London Family History Centre

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(holidays)
(Add category)
(7 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{FHCpage|location=England}}  
 
{{FHCpage|location=England}}  
  
[[Image:TheNationalArchivesHintzePhoto.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] The [[London_Family_History_Centre|London Family History Centre]] is one of the 13 [[Regional Family History Centres]] of the [[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church). There are more than 4500 Family History Centres around the world with over 100 in the [[UK]], but the 13 Regional Centres are larger and have more resources on site.  
+
[[Image:{{Tna}}]]The [[London_Family_History_Centre|London Family History Centre]] is a large Family History Center, similar to the [[FamilySearch Libraries]] of the [[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church). There are more than 4500 Family History Centres around the world with over 100 in the [[UK]], but the 12 FamilySearch Libraries and the London Centre are larger and have more resources on site.  
  
 
=== Centre Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Centre Contacts and Hours  ===
  
{{notice|Because of building refurbishment at South Kensington, the London Family History Centre is temporarily located in the Reading Room of [[The National Archives of the United Kingdom]]. Both online and microfilm resources have been relocated to Kew where they will remain until a new location is found. }}  
+
{{notice|The London Family History Centre is temporarily located in the Reading Room of [[The National Archives of the United Kingdom|<center>The London Family History Centre is temporarily located in the Reading Room of The National Archives of the United Kingdom<center></center>]]. Both online and microfilm resources have been relocated to Kew where they will remain until the early part of 2013. Alternatives for a permanent location are being evaluated. }}  
  
 
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
 
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
Line 11: Line 11:
 
'''Address:''' The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom  
 
'''Address:''' The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom  
  
*Kew Gardens on the District Line to Richmond is the closest rail station and is accessible by the Underground''<br>''  
+
*Kew Gardens on the District Line to Richmond is the closest Tube station''<br>''
 
*Parking is available onsite  
 
*Parking is available onsite  
 
*A reader's ticket is not required to use the Centre's resources  
 
*A reader's ticket is not required to use the Centre's resources  
Line 25: Line 25:
 
'''Opening Hours:'''  
 
'''Opening Hours:'''  
  
*'''Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat:''' 9 am to 5 pm  
+
*'''Tues and Thurs:''' 9 am to 7 pm  
*'''Tues and Thurs:''' 9 am to 7 pm
+
*'''Wed, Fri and Sat:''' 9 am to 5 pm  
 +
*Closed Sun and Mon (plus the Sat. of bank holiday weekends)
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
See The National Archives' list of [http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/times.htm closure dates].
+
See The National Archives' list of [http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/times.htm closure dates].  
  
 
----
 
----
Line 58: Line 59:
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
+
:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
 
::*Ancestry (International Edition)  
 
::*Ancestry (International Edition)  
::*British Library Newspapers
+
::*British Library Newspapers  
::*Deceased Online
+
::*Deceased Online  
::*FindMyPast
+
::*FindMyPast  
::*Jamaican Family Search
+
::*Jamaican Family Search  
::*Origins Network
+
::*Origins Network  
 
::*TNA Documents Online<ref>'Computer and Subscription Resources,' ''London Family History Centre,'' http://www.londonfhc.org/, accessed 28 July 2012.</ref>
 
::*TNA Documents Online<ref>'Computer and Subscription Resources,' ''London Family History Centre,'' http://www.londonfhc.org/, accessed 28 July 2012.</ref>
 
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view this collection using the portal.<br>
 
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view this collection using the portal.<br>
Line 82: Line 83:
 
----
 
----
  
=== Resources in the Local Area ===
+
=== Resources in the Local Area ===
  
*[[Guildhall Library|Guildhall Library]]
+
*[[Guildhall Library|Guildhall Library]]  
*[[London Metropolitan Archives|London Metropolitan Archives]]
+
*[[London Metropolitan Archives|London Metropolitan Archives]]  
*[[The National Archives of the United Kingdom|The National Archives]]
+
*[[The National Archives of the United Kingdom|The National Archives]]  
 
*[[Society of Genealogists Library|Society of Genealogists Library]]
 
*[[Society of Genealogists Library|Society of Genealogists Library]]
  
Line 101: Line 102:
 
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''  
 
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''  
  
== References ==
+
== References ==
  
{{reflist}}
+
{{reflist}}  
  
 
{{London}}  
 
{{London}}  
  
[[Category:Archives_and_Libraries_in_London]] [[Category:Regional_Family_History_Centers]]
+
[[Category:Archives_and_Libraries_in_London]] [[Category:Regional_Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:England_Family_History_Centres]]

Revision as of 14:23, 11 May 2013

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


The Centre is temporarily located in The National Archives until a new location is found.
The London Family History Centre is a large Family History Center, similar to the FamilySearch Libraries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church). There are more than 4500 Family History Centres around the world with over 100 in the UK, but the 12 FamilySearch Libraries and the London Centre are larger and have more resources on site.

Contents

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address: The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom

  • Kew Gardens on the District Line to Richmond is the closest Tube station
  • Parking is available onsite
  • A reader's ticket is not required to use the Centre's resources
  • Cafeteria and lockers are available
  • An excellent list of local beds and breakfasts is available at http://www.kewaccommodation.com/

Website: http://www.londonfhc.org/

Phone: 020 7589 8561

E-mail: UK_London@LDSMail.net

Opening Hours:

  • Tues and Thurs: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Wed, Fri and Sat: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Closed Sun and Mon (plus the Sat. of bank holiday weekends)

Holiday Schedule:

See The National Archives' list of closure dates.


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Classes are temporarily suspended while the Centre is located at The National Archives.

Staff Training Meetings


Centre Resources

Collections

The London Family History Centre has an onsite collection of about 60,000 microfilms from the Salt Lake Family History Library collection and these are primarily records of the U.K., Ireland, and locations where the British were, e.g. The Caribbean. This collection is expanding regularly. Microfilms not in the onsight collection can be ordered from the Family History Library Catalog on http://www.familysearch.org for a relatively small charge. The Centre also has 25 computers for patron use with websites such as FamilySearch, the 1911 Census for England and Wales, FreeBMD, GENUKI, and subscriptions to Ancestry, The National Archives, FindMyPast, amongst others. Running on the internal server and available on each of its computers are databases which include but are not resticted to, the British Vital Records Index - 2nd Edition, the 1881 British Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1880 U.S. Census, the Scottish Church Records database (10 million names indexed from parish registers before Civil Registration started in Scotland), the Mormon Immigration Index and the Pedigree Resource File.

  • London Family History Centre Catalogue: Discover what resources we offer. Browse or search.
  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • (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.)

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Ancestry (International Edition)
  • British Library Newspapers
  • Deceased Online
  • FindMyPast
  • Jamaican Family Search
  • Origins Network
  • TNA Documents Online[1]

Hardware and Equipment

  • (Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)


Resources in the Local Area


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.)


Volunteer at the Centre

(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)

References

  1. 'Computer and Subscription Resources,' London Family History Centre, http://www.londonfhc.org/, accessed 28 July 2012.