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Lehi Utah FamilySearch Center Newest Utah County Family Attraction

New Lehi FamilySearch Center is free family gathering place offering fun, interactive family history discoveries.Technology, shared family trees, and billions of records online are connecting and engaging grandparents, parents, and children in fun, interactive ways. At the new 8,000 square foot Lehi Utah FamilySearch Center, located at 3201 Garden Drive at Thanksgiving Point, you'll find youth groups and generations of families huddled around 55-inch touch-screen monitors, discovering how they are related, looking at fun stories and photos of their ancestors, and discussing how their stories provide inspiration as they face their own daily challenges. The open house for the new center will be January 18–20, 2018. The facility is free to the public.

“The new Lehi FamilySearch Center is a place for families to gather and discover together," said Elder Bradley D. Foster, Executive Director for FamilySearch. "We see family members, young and old, all over the world, getting involved with their family history. When we make personal connections with our ancestors through their history, photos, and stories, it changes us. It can heal us, close deep divides, and give us strength. You think differently and begin to treat other people differently."

Elder Foster said, “The more you discover about your own family, the more you will realize we are all part of Heavenly Father’s family.” He extended a personal invitation to everyone to come see the new FamilySearch Center and experience as a family what can happen when we discover who we are.

Guests of all ages will love exploring the inviting new facility on the west side of Thanksgiving Point with all of its immersive, interactive activities. Children can interview parents and grandparents in high definition video in the studio recording rooms, and parents and grandparents can record fond memories with their posterity for future generations to remember and enjoy. There's also a children's area where parents can do a little family research while keeping an eye on toddlers.

Interactive, life-sized touched screens offer fun personal family history discoveries at the Lehi FamilySearch Center.Youth and groups will appreciate the inviting modern design, with casual seating and collaboration areas. Interactive learning stations will help them discover the meaning of their names and other interesting facts about their name and the year they were born.

The center has over 100 computers, and special equipment will also enable guests to transfer precious family memories they have on old VHS tapes to DVD. They can also digitally preserve printed family photos and scrapbooks to USB drives or upload them directly to their free FamilySearch.org accounts where they can be preserved long term and more readily shared. All of these services are free.

It is recommended that guests create a free FamilySearch Account at FamilySearch.org and begin building their family tree, adding photos and stories before arriving to ensure a personalized, rich experience.

For additional information or to book group reservations, visit the center’s website at familysearch.org/fhc/Lehi. The center's phone number is 801-356-5820.

Following is the public open house schedule:

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The center will officially open on Monday, January 22, 2018. Normal center hours will be Monday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Lehi family history building serves public and accommodates FamilySearch software engineers

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Comments 1 - 9 (9)
Thank you for your message.
marla whitman
Do you have a book research library?
Arie noot
I have a card for temple card for sealings of my uncle and his wife
Both passed away
His work has been done
Her name is miriam irene sharp number lxkd 631
Can i proceed with sealing and is all her work been done
Arie noot
Callae Wilcox
Hello! I visited the Center last night with my Ward R.S. group. WOW! It was amazing!!! I am so impressed with what you offer and it was also very fun! The Volunteers are so kind and helpful, we had a great time and I look forward to bringing my family next time!

I have a question, I logged in to my LDS account and saved all the fun photos we took there but I have not received them yet from my email address. Am I looking in the wrong place? Do you know how I can access those. Thank You so much!
Debra Huber

With the equipment available at the Center, will I be able to convert 35mm family films reels into mpg files and save to a hard or flash drive?

Also, is there a center with this type of equipment located nearer to Farmington? (Between SLC and Layton)

Thank you for your time,

Debra T. Huber
510 South 50 West
Farmington, UT 84025
Farmington 9th Ward
South Farmington State
Sherilyn Petrrson
I am interested in job opportunities with your company. Are you hiring? I can send you a copy of my resume. Thank you.

As a general rule, how many photos may be recorded on one disc? I have over 5,000 photos which I am preparing for recording on discs. I am looking for a business where I will be able to develop on the disc a table of contents where a viewer will be able to go to a particular year or period of time to view the photos within that particular period. Do you have recommendations for my finding such a business?
Marsha Reynolds
Is it necessary to reserve the equipment to transfer VHS tapes to DVD? Also, do I need to bring my own discs or can I purchase them at the center?
Richard Forester
Yes, you will have to reserve the equipment. They recommend bringing
Discs with you, DVD plus or minus R.
Lauren Dyas
Hi, I work with the Young Women in my ward. I was hoping to take them to the family history center as an activity. Would that be a good idea? Are there plenty of activities and things for the girls to do? Also, do we need to make reservations?
Matt Carson
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There's a link to this page on the internal church network. https://home.ldschurch.org/CHQarea/Pages/New-FamilySearch-Building-in-Lehi-Utah.aspx The link says "press release".