Mapleton Utah 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.
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Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

Address: 1215 N. 1000 W. Mapleton, Utah. (Enter on the Southwest corner of the building.)

Click Here for a Map to the Mapleton Utah Family History Center

Phone: 801-489-2999


Open Hours:

Monday: 10 AM to 1 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 AM to 4 PM and 7 - 9 PM

Sunday: 5 - 8 PM


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

2014 Family Activity Program
Register your children online as Ancestor Detectives to participate in this year's family activity program. Engage your children in family history through a fun, motivational game. To register or download the Ancestor Detective Assignment Book, click on the links below:
Click here to register your children for the Mapleton Family History Activity
Click here to download the Ancestor Detective Assignment Book

     Super Scanner Days: 15, 16, 17 May 2014

Due to overwhelming demand in April, a second round of scanning is scheduled for May. The FamilySearch High Speed Scanner is once again coming to the Mapleton Family History Center for a limited time. The scanner is capable of scanning approximately 700 photos per hour. Sign up sheets will be available beginning April 21st at the Mapleton Family History Center.

     Monthly Consultants Meeting: 5 June 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have a family history calling or are a high priest group leader, join us for training, inspiration, encouragement, and treats.

Class Schedules

Check our class schedule for a current list of classes below. We have classes on many Sunday and Thursday nights. We also have classes on some weekdays during the daytime. Check back frequently for updated schedules as we add new classes. For class suggestions contact class coordinator Guy Black at

July 2014 Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time Class Description Teacher

July 6

6:00 PM Basic Photo Editing
Learn how to improve your family history photographs using basic photo editing techniques. The class will cover image cropping, color correction, image enhancement, simple photograph repairs, and adding metadata. Ken Cox


July 6

7:00 PM Youth Consultant Class Mapleton Family History Center Resources Patti Coombs

July 8

10:30 AM They're Not Names, They're People: Bringing Ancestors to Life Through Stories and Photos Rather than a class on using Photos and Stories in FamilySearch Family Tree, this class will explore ways to put stories and photos together to turn the hearts of those who have not yet taken the plunge into family history. Laurie Whiting

July 13

6:00 PM Publish a Family History Book Using Picaboo Yearbooks and Facebook Come support Carol Hill, visiting us from the Lindon, Utah Family History Center. She will demonstrate how to publish high quality inexpensive books with Picaboo Yearbooks. She will also teach how to publish Facebook pages in book form in only ten minutes. Carol Hill


July 13

7:00 PM
Youth Consultant Class
Teaching Techniques and Working with People
Lisa Sommerfeldt

July 20

6:00 PM Tips for a Family History Trip Its not too late to plan a summer genealogy get away or to think about one for next year. This class will cover pre-trip planning, packing lists, on-site research tips, how to keep the kids entertained and engaged, and what to do when you get back. Guy Black


July 20

7:00 PM
Youth Consultant Class
Introduction to Your Calling as a Family History Consultant
Charlie Coombs

July 24

PIONEER DAY. Center Closed.


July 27

7:00 PM Youth Consultant Class
Searching for My Ancestors
Amberly Beck

August 2014 Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time Class Description Teacher

Aug 3

7:00 PM Youth Consultant Class
Finding People Who Need Temple Work Guy Black


Aug 10

7:00 PM Youth Consultant Class Mapleton Family History Center Resources Patti Coombs


Aug 17

7:00 PM
Youth Consultant Class
Teaching Techniques and Working with People
Lisa Sommerfeldt

Aug 24

6:00 PM
The Genealogical Proof Standard
Join us as we outline a process accepted by professional genealogists as the gold standard in proving our trees. Learn the difference between primary and secondary evidence, original and derivative sources, and direct and indirect evidence. A class for beginning genealogists and those who want to learn how to prove their lines. Class participation with practical examples.
Guy Black


Aug 31

Miscellaneous Classes How to Use our Scanners at the FHC (by appt. only) email Guy Black for a Wednesday night appointment at

To be on a class notification email list email Guy Black at

For class suggestions email the class coordinator Guy Black at

Center Resources


Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

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

We have 17 personal computers and 2 laser printer-copier-scanners with Duplex scanning capability.
We have 2 Epson Perfection V500 photo, slide and document plate scanners.
We have a Millenniata M-Writer archival disc writer and discs available for purchase for $3 each.
We have readers & printers for both microfiche & microfilm research.
We have an extensive collection of microfiche and specific microfilms ordered by our patrons.
Call our phone number listed above to determine if we have a microfilm you are seeking.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)

Resources in the Local Area

(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)

Springville-Mapleton Pioneer Museum

175 South Main Street, springville, Utah 84663 (801)491-2076

Spanish Fork Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

390 North Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 (801)360-0117


City of Mapleton
City of Springville
City of Spanish Fork
City of Provo
Utah County - Utah

Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for volunteers to help staff our center. We welcome all enthusiatic family historians, regardless of experience or expertise. Even if you have no prior experience as a consultant, we can pair you with experienced consultants until you feel comfortable and trained in the consultant role.
We need consultants for any of our shifts, but have special needs during the day on Thursdays and on Tuesday afternoons. We would also like to open the center on Friday mornings in the future.

Other Resources

Posted below are links to resources from prior conferences, summer programs, and other non-current materials.
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 3 to 6
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 6 to 12
Click here to see the 2013 Family History Summer Activity Sheet for ages 12 through adult
Click here to see the 2014 class handouts from the annual fair
Click here to download a collection of family history pages for children