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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.

Our Family History Center has been operating for more than 25 years. We have a cooperative relationship with the Dane County Area Genealogy Society which uses our building for monthly meetings.


Center Location, Hours, and Contact

Location Map:


  • 4505 Regent St Madison WI 53705 United States

We are in the church, just inside the Southwest entrance off the parking lot.

  • Language:English


  • 1-608-238-4844



Open Hours:  

First (normally)Thursday evening 6-9pm January 8 (since NY's is on Thursday.
Second Saturday morning 9am-12pm January 17(due to NY's)
Third Tuesday morning 9am-12pm January 20
Fourth Tuesday morning 9am-12pm January 27

First Thursday evening 6-9pm February 5
Second Saturday morning 9am-12pm February 14
Third Tuesday morning 9am-12pm February 17
Fourth Tuesday morning 9am-12pm February 24

If these hours do not work for you, it is possible to make an appointment with Judy McDonald for Thursday mornings. To insure staff availabiilty, please make appointments 1 week prior to the date needed.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed November 27th-December 1st:
December 23rd-January 5th:

Calendar and Events

Dane County Area Genealogy Society meeting:

1st Thursday of every month: 7pm in the chapel

Regent Street building (same as the FHC)

Upcoming Events

Wiki Training class

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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

Hardware and Equipment

  • 8 microfilm readers, 2 upright oriented machines
  • 1 microfilm/microfiche reader with electric wind/rewind (upright)
  • 1 Minolta reader/printer, (upright) not digitized
  • 4 computers w/individualized printers
  • large table for spreading out work and comfy chairs
  • Library of donated family histories, books about genealogy of different locations, maps of other countries, dictionaries in other languages to help with translation of films, World locations research outlines

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

WI State Historical Society

Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library-   Norwegian/Americal heritage (This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)

Volunteer at the Center

If you're interested in volunteering, please call our center and ask to speak to Judy McDonald.


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