Thursday, May 13, 2010

24 Family History Centers in the Salt Lake Area to Close

Today's Mormon Times article "Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated" by Aaron Shill, explains that the resources found in these closed 24 Family History Centers will be consolidated into...
A new family history 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.
This is exciting news. More details are given on the new The Riverton FamilySearch Library.
The new library will have 127 patron computers, multiple training rooms, a large auditorium and a collection of microfilm. Patrons will have access to subscription genealogy sites, such as, that would not be available at a smaller family history center.
The spacious Riverton facility will also allow for regular seminars and training sessions, similar to those held at the Salt Lake library. It will also provide a convenient alternative for those who can't always get to the downtown library.
I can't wait until it opens. This will be closer than Salt Lake for me and hopefully have better parking facilities than BYU's FHL.
The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in church offices at the intersection of 13400 South and Bangerter Highway.  
An open house is tentatively scheduled for mid-June, followed by the public opening. Exact dates have not been determined.
See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

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