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The Atascadero Family History Center is located at 2600 Ramona Road, in Atascadero, Ca.  The center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the area.


Center Contacts and Hours:

  • Address: 2600 Ramona Road, Atascadero, Ca. 93422
  • Phone: 805-466-6103
  • The entrance to the family history center is located on the North side of the building. Please ring doorbell for entrance to the center. Handicap parking is available.

Open Hours:

  • Mon:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tues:   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wed:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Thur: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule: 

We will be closed the following dates in 2013

  • FEBRUARY 18, Monday (Presidents Day)
  • APRIL 1 - 5, Monday-Friday (Easter)
  • MAY 27, Monday (Memorial Day)
  • JULY 2 - 4, Tuesday - Thursday (4th of July)
  • SEPTEMBER 2, Monday (Labor Day)
  • NOVEMBER 11, Monday (Veterans Day)
  • NOVEMBER 26 - 28, Tuesday-Thursday (Thanksgiving)
  • DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3 (Christmas and New Years) 

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

Roots tech

Family History and Technology Conference

   March 21-23, 2013  Salt Lake City, UT

   RootsTech, hosted byFamilySearch, is a conference designed to help you learn and use the latest

   technology to get started or to accelerate your efforts to findorganize, preserve, and share 

   your family's connections and history. 

    For more information and to register, go to:

National Genealogical Society 2013 Family History Conference

    'Building New Bridges'

    Las Vegas Convention Center

    Las Vegas, Nevada ~ 8-11 May 2013

    Presented by:  National Genealogical Society

    Phone Number: 703-525-0050 or 800-473-0060

    Fax: 703-525-0052



    Local Host Societies:  Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society

                                     Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society

                                     Jewish Genealogy Society of Souther Nevada

                                     Las Vegas FamilySearch Library

                                     Nevada African American Genealogy Society

                                     Nevada State Society Daughters of the American Revolution

    ~ This year the NGS 2013 Family History Conference brings together genealogists and family

    historians, experienced researchers, and those new to research, professionals and non-professionals

    who share a common desire to learn how to share information about their ancestors.  The conference

    will include programs for all skill levels and will feature tracks on DNA, ethnic research, the law,

    migration, methodology, migration, the West, women, and more.  Lectures, meal events, and social

    events all provide opportunities to learn from and network with other geneaologists.  


The Family History Center will be hosting a Family History Booth during Colony Days

     Saturday, October 19th  in Atascadero

     More info to follow!  :D


Class Schedule:

Introduction to Indexing classes are held every Wednesday

      of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Staff Training Meetings:


     All inservice meetings will be held in the Relief Society Room

         Sunday, MARCH 17           7:00 p.m.

         Sunday, MAY 19                7:00 p.m.

         Sunday, SEPTEMBER 15     7:00 p.m.

         Sunday, NOVEMBER 17      7:00 p.m.

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.                                                                                             
  • The Atascadero Family History Center has a small collection of various resource books and private collections that are available for viewing in the center.

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, included are the following:
  • The 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press ~ The American Civil War
  • (Family History Library Edition ~ includes International databases)
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (Formerly
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records                                                                                                                                               
  • You may also access the Family History Center portal for other related family history research option, from your home computer, however, you will not be able to access the free premiums.

Hardware and Equipment

  • The center has 9 computers, 5 microfilm readers, 1 microfiche reader, 1 scanner, 1 copy/printer machine, and 1 printer. 

Center Services

Resources in the Local Area

  • San Luis Obispo Family History Center, 651 Foot Hill Blvd.San Luis Obispo, CA, Phone Number: 805-543-6328
  • San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society Library, 1288 Morro Street, San Luis Obsipo, CA, Phone Number: 805-528-6622                                                                                                                                         
  • Heritage Shared                                                                                                                          
  • History in San Luis Obispo County                                                                                       
  • South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County                                                                                                                    
  •  Special Collections & University Archives Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University                                                                                                          





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