Kingwood Texas Family History Center

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''The Kingwood Family History Center serves patrons in the northeast quarter of Harris County in the Greater Houston Area of Texas.  In addition, we are easily accessible to patrons in Montgomery, Liberty, Polk and other surrounding counties.  The Kingwood Family History Center is a full service center.  We look forward to your visit.''
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The Kingwood Family History Center serves patrons in the Greater Houston Area of Texas.  It is particularly convenient for those patrons living in the northeast part of Harris County or southern part of Montgomery County. This includes Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Porter, New Caney, and other nearby communities.  The Kingwood Family History Center is a full service center.  We look forward to your visit.  
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
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'''Location & Map:'''  
 
'''Location & Map:'''  
  
#4021 Deerbrook, Kingwood, Texas 77339 (mail not accepted at this address)  
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:*4021 Deerbrook, Kingwood, Texas 77339    (mail not accepted at this address)  
#Located at corner of Deerbrook Drive and Northpark Drive in Kingwood.  From US 59, exit Northpark Drive, proceed through light at Woodland Hills Drive after entering Kingwood.  Continue through light at Brookdale. Family History Center (Church) entrance is just past the strip shopping center after this light.  From Lake Houston Parkway, turn left onto Northpark drive (Kroger intersection).  Take your first left onto Deerbrook (no signal) and turn into the church parking lot.  The family history center is located in the middle of the building.  The door faces Northpark Drive.   
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:*Located at corner of Deerbrook Drive and Northpark Drive in Kingwood.  
#''(Link to map using ''[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=LDS+CHurch+Deerbrook+Dr,+Kingwood,+Texas+77339&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.557552,68.027344&ie=UTF8&hq=LDS+CHurch+Deerbrook+Dr,+Kingwood,+Texas+77339&ll=30.067683,-95.192971&spn=0.013148,0.016608&z=16 Kingwood Texas Family History Center]'' or other map sites)''
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:*<u>From US 59</u>, exit Northpark Drive, proceed through&nbsp;light at Woodland Hills Drive after entering Kingwood.&nbsp; Continue&nbsp;through light at Brookdale.&nbsp;Family History Center&nbsp;(Church) entrance is just&nbsp; past the strip shopping center after this light.&nbsp;  
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:*<u>From Lake Houston Parkway</u>,&nbsp;turn left onto Northpark&nbsp;Drive (Kroger intersection).&nbsp; Take your&nbsp;second opportunity to turn&nbsp;left, this is Deerbrook Drive (no signal, but left turning lane). Turn into the church parking lot.&nbsp; The family&nbsp;history center is located&nbsp;in the middle of the&nbsp;building.&nbsp; The door faces Northpark Drive.&nbsp;  
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:*Map&nbsp;[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=LDS+CHurch+Deerbrook+Dr,+Kingwood,+Texas+77339&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.557552,68.027344&ie=UTF8&hq=LDS+CHurch+Deerbrook+Dr,+Kingwood,+Texas+77339&ll=30.067683,-95.192971&spn=0.013148,0.016608&z=16 Kingwood Texas Family History Center]''&nbsp;''
  
 
'''Phone:''' 281-360-1352  
 
'''Phone:''' 281-360-1352  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:TX_Kingwood@ldsmail.net TX_Kingwood@ldsmail.net]<br>
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:TX_Kingwood@ldsmail.net TX_Kingwood@ldsmail.net]<br>  
  
'''Open Hours:''' Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM&nbsp; and 7:00-9:00 PM / Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM/ Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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:*'''Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday''' 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM<br>  
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:*'''Tuesday/ Wednesday&nbsp;''' 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  
'''Holiday Schedule: C'''losed one week at Thanksgiving. Closed two weeks at Christmas
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'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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==== &nbsp;Upcoming Events  ====
  
==== Class Schedule  ====
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==== &nbsp;Class Schedule  ====
  
==== Staff Training Meetings ====
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Family History Classes available upon request, email the center for more information.
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Indexing help available upon request, email the center for more information.
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==== 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:''']&nbsp;Kingwood&nbsp;Family History Center&nbsp;now particpates in&nbsp;online film ordering (effective August 24, 2011).&nbsp; Patrons may&nbsp;order films/fiche online&nbsp;from any computer with internet access using a personal credit card or Paypal account at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/films/ www.familysearch.org/films/]&nbsp; We invite you to&nbsp;request your films be sent to the Kingwood Family History Center where they will be available for you to view during our regular hours.  
:*''(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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*<u>Permanent Collection</u>'': ''The Kingwood Family History Center's permanent collection includes over 1,400 rolls of microfilm, over 2,500 microfiche, and over 200 family history books.&nbsp; In addition, we have a full set of Pedigree Resource File CD's and other family history CD's for your use.
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
*[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. Hardware and Equipment
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*'''[[FHC Portal]]'''&nbsp;Kingwood Family History Center&nbsp;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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*<u>Computers</u>:&nbsp; Kingwood Family History Center has five computers all with high speed internet available for patron use.&nbsp; In addition, the center is equipped with wireless internet access.
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*<u>Other Equipment</u>: In addition, the Kingwood Family History Center has a Canon Digital Scanner/Reader/Printer which enables you to digitize an image from a microfilm or microfiche for printing or saving to your personal storage device.&nbsp; The center also has&nbsp;one standard microfiche reader, two standard microfilm readers, one high magnification microfilm reader, and a photocopy machine available for patron use.
  
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=== Center Services  ===
 
=== Center Services  ===
  
==== Staff Research Specialties ====
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==== Our Volunteer Staff is here to help you: ====
  
''(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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*Learn how to use the center's equipment and resources
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*Learn how to gather, organize, and record information about your family
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*Learn how to use the Family History Library Catalog and other FamilySearch services
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*Learn how to use other online family history resources
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*Learn how to process Ordinance Requests for LDS patrons
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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''(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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=== Links:&nbsp;  ===
  
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==== &nbsp;Other Resources in&nbsp;our Local Area:<br>  ====
  
=== Links  ===
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#Clayton Genelogical Library. 5300 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004. (832) 393-2600. [http://www.houstonlibrary.com/ http://www.houstonlibrary.com/] and [http://www.claytonlibraryfriends.org/ www.claytonlibraryfriends.org/]
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#THAGS Library. Housed at Lone Star College, North Harris. 2700 W. W. Thorne Blvd., Houston, Texas 77073. 3rd Floor of Library.
  
''(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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==== &nbsp;Local Genealogical and Historical Societies:  ====
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#The Humble Area Genealogical Society (THAGS). [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txthags/ www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txthags/]
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#The Kingwood Atascocita Genealogical Society.&nbsp;http://www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org/
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#Other Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Websites:
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[http://mormon.org/ mormon.org/]
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[http://www.providentliving.org/ www.providentliving.org/]
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[http://lds.org/?lang=eng lds.org/]
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
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''Looking for more time to spend on your own family history as well as the opportunity to share what you know in assisting others?&nbsp; Join our volunteer staff!&nbsp; We have 8 shifts each week.&nbsp; They are:''
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''Tuesdays from 9-11:30 AM; 11:30-2:30 PM, and 7-9 PM.&nbsp; Wednesdays from 9-11:30 AM; 11:30-2:30 PM, and 7-9 PM. Thursdays from 9-11:30 AM; 11:30-2:20 PM.&nbsp; Email the center&nbsp;if you are interested.''  
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Revision as of 19:44, 19 March 2014

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


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The Kingwood Family History Center serves patrons in the Greater Houston Area of Texas.  It is particularly convenient for those patrons living in the northeast part of Harris County or southern part of Montgomery County. This includes Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Porter, New Caney, and other nearby communities.  The Kingwood Family History Center is a full service center.  We look forward to your visit.

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 4021 Deerbrook, Kingwood, Texas 77339    (mail not accepted at this address)
  • Located at corner of Deerbrook Drive and Northpark Drive in Kingwood.
  • From US 59, exit Northpark Drive, proceed through light at Woodland Hills Drive after entering Kingwood.  Continue through light at Brookdale. Family History Center (Church) entrance is just  past the strip shopping center after this light. 
  • From Lake Houston Parkway, turn left onto Northpark Drive (Kroger intersection).  Take your second opportunity to turn left, this is Deerbrook Drive (no signal, but left turning lane). Turn into the church parking lot.  The family history center is located in the middle of the building.  The door faces Northpark Drive. 
  • Map Kingwood Texas Family History Center 

Phone: 281-360-1352

E-mail: TX_Kingwood@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday/ Wednesday  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed one week at Thanksgiving. Closed two weeks at Christmas



Calendar and Events

 Upcoming Events

 Class Schedule

Family History Classes available upon request, email the center for more information.

Indexing help available upon request, email the center for more information.


Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: Kingwood Family History Center now particpates in online film ordering (effective August 24, 2011).  Patrons may order films/fiche online from any computer with internet access using a personal credit card or Paypal account at www.familysearch.org/films/  We invite you to request your films be sent to the Kingwood Family History Center where they will be available for you to view during our regular hours.
  • Permanent Collection: The Kingwood Family History Center's permanent collection includes over 1,400 rolls of microfilm, over 2,500 microfiche, and over 200 family history books.  In addition, we have a full set of Pedigree Resource File CD's and other family history CD's for your use.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal Kingwood Family History 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.
  • Computers:  Kingwood Family History Center has five computers all with high speed internet available for patron use.  In addition, the center is equipped with wireless internet access.
  • Other Equipment: In addition, the Kingwood Family History Center has a Canon Digital Scanner/Reader/Printer which enables you to digitize an image from a microfilm or microfiche for printing or saving to your personal storage device.  The center also has one standard microfiche reader, two standard microfilm readers, one high magnification microfilm reader, and a photocopy machine available for patron use.

Center Services

Our Volunteer Staff is here to help you:

  • Learn how to use the center's equipment and resources
  • Learn how to gather, organize, and record information about your family
  • Learn how to use the Family History Library Catalog and other FamilySearch services
  • Learn how to use other online family history resources
  • Learn how to process Ordinance Requests for LDS patrons


Links: 

 Other Resources in our Local Area:

  1. Clayton Genelogical Library. 5300 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas 77004. (832) 393-2600. http://www.houstonlibrary.com/ and www.claytonlibraryfriends.org/
  2. THAGS Library. Housed at Lone Star College, North Harris. 2700 W. W. Thorne Blvd., Houston, Texas 77073. 3rd Floor of Library.

 Local Genealogical and Historical Societies:

  1. The Humble Area Genealogical Society (THAGS). www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txthags/
  2. The Kingwood Atascocita Genealogical Society. http://www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org/
  3. Other Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Websites:

mormon.org/

www.providentliving.org/

lds.org/



Volunteer at the Center

Looking for more time to spend on your own family history as well as the opportunity to share what you know in assisting others?  Join our volunteer staff!  We have 8 shifts each week.  They are:

Tuesdays from 9-11:30 AM; 11:30-2:30 PM, and 7-9 PM.  Wednesdays from 9-11:30 AM; 11:30-2:30 PM, and 7-9 PM. Thursdays from 9-11:30 AM; 11:30-2:20 PM.  Email the center if you are interested.


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