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Welcome to the Reno Family History Center! No matter if you are new to genealogy, or a seasoned researcher, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you on your exciting journey to unlock the past.



Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:


  • 4751 Neil Road Reno Nevada 89502-5878 United States
  • Our center is located within the Neil Rd, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church building; on the north west corner of Neil Rd and Filbert.
  • Park on the west end of the parking lot and enter the building either through the main west entrance facing Filbert, or the west end entrance.
  • Language:English


  • 1-775-826-1130


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Introduction to Family History

  • Every Wed. at 12:15 pm, we have a 15 minute intro classes

Writing Life Histories

  • Every first Wed. at 1:00 pm, we offer a class on writing a life history yours or someone else's

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog:
  • As well as having some microfilm and microfiche that are on permanant loan to us, we can help you order any microfilm or microfiche available. 
  • We have a large collection of books that cover Reno, Washoe county, and various countries throughout the world.
  • Our center also houses the Parkin collection of records from north western Nevada and parts of north eastern California. 

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal   This center has access to the Portal page, which gives free access, within the center, to premium family history software and websites that would generally charge for subscriptions.
  • We have FamilySearch, Family Tree, and FamilySearch Wiki

Hardware and Equipment

Our center is equipped with both microfilm and microfiche readers, 9 computers, 3 printers, and a copier for your convenience.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

Reno - Sparks Indian Colony
98 Colony Rd.
Reno, Nevada 89502

Nevada State Genealogy Society
1650 N Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89503

Nevada Culture Museum

Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court St, Reno, Nevada 89520

  • County Health Dept., birth, death, burial records starting in 1900
  • County Clerk, divorce, probate, court, naturalization records starting in 1862
  • County Recorder, land records starting in 1962, marriage records starting in 1871

Washoe County Public Libraries
301 S Center St, Reno, Nevada 89501


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