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The Oakton Virginia Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints meetinghouse in Oakton, Fairfax County, Virginia.  It is open to the public for family history and genealogical research.  Use of the Center is free.  The staff does not do research, but will answer questions, suggest resources, and assist patrons with the computers and microfilm readers.



Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 2719 Hunter Mill Rd Oakton VA 22124 United States
  • Park in the rear of the building and enter at the doors on the south side.
  • If the doors are locked, ring the bell marked "Family History Center" and the staff will let you in.
  • Language:English


  • 1-703-281-1836


  • VA_Oakton@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:30am-1:30pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30am-1:30pm


Holiday Schedule:

All Federal Holidays: JULY 4th: Thanksgiving week: Christmas holidays: Closed for General Conference (First Saturdays in April and October); CLOSED NOVEMBER 3rd (ELECTION DAY);  Closed for inclement weather: We follow the Fairfax County Public School closings. If school closes or opens late, the Family History Center is also closed.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events 

FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOPS  Every Tuesday evening 7-8:30 p.m.  Open to All.  Presentation followed by hands on activities.  Bring a laptop or tablet if you have one.  FHC computers will be in use by participants, only microfilm readers will be available for research by others.

Topics for March:

24: Building Complete Families using FamilyTree and Ancestry (continuation)

31: Where to Look for Ancestor Records Online, other than FamilySearch and Ancestry.com

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center can assist you in ordering any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.  You may also order microfilm and microfiche online at familyseach.org.  
  • Indefinite microfilm collection is strong in New York City records.  

Databases and Software

  • 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. These include Ancestry.com, the Newberry Library, the Godfrey Library, Findmypast.co.uk and others.

Hardware and Equipment

  • The center has four new computers with connections to the internet available.  There are also six microfilm readers and a microfiche reader.  The Center has a digital imager that can scan a digital image from microfilm and microfiche.  The imager has a flatbed scanner to digitally image documents.  Digital images may be printed, saved to a flash drive, or sent via email.  There is also a Lexmark printer that can scan documents or photographs directly to FamilySearch accounts.

Center Services

Resources in the Local Area

The Fairfax Genealogy Society is a very active genealogy society with monthly meetings, workshops, and spring and fall conferences.

The Virginia Room in the Fairfax City Regional Library specializes in history and genealogy, and is not limited to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Historical Society of Fairfax County has resources on the history of Fairfax County, Virginia


Fairfax County, Virginia

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