13 June 2010

New Riverton FamilySearch Library - Open House

A regional type of Family History Center is opening in the Salt Lake Valley this month and has been named the Riverton FamilySearch Library. Most of the small Family History Centers located in stake centers on the west side of the valley have been closed and will be consolidated into this beautiful new facility. Roughly, 88 stakes with centers from Magna, south to point of the mountain, and east to Draper were closed last month. The new library is located in the Riverton Office Building, located at 3740 West Market Center Drive in Riverton.  (Just off Bangerter Highway and 13400 South).

An Open House will be held June 17th through the 19th, 2010 (1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday). Round up a friend or two and go visit the new state-of-the-art facility, learn about the resources available and attend mini-training sessions on a wide variety of family history topics. Activities will also be available for children.

The new center will officially open on June 21, 2010 with hours of operation every day, Monday through Saturday (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9-9 and Monday, Friday and Saturday: 9-5). There will be plenty of computers, microfilm and fiche readers, copy machines, and scanners, besides conference and training rooms. All of the other online subscription websites that are currently available in FHCs will also be available at the new library. A full version of Ancestry.com is available in the new library.