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The '''Orem Utah Lakeridge Family History Center''' has everything you need to get started on your family history. Teachers and information on Basic Search, New Family Search and other helps including a partial library of books and genealogy helps for all levels of expertise. The Center serves Six Stakes in the Orem area. Cascade, Orem, Sharon, Hillcrest, Stonewood, Lakeridge.  
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[[File:LFHC_Bldg.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Stonewood Stake Center--North View]]
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'''The Orem Utah Stonewood Family History Center (formerly the Lakeridge Family History Center) serves members of the Utah Orem Cascade, Hillcrest, Lakeridge, Orem, Sharon, and Stonewood Stakes.  All are welcome to seek individual assistance from the Center's temple and family history consultant staff and to use the Center's internet and other services and equipment.'''
  
[[Image:Utahlakeridgefhc.jpg|right|300px|Utahlakeridgefhc.jpg]]
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'''The Orem Stonewood Family History Center staff invite and welcome family and ward youth and adult groups from its six-stake service area to schedule visits for hands-on group training on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings. By special arrangement group visits and training may be scheduled at others times including on Saturdays and Sunday evenings. We have ten computers with internet connections and can do training using computer projector presentations for large groups in the Center's group room or, if necessary in the Stonewood Stake Center chapel or one of its other large rooms. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops on which they should be able to get an internet connection just as they can in most LDS Church buildings.'''
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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=== <br>'''Orem Stonewood Center Director: '''Robert Standing, Phone (801) 426-5847, E-mail: standing4@comcast.nett ===
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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=== '''Orem Stonewood Center Assistant Directors: ''' ===
  
Stonewood Stake Center<br>450 South 100 West Orem, Utah
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=== '''Location and Map''': ===
  
http://www.mapquest.com/#c513661906ac6fa9a886cdc6<br>
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=== 450 South 100 West in Orem, Utah ===
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* [https://www.google.com/maps/place/450+S+100+W,+Orem,+UT+84058/@40.288943,-111.698359,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x874d9ac3accddf4d:0xd8ee20e6b67e9fd6?hl=en Location on Map]
  
'''Phone:''' 801-222-0497  
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* Phone''': '''(801) 222-0497
  
'''Lakeridge Center Director:'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;Les Newren,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;E-mail</span>''':'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> </span>[mailto:lnewren@comcast.net lnewren@comcast.net]
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=== Center Open Hours: ===
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* '''&nbsp;Monday '''10:00am-4:00pm
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* '''Tuesday '''10:00am-8:00pm
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* '''Wednesday '''10:00am-8:00pm
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* '''Thursday '''10:00am-8:00pm
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* '''Friday '''10:00am-4:00pm
  
'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Lakeridge Center </span>''' '''Assistant Director<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />:<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> </span>'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Robert Standing, E-mail: standing4@comcast.net&nbsp;</span>'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> &nbsp;</span> '''
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=== Hardware and Equipment: ===
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* Ten computers for patron use
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* Three printers, one of which is also a photo and document scanner. Scans can be saved to a flash drive or to the patron's FamilySearch website.&nbsp;Printers at this Orem Stonewood Center are not color printers, though saved scans can be printed on home color printers or at commercial vendors.&nbsp;Scanned photos and documents can be added to family histories, and/or attached to family members' records in the FamilySearch Family Tree.
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* Family history research books and publications
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* Microfilm readers
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* Microfiche readers
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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=== Other Center Resources: ===
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* '''Links to the following popular programs are loaded on the menu bar of most of the Center's computers for quick and easy access''': FamilySearch, Google, Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, AmericanAncestors, RecordSeek, and the Family History Center Portal.
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* The '''Family History Center Portal, available at most family history centers and libraries,''' '''gives patrons free access to premium subscription websites such''' as Fold3, Puzzilla - Premium Edition, World Vital Records, and several more. 
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* '''FamilySearch Catalog'''--Search the catalog of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) made available by FamilySearch. Many items can be loaned to local family history centers around the world. Center staff can assist patrons in identifying and ordering films and microfiche that have not yet been digitized or indexed. Note: Millions of microfilm images have been converted to digital images and the information these contain have been or are being indexed in a worldwide effort to make the information available on line. There are billions of viewable records on FamilySearch.org/Search and on other internet sites such as Ancestry.com.
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* '''The Center also has a small collection of books, periodicals, atlases, genealogical research methodology periodicals, reports, and syllabi from genealogical conferences.'''
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;Monday 10 AM-4 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;  
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* '''[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Center_Portal Family History Center Portal]: '''The Center has access to the Family History online Portal that provides free access to premium family history software and websites that, otherwise, generally charge for subscriptions.&nbsp;
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;Tuesday 10 AM-7 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;  
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=== Staff Research Specialties:'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /> ===
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* We currently have consultant staff who can read and/or speak, to some degree, the following languages: Austrian, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. Several of these staff are very familiar with helping patrons begin their research in countries where these languages are spoken.
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* Currently four staff members can assist with and/or are Genealogy Merit Badge counselors of the Boy Scouts of America.
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* Several staff members specialize in United States, Canada, and/or British research.
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* Many of the staff are able to help patrons locate vital records in the United States and other countries that are not yet available through FamilySearch or other major online family history collections such as those at Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, etc.
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;Wednesday 10 AM-7 PM
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=== '''2016 Holiday Schedule''' - '''Dates Center is Closed:''' ===
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* Memorial Day, May 30
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* Pioneer Day, July 24-25
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* Labor Day, September 5
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* Thanksgiving, November 23-25
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* Christmas & New Years, December 19-January 1, 2017
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'''(Note: The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except by special arrangements for group presentations)'''
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;Thursday 10 AM-9 PM &nbsp;&nbsp;
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=== '''Utah County Family History Programs:'''  ===
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;Friday 10 AM-4 PM
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*'''The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG)'''&nbsp;meets on the second Saturday of the month except for December. Their meetings consist of a presentation by a noted family historian followed by a variety of classes. "The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group is a grass-roots, non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization.&nbsp;It is devoted to fostering the use of technology for family history." For details about their monthly programs, visit their website,&nbsp;UVTAGG.org.
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* '''The Brigham Young University Family History Library''' serves not only the student body but all of Utah County and beyond with a wide variety of family history resources. They offer family history classes on the second and fourth Sundays most months. For details about their programs and services, see their website,&nbsp;http://sites.lib.byu.edu/familyhistory/.
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* '''The Brigham Young University Center for Family History and Genealogy '''is an academic program that offers both a major and a minor in Family History. In addition, the Center sponsors several major research and other genealogical programs each year. For more information see their website,&nbsp;https://familyhistory.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx.
  
'''2014 Holiday Schedule - Dates Center is Closed '''(Note: The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, except by special arrangements for group presentations)''':'''<br>
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'''The following programs and conferences are scheduled for 2016 & 2017. More information about each will be found on the events' websites:'''  
  
*New Years, January 1-3
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* '''The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)'',''&nbsp;January 22-27, 2017, '''sponsored by the Utah Genealogy Association (UGA'''), '''is "a week-long intensive educational experience that takes students deep into their topic of choice."
*General Conference, April 5-6
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* '''The Annual RootsTech—"the largest family history conference in the world" '''will be held on February 8-11, 2017, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
*Easter, April. 20
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* '''The Annual Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy'''&nbsp;will be held July 25-28, 2017.
*Mothers Day, May 11  
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=== Volunteer at the Utah Orem Stonewood Family History Center Center  ===
*Memorial Day, May 26
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If you are a resident in one of the six LDS stakes served by the Orem Stonewood Family History Center listed above and are interested in serving as a consultant or would like more information about serving, contact one of the Center directors. Their names are at the top of this page.
*Fathers Day, June 15
 
*Independence Day, July 4-5
 
*Pioneer Day, July 24-25
 
*Labor Day, September 1
 
*General Conference, October 4-5
 
*Thanksgiving, November 26-28
 
*Christmas, &amp; New Years, December&nbsp;22-January 2, 2015<br>
 
  
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Ideally, candidates would already have a strong background in family history and genealogy and would be generally familiar with FamilySearch.org programs, including the Family Tree, and other family resource materials and programs such as Ancestry.com. However, several of our current consultant staff, initially, had the desire to serve but were deficient in skills and knowledge but were willing learners. They were mentored by more experienced staff members and engaged on their own in individual study of available training material. In the process they have proved themselves quite capable in their ability to help others.
 
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
 
 
==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
 
 
==== Class Schedule  ====
 
 
 
Introductory and advanced classes on the FamilySearch Family Tree, Indexing and on basic approaches to family history and genealogy will be offered occasionally and publized at the Center and in ward bulletins in our Orem six stake service area. We also invite and welcome family and ward youth, young adult and adult groups from these stakes to schedule visits for hands-on group training on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings at 7 or 7:30PM. Since we have only 8 computers with internet commections, and are somewhat limited in space, we can do group presentations for larger groups rather than hands-on. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops on which they should be able to get an internet connection available at all LDS Church chapels.
 
 
 
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
 
 
 
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=== Center Resources  ===
 
 
 
==== Collections<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY CATALOG:'''] Center staff can assist patrons in identifying and ordering films and microfiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. The Lakeridge Center also has its own small collection of microfilm that patrons are welcome to view at the Center.
 
*'''BOOKS - REGIONAL RESEARCH'''
 
 
 
''Reseach Outlines and Guides for many states in the U.S. as well as England, Canada, Mexico''
 
 
 
''Scandinavian Genealogical Research''
 
 
 
''Danish Research Course'' ''Rhode Island Vital Records'' (Volumes 3-13)
 
 
 
''Early Rhode Island Censuses ''(Vol.1)
 
 
 
''Early American Series, Rhode Island ''(Vol.1)
 
 
 
''Sheridon's Daybreak II, Sheridon, Montana''
 
 
 
''Local District Register Offices in England and Wales''
 
 
 
''Directory of Post Offices, July 1970''
 
 
 
''Directory of Post Offices, 1968''
 
 
 
''Post - OG - Telegraf Adressebog for Kongeriget'' Danmark 1969
 
 
 
''Genealogical Research in England and Wales ''(Volumes 1-3)
 
 
 
''Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office''
 
 
 
''A Genealogical Gazetteer of England''
 
 
 
''Tracing Your British Ancestors''
 
 
 
''Derbyshire'' ''Parish Registers Marriages''
 
 
 
''Pennsylvania Line, A Research Guide to Pennsylvania Genealogy and Local History''
 
 
 
''Pennsylvania Genealogical Research''
 
 
 
''Cradled in Sweden''
 
 
 
''Tracing Your Irish Ancestors''
 
 
 
''Lifeline, The Action Guide to Adoption Search''
 
 
 
''Civil Marriages in Nauvoo and Some Outlying ''Areas, 1839-1845
 
 
 
''Land Records of America and the Genealogical Value (1964 copyright)'' ''Rhode Island Genealogical Register'', (Volumes 1, 2,10-14, 17-20) ''Rhode Island Genealogical Register, ''(Vol. 5, No. 2, Oct 1982)
 
 
 
''Rhode Island Genealogical Register, ''(Vol. 9, No. 3, Jan 1987)
 
 
 
''Rhode Island Will Index ''(Vol. 16)
 
 
 
''Nevada Historical Society Quarterly''
 
 
 
''Yesteryears ''(Vol. 17, No. 67, Spring 1974)
 
 
 
''Yesteryears ''(Vol. 11, No. 43, March 1968)
 
 
 
''1800 Washington D.C. Census''
 
 
 
''1900 Federal Population Census''
 
 
 
''Temple Ordinance Chronology''
 
 
 
''Lucia Butler Ford Descendant of the Duke of'' ''Orimond and her husband Charles Himbrose Ford; Pioneer ''
 
 
 
''Settlers of Fannin County, Texas 1840''
 
 
 
''The Family History Magazine, Jan 1962 ''(Vol. 3, No. 1)
 
 
 
''Cemetery Records, Benton county, Oregon''
 
 
 
''Lansingburg, New York, 1771-1971''
 
 
 
''Oregon Soldiers During the Civil War''
 
 
 
''Genealogical Records of Utah'' ''U.S. Military Records'' ''USA towns &amp; counties''
 
 
 
''Handy Guide to Swiss Genealogical Records''
 
 
 
''Decipher Germanic Records''
 
 
 
''Early American Series, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly''
 
 
 
''Basic Microfiche Collections''<br>
 
 
 
*'''BOOKS - GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY'''
 
 
 
''A Short Guide for Genealogists 1969''
 
 
 
''Stagecoach County, Nevada''
 
 
 
''Genealogical Journal, Vol.20, 1992, No. 3-4''
 
 
 
''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Records, Jan 2006''
 
 
 
''Printed Sources; A Guide to Published Genealogical Records, 1998, Ancestry Inc.''
 
 
 
''Diaries/Journals/Letters of Our ancestors: A Window to Better Research and writing family histories'' ''Top 20 Lessons Genealogists Need to Know'''''<br>''' ''International Vital Records Handbook''
 
 
 
''Ancestry's Redbook: American State, County and Town Sources, 1989'' ''The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, 1984 Ancestry''
 
 
 
''The Handybook for Genealogists, 7th Ed.'' ''The Handybook for Genealogists, 8th Ed.''
 
 
 
''Land and Property Research in the united States''
 
 
 
''Genealogists' Address Book'' ''Genealogy Fundamentals'' (2 copies)
 
 
 
''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers'', (Volumes 1 &amp; 2)
 
 
 
''Fundamentals of Genealogical Research''
 
 
 
''Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources'', (Volumes 1 &amp; 2)
 
 
 
''Search and Research''
 
 
 
''Family History for Fun and Profit''
 
 
 
''They Came in Ships'' (2 copies)
 
 
 
''To Our children's Children''
 
 
 
''Ancestry's Guide to Research;&nbsp;Case Studies in American Genealogy''
 
 
 
''The Ultimate "How to Do" Guidebook: Digital Family History''
 
 
 
''Create a Family History''
 
 
 
''Organizing Families and Reunions'' ''Vital Records''
 
 
 
''Accredited Genealogists''
 
 
 
Miscellaneous notebooks with information on the Lakeridge FHC and missionary training&nbsp;
 
 
 
*'''BOOKS - LDS RESEARCH'''
 
 
 
''Crash Course in Family History for Latter-Day Saints'' ''A Guide for Genealogical Research'' ''Research Helps LDS Research''
 
 
 
''Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude''&nbsp;(Volumes 1-4)
 
 
 
''Museum Memories ''(Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Vol. 1)
 
 
 
''Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers'' (Nat'l. Soc. for Sons of UT Pioneers (Volumes 1-4)
 
 
 
*'''BOOKS - CENSUS'''
 
 
 
''British Isles 1881 &nbsp;&nbsp;''
 
 
 
''Federal Population Censuses 1790-1890 ''
 
 
 
''Indiana 1807 Census ''
 
 
 
''Massachusetts 1800 Census ''<br>
 
 
 
''Massachusetts 1810 Census ''(2 vol.)<br>
 
 
 
''Massachusetts 1820 Census ''<br>
 
 
 
''Massachusetts1830 Census ''
 
 
 
''Nebraska 1870 Mortality&nbsp;Schedule ''
 
 
 
''Nebraska 1890 Special Census of Veterans''
 
 
 
''Rhode 'Island 1776 Military Census ''
 
 
 
''Rhode Island State Census 1782,&nbsp;''
 
 
 
''Rhode Island 1800 Census ''(4 volumes)
 
 
 
''Rhode Island 1810 Census ''
 
 
 
''Soundex, How to Use''
 
 
 
''Tennessee&nbsp;1850 Slave Schedule ''
 
 
 
''Tennessee 1850 Mortality Schedule ''(2 volumes)
 
 
 
''Texas 1870 Mortality Schedule ''
 
 
 
''Texas 1880 Census ''(Vol.1 - A-K, Vol. 2 - L-Z)
 
 
 
''U.S.&nbsp;1930 Federal Census ''
 
 
 
''U.S. Federal Census Map Guide ''
 
 
 
''Emigration from Ireland to the North American Colonies, 1600-1775''
 
 
 
*'''PERIODICALS - GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH'''
 
 
 
''Heritage Quest ''(issues #8 Jan/Feb 1987 - #66 Nov/Dec 1996; missing #35, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49-57)
 
 
 
''The Mayflower Quarterly'' (Vol. 35 Nov 1969; 39 Nov 1973; 41 Aug 1975 &amp; Nov 1975)&nbsp;'''<br>'''
 
 
 
''Suffolk Family History Society ''(some issues from Vol. 18 1993 - Vol. 20 1994)
 
 
 
''Rhode Island Genealogical Register'' (some issues from Vol. 5 1982 - Vol. 19 1987)
 
 
 
''Utah Valley Technology &amp; Genealogy Group (''UVTAGG'') Publications&nbsp;''(Vol. 22 Jan-Dec 2012) (also old issues of ''PAFology,&nbsp;''published by the predecessor of this group, formerly named the Utah Valley PAF Users Group (2005-2006)
 
 
 
''World Conference on Records'' (Volumes 1-5 1985)
 
 
 
''Family Records Today: The Journal of American Family Records, 1982-1991'' (some issues Vol. 3-12)
 
 
 
''The Danish Genealogical Helper''
 
 
 
''Ancestry'' (Nov/Dec 2003, Sep/Oct 2003, May/Jun 2004)
 
 
 
New England Ancestors (Winter 2004; Summer 2005)
 
 
 
''The Genealogical Helper'' (Jul-Dec for years 1981-1991; Jan-Oct 1992; Jan-Dec 1994; Jan-Dec 1995; Jan-Jun, Sep &amp; Oct 1996; Mar &amp; Apr 1997; Jan-Dec 1998; Jan &amp; Feb, May-Aug, Nov &amp; Dec 1999; Jan-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep &amp; Oct 2000
 
 
 
''The Genealogical Helper Index 1971-1981''
 
 
 
*'''ATLASES&nbsp;'''
 
 
 
''Road Atlas - Britain''
 
 
 
''Genealogical Atlas - U.S.''
 
 
 
''Discovery World Atlas'' (2 copies)
 
 
 
''Genealogical Guidebook &amp; Atlas of Denmark'' (2 copies)
 
 
 
''Genealogial Atlas of England &amp; Wales'' ''Atlas &amp; Index of Parish Registers''
 
 
 
''Rand McNally Road ATlas''
 
 
 
''State Farm Road Atlas - U.S., Mexico, Canada''
 
 
 
''Road Atlas - Great Britain''
 
 
 
''1995 Rand McNally Road Atlas - U.S.''
 
 
 
''1999 Road Atlas - Europe''
 
 
 
''1989 Motoring Atlas - Great Britain'' Atlas of German Empire - 1892
 
 
 
''Kansas Atlas &amp; Gazeteer''<br>
 
 
 
*'''GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH CONFERENCES'''
 
 
 
The Lakeridge FHC has the syllabus of some presentations given in local genealogical society conferences as well as those of the NGS, FGS, UGA and the World Records Conference between the years 1999 and 2006.<br>
 
 
 
*'''MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS'''
 
 
 
''Exiled: The Story of John Lathrop 1584-1653''. a novel by Helene Holt
 
 
 
*'''MICROFILM &amp; MICROFICHE &nbsp;(thousands of worldwide records, too numerous to list)'''
 
 
 
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:*'''[[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.&nbsp;
 
 
 
==== Hardware and Equipment&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  ====
 
 
 
:*8 Computers for patron use
 
:*Family history research books and publications (see listing above)
 
:*Microfilm readers
 
:*Microfiche readers
 
:*Printers
 
:*Photo and document scanner: Available for scanning documents and personal photos that can be saved on a flash drive to be printed commercially or on a home color printer. &nbsp;Printers at this Family History Center are not equiped to print in color. &nbsp;The photos can also be added to family histories, and/or attached to family members' records in the FamilySearch Family Tree.
 
 
 
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=== Center Services  ===
 
 
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
 
 
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
 
 
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
 
 
 
''(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.)''
 
 
 
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=== Links  ===
 
 
 
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''
 
 
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
 
 
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)'' {{FHC-stub}}
 

Latest revision as of 01:45, 13 March 2017

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.



Stonewood Stake Center--North View
Family History Center Work Stations

The Orem Utah Stonewood Family History Center (formerly the Lakeridge Family History Center) serves members of the Utah Orem Cascade, Hillcrest, Lakeridge, Orem, Sharon, and Stonewood Stakes. All are welcome to seek individual assistance from the Center's temple and family history consultant staff and to use the Center's internet and other services and equipment.

The Orem Stonewood Family History Center staff invite and welcome family and ward youth and adult groups from its six-stake service area to schedule visits for hands-on group training on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings. By special arrangement group visits and training may be scheduled at others times including on Saturdays and Sunday evenings. We have ten computers with internet connections and can do training using computer projector presentations for large groups in the Center's group room or, if necessary in the Stonewood Stake Center chapel or one of its other large rooms. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops on which they should be able to get an internet connection just as they can in most LDS Church buildings.


Orem Stonewood Center Director: Robert Standing, Phone (801) 426-5847, E-mail: standing4@comcast.nett

Orem Stonewood Center Assistant Directors:

Location and Map:

450 South 100 West in Orem, Utah

  • Phone: (801) 222-0497

Center Open Hours:

  •  Monday 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

Hardware and Equipment:

  • Ten computers for patron use
  • Three printers, one of which is also a photo and document scanner. Scans can be saved to a flash drive or to the patron's FamilySearch website. Printers at this Orem Stonewood Center are not color printers, though saved scans can be printed on home color printers or at commercial vendors. Scanned photos and documents can be added to family histories, and/or attached to family members' records in the FamilySearch Family Tree.
  • Family history research books and publications
  • Microfilm readers
  • Microfiche readers

Other Center Resources:

  • Links to the following popular programs are loaded on the menu bar of most of the Center's computers for quick and easy access: FamilySearch, Google, Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, AmericanAncestors, RecordSeek, and the Family History Center Portal.
  • The Family History Center Portal, available at most family history centers and libraries, gives patrons free access to premium subscription websites such as Fold3, Puzzilla - Premium Edition, World Vital Records, and several more. 
  • FamilySearch Catalog--Search the catalog of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) made available by FamilySearch. Many items can be loaned to local family history centers around the world. Center staff can assist patrons in identifying and ordering films and microfiche that have not yet been digitized or indexed. Note: Millions of microfilm images have been converted to digital images and the information these contain have been or are being indexed in a worldwide effort to make the information available on line. There are billions of viewable records on FamilySearch.org/Search and on other internet sites such as Ancestry.com.
  • The Center also has a small collection of books, periodicals, atlases, genealogical research methodology periodicals, reports, and syllabi from genealogical conferences.
  • Family History Center Portal: The Center has access to the Family History online Portal that provides free access to premium family history software and websites that, otherwise, generally charge for subscriptions. 

Staff Research Specialties:

  • We currently have consultant staff who can read and/or speak, to some degree, the following languages: Austrian, Czech, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. Several of these staff are very familiar with helping patrons begin their research in countries where these languages are spoken.
  • Currently four staff members can assist with and/or are Genealogy Merit Badge counselors of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Several staff members specialize in United States, Canada, and/or British research.
  • Many of the staff are able to help patrons locate vital records in the United States and other countries that are not yet available through FamilySearch or other major online family history collections such as those at Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, etc.

2016 Holiday Schedule - Dates Center is Closed:

  • Memorial Day, May 30
  • Pioneer Day, July 24-25
  • Labor Day, September 5
  • Thanksgiving, November 23-25
  • Christmas & New Years, December 19-January 1, 2017

(Note: The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays except by special arrangements for group presentations)

Utah County Family History Programs:

  • The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG) meets on the second Saturday of the month except for December. Their meetings consist of a presentation by a noted family historian followed by a variety of classes. "The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group is a grass-roots, non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization. It is devoted to fostering the use of technology for family history." For details about their monthly programs, visit their website, UVTAGG.org.
  • The Brigham Young University Family History Library serves not only the student body but all of Utah County and beyond with a wide variety of family history resources. They offer family history classes on the second and fourth Sundays most months. For details about their programs and services, see their website, http://sites.lib.byu.edu/familyhistory/.
  • The Brigham Young University Center for Family History and Genealogy is an academic program that offers both a major and a minor in Family History. In addition, the Center sponsors several major research and other genealogical programs each year. For more information see their website, https://familyhistory.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx.

The following programs and conferences are scheduled for 2016 & 2017. More information about each will be found on the events' websites:

  • The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), January 22-27, 2017, sponsored by the Utah Genealogy Association (UGA), is "a week-long intensive educational experience that takes students deep into their topic of choice."
  • The Annual RootsTech—"the largest family history conference in the world" will be held on February 8-11, 2017, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • The Annual Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy will be held July 25-28, 2017.

Volunteer at the Utah Orem Stonewood Family History Center Center

If you are a resident in one of the six LDS stakes served by the Orem Stonewood Family History Center listed above and are interested in serving as a consultant or would like more information about serving, contact one of the Center directors. Their names are at the top of this page.

Ideally, candidates would already have a strong background in family history and genealogy and would be generally familiar with FamilySearch.org programs, including the Family Tree, and other family resource materials and programs such as Ancestry.com. However, several of our current consultant staff, initially, had the desire to serve but were deficient in skills and knowledge but were willing learners. They were mentored by more experienced staff members and engaged on their own in individual study of available training material. In the process they have proved themselves quite capable in their ability to help others.