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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Fort Walton Beach Family History Center existed for years as the "Genealogy Library" in this location. The Center is considered by many to be a genealogy outreach for the benefit of the community of genealogists living in Crestview, Florida, Niceville, Florida, and Valparaiso, Florida, as well as the Greater Fort Walton Beach area. Patrons from Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida have also supported the center.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • 339 Lake Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 United States
  • Location on Map

Phone:  1 850-244-3338 or 850-678-8430

E-mail: fl_fortwaltonbeach@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Thur: 10am - 4pm
  " Wed." 06:30pm - 08:00pm
  • Sat:10am - 1pm


Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed for Federal holidays.
  • Closed for Church Conferences

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to receive orders by patrons for any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.


  • General Source and How-To Books for genealogists are in the collection, including The Red Book, The Source, and Handybook for Genealogists. Microfilm and microfiche are available for the Southeastern (an some other regions) States. Marriage and death records for Okaloosa and surrounding counties.


  • Supplies: Basic supplies such as genealogy charts are available.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Among these, currently, are Ancestry.com, Fold3, and others.

Hardware and Equipment

  • There are four microfilm readers available, one microfiche reader, a camera for taking pictures of microfilms, seven computers, and two printers, one of which will scan your photos or other media.


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Currently, staff research specialties include German, French, Latin and Italian research with translator services available. Several staff members are qualified to guide patrons seeking their Southeastern United States roots.

Resources in the Local Area

The local library in Valparaiso, Florida has an excellent Family History section. But film from the Family History Library can only be sent to the Family History Center in Fort Walton Beach.

Links

Patron now order their own film! When ordering you will be asked to chose a Family History Center to have the film deliver to. Please choose Fort Walton Florida.

You do not need to own a computer in order to place an Online Film Order. You can use any computer with Internet access. Internet computers are commonly available for public use at public libraries and family history centers. Family history center staff or library personnel can help the patron set up an e-mail account in order to be able to place a film or fiche order at https://www.familysearch.org/films.

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