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Description

The purpose of this task is to list the link to the Family History Center(s)wiki page for FHCs located in the county (or closest to the county), and to make sure the address and phone number is listed on the FHC page.

Instructions:

1. Go to FamilySearch Centers and type in the postal code for your county seat (zipcode found in Handybook). The white star in the orange box shows where the zipcode is. The blue trees on the map show nearby FHCs. If there are no blue trees zoom out on the map until you see some. Determine the closest to, or main FHC for the county seat. Click on the blue tree to learn the name of the town of the FHC. If the nearest FHC is outside Pennsylvania contact Lisa McBride. If the nearest FHC is in Pennsylvania, note the town where it is.

2. While in wiki text, add the following template under the heading of Family History Centers:

{{PAfhc|Reading}}
where you replace the word Reading with the name of the closest or main town for your county and Save the Wiki page.

3. Click the link to the closest/main Family History Center town. Check the wiki to see if a FHC page has been populated for that FHC. If no information is listed on the FHC wiki page, add ONLY the address and phone number on the FHC wiki page. (the FHC people are supposed to add the other information).


4. Save the page and exit.  The task is complete.

Example

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Berks County, Pennsylvania is the Reading Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Example of Completed Repository Heading

Repositories

Archives

The York County Archives is a department of the York County Government.

The Archives was established in 1987 and moved to its current location in 1995. To accommodate the growing number of records, the Archives building was expanded in 2001.

York County's records begin in August of 1749 when York County was formed from Lancaster County. The Archives stores records for over 40 different county offices during various time periods throughout the past 250 years.

The Archives is located at:
150 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17420
Phone: 717–840-7222
Open - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Courthouse

York County Judicial Center
Second Floor
45 North George Street
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717–771-9288 Fax: 717–771-4678

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for York County, Pennsylvania is the York Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries

Martin Memorial Library, 159 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, Phone: 717–846-5300

Museums

York Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, (formerly York County Historical Society). From quilts to tiny photographs, the Historical Society Museum and Library houses both exhibits and an extensive research library. The Heritage Trust's Library and Archives houses an extensive and varied collection covering a wide range of topics including genealogy and family history, local history, the decorative arts and military history.

Societies

York Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, (formerly York County Historical Society)

South Central Genealogical Society, meets in the York County Heritage Trust, 250
E. Market St., Richard Konkel, president. Check meeting dates and times online.

Susquehanna Trail Genealogy Club, meets the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York, Pennsylvania. Contact Jackson Sonneborn, president, and Mark Gagermeier, webmaster. 717-757-2331

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