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= Regional Family History Centers  =
 
 
 
The following is a list of "Library Class" branch libraries of the LDS [[Family History Library|Family History Library]].&nbsp;These are Regional&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Center_(LDS_Church) Family History Centers] and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are "Library Class."&nbsp;<br><br>Most of these used to be known as "Regional Libraries" or "Regional Family History Centers." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<ref>Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.</ref>&nbsp; In 2010, the regional branch libraries were redesignated as "Large Multi-Stake FHCs" on the FamilySearch website.<br><br>"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility&nbsp;and are generally&nbsp;complete with a dedicated internal&nbsp;computer server and a&nbsp;library catalogs or card catalogs for their collections.&nbsp; These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm &amp; microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm &amp; microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all had at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.&nbsp;<br>
 
The following is a list of "Library Class" branch libraries of the LDS [[Family History Library|Family History Library]].&nbsp;These are Regional&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_History_Center_(LDS_Church) Family History Centers] and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are "Library Class."&nbsp;<br><br>Most of these used to be known as "Regional Libraries" or "Regional Family History Centers." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.<ref>Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah''. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.</ref>&nbsp; In 2010, the regional branch libraries were redesignated as "Large Multi-Stake FHCs" on the FamilySearch website.<br><br>"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility&nbsp;and are generally&nbsp;complete with a dedicated internal&nbsp;computer server and a&nbsp;library catalogs or card catalogs for their collections.&nbsp; These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm &amp; microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm &amp; microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all had at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas.&nbsp;<br>
  
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*[http://www.familyhistorylv.org/ Las Vegas Regional Family History Center], Las Vegas, Nevada  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorylv.org/ Las Vegas Regional Family History Center], Las Vegas, Nevada  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ Logan Utah Regional Family History Center], Logan, Utah  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ Logan Utah Regional Family History Center], Logan, Utah  
*L[http://www.londonfhc.org/ ondon Family History Centre], Hyde Park, London, England  
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*[http://www.londonfhc.org/ London Family History Centre], Hyde Park, London, England  
 
*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library], Los Angeles, California  
 
*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library], Los Angeles, California  
 
*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/ Mesa Arizona Regional Family History Center], Mesa, Arizona  
 
*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/ Mesa Arizona Regional Family History Center], Mesa, Arizona  
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*[http://www.orangefhc.info/ Orange Regional Family History Center], Orange, California  
 
*[http://www.orangefhc.info/ Orange Regional Family History Center], Orange, California  
 
*[http://prfhc.net/ Pocatello Regional Family History Center], Pocatello, Idaho  
 
*[http://prfhc.net/ Pocatello Regional Family History Center], Pocatello, Idaho  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Riverton_FamilySearch_Library Riverton FamilySearch Library], Riverton Utah&nbsp;&nbsp;<ref>Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010</ref>  
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*[[Riverton FamilySearch Library]], Riverton Utah&nbsp;&nbsp;<ref>Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010</ref>  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.info/ Sacramento Regional Family History Center], Sacramento, California&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.info/ Sacramento Regional Family History Center], Sacramento, California&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.org/ St. George Regional Family History Training Center], St. George, UT.&nbsp;[http://wchsutah.org/people/stg-fhtc/BookCatalog.htm Click here.]&nbsp;<ref name="null">Utah Main web site under construction.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familyhistorycenter.org/ St. George Regional Family History Training Center], St. George, UT.&nbsp;[http://wchsutah.org/people/stg-fhtc/BookCatalog.htm Click here.]&nbsp;<ref name="null">Utah Main web site under construction.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Diego_Family_History_Library San Diego Family History Library], San Diego, California
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*[[San Diego Family History Library]], San Diego, California
  
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== External links ==
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch.org] for information on smaller family history center locations.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch.org] for information on smaller family history center locations.  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Family_History_Library Family History Library research wiki]
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*[[Family History Library]] research wiki
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Sandy_Utah_Crescent_South_Family_History_Center Sandy Utah Crescent South Stake] Large Multi-Stake Family History Center.
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*[[New_York_Family_History_Centers|New York FHCs]] representing ward, stake and other Family History Centers.  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York_Family_History_Centers New York FHCs] representing ward, stake and other Family History Centers.  
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*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library] formerly known as the "Los Angeles Regional Family History Center" is now designated as a "Large Multi-Stake Family History Center" by the LDS Church, but not by its supporting genealogical organizations and patrons (members and non-members).&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.larfhc.org/ Los Angeles Family History Library] formerly known as the "Los Angeles Regional Family History Center" is now designated as a "Large Multi-Stake Family History Center" by the LDS Church, but not by its supporting genealogical organizations and patrons (members and non-members).&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library Official Site]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHL/frameset_library.asp Family History Library Official Site]  
 
*[http://www.familysearchindexing.org/ FamilySearch Indexing]<br><br>
 
*[http://www.familysearchindexing.org/ FamilySearch Indexing]<br><br>
  
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[[Category:Family History Centers]]

Revision as of 12:52, 18 December 2010

The following is a list of "Library Class" branch libraries of the LDS Family History Library. These are Regional Family History Centers and Large Multi-stake Family History Centers that are "Library Class." 

Most of these used to be known as "Regional Libraries" or "Regional Family History Centers." They are not to be confused with the 4,000 plus smaller ward and stake FHCs.[1]  In 2010, the regional branch libraries were redesignated as "Large Multi-Stake FHCs" on the FamilySearch website.

"Library Class" is defined as having a larger facility and are generally complete with a dedicated internal computer server and a library catalogs or card catalogs for their collections.  These branch libraries have dedicated book collections in the thousands, microfilm & microfliche in the tens of thousands, dozens of internet connected computers and microfilm & microfliche readers and some digital scanners. All have dedicated servers with DSL, cable or T-1 internet access. In addition all had at least one multi-use classroom, and several research areas. 

These branch libraries have a dedicated non-paid full-time director (usually a husband/wife team) and dozens of volunteer staff. In many cases non-church member volunteers serve from the community. Local genealogy groups often support these library facilities seeing non-LDS patron use higher than local LDS usage.

Sources

  1. Allen, James B.; Jessie L. Embry; Kahlile B. Mehr. Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah. Provo: BYU Studies, 1995.
  2. Family history centers in Salt Lake area will be consolidated, Shill, Aaron, Mormon Times, Deseret News Publishing Company, accessed June 7, 2010
  3. Utah Main web site under construction.

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