FamilySearch Closed the Park City Family History Center



The leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change in operations to the Park City Family Tree Center. It closed its doors for good on January 31, 2018. This is in addition to a changes made to some LDS Visitor’s Centers.

Park City is located East of Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a historic mining town. The Park City visitor center was situated on Main Street, part of the old town that now hosts winter ski enthusiasts and visitors to the Sundance Film Festival.

The Park City Family Tree Center a change in operations to the Park City Family Tree Center. It closed its doors for good on January 31, 2018. This is in addition to a changes made to some LDS Visitor’s Centers.

Park City is located East of Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a historic mining town. The Park City visitor center was situated on Main Street, part of the old town that now hosts winter ski enthusiasts and visitors to the Sundance Film Festival.

The Park City Family History Center originally opened in conjunction with the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah. The Family Tree Center in Park City was a unique offering among the theaters and galleries frequented by celebrities and other visitors to the Sundance Film Festival that takes place in January.

Unlike other Visitor’s Centers, the Park City Family Tree Center has no LDS Church history site or temple nearby. It instead relied on its internal focus of family history research. The most vivid characteristic of the Park City Family Tree Center was its full-size, lifelike tree with branches, reaching to the ceiling and carved faces in the bark symbolizing the roots and branches of a family heritage. The Center also had computer work stations and videos.

Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said, “Those wishing to research their ancestry can continue to do so at the multiple Family History Centers in the Salt Lake City area.”


Family History Centers
are branches of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are Family History Centers located all over the world.

The goal of the Centers is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history. They do this by giving personal one-on-one assistance to patrons, providing access to genealogical records through the internet, and offering free how-to classes (which vary by location).

As of September of 2014, there are more than 4,700 FHCs in 134 countries. There is no cost to visit a Family History Center or FamilySearch Library. They are open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. The FamilySearch Libraries and the Family History Centers are operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Related Articles at FamilyTree.com:

* Utilizing Family History Library and its Centers

* Genealogy and the Mormon Religion

* Database of Mormon Pioneers

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