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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.

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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

Provide Research Help

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.




 

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