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=== &nbsp;<br><u>Center Contacts and Hours&nbsp;</u>  ===
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=== &nbsp;<u>Center Contacts and Hours&nbsp;</u>  ===
  
 
*'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''
 
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:*'''Mailing Address:''' PO Box 45331, Westlake, OH 44145  
 
:*'''Mailing Address:''' PO Box 45331, Westlake, OH 44145  
:*The Church is on the North side of Westwood Road, between Walter and Columbia Roads.&nbsp;The Center is in the southeast corner of the building. Look for the sign.
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:*The Church is on the North side of Westwood Road, between Walter and Columbia Roads. The Center is in the southeast corner of the building. Look for the sign.&nbsp;Park on the&nbsp;right (East) side of the church building. Enter at the front/East door of the building.<br>
  
*'''Phone:''' 440-777-1518 (Call during Family History Hours)
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*'''Phone:''' 440-777-1518 (Call during hours when Center is open.)
  
*'''E-mail:''' [mailto:clevelandfhc@earthlink.net clevelandfhc@earthlink.net]
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*'''E-mail:''' [mailto:westlakefhc@gmail.com westlakefhc@gmail.com]
  
 
*'''Open Hours:'''
 
*'''Open Hours:'''
  
:*'''Mon&nbsp;- Sat:''' '''10 am to 2 pm'''
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:*'''Mon&nbsp;thru Sat:''' '''10 am to 2 pm'''
  
:*'''Evenings, Tue - Thu:&nbsp;6 pm - 9 pm'''
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:*'''Evenings, Tue&nbsp;thru Thu:&nbsp;6 pm - 9 pm'''
  
*''''''Holiday Schedule'''''' Fri
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*''''''Holiday Schedule''''''
  
'''Closed Memorial Day, Labor Day, November 22-24 and December 23 thru January 1, 2013.'''  
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'''Closed Memorial Day, Labor Day, November 22-24 and December 23 thru January 1, 2013.'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
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== &nbsp;<u>'''Calendar and Events&nbsp;'''&nbsp;</u>  ==
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=== <u>'''Calendar and&nbsp;Events'''</u>&nbsp; ===
  
==== &nbsp;-- '''''April 13, 2012 --'''''&nbsp;  ====
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=== November 10, 2012 from&nbsp;10 am to 4 pm - Free Research help session at Westlake Porter Library sponsored by Porter Library, Cuyahoga West&nbsp;Chapter of the OGS and the Westlake Family History Center. ===
  
==== '''PLAN ON ATTENDING THE LIVE PROGRAM ON ROOTSMAGIC GENEALOGY SOFTWARE PRESENTED BY BRUCE BUZBEE AT 8 PM ON APRIL 13, 2012 AT THE CLEVELAND OHIO STAKE CENTER, 25000 WESTWOOD&nbsp;ROAD,&nbsp;WESTLAKE OHIO <br>Bruce Buzbee is the founder and president of RootsMagic Inc, and the author of RootsMagic Genealogy Software. Bruce has been writing genealogy software for over 20 years, having originally written the popular Family Origins genealogy software. He is also the webmaster of Family-Reunion.com, the world's most popular family reunion planning site, as well as the author of Family Reunion Organizer software.'''&nbsp; ====
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=== April 20, 2013 - 10th Annual Family History Conference ===
  
==== --&nbsp;'''''April 28, 2012'''''&nbsp;-- ====
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== '''&nbsp;'''&nbsp;<br>'''<u>Monthly Class Schedule</u>'''  ==
  
==== '''9th Annual Family History Conference&nbsp;- 8:30 am to 1pm - at Cleveland OH Stakecenter, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, OH&nbsp;''' ====
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===== Held the third Staturday of the month from 9&nbsp;to 10:30 am  =====
  
==== '''Learn How to do Indexing in Family History Center throughout the Conference with Dorothy Titera.'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  ====
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'''Upcoming classes include:'''  
  
==== [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/a/ac/2012%2BGenConfProgram.pdf Click here] for the '''Family History Conference Program Brochure and registratiion information.''' ====
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'''November 17:'''''<b>Using DropBox in Genealogy&nbsp;</b>'''''presented by Dorothy Titera.'''  
  
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'''Classes continue monthly except April, July, August and December&nbsp;'''
  
== '''<u>Monthly Class Schedule</u>''' ==
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'''<u></u>'''  
  
===== Held the third Staturday of the month from 9&nbsp;to 10:30 am =====
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== '''<u>Center Resources</u>&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;  ==
  
'''Upcoming classes include:'''
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'''Feb 18 -- "Google for Genealogy" taught by Sandra Gray'''  
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;<u>'''Collections'''</u>  ==
  
'''March 17 -- "Indexing Our Ancestors" taught by Dorothy Titera.'''  
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*'''Our '''[http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fhlwestlake '''Book Collection''']'''can be accessed '''at:&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fhlwestlake www.librarything.com/catalog/fhlwestlake]&nbsp;
  
'''Classes continue monthly except April, July, August and December&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>'''
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=== <br><u>'''Center Resources&nbsp;'''</u> ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] Films can be ordered online [http://www.familysearch.org/films www.familysearch.org/films]<br>You&nbsp;can place orders from any computer connected to the internet, using a credit or debit card, or by PayPal.``You will need a FamilySearch ID and password, and an email address.
  
==== Collections ====
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;<u>Databases and Software&nbsp;</u> ==
  
*Our [http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fhlwestlake '''Book Collection''' can] be accessed at:&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.librarything.com/catalog/fhlwestlake www.librarything.com/catalog/fhlwestlake]&nbsp;
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:*[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. Also will provide you with access to other FamilySearch Services from home.
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] Films can be ordered online [http://www.familysearch.org/films www.familysearch.org/films]<br>You&nbsp;can place orders from any computer connected to the internet, using a credit or debit card, or by PayPal.``You will need a FamilySearch ID and password, and an email address.
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== '''<u>Hardware and Equipment&nbsp;</u>'''&nbsp; ==
  
==== &nbsp;<u>Databases and Software&nbsp;</u> ====
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■ 7 computers, high speed Internet<br>■ 3 printers, 1 also copies and scans.<br>■ 11 microfilm readers <br>■ 2 fiche readers <br>■ Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film or fiche to USB flash drive, DVD, CD or paper.&nbsp;<br>
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:*[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.
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== &nbsp;'''<u>Center Services</u>'''&nbsp; ==
:*&nbsp;'''<u>Hardware and Equipment&nbsp;</u>'''&nbsp;
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:&nbsp;<u>Center Services&nbsp;</u> ====
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Use of the Center is free.&nbsp; Copies and Computer Printouts $ 0.25 one side, $ 0.40 two sided.
  
 
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==== &nbsp;<u>Staff Research Specialties</u><br>&nbsp;  ====
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;'''<u>Staff Research Specialties</u>'''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;  ==
  
=== &nbsp;<u>Resources in the Local Area</u>  ===
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== '''<u>Resources in the Local Area</u>&nbsp;&nbsp;''' ==
  
'''Cuyahoga County Deed Search; 1810-2012''' [http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx]  
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&nbsp;'''Cuyahoga County Deed Search; 1810-2012''' [http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx]  
  
'''Cuyahoga County Property Research; <br> '''[http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx]  
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'''Cuyahoga County Property Research; <br>'''[http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx]  
  
 
'''Cleveland District Roundtable,''' includes;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuyahoga County Birth Affidavits--1860-1908  
 
'''Cleveland District Roundtable,''' includes;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuyahoga County Birth Affidavits--1860-1908  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/]&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/]&nbsp;  
  
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=== &nbsp;<u>Links&nbsp;</u>  ===
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== &nbsp;<u>'''Volunteer at the Center&nbsp;'''</u>&nbsp; ==
  
[http://www.cleveland.com/westlake/index.ssf/2011/09/westlake_family_history_center.html http://www.cleveland.com/westlake/index.ssf/2011/09/westlake_family_history_center.html]
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The Westlake Family History Center has many opportunities for you to serve as a Volunteer.  
  
WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Ever wonder where you come from?
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Please call: 440-777-1518.
  
Maybe you've heard your great-grandfather traveled by ship from his native Ireland to New York during the Great Potato Famine.
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Or perhaps there's a family rumor you have royal blood.
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== &nbsp;'''&nbsp;<u>Links</u>&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;  ==
  
Wouldn't you like to know the truth? What if you could even find photos of your ancestors that you've never seen before?
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[http://www.cleveland.com/westlake/index.ssf/2011/09/westlake_family_history_center.html http://www.cleveland.com/westlake/index.ssf/2011/09/westlake_family_history_center.html]
  
Genealogy-- searching one's family roots-- is now the fastest growing hobby in the U.S.  
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WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Ever wonder where you come from?Maybe you've heard your great-grandfather traveled by ship from his native Ireland to New York during the Great Potato Famine.Or perhaps there's a family rumor you have royal blood.Wouldn't you like to know the truth? What if you could even find photos of your ancestors that you've never seen before?&nbsp;&nbsp; Genealogy-- searching one's family roots-- is now the fastest growing hobby in the U.S.  
  
 
Websites such as Ancestry.com have wonderful tools and can get you started on your journey. But there is a fee to access many record databases and it can be overwhelming and frustrating to research family roots on your own.  
 
Websites such as Ancestry.com have wonderful tools and can get you started on your journey. But there is a fee to access many record databases and it can be overwhelming and frustrating to research family roots on your own.  
  
Westlake has a great resource right in its midst that can help you uncover your family's past. It's called The Westlake Family History Center.  
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Westlake has a great resource right in its midst that can help you uncover your family's past. It's called The Westlake Family History Center.It's a service offered through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, many people know it as the Mormon Church, and they say they have the largest genealogical library in the world. It collects the information because, it states:  
 
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It's a service offered through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, many people know it as the Mormon Church, and they say they have the largest genealogical library in the world. It collects the information because, it states:  
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"Our commitment to helping people connect with their ancestors is rooted in our beliefs. We believe that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life. We therefore believe that all family members—those living, those past, and those future—share an enduring bond that reaches across the generations."  
 
"Our commitment to helping people connect with their ancestors is rooted in our beliefs. We believe that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life. We therefore believe that all family members—those living, those past, and those future—share an enduring bond that reaches across the generations."  
  
You don't have to be a member of the Church to use The Westlake Family History Center. It's free and open to all.  
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You don't have to be a member of the Church to use The Westlake Family History Center. It's free and open to all.The center has been in Westlake for 40 years and is manned by genealogy experts who can help you start, or delve further into, your family history. "We help an average 25 to 30 people each week," says center Director Phil Franklin. "It's nice if they can bring in a pedigree chart to get their search started."&nbsp;A pedigree chart is basically a list of the names, birth dates and death dates of your parents, grandparents and other family members. It can be used as a road map to guide your search.  
 
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The center has been in Westlake for 40 years and is manned by genealogy experts who can help you start, or delve further into, your family history.  
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"We help an average 25 to 30 people each week," says center Director Phil Franklin. "It's nice if they can bring in a pedigree chart to get their search started."  
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A pedigree chart is basically a list of the names, birth dates and death dates of your parents, grandparents and other family members. It can be used as a road map to guide your search.  
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"Once they bring that in, we try to get on a computer because people really enjoy seeing the historical records pop up," Franklin said.
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The center has several useful tools for tracking your ancestry:
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•The ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.<br>•Access to the Family History Center Portal page. That means the center offers free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including ancestry.com and the Access Newspaper Archive.<br>
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<u>'''Volunteer at the Center'''</u>
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"Once they bring that in, we try to get on a computer because people really enjoy seeing the historical records pop up,"&nbsp; Franklin said. The center has several useful tools for tracking your ancestry:
  
The Westlake Family History Center has many opportunities for you to serve as a Volunteer, Please call: 440-777-1518.<br>
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•The ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; History Library Catalog.<br>•Access to the Family History Center Portal page. That means the center offers free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including ancestry.com and the Access Newspaper Archive.<br>  
  
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;<u>'''Ohio Family History Centers'''</u>  ==
  
[[Category:Ohio Family History Centers]]
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[[Category:Ohio_Family_History_Centers]]

Revision as of 14:34, 22 October 2012

Contents

 Center Contacts and Hours 

  • Location & Map:
  • Address: 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake, Ohio. (This is not a mailing address.)
Location on Map
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 45331, Westlake, OH 44145
  • The Church is on the North side of Westwood Road, between Walter and Columbia Roads. The Center is in the southeast corner of the building. Look for the sign. Park on the right (East) side of the church building. Enter at the front/East door of the building.
  • Phone: 440-777-1518 (Call during hours when Center is open.)
  • Open Hours:
  • Mon thru Sat: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Evenings, Tue thru Thu: 6 pm - 9 pm
  • 'Holiday Schedule'

Closed Memorial Day, Labor Day, November 22-24 and December 23 thru January 1, 2013.  

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Calendar and Events 

November 10, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm - Free Research help session at Westlake Porter Library sponsored by Porter Library, Cuyahoga West Chapter of the OGS and the Westlake Family History Center.

April 20, 2013 - 10th Annual Family History Conference

  
Monthly Class Schedule

Held the third Staturday of the month from 9 to 10:30 am

Upcoming classes include:

November 17:Using DropBox in Genealogy presented by Dorothy Titera.

Classes continue monthly except April, July, August and December 

Center Resources   

 

  Collections

 

  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. Also will provide you with access to other FamilySearch Services from home.

Hardware and Equipment  

■ 7 computers, high speed Internet
■ 3 printers, 1 also copies and scans.
■ 11 microfilm readers
■ 2 fiche readers
■ Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film or fiche to USB flash drive, DVD, CD or paper. 


 Center Services 

Use of the Center is free.  Copies and Computer Printouts $ 0.25 one side, $ 0.40 two sided.

 

  Staff Research Specialties
  

Resources in the Local Area  

 Cuyahoga County Deed Search; 1810-2012 http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx

Cuyahoga County Property Research;
http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx

Cleveland District Roundtable, includes;
    Cuyahoga County Birth Affidavits--1860-1908

    Cleveland Cemetery Index

    Cuyahoga County Porbate Index--1926-1904

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ 


 Volunteer at the Center  

The Westlake Family History Center has many opportunities for you to serve as a Volunteer.

Please call: 440-777-1518.


  Links   

http://www.cleveland.com/westlake/index.ssf/2011/09/westlake_family_history_center.html

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Ever wonder where you come from?Maybe you've heard your great-grandfather traveled by ship from his native Ireland to New York during the Great Potato Famine.Or perhaps there's a family rumor you have royal blood.Wouldn't you like to know the truth? What if you could even find photos of your ancestors that you've never seen before?   Genealogy-- searching one's family roots-- is now the fastest growing hobby in the U.S.

Websites such as Ancestry.com have wonderful tools and can get you started on your journey. But there is a fee to access many record databases and it can be overwhelming and frustrating to research family roots on your own.

Westlake has a great resource right in its midst that can help you uncover your family's past. It's called The Westlake Family History Center.It's a service offered through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, many people know it as the Mormon Church, and they say they have the largest genealogical library in the world. It collects the information because, it states:

"Our commitment to helping people connect with their ancestors is rooted in our beliefs. We believe that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life. We therefore believe that all family members—those living, those past, and those future—share an enduring bond that reaches across the generations."

You don't have to be a member of the Church to use The Westlake Family History Center. It's free and open to all.The center has been in Westlake for 40 years and is manned by genealogy experts who can help you start, or delve further into, your family history. "We help an average 25 to 30 people each week," says center Director Phil Franklin. "It's nice if they can bring in a pedigree chart to get their search started." A pedigree chart is basically a list of the names, birth dates and death dates of your parents, grandparents and other family members. It can be used as a road map to guide your search.

"Once they bring that in, we try to get on a computer because people really enjoy seeing the historical records pop up,"  Franklin said. The center has several useful tools for tracking your ancestry:

•The ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family      History Library Catalog.
•Access to the Family History Center Portal page. That means the center offers free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including ancestry.com and the Access Newspaper Archive.

  Ohio Family History Centers