Ridgecrest California Family History Center

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{{FHCpage|location=California}}The Ridgecrest Family History Center is here to assist you in searching out your ancestors.  The Center is designed to provide the resources you need to do your research.  The area that the Center serves includes eastern Kern County.
 
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The Ridgecrest Family History Center is here to assist you in searching out&nbsp;your ancestors.&nbsp; The Center is designed to provide the resources you need to do your research.&nbsp; The area that the&nbsp;Center serves includes eastern Kern County.&nbsp; &nbsp;''(Information in italics below is guidance for you and should be deleted as you fill out the page. Remove italics from other text by selecting the text and clicking the "I"&nbsp;box in the Toolbar above.)''<br>
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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*'''Address''': 1031 S. Norma Street, Ridgecrest, California  (northwest corner of Bataan and Norma)  
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*Drive to the parking lot on the west side. Ring the bell for entrance near the double doors on the west side of the building.
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'''Phone:''' 760-375-6998&nbsp;(during hours of operation)  
 
'''Phone:''' 760-375-6998&nbsp;(during hours of operation)  
  
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'''Open Hours:'''Tues. 9AM-3PM, 6:30PM-9PM; Wed. 9AM-3PM; Thurs. 9AM-3PM, 6:30PM-9PM; Fri. 9AM-3PM; Sat. noon-3PM  
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'''Open Hours:'''
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*'''Tues''':  9AM-3PM, 6:30PM-9PM;  
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*'''Wed''':  9AM-3PM;  
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*'''Thurs''': 9AM-3PM, 6:30PM-9PM;  
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*'''Fri''': 9AM-Noon;  
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*'''Sat''': Noon-3PM  
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''&nbsp; Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''&nbsp; Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.  
 
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
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==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
 
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=== Center Resources  ===
 
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''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.)''
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*Internet sites that may be accessed include:&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org], new.familysearch.org, deathindexes.com, germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html, findagrave.com, usgenweb.org, wiki.familysearch.org, fhlfavorites.info, progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm, godfrey.org, worldvitalrecords.com
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*&nbsp;Microfiche records include:&nbsp; Microfiche Reference Collection, Accelerated Index System, Family Registry, and Periodical Source Index
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*Microfilms include:&nbsp; patron films on indefinite loan, and asian microfilm card catalog
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*Printed materials include:&nbsp;a small collection of books of genealogical interest, research guides, and forms&nbsp;
  
 
==== 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. ''(Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)''
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*'''[[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.&nbsp; At this Center fhc.familysearch.org followed by Premium Family History Websites (Center Access Only) provides free patron access to: 19th Centruy British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Footnote.com, The Genealogist, Genline FamilyFinder, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, Paper Trail, and World Vital Records.  
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*Prior legacy FamilySearch capabilities include:&nbsp; Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, US Social Security Death Index, US Military Death Index, Scottish Church Records, Personal Ancestral File (which program for organizing your genealogical records,&nbsp;can be downloaded for free over the Internet), Ellis Island Immigration Records, 1880 US Census Index, and Freedman's Bank Records.
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*Pedigree Resource Files 1 - 149
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
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:*''(Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )''
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
 
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''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''  
 
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Revision as of 20:15, 11 April 2013

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

The Ridgecrest Family History Center is here to assist you in searching out your ancestors.  The Center is designed to provide the resources you need to do your research.  The area that the Center serves includes eastern Kern County.

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 1031 S. Norma Street, Ridgecrest, California (northwest corner of Bataan and Norma)
  • Drive to the parking lot on the west side. Ring the bell for entrance near the double doors on the west side of the building.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 760-375-6998 (during hours of operation)

E-mail:

Open Hours:

  • Tues: 9AM-3PM, 6:30PM-9PM;
  • Wed: 9AM-3PM;
  • Thurs: 9AM-3PM, 6:30PM-9PM;
  • Fri: 9AM-Noon;
  • Sat: Noon-3PM

Holiday Schedule:  Closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. <fck:hr>

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

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Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Internet sites that may be accessed include:  www.familysearch.org, new.familysearch.org, deathindexes.com, germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html, findagrave.com, usgenweb.org, wiki.familysearch.org, fhlfavorites.info, progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm, godfrey.org, worldvitalrecords.com
  •  Microfiche records include:  Microfiche Reference Collection, Accelerated Index System, Family Registry, and Periodical Source Index
  • Microfilms include:  patron films on indefinite loan, and asian microfilm card catalog
  • Printed materials include: a small collection of books of genealogical interest, research guides, and forms 

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.  At this Center fhc.familysearch.org followed by Premium Family History Websites (Center Access Only) provides free patron access to: 19th Centruy British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Footnote.com, The Genealogist, Genline FamilyFinder, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, Paper Trail, and World Vital Records.
  • Prior legacy FamilySearch capabilities include:  Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, US Social Security Death Index, US Military Death Index, Scottish Church Records, Personal Ancestral File (which program for organizing your genealogical records, can be downloaded for free over the Internet), Ellis Island Immigration Records, 1880 US Census Index, and Freedman's Bank Records.
  • Pedigree Resource Files 1 - 149

Hardware and Equipment

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

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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Links

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Volunteer at the Center

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