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Gainesville Florida Family History Center


Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 10600 SW 24th Ave    Gainesville , FL 32607-4618  United States
  • Entrance is at the East side of the building.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 352-332-0012


Open Hours:

  • Monday     10am - 1pm
  • Tuesday      6:30pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday  10am - 1pm  6:30pm - 9pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed

  • March 4, 2014 Spring break
  • May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
  • July 3, 2014  Gainesville 4th of July Celebration
  • September 1, 2014 Labor Day
  • November 11, 2014 Veteran's Day
  • November 24 - 26, 2014 Thanksgiving
  • December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015 Christmas/New Year

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

March 8, 2014 Stake Relief Society.  Center will be open 9am - 1pm

Class Schedule:

The 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rhonda Harrell Instructor

(Those attending the class may stay from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for additional help)

This year Rhonda is teaching about the census.  Not just the federal, but all types of census for the United States. 

Staff Training Meetings:

The '1st'Thursday of each month 7:00 - 8:00 pm

There will be no classes on July 3rd, 2014 and January 1, 2015

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • We have a collection of films pertaining to the Southeast United States, British Isles, Illinios and others.  Our fiche collection is varied and is undergoing cataloging into a searchable database.
  • We have a very nice collection of books pertaining to the Southeast United States and a smattering of other States and other countries.  We have many reference books.
  • We have a very nice collection of  family histories that are bound books.

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.
  •   FHL Favorites; The staff of the Salt Lake City Library have assembled a collection of websites that they send patrons to for research in different countries.  Some of the sites do charge a fee. This is a good reference site.

Hardware and Equipment 

        *  We have several Microfilm readers in a seperate room. 

            Microfiche readers are available. 

            We  have six computers available. 

            We have scanners that will read your 35mm film/slides/110 film to an SD card. They will scan papers of varying sizes - front and back - to your thumb drive or laptop. We have a FlipPal that will scan large pictures/maps/etc and stitch them together.  Or if your pictures are glued in the album you can scan them in situ - all to your SD card. (FlipPal)

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

University of Florida Library West has a large collection of records for the Southeast and Florida.  They are available for viewing in the library.  Best time to go is when UF is on break!


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Volunteer at the Center

If you are interested in volunteering, please come in to the center or call Elizabeth Rae at 352-377-1441


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