Logan Utah FamilySearch Library
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- Monday, Friday, Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
2011 Holiday Schedule
The center will be closed on:
- General Conference, Saturday, April 2
- Memorial Day, Monday May 30
- Independence Day, Saturday-Monday, July 2-4
- Pioneer Day, Saturday, July 23
- Labor Day, Saturday-Monday, September 3-5
- General Conference, Saturday, October 1
- Thanksgiving, Wednesday-Saturday, November 23-36
- Christmas: Monday December 20 through Sunday January 2 (We will also close early at 5 pm Tues, Wed & Thu, December 13-15)
- Mailing: P.O. Box 3397, Logan, Utah 84323
- Email: email@example.com
- Reception Desk: 435-755-5594
- Directors' Desks: 435-755-5595
- Film Ordering: 435-755-5593
Class Schedule and Handouts
- A variety of classes are taught at the Center. Logan FHC 2011 Class Schedule
- We also invite ward or community leaders to request special classes for their group members. Select a topic from our current class description list or suggest another family history topic you need help with. We will try to find an instructor.
- To request a special group class, please contact our Public Relations Director at the Center by phone (435-755-5595) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We encourage you to print the handout(s) for the class(es) you are taking BEFORE you come to the Center for the class (or if you are unable to attend).
Quarterly Training Meetings
- Stake and Ward Priesthood Leaders with Family History Responsibility
- Family History Consultants
- Staff serving at Family History Centers
- Anyone interested in learning more about family history
- Held on each 5th Wednesday at the Logan Utah Tabernacle
- 2011 dates: March 30, June 29, Aug 31, NO meeting Nov 30 (Taberacle is not available)
- 6:30 - 7:20 Orientation for newly called leaders and consultants
- 7:30 - 8:30 General Session
Depending on the instructor and the nature of the instruction, information may be posted for your review following the meetings.
Staff Training Meetings
- Held at the Tabernacle on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.
- We invite staff members from other family history centers
- Anyone interested in learning more about family history is certainly welcome to join us.
Staff Research Specialists
- French translation - Byron Ray - Thursday PM shift
- Swedish translation and research - Larry Slade (435) 753-1806 - Thursday PM shift
- German research - Collette Howard - Wednesday PM shift
- Russian translation - Andrea Payant - Saturday shift
- Spanish translation - Rozsa Jackson - Tue, Wed, Thu PM shifts
Non-Staff Research Specialists
- Main room has 20 computer stations for hands-on use by class members plus a computer, projector and teaching station for the instructor.
- Second room has 10 computer stations for hands-on use by class members plus a computer, projector and teaching station for the instructor.
- Both classrooms have printer access for all stations.
Databases & Software
- Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Family Tree Maker, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
- Charting software (PAF Companion, Legacy Charting)
- Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Word, WordPerfect and OpenOffice (on selected machines)
- Photo editing software (IrfanView, Adobe Photo Shop Elements, HP Photo Smart Essential, MGI Photo Suite, ACD Foto Slate and Canon Zoombrowser EX).
- Pedigree Resource File (complete on server)
- Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as Ancestry.com, British Newspapers, Find-My-Past (UK), Footnote, Genline (Swedish), Heritage Quest, World Vital Records and others.
- Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEGHS) website
- Research aids such as Animap and Parish Locator
- Research databases such as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Austrailian Vital Records and Mormon Immigration Index.
Hardware & Equipment
- 60 networked computer workstations with printer access
- Paper copier
- 10 microfilm readers
- 2 microfiche readers
- 1 microfiche/film scanner
- 2 flatbed scanners
- Audio and visual recording equipment for oral histories
Weekly Email Newsletter
- Current event announcements
- Suggestions for Family History research
- Family History Internet Site Suggestions
- Submit family name Query
- Classes being taught
Sign up to receive the newsletter by email. Simply email the Center and ask to be added to the weekly newsletter.
You can also view past issues.
Logan Family History Center has created an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, scanner, printer and specialized software. With these resources you have the ability to:
- Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies.Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph. Spots, scratches, creases, faded colors and other defects can be easily corrected.
- Scan slides or negatives and print them on photo paper, or transfer them to your flash drive or DVD.
- Compose flyers, posters or other documents using the art and photo editing software.
- Create collages of photos and create photo albums. It is also possible to create different artistic effects on your photos such as borders, swirls, reflections and textures to name just a few. New photographs can also be "aged" by converting color photos to sepia, or black and white images.
- Convert your photo files from one format to another ie. tiff to jpeg or visa versa.
Don't worry if you are not sure how to do all of this, there are members of the Center staff who are trained in the use of this equipment, and they would be happy to help you!
Oral History Room
What is an oral history?
An oral history (as recorded at the Logan Center), is a video and audio record on a person’s life experiences. The depth and detail of each history is determined by the person being recorded and the individual who is assisting by raising questions, providing support and encouragement and gently guiding the interview with a pre-determined list of questions.
Why create an oral history?
- Cicero, a Roman statesman who lived over 2000 years ago said “Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of the human soul unless it is woven into the lives of his ancestors?” Creating your personal history is a way of creating bonds between you and your descendants so that their lives can be woven into and connected to yours.
- There are many reasons for creating an oral history. The primary reason that the Oral History Center was set up is to provide people an opportunity to share some of their personal history with living relatives and their descendants.
Types of oral histories.
A history may consist of a single session, or multiple sessions. They may be recorded at home, at the Family History Center, or in the outdoors. A staff member of the Center will be happy to discuss with you some of the options that are available.
Creating an oral history at our Center
- We anticipate that most of the beginning histories will last approximately one hour after which time the staff member who is helping you will transfer your recording to a DVD for you to keep or share with other family memers.
- We will charge a minimal fee of $5 to record and transfer your oral (video and audio) history to a DVD.
- Call the Center (435-755-5594) to schedule a time.
- Review these basic instructions to help you prepare.
Links to additional websites with Oral History Questionaires:
Fall Conference 2011 - Logan Utah Regional Family History Conference
- Theme: With Help I Can Find Them
- When: October 15, 2011, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
- Where: Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 600 W 1400 N, Logan, Utah
- Keynote speaker: Ron Tanner, Product Manager for new.familysearch
- Sponsor: Logan Utah Family History Center
- Schedule and Presenter Details coming soon.