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Add Your Name Family History Center


The YOUR NAME Family History Center, located at... YOUR INTRO TEXT. Everyone is welcome!

Center Contacts and Hours

Location 

  • Address: ANYWHERE, STATE, COUNTRY, ADDRESS
  • Entrance: EXAMPLE: Northwest corner of the building. Door sign reads: "Family History Llbrary"
  • Location on Map

Contact

  • Center Phone Number (Open Hours Only): (XXX) XXX-XXXX
  • Director, DIRECTORS NAME (XXX) XXX-XXXX
  • Email: CENTER'S EMAIL ADDRESS

Open Hours:

EXAMPLE:

  • Tuesday 10am-9pm
  • Wednesday 10am-3pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving week, except by appointment
  • Closed weeks containing Christmas Day and New Year's Day, except by appointment

Staff

IF WANTED -- ADD STAFF NAMES

  • STAFF 1
  • STAFF 2



Regional Family History Centers

  • ADD LINK
  • ADD LINK

Classes/Training

  • YOUR NAME Family History Center
  • TRAINING TOPICS, DATES AND LOCATIONS



FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering Service

Get Access to Billions of Records

FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to family history centers and affiliate libraries. The loan is free, but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.


Center Resources

Collections

EXAMPLES (IN YOUR LIBRARY):

  • Family History Library Catalog: You may now submit your orders for Catalog films and fiche online using a debit, credit, or prepaid Visa or MasterCard or by using a PayPal account.
  • Large U.S. and Canada Microfiche Collection
  • Large U.S. Microfiche Collection of Cemetery Records and Vital Records
  • CA Death Index 1905-1994

Databases and Software 

  1. 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  2. Access Newspaper Archive
  3. Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  4. Ancestry.com
  5. ArkivDigital Online
  6. Find My Past
  7. Fold3.com (Prev. known as Footnote.com)
  8. The Genealogist
  9. Godfrey Memorial Library
  10. Heritage Quest Online
  11. Historical Map Works Library Edition
  12. Paper Trail
  13. World Vital Records

Multimedia Center

EXAMPLE - IF YOU HAVE THESE RESOURCES

Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies.  Don't worry if you are not sure how to use any of the equipment, there are members of the Center staff who are trained and happy to help you!

  • networked computer workstations with printer access
  • microfilm readers - 2 with magnification lens
  • microfiche readers
  • microfiche/film scanner
  • flatbed scanner
  • printer

Local Resources

Cemeteries

  • LINKS TO LOCAL CEMETERIES

Libraries

  • LINKS TO LOCAL LIBRARIES

Government

  • LINKS TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS AND RELATED BUILDINGS

Census Records

Newspapers

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive*
  • Access Newspaper Archive*
  • LINKS TO LOCAL NEWSPAPERS ONLINE AND DIGITAL HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS

*SUBSCRIPTION access at FamilySearch Centers

USGenWeb

EXAMPLE OF EXTERNAL GENEALOGY SITE LINK

Societies

LINKS TO FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES

HISTORICAL LIBRARIES

LINKS TO LOCAL HISTORICAL LIBRARIES

EXAMPLE:

Historical Museums

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS LINK

Other

OTHER LOCAL RESEARCH SOURCES

National Resources

National Archives
Established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper

National Genealogical Society
The National Genealogical Society was organized in Washington, DC, in 1903.

UsGenWeb Project
Established in 1996, the website is organized by county and state, and provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

Land Patent Search
Provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. They also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.

Land and Record Reference
Provides research tools to locate historic land parcels.


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