Logan Utah FamilySearch Library/Services
|50 North Main|
|Mon: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
Tue-Thurs: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Tours & Group Activities
Online Film Ordering
Quarterly Training Meetings
- Stake and Ward Priesthood Leaders with Family History Responsibility
- Family History Consultants
- Stake Indexing Directors
- Staff serving at Family History Centers
- Anyone interested in learning more about family history
- Held on each 5th Wednesday at the Logan Utah Tabernacle
- 2012 dates: Feb 29, May 30, Aug 29, Oct 31?
- 6:30 - 7:20 Orientation for newly called leaders and consultants
- 7:30 - 8:30 General Session.
- This year we are adding a session for Stake Indexing Directors. They will meet at the same time as the General Session, but will then divide and hold a specialized training just for them.
- A flier is available to post in your ward buildings.
- February 29 Our topic will be "Activities to Involve Youth in Family History", especially indexing and promoting the release of the 1940 Census project.
Depending on the instructor and the nature of the instruction, information may be posted for your review following the meetings.
- January 30, 2013: Real Growth Goals, results of brainstorming
- August 29, 2012: FamilySearch: The Whole Puzzle, presentation by Sheri Lynn Lemon
- May 30, 2012 -Family Tree, presentation given by David Winkler
- Febuary 29, 2012 - Youth Group Activities, Google presentation given by Sister Lemon
- August 31, 2011 - Family History Leader Role Play, adapted from Role Play created by Kathy Palmer, South Davis Family History Center
- August 31, 2011 - Famly History Leader Responsibilities, pdf copy of PowerPoint presented by Sheri Lynn Lemon, Training Director at Logan Utah Family History Center
- August 31, 2011 - Resources and Services Available at Logan Utah Family History Center
- August 31, 2011 - Resources and Training for New Family History Leaders - handout from New Leader Training meeting
- June 29, 2011 - Take a Cousin to the Temple, Handout by Derwin Merrill, Public Relations Director at Logan Utah Family History Center
June 29, 2011 - Take a Cousin to the Temple, pdf copy of PowerPoint presented by Derwin Merrill, Public Relations Director at Logan Utah Family History Center
- September 29, 2010 - Leadership, PowerPoint presented by Richard & Cristal Gordon, Northern Utah Area Family History Advisors
- September 29, 2010 - FamilySearch sites as of September 2010
- June 30, 2010 - "Helping Others Without Spoiling the Fun", article by Cina Johnson, Ohana Insight Blog, posted May 22, 2009.
- June 30, 2010 - Enjoy the Journey, Feel the Joy, PowerPoint presentation given by Sister Lemon
- June 30, 2010 - Newsletter idea for Priesthood Leaders, by Brother Cates, Hillside Stake.
- March 30, 2010 - Family History Success Story, Sister Susan Wiscomb, Morgan Family History Center
- March 30, 2010 - Family History Consultant Fireside Address, Elder L. Whitney Clayton
- March 30, 2010 - Software Online Training Videos to learn how these programs sync with NFS: Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy and RootsMagic.
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 - Wednesday 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
Weekly Email Newsletter
- Current event announcements
- Suggestions for Family History research
- Family History Internet Site Suggestions
- Submit family name Query
- Classes being taught
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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: