Grantsville Utah West 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.

Grantsville is located 35 miles west of Salt Lake City in the Tooele Valley and has a population of approximately 9500.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location: 113 East Cherry Street, Grantsville, Utah, 84029-9458 Google Maps

Phone: (435)884-6611


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Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday by appointment

If you'd like to visit the center during a time that is not on the schedule, please call the center or the Temple and Family History Directors, Don & Pat Johnson, 435-884-5018..

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Children's Area[edit | edit source]

Special area with activities for children 3 -12 years old.

Audio recording Area[edit | edit source]

Special area set to record memories.

Collections[edit | edit source]

Call or visit to review a list of films and book already available in the library.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

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 would otherwise charge subscription fees.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 18 computers
  • 1 printer, which is capable of scanning directly into FamilySearch
  • 1 scanners
  • 1 microfilm reader
  • 1 microfiche viewer

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Workshops[edit | edit source]

(Workshops may be scheduled by groups or individuals and can be tailored to your time constraints)

  • Finding Your Cousins Workshop
  • Puzzilla Tutorial
  • Sources Made Simple
  • Duplicates in Family Tree
  • Memories Gallery
  • Indexing Tutorial

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • The Family History Challenge. Who is the best Ancestor Guru player in Grantsville? We offer four games, each with increasing skill levels. The games all generated points or are timed.
  • Detective Night. Learn to find information on sources.
  • Family Night. Activities or lessons of your choice. We recommend whole family activities such as Relative Finder, Grandma's Pie, Roots Mapper, Scrambled Tree etc. See more options below.

Classes[edit | edit source]

Below are classes which have been taught in the past and are available upon request.

Descendancy Research

Are you interested in taking family names to the Temple but don’t know where to start? Learn how to use the Family Tree to identify distant cousins who might be missing family members or need Temple work. This class will review the process of 1) choosing an ancestor, 2) selecting one of their descendants who might be missing family members, 3) finding a record identifying those missing family members, 4) attaching the record and adding new people, and 5) reserving ordinances.

Family Tree Hands on exercises

  • Basic Navigation The demonstration shows how to navigate through and access the many features, tools and information available in Family Tree.
  • Adding Photos The demonstration shows how to upload, tag and link photos to persons in Family Tree.
  • Adding Sources The demonstration shows how to find, add, and attach source documents to persons in Family Tree.
  • Adding Stories The demonstration shows how to upload, tag and link stories to persons in Family Tree.

Getting the Most Out of Your The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Ancestry Membership

Church Members can sign-up through Family Search for a free subscription.  This Subscription allows you to utilize the billions of records from around the world on  In this class you will learn how to take advantage of the records, stories and photos from

Family Night at the Family History Center
Schedule your Family night: email or call 884-6611

Suggested Activities

a. Find out the history and meaning of your family name. learn/facts
Behind the name
b. Complete We Are Family worksheet

B. FAMILY STORIES - “ It would be a wonderful thing if every Latter-day Saint knew the conversion stories of their forefathers.” Elder Walker April 2014
a. Tell or act out a story from an ancestor’s life.*
b. Fill out MY FAMILY booklet
c. Enter MY FAMILY booklet information in FamilySearch.

a. Use photos in stories above
b. Find photos in Family Tree
c. Play a game with family members matching photos (Use to print 4 generation photos, cut out the photos and match them to a blank tree.)

a. Tree Seek or
Create a large fan chart or pedigree chart for the wall
Create Ancestral name cloud which shows the first names in your tree
b. Kids Family Tree Magazine
Family History Fun for Kids includes games for kids.
c. Activities for Children 3-11
Create a fun and interesting timeline for the family

d.Use Relative Finder, Roots Mapper, Grandma's Pie to find relationships to famous people etc.

Putting Family in Family History FamilySearch

A consultant will be available to assist with these activities or others that you choose.  You are welcome to picnic at the stake pavilion or city park prior to coming into the center.

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Vickie Weyland England from 1841, West Yorkshire Wednesday 7- 9pm

Tonna Geldmacher Utah and Ohio Wednesday 7 -9 pm

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

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