Submitting Family Names for the Temple

Group Visits

Please contact Dennis Carlson @ 801-690-2296 to arrange a group visit. We recommend that you bring your laptops to use if a large group.

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


Davis County

Davis Health Department (birth and death certificates)

Davis County Library (Heritage Quest and World Vital Records availablae to library card holders)


Utah Vital Records

Utah State Archives (vital, land, court records)

Utah State Burials (cemetery listings)

Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics (birth and death certificates)


Cyndi's List (categorized list of links to genealogy resources)

FreeBMD (British birth, marriage, and death records)

USGenWeb (links to free resources for every county and state)

Where to Write for Vital Records (in US)

Volunteer at the Center

Family History Center Staff

Staff is needed during the hours the center is open. Volunteers should be comfortable with computer use and enjoy working with people. A knowledge of basic family history research principles is helpful but training will be provided.


FamilySearch is making records available online as quickly as possible. Without an index, researchers would have to browse through the images, one at a time. Volunteers are needed to help index digitized images. Indexing can be done at home or at the center if the center is not busy. To find out more and get started, go to: