Santa Margarita California Family History Center

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{{FHCpage|location=California}}We are a locally operated Family Search Center, located in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. We are hosted and housed by the Santa Margarita Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  
 
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We are a locally operated Family Search Center, located in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California.  
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:*Our center's services are free and open to the public.  
 
:*Our center's services are free and open to the public.  
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Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth, marriage and death information.  FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/31827_FamGrpRe.pdf '''Family Group Record''']  
 
Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth, marriage and death information.  FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/images/31827_FamGrpRe.pdf '''Family Group Record''']  
  
High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Genealogy in 5 Minutes playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.  [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/getting_started '''Getting Started''']  & [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaCI-RxkKCs '''Five Minute Geneology''']  
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High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The '''''Genealogy in 5 Minutes'''''playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.  [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/getting_started '''Getting Started''']  & [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaCI-RxkKCs '''Five Minute Geneology''']  
  
 
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'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
  
:*Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm  
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*Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm  
:*Wednesday,  6 pm - 9 pm  
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*Wednesday,  6 pm - 9 pm  
:*Thursday, 9 am to 12 noon & 6 pm - 9 pm (2nd Thursday of each month, Staff meeting, closed 6 pm to 9 pm)  
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*Thursday, 9 am to 12 noon & 6 pm - 9 pm (2nd Thursday of each month, Staff meeting, closed 6 pm to 9 pm)  
:*Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
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*Additional hours TBA 
:*Additional houes TBA 
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<br>'''2012 Closed Schedule:'''&nbsp;(We are closed on the following days)  
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<br>'''2013 Closed Schedule:'''&nbsp;(We are closed on the following days)  
  
*2012 Closures  
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:*2013 Closures  
*April 7 -- General Confeence
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:*July 4 -- Independence Day  
*May 26 -- Memorial Day
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:*November 24-30 -- Thanksgiving Week  
*July 4 -- Independence Day  
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:*December 23- January 2 -- Christmas and New Years
*September 1 -- Labor Day
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*October 6 -- General Conference
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*November 20-26 -- Thanksgiving Week  
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*December 18- January 1 -- Christmas and New Years
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==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
*[http://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] The Family Search web site&nbsp;hosts: • The Ancestral File. • The International Genealogical Index. • The Pedigree Resource File database. • US Social Security Death Index • Vital Records Index • 1880 United States Census • 1881 British Isles Census• 1881 Canadian Census  
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:*[http://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] The Family Search web site&nbsp;hosts: • The Ancestral File. • The International Genealogical Index. • The Pedigree Resource File database. • US Social Security Death Index • Vital Records Index • 1880 United States Census • 1881 British Isles Census• 1881 Canadian Census  
*[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 including:&nbsp;<br>19th Century British Newspapers <br>Access Newspaper ArchivesAlexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections) <br>Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition) <br>ArkivDigital OnlineFindMyPast (Swedish Church Records)<br>Fold3.com <br>The Genealogist <br>Godfrey Memorial Library <br>HeritageQuest Online <br>Historic Map Works (Library Edition) <br>Origins.net <br>Paper Trail <br>WorldVitalRecords.com <br>Scottish Church Records (DOS)  
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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 including:&nbsp;<br>
**'''Hardware and Equipment'''
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::19th Century British Newspapers <br>Access Newspaper Archives <br>Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections) <br>Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition) <br>ArkivDigital OnlineFindMyPast (Swedish Church Records)<br>Fold3.com <br>The Genealogist <br>Godfrey Memorial Library <br>HeritageQuest Online <br>Historic Map Works (Library Edition) <br>Paper Trail <br>WorldVitalRecords.com <br>Scottish Church Records (DOS)(On the desktop)&nbsp;
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:*Computers  
 
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:*[http://mormon.org/family-history/ '''Why Family History is Important''']  
 
:*[http://mormon.org/family-history/ '''Why Family History is Important''']  
 
:*[[California|'''California''']] California Family History Resource Page  
 
:*[[California|'''California''']] California Family History Resource Page  
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Centers''']&nbsp;There are over 4,500 family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. These centers are branches of the Family History Library.  
 
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki\ '''Family Search WIKI'''] Research your Family History, Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki, Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet and&nbsp;Collaborate in the Wiki
There are over 4,500 family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. These centers are branches of the Family History Library.  
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:*[[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki\ '''Family Search WIKI''']] Research your Family History, Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki, Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet and&nbsp;Collaborate in the Wiki
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=== '''Volunteer at the Center'''  ===
 
=== '''Volunteer at the Center'''  ===
  
All who are interested in family history, including all&nbsp;community members,&nbsp;are invited to volunteer at our center. All you need is a willingness to learn and must&nbsp;abide by our centers policies of conduct as outlined by Family Search&nbsp;while at our center.<br>
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All who are interested in family history, including all&nbsp;community members,&nbsp;are invited to volunteer at our center. All you need is a willingness to learn and must&nbsp;abide by our center's policies of conduct as outlined by Family Search&nbsp;while at our center.<br>
 
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Revision as of 20:23, 20 August 2013

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

We are a locally operated Family Search Center, located in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. We are hosted and housed by the Santa Margarita Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

  • Our center's services are free and open to the public.
  • We invite all who are interested in family history to visit our center.
  • Our center has microfilm and a microfiche readers for patrons use.
  • The films can be ordered on-line for delivery to our center for your use.

Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth, marriage and death information.  FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a Family Group Record

High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Genealogy in 5 Minutesplaylist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.  Getting Started  & Five Minute Geneology


Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address:30422 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 
  • Map directions: Santa Margarita California Family History Center
  • For entrance to our center park on the west side of the building and enter the double doors at the center of the building. After entering the building go left down the short hall. We are adjacent to the stairs for the stage.

Phone: 949-766-7826 (Call during business hours or leave us a message) 

E-mail: ca_santamargarita@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Wednesday,  6 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday, 9 am to 12 noon & 6 pm - 9 pm (2nd Thursday of each month, Staff meeting, closed 6 pm to 9 pm)
  • Additional hours TBA 


2013 Closed Schedule: (We are closed on the following days)

  • 2013 Closures
  • July 4 -- Independence Day
  • November 24-30 -- Thanksgiving Week
  • December 23- January 2 -- Christmas and New Years

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule: One on one assistance durring business hours. 

Staff Training Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 pm  


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. To have your films sent to our center, locate the "Santa Margarita California Family History Center" and then select our center for delivery of your films when ordering. You will recieve an e-mail when your film(s) arrive at our center

Databases and Software

  • FamilySearch The Family Search web site hosts: • The Ancestral File. • The International Genealogical Index. • The Pedigree Resource File database. • US Social Security Death Index • Vital Records Index • 1880 United States Census • 1881 British Isles Census• 1881 Canadian Census
  • 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 including: 
19th Century British Newspapers
Access Newspaper Archives
Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition)
ArkivDigital OnlineFindMyPast (Swedish Church Records)
Fold3.com
The Genealogist
Godfrey Memorial Library
HeritageQuest Online
Historic Map Works (Library Edition)
Paper Trail
WorldVitalRecords.com
Scottish Church Records (DOS)(On the desktop) 

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers
  • Printer for computers only
  • Microfilm Readers
  • Microfiche reader

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • Family Search Learning Center Family Search has produced and continues to provide professional on-line classes for Family History research. These classes include research in the following countries: Australia, Canada, England, Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain and The United States. Additionally, you will find focused skill level classes for Advanced, Beginner, and Intermediate research and more!
  • One-On-One Assistance

Resources in the Local Area 


Links

  • Why Family History is Important
  • California California Family History Resource Page
  • Family History Centers There are over 4,500 family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. These centers are branches of the Family History Library.
  • Family Search WIKI Research your Family History, Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki, Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet and Collaborate in the Wiki

Volunteer at the Center

All who are interested in family history, including all community members, are invited to volunteer at our center. All you need is a willingness to learn and must abide by our center's policies of conduct as outlined by Family Search while at our center.