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We would like to invite you to the Quincy Illinois Family History Center! It is available to serve members of the community free of charge. The Center is open to the public and all are encouraged to visit and let us help you find your family history!


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Location:

  • 210 Cardinal Terrace
    Quincy Illinois LDS Chapel Collage.JPG

    Quincy IL 62301 United States
  • Driving Directionsto FHC. (google maps)
  • We are located in the rear of the building on the southeast corner along the south end of the building (image of the entrance is on the bottom left of the collage) and have ADA-compatible access. Entrance is at the southeast door. Push Door bell and we will answer and open the door. The Center is immediately to the left as you enter the building. Ample free parking is available.
  • Please note that this is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Center Contact Info:

  • Phone: 217-224-3220 (FHC phone)  
    FHC Phone is not currently working -- Call 217-224-2739 during open hours (T-Sa, 10-1)
  • E-mail: il_quincy@ldsmail.net
  • Quincy IL FHC Director: 309-306-2060 or byron@holdiman.us

Hours of Operation:

FHC Hours:

  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Friday: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm

NOTE: If these hours do not work with your schedule, there may be a possibility of making an appointment to use the FHC outside of these hours.  To arrange a possible appointment outside of the listed hours, please call 309-306-2060.

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Holiday Closure Schedule:

Closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • LDS General Conference (first Saturday of April)
  • Independence Day
  • LDS General Conference (first Saturday of October)
  • Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
  • Christmas Eve to New Year's Day

Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge / Cub Scout Heritages Pin or Belt Loop

Our staff is ready to work with your pack or troop to earn eith the Genealogy Merit Badge (Boy Scouts) or the Herirage Pin or Belt Loop (cub scouts). For more information about scheduling either the scouts to come to the FHC or to have a staff member to come to your scout troop/pack, please call 309-306-2060.

FHC Onsite Resources

Our Patron Resources

  • 4 Patron Computers (recent models)
    Collage of Resources in the Quincy Illinois FHC.JPG
  • 2 Microfilm Readers
  • 1 Microfiche Reader
  • 1 Digital Camera for copying microfilm & microfiche
  • 1 Multi-use printer (color scanner and b/w printer)
  • 1 Photo printer
  • WiFi Internet access through out the building

Free Access to Premium Online Databases

  • Ancestry.com
  • Fold3.com
  • Newspaper Archives
  • Find My Past (access to limited records)
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Historical Map Works Library Edition
  • LegacyStories
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Microfilm - Order Direct

  • As part of our collection, we have several rolls of microfilm from the Family History Library on long term loan to the FHC.  List of available films coming soon.  Even if we do not have the film at the FHC, it can be ordered for usage at the FHC.
  • Microfilms ordered and sent to the Quincy Illinois Family History Center are just $7.50 each and will be kept for 90 days at the Quincy Illinois Family Hisory Center with a 60 day extension possible.
  • Microfilm must be ordered online at https://film.familysearch.org. Select the Quincy Illinois Family History Center as the default location where you would like your microfilm/microfiche to be sent. Confirmation of the order and notification of the arrival of the film at the library will be sent to patrons via email.

Calendar and Events

Check back soon for specific events and classes available at the Quincy Family History Center.

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

  • Saturday, Nov 15 - 9:00 AM
    Ancestry.com: How do I use it?
    Available for free through the Family History Center and the Quincy Public Library (as well as many have personal subscriptions), there is a lot of great information available at your fingertips.  During this session, some of the various resources will be covered and how one can use it to locate resources on their family.

Staff Training Meetings

  • Saturday, Nov 1 - 9:00 AM
    Staff Meeting for current volunteers, as well as anyone interested in volunteering.

 In the Local Area

Website for Local Information

Volunteer at the Center

If you would like to donate your time and talents and work with us in the library, please let us know. We would love to work with you. You can contact the director at 309-306-2060.


 

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