A new Family Search Center in Springville is finally open and ready to help with family history needs. The center is located at 260 South 700 East, with the entrance being through the south door.
The center was dedicated by President Clinton Mortensen of the Springville Utah Stake On January 10, 2023. Stake presidents from Springville and Mapleton were invited to attend along with the directors and staff. Heartfelt appreciation was expressed to Bruce and Karen Van Orden under whose dedicated leadership the groundwork was laid for this exciting new chapter in family history research in the community.
The official opening date was January 17, and Mike and Sharon Ewing were asked to direct the operations. All residents of Springville and Mapleton and the surrounding area are invited to use the state of the art resources that include 20 computers and four large screen Discovery Centers that take learning about your family to a new level. Many different types of scanners are also available to digitize family books, photos, slides and videos that many have in boxes or on bookshelves. Everything in the center is available for patrons to use free of charge, and there are always knowledgeable staff members ready to help with questions and projects.
Those interested can come in for some one-on-one help or make an appointment for family, youth group or auxiliary members to experience all of the amazing opportunities.
The center is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment. It is also open on Sundays by appointment only from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Appointments can be made by calling 801-489-2956. Visitors needing disability access are asked to call ahead so that the staff can ensure that the door is open.
Submitted by Sharon Ewing