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

2017 Family History Fair
On February 25, 2017, the Mapleton Family History Center will host its annual family history fair. We hope you will join us at 9:00 a.m. and spend the day. The fair will be held at 475 North Highway 89 in Mapleton, and will include a free lunch for all attendees. Click here to see the class schedule for the fair. Click here to see the fair poster.
Family Time at the Mapleton Family History Center
We want to help you put "Family" back into Family History at the Mapleton Family History Center. Schedule a time for your family to gather at the Center to work on family history. Click here to see more details on how to schedule a time for your family.
Operation Recovery: Save the Box
Join our Twelve-Step Family History Program to preserve your family history. Click here to see more details. Click here for our Operation Recovery Flyer.

Class Schedules

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

Mapleton Family History Center Class Schedule
Date Time Class Description Teacher

15 Jan



Beginning FamilySearch Part one of a two-part class to help beginners with family history on FamilySearch Family Tree. Guy Black


22 Jan



Beginning FamilySearch Part two of a two-part class to help beginners with family history on FamilySearch Family Tree.
Guy Black


29 Jan



A Systematic Approach to Family History A class to outline an efficient process to research and organize your family history, with emphasis on doing so in the context of Family Tree Guy Black


5 Feb



Using Browse Records in FamilySearch
Learn how to browse unindexed digitized records in FamilySearch to find records for your ancestors and attach those records as sources in Family Tree
Charlie Coombs


12 Feb



Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth family history consultants

19 Feb

6:30 PM Name Patterns How naming patterns can help break through brick walls and give you confidence you have the right or wrong family Janice Scott


25 Feb

9:00 AM Annual Family History Fair Our annual all-day family history fair


5 Mar



Wunderlist Learn how to use this fun organizational tool to take notes and organize your life
Patti Coombs

12 Mar



Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth family history consultants

19 Mar



Converting Cassette Tapes to Digital Files Learn how to quickly and easily preserve and convert your old cassette tapes into a digital format to save them from the ravages of time Dan Gibson

26 Mar



Adding Audio Files to Family Tree After attending Dan Gibson's class on 19 March and converting your tapes to digital format, come back again this week to learn how to add those audio files to Family Tree Dan Gibson

2 Apr

General Conference No classes

9 Apr



Youth Consultants Class Our regular monthly class for youth family history consultants

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


FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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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 Kodak PS80 High Speed photograph scanner.
Click here to see a copy of the high speed scanner instructions.
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

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Resources in the Local Area

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Springville-Mapleton Pioneer Museum

175 South Main Street, Springville, Utah 84663 (801)491-2076
Springville Pioneer Museum

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 enthusiastic 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, class handouts, and other non-current materials.

2016 Family History Fair Class Handouts
Accurately Reviewing & Attaching Record Hints
Descendancy Research With Puzzilla & Find-a-Record
Fast, Accurate FamilySearch Research
Fast, Accurate Research With Affiliate and Other Genealogy Websites
Fast, Accurate Google Genealogy Research
Fast, Accurate Research for TREK
Finding & Adding People in Family Tree
Scanning Old Photos & Documents
Tracing LDS Ancestors
FamilySearch Memories
Family History Preservation: Good, Bad & Terrible
Preserving Family Treasures
Sharing Family Stories
Writing Family History Stories
Copyright & Family History
Publishing Family Histories
FamilySearch Mobile Apps
Better Use of
Beginning Indexing Help
Indexing Obituaries
Newspaper Research
Newspaper Research: Helpful Hints

PowerPoint Presentations From Amy Fox's FamilySearch Classes
Getting Started
Adding Memories
Fast Descendancy
Searching for More Sources

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 download a collection of family history pages for children