Bangor Maine Family History Center

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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
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'''Location & Map:'''  
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'''Address''': 639 Grandview Avenue, Bangor, Maine  
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:*639 Grandview Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401-3257 United States<br>
 
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:*The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building.  
:*The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building. The words '''Family History Center''' are posted above the wing where the entrance is located. There is a buzzer labeled '''FHC''' to the left of the door. Please ring the buzzer for someone to open the door for you.<br>  
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:*The words '''Family History Center''' are posted above the wing where the entrance is located. There is a buzzer labeled '''FHC''' to the left of the door. Please ring the buzzer for access.<br>  
 
:*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=639+Grandview+Avenue,+Bangor,+Maine&hl=en&ll=44.829426,-68.773255&spn=0.022218,0.034332&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.37814,70.3125&vpsrc=6&hnear=639+Grandview+Ave,+Bangor,+Maine+04401&t=m&z=15 Location on Map]
 
:*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=639+Grandview+Avenue,+Bangor,+Maine&hl=en&ll=44.829426,-68.773255&spn=0.022218,0.034332&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.37814,70.3125&vpsrc=6&hnear=639+Grandview+Ave,+Bangor,+Maine+04401&t=m&z=15 Location on Map]
  
<br> '''Phone: '''(207) 942-7677 and select option 2<br>  
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'''Phone: '''(207) 942-7677 and select option 2<br>  
  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET]  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET]  
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'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
  
:*'''Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday''': 10 am-2 pm and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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:*'''Tuesday &nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 10am - 2 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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:*'''Saturday''': 10 am-2 pm
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'''Holiday Schedule:'''<br>  
 
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:Closed snowdays (at least when Bangor schools are closed), holidays and holiday weekends, General Conference weekends (1st Saturday in April and October). The Bangor FHC will be closed from Dec. 17, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 for Christmas and New Years. We will reopen on Jan. 7, 2014. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!<br>
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:*'''General Conference weekends (1st Saturday in April and October). The FHC will also be closed May 31 (there will be a Women's Conference in the building that day, and the FHC is being used for classes).'''
  
 
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==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
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==== Class Schedule<br> ====
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*January 11, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - Bringing Your Family Tree to Life by Adding Pictures and Stories, presented by Gail Kill.<br>
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*May 10, 2014 - 10:15 am - 11:15 am - "Genealogy in the Cloud" by Randy Hoffman. In this video presentation from RootsTech 2014, you will learn how to use this incredible technology to backup, collaborate on, and share your family history. You will also learn how to avoid problems that can arise from using cloud storage for family history. No sign up is needed and there is no cost to attend.<br>
*February 8, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - video selected from the 2014 RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, 2014.<br>
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*March 8, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - video selected from the 2014 RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, 2014.<br>
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*April 12, 2014 - 9 am - 3 pm - Bangor Family History Fair featuring videos selected from the 2014 RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, 2014.<br>
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:Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.
 
:Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.
  
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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.  
 
:*[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.  
:*Books, over 1,425 microfilms, and over 445 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books..''<br>''
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:*Books, over 1,425 microfilms, and over 445 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books.''<br>''
  
 
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Revision as of 01:03, 28 April 2014

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


The Bangor Family History Center serves Bangor, Maine, and surrounding areas, and is open to the public with no admission charge.

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • 639 Grandview Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401-3257 United States
  • The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building.
  • The words Family History Center are posted above the wing where the entrance is located. There is a buzzer labeled FHC to the left of the door. Please ring the buzzer for access.
  • Location on Map

Phone: (207) 942-7677 and select option 2

E-mail: ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday      10am - 2 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 2 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday:    10 am - 2 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday:    10 am - 2 pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed snow-days (at least when Bangor schools are closed), holidays and holiday weekends
  • General Conference weekends (1st Saturday in April and October). The FHC will also be closed May 31 (there will be a Women's Conference in the building that day, and the FHC is being used for classes).

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

  • May 10, 2014 - 10:15 am - 11:15 am - "Genealogy in the Cloud" by Randy Hoffman. In this video presentation from RootsTech 2014, you will learn how to use this incredible technology to backup, collaborate on, and share your family history. You will also learn how to avoid problems that can arise from using cloud storage for family history. No sign up is needed and there is no cost to attend.


Check out the online FamilySearch Research Courses at https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html.
Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.


Staff Training Meetings

One on one as requested by the Staff Member.

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Books, over 1,425 microfilms, and over 445 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books.

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.
  • Currently, these websites include 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, ArkivDigital Online, Find My Past, Fold3 (formerly Footnote), Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works, World Vital Records, Paper Trail, and World Vital Records.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 computers and 3 printers for Patron use (one of the printers can copy to a pdf or jpg file)
  • 4 microfilm readers, equipped with monopods for mounting a digital camera to take pictures of film images (Note: Patrons may use their own camera or the FHC camera)
  • 1 digital camera and Kingston card reader to transfer images (Note: Patrons should bring a USB or thumb drive to receive the images)
  • 4 microfiche readers


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

Bangor Public Library: http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/
Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono: http://library.umaine.edu/
Penobscot Maritime Museum, Searsport: http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/
Maine State Archives, Augusta: http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/
Maine State Library, Augusta: http://www.maine.gov/msl/
Maine State Museum, Augusta: http://mainestatemuseum.org/

Links

Online Film Ordering: https://www.familysearch.org/films/
Online Catalog for the University of Maine System Libraries, Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, and Maine State Archives is called URSUS, which is available at http://130.111.64.3/
FamilySearch Research Wiki article for Maine: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Maine

Volunteer at the Center

We appreciate everyone who comes to help.
Please email (see above for our email address) if you are interested in helping.