125 White Sage - Delta, Utah (435) 864-3312
We will be closed: Thursday before Easter, DHS Graduation evening, the week of July 4th and 24th, Thursday evening of the county fair, week of Thanksgiving, last two weeks of December

Saturday, December 4, 2010


The Delta Family History Center will start a series of Beginner Genealogy Classes. These classes will be geared to the ABSOLUTE BEGINNER. The classes will start on Tuesday afternoon January 11 at 2:00 pm and again on Wednesday evening, January 12 at 7:00 pm. The classes on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the same so if you are unable to attend one you may go the other class. The series of classes will last 5 weeks.
We invite anyone interested to attend. If you have any questions please contact the Family History Center at 864-3312 or check our our blog at deltafhc.blogspot.com.

Course Overview

When you’re a family history newbie, the prospect of diving into your roots research can seem overwhelming. This course will start you on the fun and rewarding journey of discovering your roots. Learn how to begin, where to look for information to extend your family tree, what to do with what you find and how to put it all together. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to fill out a family tree chart
  • How to record and organize information
  • Where to find information to extend your family tree
  • How to search online and in repositories

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Upcoming Class

Dec 1: (probably at 7 pm) "8 Sources For Research" by Dave Larsen

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Organizing Your Paper Files

Nov 18, 2010 by Dean Wood The Basic Filing System Family Roots Organizer: http://www.123genealogy.com/organizer/ More in-depth explanation http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Guide=ALL_REF_DOC_-_Organizing_Paper_Files.asp Quick Overview: Color Coding System: Blue - Your Father's Father's line; Green - Your Father's Mother; Red - Your Mother's Father; Yellow - You Mother's Mother. Other Resources: Cyndiaslist: organizing Your Research http://www.cyndislist.com/organize.htm Ancestry.com: Get It Together (archive) http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/category.aspx?category=&type=together&page=1&bydate=1

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Smashing Success

The conference was a great success this year with over 250 attending. Some of the classes will be repeated at the Delta Family History Center. Please contact Karolyn Warnick if you have a suggestion for classes. We will be posting what is happening here. To see what happened at our First annual conference check out: pvfhc.blogspot.com

Monday, September 27, 2010

Beginning Genealogy Classes

These classes are meant to build on each other and can be taken as a series, however, each class is also designed to teach the subject in one class period to help those looking for help in one area. As always, classes are open to all and free of charge. Class #1: "Where to Start" Tue 2 pm on Oct 11, & Wed 7 pm Oct 12, 2011 Class #2: "Organizing Systems" Tues 2 pm Oct 18, & Wed 7 pm Oct 19 Class #3: "Research Logs, Citing Sources" Tue 2 pm Oct 25 & Wed 7 pm Oct 26 Class #4: "Websites for Research" Tues 2 pm Nov 1 & Wed 7 pm Nov 2 Class #5: "Researching" Tues 2 pm Nov 8 & Wed 7 pm Nov 9 "Census & Death Records" Class #6: "How to use Google" Tues 2pm Nov 15 & Wed 7 pm Nov 16 "Other Places to Search" Instructor: Vivian Rowlette

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Conference 2010

To review what happened at the 1st Annual Pahvant Valley Conference go to: pvfhc.blogspot.com.
Filmore will be hosting the 2nd Annual Pahvant Valley Conference and more information will be posted here as well as on the official site at pvfhc.blogspot.com.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Secret Code

Genealogists have their own lingo and we tend to ramble on using this "secret code" without blinking an eye or realizing that the person they are talking to might not understand what they are saying. This is the code to some of the things genealogists are using.
  • AF = Ancestral File
  •  AFN = Ancestral File Number
  • BEPS = Baptism, Endowment, Sealed to Parents, Sealed to Spouse
  • BIC = Born in the Covenant
  • BMD = Birth, Marriage, Death
  • FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
  • FHC = Family History Center
  • FS = Family Search
  • FSBeta = Family Search Beta
  • GEDCOM - Format for easily sharing data
  • GSU - Genealogical Society of Utah - partnered with FHC on many projects
  • IGI = International Genealogical Index
  • MRIN - Computer generated number for marriage
  • NEW.FS = New Family Search
  • Ordinance Index = List of temple work already provided up to July 2009.
  • PAF = Personal Ancestral File
  • Pedigree Resource File - a program instigated after the Ancestral file was closed.
  • PERSI = Periodical Source Index
  • RIN - Computer generated number for individuals
  • Temple Ready - is now replaced by new.familysearch. It means checking the IGI and new.familysearch for ordinances already done.
  • TIB = Temple Index Bureau
  • URL = Uniform Resource Locator = website address
  • B = birth
  • M = marriage
  • D = death
  • Bu = burial
  • Chr = Christening [not LDS blessing]

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thoughts ...

Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.

Genealogists live in the past lane.

Genealogy is the marriage of a jigsaw puzzle to a Dungeons & Dragons game.

Genealogists are time unravelers.

Genealogists don't die, they just lose their census.

Genealogy: It' all relative in the end.

I'd rather look for dead people than have them look for me.

I'm always late; my ancestors arrived on the Juneflower.