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Thanksgiving break is Wednesday November 24 through November 27, 2010.

Christmas break will be December 20 through January 1, 2011.

If a holiday vacation provides a research opportunity, please call Marilyn Thomsen and we will make arrangements.

We are sad  cancer ended Ellen Halladay’s service as the center’s director.  Our warm thoughts and wishes are with  her and her sweetheart Kevin as they battle her cancer and the side effects.  Marilyn Thomsen, the new director, is grateful that Lynda Sorensen and Don Engstrom have agreed to help fill Ellen’s big shoes.

We have a third person on each of the Tuesday and Friday morning shifts at the FHC – both are called as FHCs in their various Lakeview Wards. Karla Coltharp will be the extra person on the Tuesday morning shift, and Eileen Kraczek will be the extra person on the Friday morning shift. Both will be in charge of answering the door and getting people started.

We had a good lesson on the 9th, taught by Bro. Engstrom. A patron said it was just what was needed and said that she learned the most from his going thru the census for a particular individual. If you missed the lesson or would like a repeat, just come on Bro Engstrom’s shift – either Monday afternoon or Thursday morning – and he can show or tell you how to access the lesson on our network of self-training lessons.

This FHC blog has been changed to the first tab in Internet Explorer and other browsers. The purpose for this is because I need all staff members to regularly read the information on the blog; it contains info pertaining to your shifts and the operation of the center. Please catch up on all blog posts since the last time you served your shift and read the blog. This is going to be one of the best and quickest ways for me to share information and keep all staff members up to date about the FHC.

New FamilySearch and other FamilySearch sites can be found on the other tabs.

The Family History Center is open in the evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. On Wednesday evenings it is staffed by Richard and Marilyn Thomsen. On Tuesday evenings it is staffed by Craig and Priscilla Stutz and Lee and Dianne Johnson, who rotate every other week. Patrons need to arrive by 8 p.m.

During the day, the FHC consistently stays open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for holidays and 2 weeks at Christmas.

This schedule is up to date on the “Staff & Hours of Operation” sheet attached to the center door and on the bulletin boards.

I have often announced to newsletters and such that patrons need to call the center to ask about the current evening schedule. This means that all staff members need to be informed as to what that schedule is. The evening schedule changes more than the daytime schedule. Also, there are often groups that come in to use the center in the evening, which makes it difficult for people of the general pubilc to come in for use. Groups that are scheduled are written on the paper calendar to the left of the desk.

This schedule will remain for the present. Groups can contact me in advance if they’d like to have a group meeting or lesson on one of the evenings. If they’d like to come Thursday, that is also possible, if they have a trained staff member in their group.