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Entrance to the Williamsburg Family History Center - Take the left hallway after you enter the building.


Third Thursday Brown Bag Lecture

June Double-Header!

Researching your Greek Ancestry
Thursday, June 18, 2015
- 10:00 am

National Archives Records Online at FamilySearch
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - noon

With special guest Carol Kostakos Petranek, co-director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center, Volunteer at the National Archives, genealogy columnist for Meridian Magazine, and Geneablogger.

Coming in July...

Preparing an Application to the DAR
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - noon

With special guest Jeanne Sutherland, past president of the West Chester, New York Genealogical Society, DAR volunteer, and the most recent addition to our FHC staff!

2017 Newman Road
Williamsburg, VA  23188 United States

Map to the Williamsburg Family History Center

757-220-0266  during operating hours
757-903-5706  when the center is not open.



  • Tuesday:       9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday:  6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:     9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday:      9:30am-12:30pm

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Handouts from Recent Presentations

Click on the presentation title to view and print the handout.  Documents are in PDF format.

May 2015 - Using Your iPad/Table for Genealogy

Apr 2015 - Using Court Records in Family History Research (Guest speaker: Alex Finley)

Mar 2015 - Ulster Historical Foundation presentations - handouts cannot be posted. Please contact us if you would like a copy.

Feb 2015 - Irish Research Online

Jan 2015 - Using City Directories

Nov 2014 - Michigan Death Records

Oct 2014 - Billion Graves as a Service Project

Oct 2014 - FamilySearch Goes Mobile

Sept 2014 - Finding and Using US Church Records (Guest speaker: Christopher Jones)

June 2014 - California Digital Newspaper Collection

May 2014 - Illinois Regional Archives Depository

Apr 2014 - FamilySearch Partner Products

Mar 2014 - FamilySearch Memories

Mar 2014 - FamilySearch Digital Microfilm - "Browse Collections"

Jan 2014 - New York City Vital Records

Nov 2013 - Scanner Basics

Oct 2013 - England/Wales Research Online

Oct 2013 - Using FamilySearch to Collect, Organize and Share Your Family Store (Open House)

Sept 2013 - FamilySearch.org Search Strategies: Hunting vs. Fishing


Our Family History Center features:

Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy web sites including:

  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • American Civil War Online
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital online (Swedish church records)
  • FindMyPast (UK/Ireland Research, PERSI)
  • Fold3.com (US National Archives records)
  • MyHeritage.com
  • NewspaperArchive.com
  • ProQuest Obituary Collection
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
  • World Vital Records

Check out our ScanPro 2000 digital microfilm/fiche reader! The reader, and its accompanying computer, printer, and scanner represent top-of-the-line technology for viewing, printing, and saving images from FamilySearch microfilms and fiche.

If you’ve never used microfilm before in your research, take five minutes to learn how to use the FamilySearch Catalog. Go to FamilySearch.org and click on Learn. A short video shows you how to use a Place Search or Last Name Search to locate microfilms that might be helpful to you in your research.

Once you find a film that you’d like to view, you can order it online at FamilySearch.org/films.  If you need help with Online Film Ordering, stop by the FHC and we’ll help. You'll get an e-mail notification when the film arrives.


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