13 May 2010

Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated

Today, the Mormon Times supplement to the Deseret News announced the recent closing of 24 Family History Centers that have been housed in various LDS Church buildings throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Instead, the Church will open a new Family History Library named the "Riverton FamilySearch Library".


This new library, "designed to create more space, extended hours and expanded resources for family history work, will open next month in the south end of the Salt Lake Valley. The Riverton FamilySearch Library will be an asset similar to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City."  It is located in church offices at the intersection of 13400 South and Bangerter Highway in Riverton.

To read the entire article, click here.

For those of you who live on the west side of the valley and into Utah county, this will be very convenient and beneficial. All the resources you currently have at the smaller FHCs will be available, as well as the full version of Ancestry.com. In addition, more classes will be provided.

This change currently does not affect the other half of the Salt Lake Valley, but, I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen in the future. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is looking for volunteers to work at the center.