San Jose California Family History CenterEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
The San Jose California History Center serves all of metropolitan San Jose and surrounding communities.



Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 4977 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135 United States
  • Use the parking lot closest to the road
  • Walk up the central walkway to the LDS Church and look for the FHC Sign.
  • Language:English


  • 1-408-274-8592



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday:7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule and Closure

January 27th:, April 4 th:, May 5th:, May 23rd: October 3rd:, October 6th: November 24th-28th: December 22nd-31st: January 1st:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Spring 2015 Family History Class: 

The Fall Family History Class is held on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Class schedule: 

    Feb 4 - Becoming a Family History Detective 
    Feb 11- Most Popular Genealogy Web Sites
    Feb 18-
    Feb 25 - Effective Internet Search Tactics
    Mar 4 - Evaluation of Research
    Mar 11- Easy Guide to Documentation 
    Mar 18 - U.S. Colonial Records 
    Mar 25 - U.S. Migration - Moving West
    Apr 1 - Brick Walls/Female Surnames
    Apr 8 - Newspapers on the Web
    Apr 15 - Intro to German Research
    Apr 22 - Photo Management and Publishing
    Apr 29 - Class choice of subject

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog:   This center is able to receive any of the films and fiche available through the Salt Lake FamilySearch Catalog for viewing by patrons.  Patrons may order films for delivery to the Family History Center online at
  • A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the San Jose Family History Center is available online
           San Jose Family History Center Catalog Search Page
           Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog Search Page

NOTE: When using the link to the Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog you are searching the catalogs of 15 family history centers. When you find a resource of interest, be sure to click on the "Show Copies " tab to see which location has the book, film. microfiche or CD you are interested in.

Databases and Software

Hardware and Equipment

The Center has:
  • 12 computers
  • 8 Microfilm Readers
  • 2 Microfiche Readers
  • 1 Microfilm Scanner
  • 1 Microfilm Printer

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)

Resources in the Local Area


  • A complete list of online genealogical and research resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found HERE.
  • A complete list of web sites to all LDS Family History Centers in California can be found at the link "Category: California Family History Centers" below.

Volunteer at the Center


Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.

Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 6 January 2015, at 13:32.
  • This page has been accessed 5,413 times.