Laramie Wyoming Family History Center

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The Laramie Family History Center serves the city of Laramie and outlying areas. Everyone is welcome. Please call with any questions not answered on this page.<br>  
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The Laramie Family History Center serves the city of Laramie and Albany County. Anyone interested in learning about their family is welcome. We encourage you to come see us. Please call or email with any questions not answered on this page.<br>  
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
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==== Class Schedule  ====
 
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Classes scheduled as requested. Call for more information.
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Classes scheduled as requested. Call for more information.  
  
 
==== Staff Training Meetings:&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Staff Training Meetings:&nbsp;  ====
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==== 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.  
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:*Free access to subscription based Internet web sites, Including FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, Footnote, HeritageQuest, AmericanAncestors.org (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society), World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library and many other sites.&nbsp;
:*''List premium software and websites available. Also list thier features?''<br>
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:*''List features of each site?''<br>
  
 
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==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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=== Center Services  ===
 
=== Center Services  ===
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
*FamilySearch Features<br>
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*FamilySearch Features<br>  
*FamilySearch Family Tree<br>
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*FamilySearch Family Tree<br>  
*Ancestry.com<br>
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*Ancestry.com<br>  
 
*How to do volunteer indexing for FamilySearch<br>
 
*How to do volunteer indexing for FamilySearch<br>
  
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'''Wiki Pages'''  
 
'''Wiki Pages'''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Training_for_FamilySearch_Family_Tree Training for Family Tree]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Training_for_FamilySearch_Family_Tree Training for Family Tree]<br>  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/How_to_Write_Effective_%22Reason%22_Statement_in_the_FamilySearch_Family_Tree How to Write an Effective "Reason" Statement in the FamilySearch Family Tree]<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/How_to_Write_Effective_%22Reason%22_Statement_in_the_FamilySearch_Family_Tree How to Write an Effective "Reason" Statement in the FamilySearch Family Tree]<br>  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/How_to_Create_Source_Citations_for_the_FamilySearch_Family_Tree How to Create Source Citations for the FamilySearch Family Tree]<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/How_to_Create_Source_Citations_for_the_FamilySearch_Family_Tree How to Create Source Citations for the FamilySearch Family Tree]<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Wyoming_Family_History_Centers Wyoming Family History Centers]<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Wyoming_Family_History_Centers Wyoming Family History Centers]<br>  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany County, Wyoming Wiki Page]]  
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*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany County, Wyoming]]  
*[[Wyoming|Wyoming Wiki Page]]
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*[[Wyoming|Wyoming]]
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<br> '''Training Resources'''
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*American Ancestors - [http://www.americanancestors.org/online-seminars/ Online Seminars]
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*Ancestral Quest - [http://www.ancquest.com/AQTutorials.htm Tutorials]
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*Ancestry.com - [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/HelpAndAdviceUS Learning Center]
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*BYU Center for [https://familyhistory.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx Family History and Genealogy]
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*FamilySearch - [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center]
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*FamilySearch - [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page Wiki]  
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*Granite Genealogy - [http://granitegenealogytraining.blogspot.com/ Training]  
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*LDS Church [https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history?lang=eng Family History Callings] - Starting place for Ward Consultants and Priesthood Leaders.
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*LDS Church - [https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history/discover?lang=eng Youth and Family History Training]
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*Legacy Family Tree - [http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Training.asp Training]
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*Ohana Software - [http://www.ohanasoftware.com/?sec=lessons Family History Lessons]<br>
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*RootsMagic [http://www.rootsmagic.com/Webinars/ Learning Center ]<br>
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'''Other Resources'''  
 
'''Other Resources'''  
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Types of volunteers needed:<br>  
 
Types of volunteers needed:<br>  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Adding_details_to_a_Family_History_Center_page/Wiki_Trainer Wiki Trainer ]<br>  
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*A volunteer willing to be a [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Adding_details_to_a_Family_History_Center_page/Wiki_Trainer Wiki Trainer ]<br>  
 
*Volunteers already familiar with some aspect of genealogical research, or willing to learn while researching their own families. Also, willing to volunteer periodically at the FamilySearch Center during open hours.<br>  
 
*Volunteers already familiar with some aspect of genealogical research, or willing to learn while researching their own families. Also, willing to volunteer periodically at the FamilySearch Center during open hours.<br>  
 
*Volunteers to assist with keeping the computers updated.  
 
*Volunteers to assist with keeping the computers updated.  
 
*Volunteers to index historical records (in your own home).  
 
*Volunteers to index historical records (in your own home).  
 
*Any volunteer with a skill he/she thinks would be helpful to the FamilySearch Center.
 
*Any volunteer with a skill he/she thinks would be helpful to the FamilySearch Center.
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[[Category: Wyoming Family History Centers]]<br>

Revision as of 03:44, 9 March 2013

The Laramie Family History Center serves the city of Laramie and Albany County. Anyone interested in learning about their family is welcome. We encourage you to come see us. Please call or email with any questions not answered on this page.

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address: 3311 Hayford Ave, Laramie, Wyoming, 82072

  • Family history entrance - south side of the building, west door. (This is the side closest to the parking lot entrance with the steps to the building.) Handicapped entrance north side of building. Please call in advance if you need handicapped access.

Location on Map

Phone:

  • 307-755-5567 - Leave a message if calling at a time other than the center's open hours.

E-mail: WY-Laramie@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 6pm-9pm;
  • Wednesdays: 6pm-9pm;
  • Thursdays 1pm-4pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Closed the week between Christmas and New Years Day.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Classes scheduled as requested. Call for more information.

Staff Training Meetings: 

Third Sunday of each month in most months. Please contact us if you'd like to be on the email list to receive reminders. Ask Pat which months are scheduled and add here.


Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center can show you how to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Wyoming Books: Various city and county histories; indexes; some Laramie city directories.
  • Books on various families;  several states in the US; and a few countries such as Canada.
  • (Need to develop this a little more. What microfilms and microfiche do we have? Be a little more specific about books.)

Databases and Software

  • Free access to subscription based Internet web sites, Including FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, Footnote, HeritageQuest, AmericanAncestors.org (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society), World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library and many other sites. 
  • List features of each site?

Hardware and Equipment

  • Seven computers, three laptops; microfilm and microfiche readers, a projector and a printer.

Center Services


Staff Research Specialties

  • FamilySearch Features
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Ancestry.com
  • How to do volunteer indexing for FamilySearch

(What other staff specialties can we list? Add additional sections for other services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)


Resources in the Local Area

  • Albany County Public Library:
        310 S 8th St.Laramie, WY 82070
        307-721-2580
        http://www.albanycountylibrary.org/
        The Albany County Public Library is home to the Wyoming Room with books about the history and past residents of Wyoming. Can someone go to these libraries and determine what types of resources are available? ie. books, public computers, other services.
  • Albany Couny Genealogical Society

    P.O. Box 6163
    Laramie 82073 

  • American Heritage Center

    University of Wroming
    Dept. 3924
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, Wyoming 82061
    Telephone: (307)766-4114
    The American Heritage Center includes a manuscript collection about Wyoming and the American West, mining and more. They have a digital collection among which are many photos and documents as well as video and audio recordings.


Links

Wiki Pages


Training Resources


Other Resources



Volunteer at the Center

Types of volunteers needed:

  • A volunteer willing to be a Wiki Trainer
  • Volunteers already familiar with some aspect of genealogical research, or willing to learn while researching their own families. Also, willing to volunteer periodically at the FamilySearch Center during open hours.
  • Volunteers to assist with keeping the computers updated.
  • Volunteers to index historical records (in your own home).
  • Any volunteer with a skill he/she thinks would be helpful to the FamilySearch Center.