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The '''Fairview Pennsylvania Family History Center''' is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Fairview area. The Family History Center is open to the public, who are invited to use the resources free of charge. Anyone interested in learning more about their family history, including doing research to find ancestors, is welcome and encouraged to come to the center.Trained volunteers are available during Center hours and by appointment to assist patrons. Although our center is small, it is jam-packed with information to assist you in finding your family history.  
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours ===
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=== '''Center Contacts and Hours''' ===
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Church+of+Jesus+Christ+of+Latter-day+Saints/@39.75765,-77.514439,1341m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!1m2!2m1!1smormon+church,+Waynesboro,+PA!3m1!1s0x89c9bcffb40791f5:0xa5087cb5275b167d!6m1!1e1  Location of Fairview Pennsylvania Family History Center on Map]
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'''Phone:'''  
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'''Address:'''  
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*11887 Mentzer Gap Road Waynesboro, PA 17268-9345 United States
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*Our center is located at the intersection of Mentzer Gap and Old Forge Roads in Waynesboro, Pa.
  
'''E-mail:''' <br>
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*Language: English
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'''Phone:1- 717-762-2268'''
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'''E-mail:'''  
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*PA_Fairview@ldsmail.net
  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
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*'''Tuesday:'''10am-1pm  and 6:00pm-8:00pm
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*'''Wednesday:'''10am-1pm  and 6:00pm-8:00pm
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*'''Thursday:'''10am-1pm  and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
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'''Closed all major holidays'''
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*'''The center will not be open during inclement weather so be sure to call us to make sure someone will be there to greet you.'''
  
 
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
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=== '''Center Resources''' ===
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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==== Collections ====
  
==== Class Schedule  ====
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FamilySearch Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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==== Databases and Software ====
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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 software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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:**19th Centry British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
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:**Access Newspaper Archive
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:**Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
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:**Ancestry.com
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:**ArkivDigital Online - Swedish Genealogy
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:**Findmypast
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:**Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com)
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:**The Genealogist
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:**Godfrey Memorial Library
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:**Hertiage Quest Online
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:**Historic Map Works Library Edition
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:**Paper Trail
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:**World Vital Records
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==== Hardware and Equipment ====
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We have new computers to allow you to access your internet research through FamilySearch.org and free access to Ancestry.com and other premium sites.  Our microfilm service allows you to order research microfilms from the Family History Library Catalog on Family Search from the comfort of your own home.  The films arrive at our center for your use in about 10 days.
  
 
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=== Center Resources ===
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=== '''Center Services''' ===
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Provide 1-on-1 family history training, assistance and support
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Offer Family History classes
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Provide other family history resources and materials
  
 
==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
:*[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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We have a long and interesting past in our area with a large collection of family histories, local cemeteries and funeral home records and many  Franklin County records in books and on microfilm. We have one of the largest obituary files in the state compiled by volunteers who diligently clip obituaries every day
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
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==== Databases and Software  ====
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:*[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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=== '''Family Tree''' ===
  
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/tree/ Family Tree]
  
:*''(Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )''
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==== Family Tree Training  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/tree-training/ Family Tree Training]
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==== Introduction to FamilySearch Tree:  ====
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*[http://ldschurch1.adobeconnect.com/p6j1unuib6x/ Introduction to Family Tree]
  
 
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=== Center Services ===
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=== '''FREE Online Genealogy Forms and Training''' ===
  
==== Staff Research Specialties ====
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==== Online Forms ====
  
''(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://www.familysearch.org/eng/Home/Welcome/frameset_information.asp?GPage=../../Search/RG/Guide/PedChart.asp&APage=how_do_i_begin_a.asp Pedigree Chart]
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:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Home/Welcome/frameset_information.asp?GPage=../../Search/RG/Guide/FamGrpRe.asp&APage=how_do_i_begin_a.asp Family Group Record Chart]
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==== Online Training Courses  ====
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:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Home/Welcome/frameset_information.asp How to Start Your Family History - 6 Basic Steps ]
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==== Online Research Training Videos  ====
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center Home Page and Index of all Research Training Videos]
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The following list is just a sampling of many of the ResearchTraining Videos that are available from the above link at the Learning Center Home page.
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:*England and UK Research
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/england-beginning-research-series-lesson-1-getting-started/365 Getting Started]
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/england-beginning-research-series-lesson-2-understanding-census-records/366 Understand Census Records]
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/french-research/124 Basic French Research]
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Scandinavian Research]
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:*German Research
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/german-research/125 Basic Research]
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/germany-beginning-research-series-lesson-1-getting-started/261 Beginning Research - Lesson 1]
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/germany-beginning-research-series-lesson-2-learn-about-historical-background/262 Beginning Research - Lesson 2]
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:*Ireland Research
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/ireland-beginning-research-series-church-records/137 Church Records]
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/ireland-beginning-research-series-civil-registration/138 Civil Registration]
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:*Italian Research
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Italy%22 Italian Research Training Videos]
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/basic-italian-research/246 Basic Italian Research]
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American]
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:*United States
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22United%20States%22 United States Research Training Videos]
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==== Online Training Videos  ====
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:*<u>'''5 Minute Genealogy Videos Series'''</u>. This video series is all about helping you quickly discover your family history. Each episode will guide you through basic research principles that will help you have success finding your ancestors.
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:**[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/5-minute-genealogy-episode-19-get-help-in-person/470 Getting help at a Family History Center]
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:**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Community/en/FamilySearch/5Minute/index.html?bcpid=1125699851001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAsMO7iuE~,0a6boL_aMzTJOsGRProGiwOzxa5j5EAh&bclid=954918779001&bctid=1332060445001 5 Minute Genealogy Videos Series]
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
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=== '''Resources in the Local Area''' ===
  
''(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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:*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie County Wiki Homepage]]
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:*[[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania Wiki Homepage]]
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:*[http://www.fairviewtownship.com// Fairview, Pennsylvaina Homepage]
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:*[http://www.waynesboropa.org/ Waynesboro, Pennsylvania Homepage]
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:*[http://www.pagenweb.org/ Pennsylvania GenWeb Project]
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:*[https://genpa.org/ Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania]
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:*[http://www.eriecountypa.gov// Erie County Home Page]
  
 
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=== '''Links''' ===
  
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''
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:*[http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/ Journals, Diaries, Biographies, Autobiographies and Letters of Some Early Mormons and Others Who Knew Joseph Smith, Jr. and/or His Contemporaries]
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:*[http://www.archives.gov National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC]
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:*[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress, Washington, DC]
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:*[http://www.dar.org Daughters of the American Revolution]
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:*[http://www.dclibrary.org/research/collections Martin Luther King Public Library, Washington DC Special Collections]
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==== Other Family History and Library Centers and Resources ====
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:*[http://billiongraves.com/index.php Billiongraves.com]
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/index.html Find A Grave]
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:*[http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy]
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:*[http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ BYU Family History Library]
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:*[[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan Utah Family History Center]]
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:*[[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa Arizona Family History Center]]
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:*[[Main Page|Research WIKI]]
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:*[[Riverton Utah Family History Center|Riverton Utah Family History Center]]
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library Salt Lake City Family History Library]
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:*[http://www.familyhistorytraining.org/ Utah South Area Family History Training Center]
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
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=== '''Volunteer at the Center''' - Come join our Staff ===
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Would you like to learn more about Family History? Those who serve always learn the most!
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=== '''Helpful Links''' ===
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==== Family Search Blog  ====
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A terrific resource to keep up on what is going on and available in Family Search [https://familysearch.org/blog/en/ FamilySearch Blog]
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==== Let’s Get Acquainted with the Family Search Wiki (WIK-ee)  ====
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Family Search users don’t always think to look at this valuable tool because they aren’t sure what it is and how valuable it can be to our research efforts. &nbsp;So, in Family Search’s words:&nbsp;“The FamilySearch Wiki is not about finding the names of your ancestors. It is not, in fact, about finding people at all.
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*'''''The Wiki is about finding records that may have been generated about your ancestors and the places in which the records might be found'''''&lt;i&gt;.&lt;/i&gt; <br>*It is a vast record depository of the paper trail that people leave behind long after they are gone. <br>*The Wiki has records from the United States as well as from 244 countries. <br>*Here you will be able to find documents such as census records, marriage records, birth records and death records and much more. <br>*Probate documents are often very informative and may help you in your search. There is an extensive list of United States military records on the Wiki .”
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Recently a friend in Illinois went into the FamilySearch Wiki and found phone numbers for the Surrogate Court in New York that held wills. She found six missing wills!
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Take time to explore the opening page of this site there are tutuorials and examples and lots of help in learning the Wiki. Got stuck in your research? Look to the Wiki for help.&nbsp;'''''How do I find the FamilySearch Wiki?'''''
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*Familysearch.org Search (drop down menu) Wiki <br>*(open FamilySearch.org and go to Search at top of page which will give you a dropdown menu and then click on Wiki) <br>*How to Use the Wiki -- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Wiki_Help/ Wiki_Help]<br>*About the Wiki -- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Find_an_ancestor_using_the_Wiki/ Find an ancestor using the wiki]
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==== Family Search Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/apps/?cid=hp-2576/ FamilySearch Apps]
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==== Family Search Hacks to Help Find Temple Names Faster  ====
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[http://utahvalley360.com/2015/05/26/5-familysearch-hacks-help-find-temple-names-faster/ 5 FamilySearch Hacks]
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==== Unreserved Reservations after Two Years  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/releasing-reservations-years/ Unreserving Reservations After Two Years]
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''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
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[[Category:Pennsylvania Family History Centers]]

Latest revision as of 16:15, 6 August 2015

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

The Fairview Pennsylvania Family History Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Fairview area. The Family History Center is open to the public, who are invited to use the resources free of charge. Anyone interested in learning more about their family history, including doing research to find ancestors, is welcome and encouraged to come to the center.Trained volunteers are available during Center hours and by appointment to assist patrons. Although our center is small, it is jam-packed with information to assist you in finding your family history.

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 11887 Mentzer Gap Road Waynesboro, PA 17268-9345 United States
  • Our center is located at the intersection of Mentzer Gap and Old Forge Roads in Waynesboro, Pa.
  • Language: English

Phone:1- 717-762-2268

E-mail:

  • PA_Fairview@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10am-1pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday:10am-1pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday:10am-1pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays

  • The center will not be open during inclement weather so be sure to call us to make sure someone will be there to greet you.

Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

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.
    • 19th Centry British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
    • Ancestry.com
    • ArkivDigital Online - Swedish Genealogy
    • Findmypast
    • Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com)
    • The Genealogist
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • Hertiage Quest Online
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

We have new computers to allow you to access your internet research through FamilySearch.org and free access to Ancestry.com and other premium sites. Our microfilm service allows you to order research microfilms from the Family History Library Catalog on Family Search from the comfort of your own home. The films arrive at our center for your use in about 10 days.


Center Services

Provide 1-on-1 family history training, assistance and support

Offer Family History classes

Provide other family history resources and materials

Collections

We have a long and interesting past in our area with a large collection of family histories, local cemeteries and funeral home records and many Franklin County records in books and on microfilm. We have one of the largest obituary files in the state compiled by volunteers who diligently clip obituaries every day


Family Tree

Family Tree Training

Introduction to FamilySearch Tree:


FREE Online Genealogy Forms and Training

Online Forms

Online Training Courses

Online Research Training Videos

The following list is just a sampling of many of the ResearchTraining Videos that are available from the above link at the Learning Center Home page.

Online Training Videos


Resources in the Local Area


Links

National Links

Other Family History and Library Centers and Resources


Volunteer at the Center - Come join our Staff

Would you like to learn more about Family History? Those who serve always learn the most!


Helpful Links

Family Search Blog

A terrific resource to keep up on what is going on and available in Family Search FamilySearch Blog

Let’s Get Acquainted with the Family Search Wiki (WIK-ee)

Family Search users don’t always think to look at this valuable tool because they aren’t sure what it is and how valuable it can be to our research efforts.  So, in Family Search’s words: “The FamilySearch Wiki is not about finding the names of your ancestors. It is not, in fact, about finding people at all.

  • The Wiki is about finding records that may have been generated about your ancestors and the places in which the records might be found<i>.</i>
    *It is a vast record depository of the paper trail that people leave behind long after they are gone.
    *The Wiki has records from the United States as well as from 244 countries.
    *Here you will be able to find documents such as census records, marriage records, birth records and death records and much more.
    *Probate documents are often very informative and may help you in your search. There is an extensive list of United States military records on the Wiki .”

Recently a friend in Illinois went into the FamilySearch Wiki and found phone numbers for the Surrogate Court in New York that held wills. She found six missing wills!

Take time to explore the opening page of this site there are tutuorials and examples and lots of help in learning the Wiki. Got stuck in your research? Look to the Wiki for help. How do I find the FamilySearch Wiki?

  • Familysearch.org Search (drop down menu) Wiki
    *(open FamilySearch.org and go to Search at top of page which will give you a dropdown menu and then click on Wiki)
    *How to Use the Wiki -- Wiki_Help
    *About the Wiki -- Find an ancestor using the wiki

Family Search Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets

FamilySearch Apps

Family Search Hacks to Help Find Temple Names Faster

5 FamilySearch Hacks

Unreserved Reservations after Two Years

Unreserving Reservations After Two Years


 

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