Payson Utah Family History Center

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Payson Family History Center

The Payson Family History Center is located in the "Old Seminary building" kitty corner from the town swimming complex. People of all ages-young and old- are invited to learn how to find your roots or discover your family history. Knowledgeable consultants are here to guide and answer questions. Our services are provided free to the public. A nominal fee is charged for copies.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map 590 South Main St Payson UT 84651-2549 United States

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Phone: 801 465 1349


Open Hours:

Monday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm                                   
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Evening hours can be reserved for groups and classes by calling the FHCenter during open hours.



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Other Events

Class Schedule

This below described presentation will be held at the Payson Family History Center at 7:00 PM on Sunday 26th of February.    This is a very excellent class for all!  

Please return an email if you want to attend and we will reserve a seat for you.  We have 40 seats available.

Title:  FamilySearch Book Scanning

Audience Skill Level:  Beginner through Advanced (all levels)


FamilySearch has built a library of over 300,000 genealogy, family history, and local history books online, including public domain and copyrighted works. This collection is available to view for free at  If you have ever wanted to know about the FamilySearch Books collection, how to get books scanned by FamilySearch for free, or how to become a book scanning missionary at one of the 14 United States book scanning centers, this is the presentation for you.  D. Michael Hansen is the FamilySearch Book Scanning Operations Manager.  He recently moved to Utah from Rochester, New York, with a Masters Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Print Media, specializing in imaging science and color science.  Since 2001, Michael has been involved in digital imaging projects for museums and libraries and has a special interest in multispectral imaging projects where handwriting is faded or illegible.  Since 2008, Michael has consulted with libraries and archives on mass digitization projects and is excited about the direction FamilySearch is taking to make its book collection freely available and accessible to the public.  He lives in Payson, Utah, with his wife and four children.

To reserve your seat, please email

Let the Payson Family  History Center help your Scouts receive their Genealogy Merit Badge. We have Merit Badge certified consultants to assist you. Call the Center to arrange for your group to come.

Staff Training Meetings

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
  • Arkiv Digital-Swedish Research Database

Hardware and Equipment

15 computers

2 black and white printers

1 Lexmark color printer/scanner to scan pictures/documents to family tree

2 projectors with screens

2 microfilm readers

2 microfiche readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Temple and Family History Consultant Specialties



(1st week, 3rd week, 5th week)Ron Knudsen- FamilySearch and Intermediate Indexing

(1st,3rd,5th,) Marshal D. Ludwig- Military and Jewish Family History

(2nd, 4th )Karen Webber-FamilySearch and

(2nd, 4th )Phil Webber-FamilySearch and


(3rd,4th,)Bill & Yvonne Gronberg- Swedish Research

(1st, 2nd )Jay Deeben-Family Search and Census Records 1850-1940

( 1st, 2nd )Mike Pezzillo-FamilySearch



Louana Bailey-Temple and FamilySearch, indexing and Swedish Research

David and Laurie Perkins-Teaching Beginners

Linda Boice-Temple and FamilySearch, merging, memories

(summer months) Lauren Tanner-


Jean and Richard Anderson- Indexing, Memories and Photos



Deborah Bell-FamilySearch,, English research

Virginia Temple-FamilySearch, Roots Magic, Indexing

Ramona Thun-


Cheryl Brown

Marty Stalcup-general information

Ginny Taylor- basic general research


Larine Mortensen

Tom Gregory- New York City and New Jersey Intermediate and Advanced Research, FamilySearch,

Research in Alsace Lorraine, France & Czechoslovakian research plus any U.S. Research


Dan Hoyt

The Gerbers



Judith and Bart Harrison- FamilySearch, indexing


Joyce and Alan Jensen


Brent Wheeler

Ron Hall

Shirley Mullin

By Appointment:

Randy Bronson-Swedish Research

Janice Peay-Danish and Norwegian Research

Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

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