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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 Roseburg Family History Center is located at the Roseburg Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a large red brick building with a white steeple on top.  The entrance to the FHC is on the west side of the building and is accessible from the west parking lot.

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Center Contacts and Hours

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Location Map:

Address:

  • 2001 West Bertha Roseburg Douglas Oregon United States
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-541-672-1237

E-mail:

  • OR_Roseburg@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday:9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-5:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

January 1st: July 4th: Fair Week (August - varies): Spring Break - (March - varies): Thanksgiving week: Two weeks for Christmas:


Upcoming Events

  • Community Genealogy Workshop

Visit our website to register for classes at comgen.weebly.com 

March 8th 2014 – 9 am to 5 pm

We will offer classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. Participants will have choices of a number of different classes in each class period. Some will be offered more than once to accommodate more students.

Registration will start at 8:20 am with Opening Remarks at 8:45 am and classes at 9am. There will be a break at noon which will include a Keynote Speaker  and snacks provided for your enjoyment. Bring your own sack lunch or there are a number of near-by restaurants to choose from.

Mark this on your calendars now so you won’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about genealogy research!


Where else can I go to learn to do family history?

There is a series of excellent videos and powerpoint presentations on getting started with your family history: Learning Center  It is helpful to print the handout at the end of each lesson. Many of the genealogy software companies have online tutorials and webinars.

Staff Training Meetings

The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except for August and December, at 10:00am in the Family History Center.  A potluck luncheon for the staff follows each meeting.

What software do I need and where can I get it?


The Roseburg Family History center does not recommend any particular program. In fact, many different programs are used by the staff.


This is a link that will help you learn more about the various programs to help in your choice: FamilySearch Products Here is a link that lists the Top Ten genealogical software programs: Software Reviews  These all offer a free version but also have a more enhanced version you can purchase.

 

Links to useful and fun sites.


Discover technologies that will improve your family history research and knowledge. This is a very, Very, VERY cool place. Try Tech Tips

Here is a little magnifier that sits on your computer desktop to enable your poor ol' tired eyes to see things on your screen better.....it does not replace sleep. Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, screen magnification tool for Windows and Linux: Virtual Magnifying Glass. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use. The program shows a magnifying glass lens that follows the mouse movement. You can move the lens around the screen to view magnification of any screen area. To close the lens, click the left mouse button. Virtual Magnifying Glass also adds it's own taskbar icon. Left-click on the icon offers a shortcut for launching the lens again.

Irfanview, Irfanview, is an image viewer that we use a lot at the FHC. It will even make panoramas from multiple jpeg images.

Faststone Capture, Faststone  will very quickly and easily capture all of your screen or just a few words. This is version 5.3 which is free.

Use Drop Box to replace your flash drive! DropBox  


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.


  • Microfilm and Microfiche Collection: The center has a large collection of these films on indefinite loan, with indexes explaining the sources contained therein.


  • Books and Periodicals:  The center has a collection of these with a card catalog describing them.


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.

Hardware and Equipment

Eight computers, all with high speed internet and attached to printers.

  • Two microfilm readers
  • One microfiche reader
  • One All in one Copier/Printer/Scanner
  • One scanner
  • One digital camera with accessories for uploading photos to computers and printing them.


Microfilm Orders

Links

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orgsdc/ - local genealogical society of Douglas County, Oregon http://www.nrtoday.com - local newspaper for obituary, marriage, birth lookups in archives

http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OR_Douglas.htm - local Douglas county court house records, free to search online!

Volunteer at the Center

If you have interest in volunteering your research skills and expertise to help other researchers, please contact us or drop by the center.  We welcome genealogy enthuasists.


 

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