Salt Lake Monument Park 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.


The Salt Lake Monument Park Family History Center serves:

Monument Park Stake and Bonneville Stake and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in our area.

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A view of our Family History Center entrance, located on the upper southwest corner of the building.


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Inside our center, which is staffed by Family History Specialists and research workstations.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address: 1320 South Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

The Family History Center is located on the northwest corner of the building (lower level). Convenient free parking is in the north parking lot, lower level. You may; need to ring the bell for entrance into the Family History Center.
Location on Map

Phone: (801) 584-0112 NOTE: Call anytime; leave a message in case we do not answer. Call in case of inclement weather.

E-mail: suebthornton@gmail.com or rht@princeyeates.com

Open Daytime Hours:

Monday through Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Evening Hours:

Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walk-in time
The third Wednesday is general indexing instruction
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Training Classes and Walk-in time except for staff Meeting generally held on the 3rd Thursday


Holiday Schedule (Center is closed):

Federal and state holidays

Roots Tech conference in February (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

Day after Thanksgiving

Between Christmas and New Years Day

(Other sporadic closings will be posted.)

WALK-IN HOURS STAFF MEMBER SCHEDULE

All staff members are proficient in FamilySearch and Family Tree plus additional specialties as noted, below:

DAY TIME STAFF PHONE (801) Specialites
MON
10a - 1p
Mary Ellen Elggren
541-6937
Record Clean-up, Ordinances, Computer Tips, Mac


Paige Preece
440-1645
Record Clean-up, Ordinances, Ancestry.com, British Isles

1p - 4p
Antoinette VanHorn
889-3426
Ordinances, African American Research, Photos


Ann Foxley 560-1184 Beginning Skills to Get Started
TUE 10a - 1p Marlene Peterson 891-8791 Research, Wiki, Indexing, Ordinances


Dianne Richards 582-8802 Indexing, Beginning Skills to get started


Marilyn Smolka 554-0204 Finding Help, Record Clean-up, Ordinances


Joan Peterson 582-3590 Adding Stories, Photos, Beginning Skills to start

1p - 4p Char Nelson 380-5803
Ordinances, Adding Stories, Engagin children, Mac


Jean Robbins 582-0771 Books, Wiki, Finding Un-indexed Records, Research Catalogs


Vena Childs 583-0317 Documenting and Adding Sources, Find-a-Grave, Record Clean-up


Janet Davey
583-9855
Beginning skills to get started, record clean-up

6p-9:30p
Barbara & David Horne
641-9884
Indexing, British Records, Record Clean-up


Sheila Privett
856-4168 Fan Charts, Beginning skills to get started


Susan & Dan Joos
582-9795
Beginning skills to get started
WED
10a - 1p
Judy Holbrook
484-7136
Indexing, Record Clean-up


Georgia Gates
486-3976
Research, Record Clean-up

1p - 4p
Kay Merkley
750-5602
Troubles Shooting in Family Tree, Latest updates in FamilySearch, Record Clean-up, Ordinances


Bruce and Lynette Stewart
583-5330
U.S. Colonial, British Isles, Mac

6p-9p
Danielle Oviatt
582-3081
Indexing


Milt & Heidi Shipp
582-0775
Hope Chest
THU
10a - 1p
Kathy Torkelson
583-4378
Indexing, Writing Histories, Utah Records


Janet Packham
583-2627
Welsh, British, U.S. Research, MyHeritage.com


Judith Wilkins
455-8666
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, Record Clean-up

1p-4p
Adam Bennion
556-9818
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, MyHeritage.com


Bill Oswald
582-2654
Missionary Training


Bill and Lia Davis
582-1237
Beginning skills to get started

6p-9p
Donna Pedersen
867-5108
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, Find a grave


Tatiana Gomes
603-5750
Tech specialist, Begginning skills, Fluent in Portuguese
FRI
10a - 1p
Katharine Evans
582-9501
Record Clean-up, Internet Searches


Margot Butler
582-7055
Austrailian Research, Beginning skills to get started

1p - 4p
Paul & Jewell Lefevor
583-8003
Ordinances, Ancestry.com


Dennis Pahnke
583-3212
Research, Ancestry.com, Beginning skills to get started
SAT
9a - 12p
Jesse and Ginny Fox
583-9680
Beginning skills, Record clean-up


Adam Bennion
556-9818
Indexing, Ancestral Quest, MyHeritage.com
Sun
3p-6p
Mary Ellen Elggren
541-6937 Record clean up, Ordinances, Computer tips, Mac


Kay Merkley
750-5602
Troubleshooting, Record Clean-up, Ordinances

4p-6p
Dean Jolley
582-9303
Finding Ordinances


FAMILY HISTORY CENTER DIRECTORS

DIRECTOR
Mary Ellen Elggren
541-6937
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Kay Merkley
750-5602
WEB SPECIALIST
Diane B Whittaker
573-3005
TECH SPECIALIST
Jared Beck
597-8939
INDEXING DIRECTORS
Judy Holbrook
484-7136

Marcia Vogeler
582-7445

Steve Packham
583-2627




Upcoming Events


Free Classes at the Family History Center Wednesday and Thursday Nights - 6:00-7:30 P.M. 2015

1320 South Wasatch Drive (2450 E), South parking lot, southwest entrance. Public is welcome, and no church affiliation of any kind is needed.

Family Tree Training & Special Classes on related websites and family history subject are FREE for anyone interested in improving their Family History skills.

Class size is limited to 20 seats in the training room; please reserve your seat for a specific class by calling the Center at 801-584-0112 and leave a message, or call Director, Mary Ellen Elggren 801-541-6937.
NOV 18 (W) Access free indexed UK Parish Records that are not in the FamilySearch index pool. Transfer these records into FamilySearch as Original Source Documents. East Room – Paige Preece. Indexing – Join in for tips, updates, sharing and pizza. West Room – Steve Packham

NOV 19 (Th) TRI-STAKE FIRESIDE: From the Garage to Family Tree – Scrutinize, Organize then Digitize. Preserve precious photos, documents and books for generations to come. Jean Robbins & Staff

NOV 25 (W) NO CLASS

NOV 26 (Th) NO CLASS (Thanksgiving – Center is closed)

DEC 02 (W) Being Sherlock Holmes, applying Detective Skills to FamiltSearch.org – Kay

DEC 03 (Th) Successfully using the Partner Links, logging in correctly & transferring documents – Paige Preece

DEC 09 (W) Open night – Bring your questions

DEC 10 (Th) Open night – Bring your questions

DEC 16 (W) Indexing – Beginners to Advanced and Italian Project Workers – Steve Packham & Larry Foley

DEC 17 (Th) STAFF MEETING – Wrapping up the Year, and Prospective Plans for 2016. – Mary Ellen Elggren

NO MORE CLASSES IN DECEMBER – Christmas and New Year Holidays

Center Resources

Collections

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. Included are:

• 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive

• Alexander Street Press -- American Civil War

• Ancestry.com Library Edition

• Find My Past

• Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)

• The Genealogist

• Genline

• Godfrey Memorial Library

• Heritage Quest Online

• Historic Map Works Library Edition

• Paper Trail

• World Vital Records

• Fully functioning software for Center use:

• Ancestral Quest, Ancestral Quest Collaboration, Legacy Family Tree and many others.

  • At present, we have 10 computers on-line available, for doing research. All are attached to printers. We have a copier/scanner for small quantity copying and the scanning of photos and documents directly into Family Tree. We also have wireless internet access available for the use of personal laptops, iPads, etc.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Please see the staff schedule, above, where research specialties are listed by each staff member name.


Resources in the Local Area

The Anderson Public Library on Foothill Drive.


Links

Utah Government Index

UTAH STATE ARCHIVES

FamilySearch Salt Lake City Library


Volunteer at the Center

We need people who know the FamilySearch Family Tree program, and would be able to teach it to others.

We also need young people who are fast on the computer and could learn the program quickly. Perhaps a pair of young mothers could share a shift, covering the shift on one week and caring for the children on the off week.