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Center Information

FHCFHC North entrance
The Cedar Falls/Waterloo Family History Center is located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house in Cedar Falls, IA and serves the local surrounding communities in their quests to locate their ancestors. We have friendly staff members and many utilities waiting to help you with your search. Please feel free to visit us during our hours listed below.

Center Contacts and Hours


Location Map:


  • 3008 Pleasant Dr Cedar Falls IA 50613 United States (mail not accepted at this address)
  • For easiest access to the Family History Center, park in the north parking lot of the LDS Church, which is accessed from Garden Ave.
  • Enter at the Northwest door and proceed to the end of the hallway.
  • Don't be shy, just come on in.
  • All visitors are always welcome!
  • Language:English


  • 1-319-266-6374


  • IA_CedarFallsWaterloo@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major Holidays: Exception: If local public schools close due to weather conditions on a day the center is to be open, then the center will be closed too: "Local Closings/Cancelations - " Website mobile Website

Center Resources

Family Search CLASSES
17 January 2015 9:00 a.m. to noon

Handout - New Tools For Finding Your Missing Cousins (Renee Zamora)
Link to class modules - Family History Center, Riverton, UT


  • This center also has many books and a large collection of microfiches that may be useful.

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

  • 7 Windows computers, 2 laser printers, 1 Microfilm/fisch Printer/imager, 3 Microfilm readers, 2 Microfisch readers.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialists

  • French - Jeanne St. Christian - Wednesday Evenings
  • British - William Sharpe - Wednesday Evenings

Translate Historical German (old and new script) Documents - Ute Brandenburg

Workbook / Spreadsheet -
  Using Google search against a genealogy web site - How to work with the document
  Using Google search against a genealogy web site - the document

03:41, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Useful Links

Blackhawk County Genealogical Web IaGenWeb
Blackhawk County GenWeb Obituary Collection IaGenWeb
Grundy Co. Funeral Homes IaGenWeb
The Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society
Cedar Falls, Iowa Historical Society
Blackhawk Historical Tour www.cedarnet.org
State Historical Society of Iowa
Ostfriesen Heritage Society, Wellsburg Public Library, 411 N. Adams Street, Wellsburg, IA 50680 Phone: (641) 869-5234. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday. karen@wellsburg.lib.ia.us

01:22, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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Volunteer at the Center

Looking for more time to spend on your own family history as well as the opportunity to share what you know in assisting others? Join our volunteer staff! We have 3 shifts each week. They are:

Tuesdays from 10AM -2PM.  Wednesdays from 10AM; 2PM, and 6-9 PM. Email - IA_CedarFallsWaterloo@ldsmail.net the center if you are interested.

01:05, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


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