Altoona Pennsylvania Family History Center

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'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Address''' 778 Lower Brush Mountain Rd. Hollidaysburg, PA&nbsp;16648
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; location about 1/2 mile off Frankstown Rd in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  
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:*(This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.)
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:*Enter parking lot and use side door of building. Look for sign.  
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:*Please ring door bell to gain access during center's operating hours.
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:*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=778+Brush+Mountain+Road,+Hollidaysburg,+PA+16648&hl=en&sll=40.447474,-78.375893&sspn=0.01192,0.017166&vpsrc=0&hnear=778+Brush+Mountain+Rd,+Hollidaysburg,+Pennsylvania+16648&t=m&z=16 Location on Map]
  
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'''Phone:''' 814-696-0341
  
'''E-mail:''' <br>  
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:PA_AltoonaWard@ldsmail.net PA_AltoonaWard@ldsmail.net]<br>  
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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'''Open Hours:'''
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:'''Wednesday''' 9am-4pm and 6:30pm-8pm
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:'''Saturday''' 9am-1pm
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
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'''Holiday Schedule:''' Closed Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th&nbsp;of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend&nbsp;and From Thanksgiving till the New Year. Also Closed on the 1st Saturday in April and October.
  
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In case of bad weather, the Center is closed if the Schools are closed. If in doubt, please call before.
  
 
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'''Event:&nbsp; '''<u>'''Staff Training'''</u>
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=== Center Resources  ===
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''<u>'''Using Screen Shots and Microsoft One Note to do Family History Research'''</u>
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==== Collections  ====
  
'''Date:&nbsp; Tuesday, April 26, 2011'''
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] You may now order films yourself from the Family History Library directly online from any computer at the website [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog] .
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*The Altoona FHC has hundreds of&nbsp;microfilms in our inventory. We also have an Index to the George H Liebegott Collection that is housed in the Martinsburg Library. We also have several family histories in book form as well as on film and fiche. As well as Henshaw's Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy (all&nbsp;volumes on&nbsp;fiche).
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*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Including: Ancestry, Fold 3 (formerly Footnote), Heritage Quest, Newspaper Archives, World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library,
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*'''Hardware and Equipment '''''We have 4 computers that have access to the internet. We also have microfilm and fiche readers and printer to make copies.''
  
'''Time:&nbsp; 11 AM, 2 PM &amp; 7 PM'''
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'''Place:&nbsp; Oakland Family History Classroom'''
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'''Instructor:&nbsp; Cheryl Teare'''
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=== Center Services  ===
  
'''In this class you will learn how to capture information from lots of resources and organize those resources into an easy to use system without wasting paper or printer ink.&nbsp; Retreiving information is a snap once you've captured it!&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
  
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The Blair County Genealogical Society is just a short distance away.
  
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Here is their weblink&nbsp; [http://www.bcgslibrary.org/ http://www.bcgslibrary.org/]
  
=== Center Resources  ===
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==== Collections  ====
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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=== Links  ===
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==== Databases and Software  ====
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''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/blair/ http://usgwarchives.net/pa/blair/]''
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.)''
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''[http://www.liveblaircounty.com/blog http://www.liveblaircounty.com/blog]''  
  
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''[http://www.altoonalibrary.org/obit/ http://www.altoonalibrary.org/obit/]''
  
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''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/cambria/ http://usgwarchives.net/pa/cambria/]''  
  
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''[http://www.cambriacountyhistorical.com/research.htm http://www.cambriacountyhistorical.com/research.htm]''
  
=== Center Services  ===
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''[http://www.camgenpa.com/ http://www.camgenpa.com/]&nbsp; (Cambria)''
  
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''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacblack/interest.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacblack/interest.html]&nbsp; (Blacklick Twp, Cambria)''
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''  
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''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clearfield/ http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clearfield/]''  
  
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''[http://www.pa-roots.com/clearfield/cemeteries/index.html http://www.pa-roots.com/clearfield/cemeteries/index.html]''
  
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
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''[http://www.pa-roots.com/clearfield/townships/union/dressler.html http://www.pa-roots.com/clearfield/townships/union/dressler.html]''
  
''(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.)''  
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''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/bedford/ http://usgwarchives.net/pa/bedford/]''  
  
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''[http://www.bedfordpahistory.com/ http://www.bedfordpahistory.com/]''
  
=== Links  ===
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''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/ http://usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/]''
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''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/]''
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''[http://www.woodcockvalley.com/ http://www.woodcockvalley.com/]&nbsp; (Huntingdon)''
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''[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/centre/ http://usgwarchives.net/pa/centre/]''
  
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''[http://www.centrecountygenealogy.org/Resources.html http://www.centrecountygenealogy.org/Resources.html]'' &nbsp; &nbsp;
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
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''We are in need of people that can read and tranlate foreign languages to assist other patrons. If you have that skill, please email Tina at [mailto:PA_AltoonaWard@ldsmail.net PA_AltoonaWard@ldsmail.net]''

Revision as of 20:05, 11 April 2013

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


Location & Map:

Address 778 Lower Brush Mountain Rd. Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

             location about 1/2 mile off Frankstown Rd in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  • (This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.)
  • Enter parking lot and use side door of building. Look for sign.
  • Please ring door bell to gain access during center's operating hours.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 814-696-0341

E-mail: PA_AltoonaWard@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

Wednesday 9am-4pm and 6:30pm-8pm
Saturday 9am-1pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and From Thanksgiving till the New Year. Also Closed on the 1st Saturday in April and October.

In case of bad weather, the Center is closed if the Schools are closed. If in doubt, please call before.


Contents

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: You may now order films yourself from the Family History Library directly online from any computer at the website https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog .
  • The Altoona FHC has hundreds of microfilms in our inventory. We also have an Index to the George H Liebegott Collection that is housed in the Martinsburg Library. We also have several family histories in book form as well as on film and fiche. As well as Henshaw's Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy (all volumes on fiche).
  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Including: Ancestry, Fold 3 (formerly Footnote), Heritage Quest, Newspaper Archives, World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library,
  • Hardware and Equipment We have 4 computers that have access to the internet. We also have microfilm and fiche readers and printer to make copies.


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties


Resources in the Local Area

The Blair County Genealogical Society is just a short distance away.

Here is their weblink  http://www.bcgslibrary.org/



Links

http://usgwarchives.net/pa/blair/

http://www.liveblaircounty.com/blog

http://www.altoonalibrary.org/obit/

http://usgwarchives.net/pa/cambria/

http://www.cambriacountyhistorical.com/research.htm

http://www.camgenpa.com/  (Cambria)

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacblack/interest.html  (Blacklick Twp, Cambria)

http://usgwarchives.net/pa/clearfield/

http://www.pa-roots.com/clearfield/cemeteries/index.html

http://www.pa-roots.com/clearfield/townships/union/dressler.html

http://usgwarchives.net/pa/bedford/

http://www.bedfordpahistory.com/

http://usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pahuntin/

http://www.woodcockvalley.com/  (Huntingdon)

http://usgwarchives.net/pa/centre/

http://www.centrecountygenealogy.org/Resources.html    


Volunteer at the Center

We are in need of people that can read and tranlate foreign languages to assist other patrons. If you have that skill, please email Tina at PA_AltoonaWard@ldsmail.net