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About the Family History Computer Lab

Located in room 1031C in the Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB) on the BYU campus, the Family History Computer Lab houses 27 computer workstations. These workstations are free to use if you are taking Religion 261 or if you are looking for lesson information.

You can reach the Computer Lab in the following ways:

Telephone  

(801) 422-1110  

Please do not call while workshops are in session. Refer to the lab schedule below.

Email

To chat with a lab assistant during lab hours, use the email: familyhistorylab@gmail.com.

 

 

FALL 2016

 

Regular Schedule

The lab is open from 9-7 Monday-Saturday.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 Open Lab Workshop Workshop Open Lab Workshop Closed
10:00 Workshop Open Lab Open Lab Workshop Open Lab Workshop
11:00 Open Lab Devotional Workshop Closed Workshop Open Lab
12:00 Closed Workshop Closed Open Lab Closed Open Lab
1:00 Workshop Open Lab Workshop Workshop Open Lab Workshop
2:00 Open Lab Open Lab Open Lab Open Lab Workshop Closed
3:00 Workshop Workshop Open Lab Workshop Open Lab Closed
4:00 Open Lab Open Lab Workshop Open Lab Workshop Closed
5:00 Closed Workshop Open Lab Open Lab Closed Closed
6:00 Closed Open Lab Workshop Workshop Closed Closed

 

Workshops are taught for six weeks during the first half of each semester. After workshops are completed, the lab is open all day as a help lab for students to ask the lab assistants questions. 

  • The lab is closed on Tuesdays at 11 for devotional and Thursdays at 11 for staff meeting.

  • The lab will be closed on Labor Day (September 5), for General Conference (October 1), during Thanksgiving Break (November 23-25), and during the Final Exam Reading Day (December 9).

  • This schedule is subject to change.

Religion 261 Workshops

Sept. 12-17 Workshop 1 Family Tree
Sept. 19-24 Workshop 2 RootsMagic and Case Study
Sept. 26-30 Workshop 3 FamilySearch—Records, Wiki, Forums, Catalog (Closed Saturday)
Oct. 3-8 Workshop 4 Large Online Databases and Census Case Study
Oct. 10-15 Workshop 5 Family History Websites
Oct. 17-22 Workshop 6 Temple Process and Policies and FamilySearch Indexing

Lab Assistants

Amber Brenna Chelsea Holly

Lab Supervisor


Roger Minert