Mount Timpanogos 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.

Center Contacts and Hours of Operation

Location & Map

  • 835 North 900 East American Fork, Utah
  • We are located in the same building as the Highland Utah FM Group (Map) which is on the North West Side of the Developmental Center Chapel located directly West and across the street from the Mt. Timpanogos Temple

Phone: 801-763-2093


Hours of Operations

Please Note: We are closed whenever the Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple is closed for Holidays or Maintenance.

Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple Special Closing Dates:

Tuesday OPEN OPEN By Appointment*
Wednesday OPEN OPEN By Appointment*


* By Appointment => Shift opens as scheduled. Remains open as scheduled as long as patrons are using the center or there is an appointment that shift. Those without appointments are welcome, but please call first to make sure the center is open.


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FamilySearch Training

Youth Groups

We always look forward to working with Ward Youth Groups!

Please call the center to make an appointment for your group prior to your visit.

Prior to coming, please make sure all youth already have their LDS account to use for Indexing or to access FamilySearch. Please click on the following link for more information LDS Account Registration

If your youth group is coming for help with FamilySearch please have them bring information on at least one of their deceased ancestors to research.

Also, the Riverton Family History Center can train very large groups at the same time. Please click on the following link to schedule a time with them. Riverton FHC Group Visits

Upcoming Events

Create your FREE Color Genealogy 9 Generation Fan Chart

To create your FREE Color Genealogy 9 Generation Fan Chart please go to You will be requested to log into you FamilySearch account so the software can gather your ancestral information from FamilySearch. This will generate a PDF document that you can save or print.

Note: The 9 generations printed form may not be accurate unless individuals have cleaned up and verified their ancestors as far back as 9 generations.

FREE Online Genealogy Forms and Training

Online Forms

Online Training Courses and Research Training Videos

The following list is just a sampling of many of the ResearchTraining Videos that are available from the above link at the Learning Center Home page.

Microfilm - Microfilms available at BYU Family History Library

Family History Library Microfilms available at BYU Family History Library

Microfilm - Online Ordering

Microfilm ordering is now done online and is no longer required to be done at a FHC. Please use the following steps:

  1. Find film number by searching using the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Then order film online at Online Film Ordering NOTE: Be sure to select the Mount Timpanogos Utah Family History Center as the Center/library you want it sent to, or it might go to a different FHC.
  3. Then email us with your name and email addresses/phone number with your film number(s) and we will notify you when we receive your film(s) and it is available at our FHC! E-mail:

You can order the microfilm for two lengths of time:

  • Short-term loan - With this loan, films must be returned within 90 days. A 60-day renewal option is available after your short-term loan expires.
  • Indefinite loan - The film will remain at the FHC indefinitely.

Microfilm Prices as of January 18, 2017

  • Short-term film loan $7.50 {must be returned after 90 days}
  • Short-term film loan extension $7.50 {must be returned after extending for additonal 60-days}
  • Indefinite film loan $18.75 {Remains at the library/center indefinitely}
  • Microfiche loan $4.75

Databases and Software

  • Software:
    • RootsMagic
    • AncestrialQuest
    • PAF - v2,3 & 5
    • FamilyInsight
  • 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.
    • 19th Centry British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
    • ArkivDigital Online - Swedish Genealogy
    • Findmypast
    • (previously known as
    • The Genealogist
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • Hertiage Quest Online
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have 15 desk top computers, each with two screens, for individual or group use.
  • 1 printers. (Capable of scanning documents/photos to a USB drive or directly to FamilySearch)
  • 3 microfilm readers - a Canon MS300 and two older manually operated type
  • 1 microfiche reader

Center Services

Staff Lanuage Specialists

  • Danish
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Limited Russian

Staff Software and Computer Specialists

  • Ancestrial Quest
  • Beginning Basic Computer
  • FamilyInsight
  • Indexing
  • Internet for research
  • Legacy
  • PAF
  • PowerPoint
  • RootsMagic
  • Training

Staff Research Specialists

  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Southern States
  • Spain
  • Swedish

Resources Outside Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

Please contact the Center at (801)763-2093 or email for more information on how to join our TFHC consultant staff.