Westlake Ohio Family History Center

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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:'''
 
*'''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. 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>
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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''''''
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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 28-30 and December 21 thru January 1, 2014.'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
== &nbsp;<br><u>'''Calendar and&nbsp;Events'''</u>&nbsp;  ==
 
  
&nbsp;'''''April 27, 2013'''''&nbsp;--'''''&nbsp;10th Annual Family History'''''<b>Conferenc</b>e&nbsp;  
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=== <u>'''Calendar and&nbsp;Events'''</u>&nbsp; ===
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=== &nbsp;April 20, 2013 - 10th Annual Family History Conference&nbsp;  ===
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=== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; Doors open at 7:30 AM  ===
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== '''&nbsp;'''&nbsp;<br>'''<u>Monthly Class Schedule</u>'''  ==
 
== '''&nbsp;'''&nbsp;<br>'''<u>Monthly Class Schedule</u>'''  ==
  
===== Held the third Staturday of the month from 9&nbsp;to 10:30 am =====
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===== Held the third&nbsp;Friday of the month at 7:30 PM =====
  
 
'''Upcoming classes include:'''  
 
'''Upcoming classes include:'''  
  
'''Sept 15: Where can&nbsp;I Find&nbsp;Documents in Cuyahoga Coounty?'''  
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January 18 - '''''Overview of the FamilySearch Websites&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Presented by Betty Franklin
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February 15 - '''''FamilySearch Indexing&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Presented by Dotothy Titera and Raeann Houghton
  
'''October and November classes to be announced.'''  
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March 15 - '''''FamilySearch WIKI&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Presented by Diana Smith<br>
  
 
'''Classes continue monthly except April, July, August and December&nbsp;'''  
 
'''Classes continue monthly except April, July, August and December&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.  
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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.
:*&nbsp;'''<u>Hardware and Equipment&nbsp;</u>'''&nbsp;
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== '''<u>Hardware and Equipment&nbsp;</u>'''&nbsp;  ==
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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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== &nbsp;'''<u>Center Services</u>'''&nbsp;  ==
  
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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;'''Cuyahoga County Deed Search; 1810-2012''' [http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/searchs/generalsearchs.aspx]  
 
&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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== &nbsp;<u>'''Volunteer at the Center&nbsp;'''</u>&nbsp;  ==
 
== &nbsp;<u>'''Volunteer at the Center&nbsp;'''</u>&nbsp;  ==
  
The Westlake Family History Center has many opportunities for you to serve as a Volunteer, Please call: 440-777-1518.  
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The Westlake Family History Center has many opportunities for you to serve as a Volunteer.
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Please call: 440-777-1518.  
  
 
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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:  
 
"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 ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family&nbsp;&nbsp;&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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•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>  
  
 
== &nbsp;&nbsp;<u>'''Ohio Family History Centers'''</u>  ==
 
== &nbsp;&nbsp;<u>'''Ohio Family History Centers'''</u>  ==
  
<u>'''https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Ohio_Family_History_Centers'''</u>
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Revision as of 17:31, 4 January 2013

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 28-30 and December 21 thru January 1, 2014.  


Calendar and Events 

 April 20, 2013 - 10th Annual Family History Conference 

      8:30 AM to 1:00 PM   Doors open at 7:30 AM

         

  
Monthly Class Schedule

Held the third Friday of the month at 7:30 PM

Upcoming classes include:

January 18 - Overview of the FamilySearch Websites  Presented by Betty Franklin

February 15 - FamilySearch Indexing  Presented by Dotothy Titera and Raeann Houghton

March 15 - FamilySearch WIKI  Presented by Diana Smith

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