Monroe Utah Family History Center

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The Monroe Utah Family History Center serves individuals residing in the southern part of Utah's Sevier Valley. The center provides free access to numerous genealogical websites and databases, and houses a small permanent collection of local history books and microfilm/microfiche (with the ability to order additional microfilm from the Family History Library). Those in the the local area are encouraged to visit and receive consultation and other general assistance with their family history. The center is staffed on a limited schedule and by appointment with Ward Temple and Family History Consultants.

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Location and Map:

  • 260 East Center Street, Monroe, UT 84754 United State(This is not a mailing address)
  • The center is located just west of the South Sevier Middle School. The center shares a building with the Records Operations Center, which operates during alternating hours.  Parking is available on the street in front of the center.
  • Monroe Utah Family History Center - Google Maps

Phone: 1 435-527-4612 (call during open hours)

E-mail: UT_Monroe@ldsmail.net

Temple and Family History Consultant leadership - Center:

  • Center Director Rob Larsen 435-841-1040 email robbeetlejuice@gmail.com
  • Assistant: Ed Oldroyd
  • Assistant Fran Oldroyd
  • Assistant Conna Chapman (Training)

Open Family History Research Hours:

Day Open Hours
Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday No Family History Research
Tuesday   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Training 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday No Family History Research
Saturday No Family History Research

Training 10:00 am - Noon

  • The center is also open by appointment with Ward Temple and Family History Consultants.
  • Group visits: Due to staffing concerns and space availability, groups which plan to visit the center for any reason should contact the center during open hours to schedule an appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed most federal and state holidays, please call for information on specific dates.




Calendar and Events

Consultant Training

Staff training for Temple and Family History Consultants of the Monroe Stake is held generally on the third Thursday of each month. 

July 20th Staff Meeting Went Great – Rob conducted a followup on Web Indexing, instructing all consultants to sign up and learn how to Index so they can help teach Stake Members who wish to learn how to do Web Indexing. Conna Chapman talked about copy writes and how they fit in with Family History work. We had a great time with great International treats provided by some of our awesome Consultants. 

Next Staff Meeting will be on August 17th, with a social half hour starting at 6:00 and the meeting from 6:30-7:30.

UPCOMING Class Schedule

Our next set of classes at the Family History Center will be Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. These are about the partner sites that LDS members can obtain a free membership to. Choose the site you are interested in or come every week and learn about them all.

July 26th American Ancestors website- Focusing on American family history, from 17th-century colonial New England through 21st-century immigration research.

August 2nd My Heritage website- Providing family tree tools, unique matching technologies, and billions of historical records, in over 42 languages.

August 5th Web Indexing - Come and learn how to do Web Indexing. The old indexing program is being phased out, so come learn tips and tricks.

August 9th Find My Past website- Specializing in the United Kingdom and its many historical colonies, with records going back to AD 875.

August 12th Zoning - Come learn how to do zoning, or if you are already doing it, bring a friend and help us increase the work being done.

August 16th Ancestry website- Offering 14 billion global historical records and integration with FamilySearch/ Family Tree. Available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Swedish.

August 23rd Geneanet website- With 3 billion indexed individuals on the site and 600,000 online trees, Geneanet is the family history leader in France and Europe.

Center Resources

Collections

The following in an incomplete listing of this center's permanent collections:

  • Numerous local histories
  • Local newspaper clippings provided by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
  • South Sevier High School Yearbooks (1950s-1960s)
  • Our Pioneer Heritage, Volumes 1-20, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
  • An Enduring Legacy, Volumes 1-12, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
  • Annotated record of baptisms for the dead, 1840-1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, Volumes 1-7 and index, Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, 2002
  • Microfilm:
    • LDS Church Ward Records for cities and towns in Sevier and Sanpete Counties (from the time of the ward's organization to 1948)
    • Monroe Birth Records (1905-1953)
    • Monroe Death Records (1905-1960)
    • Utah Immigration Card Index 1847-1869 (aka Crossing the Plains Index)
  • Microfiche:
  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and microfiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. The ordering service is available at Online Film Ordering

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. This includes Ancestry.com, ArkivDigital, Findmypast.co.uk, Fold3, NewsaperArchive.com, WorldVitalRecords.com, etc.
  • AniMap
  • Map My Family Tree
    Computers used for Family History and the Records Operation Center
  • Personal Family History programs
    • Ancestral Quest
    • FamilyInsight
    • Legacy
    • RootsMagic

Hardware and Equipment

  • 16 desktop computers
  • 1 laser printers
  • 2 microfilm viewers
  • 1 microfiche viewer
  • 1 microfilm/microfiche image printer
  • 1 image scanner

Resources in the Local Area

See also: Richfield Utah Family History Center


Links

Utah research

Sevier County research

Monroe research

Elsinore research