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The Tallahassee Florida Family History Center serves all those interested in researching their family history in the Tallahassee, Cairo, Crawfordville, Madison, Perry, Quincy, and Thomasville areas.



Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 312 Stadium Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32304
  • We are located across the street from the Florida State University College of Medicine.
  • Park at the rear of the building, in the section by the parking sign indicating you are visiting the Family History Center. Ring the intercom at the southwest entrance if the door is locked.
  • Language:English


E-mail: FL_Tallahassee@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed November 25-28th for Thanksgiving Holiday

First two weeks of July; Thanksgiving Holiday; 2 weeks during Christmas; New Year's

Calendar and Events

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10:00 AM – 11:00 PM CLASSES

  • Deanna Ramsey - Unleash the Power of YouTube for Genealogy
  • Mary Anne Price – African American Resources
  • Todd Wahlquist – Funeral Homes and Death Certificates
  • RootsTech – Discover New Opportunities With My Heritage/Family Search Partnership
  • RootsTech – You’ve Mastered the Census and Basic Search, What Next?
  • RootsTech for LDS – Priesthood and Auxiliaries Session

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM CLASSES

  • Deanna Ramsey – Ipad Productivity for Genealogists
  • Melody K. Porter – Census First
  • Brenda Havlicak – Beginning Family History for Spanish Speaking Patrons (en espanol)
  • RootsTech – Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox
  • RootsTech – Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com
  • RootsTech for LDS – Leadership Training Session

LUNCH: 12:15 – 1:00 PM


  • Barbara Kent – What Can I Find At The Cemetery? More Than You Think!
  • Diane Dittgen – A Dreadful Blight, The Story of the Great Irish Potato Famine & How the Irish Culture Survived Against all Odds
  • Bill Bell – PAF Is Extinct! With These Programs, Readily Supersede and Succeed!
  • RootsTech – 6 Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet
  • RootsTech – Family Search Family Tree Now and in the Future
  • RootsTech for LDS – Consultant Training: Teaching to Individual Needs

BREAK: 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CLASSES

  • Brenda Havlicak – Finding Websites for Family History
  • Sharon J. West – Understanding Basic Heraldry
  • Bill Bell – Fraudulent Lineages, Genealogy Hoaxes & Scams
  • Relief Society: RootsTech - Family Search Indexing
  • RootsTech - Tracing British & Irish Roots with findmypast
  • RootsTech for LDS – From Tree to Temple: Preparing Family Names for the Temple


10:00 AM- 12:00 NOON

  • Family: Stories That Bring Us Together - Girls ages 8 - 11
  • Heritages Belt Loop - Boys ages 8 - 11
  • Indexing - Young Men ages 12 - 18
  • Personal Progress - Young Women ages 12 - 18

1 PM - 3:15 PM

  • It's All About Me (Journaling) - Girls ages 8 - 11
  • How Did I Get to Tallahassee (Family Stories That Bring Us Together) - Boys- Ages 8 -11
  • Missionary Prep: 4 Generation Genealogy Sheet - Young Men ages 12 - 18
  • Indexing - Young Women ages 12 - 18

Center Resources


  • Family Search: Family history center consultants are trained to help with family history searches, including the use of familysearch.org
  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • The Center also has several collections of family history information from LDS families that have lived in the Florida/Georgia area in the past.

Databases and Software

FHC Portal: This center has the Family History Center Portal which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions including:

  • 19th Century British Newspapers
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
  • Ancestry.com (Family History Library edition)
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • FindMyPast
  • Fold3.com, formerly Footnote.com
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • LegacyStories
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • Microfilm readers
  • Microfiche reader
  • Computers with internet connection and access to premium websites.
  • Printer for use with computers
  • Digital camera for images of microfilm or microfiche records
  • Photo scanner that can scan and upload photos directly to your Family Search account

Center Services

Patrons may bring their personal computers for note taking or entering information into personal genealogical programs. Wireless internet access is currently available. Memory sticks can also be used to download information.

Volunteer at the Center

Family History Center Staff

Staff is needed for customer service during the hours the Center is open. Volunteers should be comfortable with computer use and enjoy working with people. A knowledge of basic family history research principles is helpful, but training will be provided. A minimum of 2 shifts per month in the Center is required and more is cheerfully allowed.


Family Search is making records available on-line as quickly as possible. One of the keys to making these records useful is the Indexing program. Without an index, researchers have to browse through the images, sometimes one at a time, to find a specific record. Indexing can be done at home and is an excellent activity for Family History Center Staff when the Center is not busy. To find out more about indexing and take a test drive go to http://www.familysearch.org/volunteer/indexing

Basic Computer Literacy Tutor

With the rapid increase in research data becoming available on-line, long-time family history researchers are facing the need to learn new skills. A patient and understanding tutor is needed to help small groups or individuals learn basic computer skills. Contact the Director by telephone or email if you are interested in teaching or helping to develop training in this topic.


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