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We will be closed Saturday, September 5, 2015 for the Labor Day weekend.
Third Thursday Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - noon
Free Public Library Resources You're Under-utilizing
Public libraries offer much more than access to Ancestry and Heritage Quest! Discover some of the best-kept secrets in family history resources.
RootsMagic User Group
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00 - noon
Come to learn! Come to share!
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
- Tuesday: 9:30am-12:30pm
|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.
July 2015 - Finding Your Patriot Ancestor (and others) using the Resources of the DAR (Guest speaker: Jeanne Sutherland)
June 2015 - Beginning Greek Research (Guest speaker: Carol Kostakas Patranek) - stop by for a copy
June 2015 - National Archives Records on FamilySearch.org (Guest speaker: Carol Kostakas Patranek) - stop by for a copy
May 2015 - Using Your iPad/Table for Genealogy
Apr 2015 - Using Court Records in Family History Research (Guest speaker: Alex Finley)
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
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)
Our Family History Center features:
- Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree
- Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake Family History Library
- ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
- NMI 2020 microfilm readers
- Canon Lide flatbed scanner
- Wi-Fi access
- 5 computer workstations
Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy web sites including:
- Access Newspaper Archive
- American Civil War Online
- ArkivDigital online (Swedish church records)
- FindMyPast (UK/Ireland Research, PERSI)
- Fold3.com (US National Archives records)
- 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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