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This page was created to give you ideas for creating your own center site on the Wiki. Note that every center is different and you may not need all of these sections.

Please DO NOT EDIT THIS TEMPLATE. Edit only the Family History Center page created using this template. Otherwise new material put into this template will show up in all the FHC pages created using this template.
FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

(Add a brief paragraph about your center here and the area it serves. Information in italics below is guidance for you and should be deleted as you fill out the page. Remove italics from other text by selecting the text and clicking the "I" box in the Toolbar above.)


Center Contacts and Hours

  • Language: Language
  • Address:
  • (Include information about your center that would be helpful for first time visitors such which entrance in the building to use, parking, etc. Use as many or as few bullet points as needed.)
  • (Link to map using Google or other map sites)
  • Phone:
  • E-mail:
  • Open Hours:
  • Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

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.
  • (List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

  • (Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )

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

(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.)


(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)

Volunteer at the Center

(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)

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Instructions for creating a page for your center in the Wiki:

  1. Search box.jpg
    Do a search for your FHC in the wiki

    Check to see if your FHC has already been created in FamilySearch Wiki by typing in the name in the search box and clicking the search button. Most FHCs already have wiki pages created for them; they just need filling out.
  2. Create a page for your FHC

    1. In the Search box, type in the name of your FHC using the format of town, state, and the words "Family History Center." For example San Francisco California Family History Center. Use no commas between the name of the town and state.
    2. Click the search button.
    3. Under the Search Results heading, and above all the search results, you'll see the title you just typed in red. That shows there is no FHC under that title in the FamilySearch Wiki.
    4. Click on the red title and it will take you to an editing box that you will add the information about your FHC.
    5. In the tool bar, Click on the {T} symbol.
    6. A "Template Properties" box will appear.  In the box, type {{subst:FHC page outline}}.
    7. Click OK.
    8. In the Summary box, type "new page".
    9. Click "Save page."
  3. One more step is required. You need to assign your FHC to a Category.
    1. This is done by clicking on the "Edit This Page" button once again.
    2. In the tool bar, click on "Wikitext."
    3. At the top of the box, you will see the coding: {{FHC-stub}}{{FHCpage|location=}}.
    4. After the "=" sign after the word "location," type in the state or country your FHC is in. That will automatically assign your FHC to the correct category.
    5. Type in Summery: box "Added category."
    6. Click "Save page" and you are done. The FHC page has been created and ready for adding details.

  4. What you have created is a basic outline of what items or details a Family History Center might contain. It is up to you or others to fill in the details of what services your FHC has to offer. For additional help in filling out your wiki page, see Adding details to a Family History Center page.
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