Austin Texas Family History Center

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


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1000 E Rutherford Ln Austin Texas 78753 United States
  • Park in the back of the building
  • Approach either of the back doors and ring the bell.
  • One of the staff members will open the door for you.
  • Language:English


  • 1-512-837-3626
  • Our phone line has been having issues. If you cannot get through, please call Chris Heywood at 512-578-9644.



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday:9:00am-3:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-12:00pm*
  • Saturday:10:00am-11:30am

*The FHC will be closed the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month until further notice

Holiday Schedule 2017:

Family History Center Scheduled Closings 2017

March 13-18  (Spring Break)

April 1 (General Conference)

April 15 -16 (Easter Weekend)

May 27 -29 (Memorial Day Weekend)

July 4 (Independence Day)

September 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend)

October 7 (General Conference)

November 21-25  (Thanksgiving)

December 16-31 (Christmas Vacation)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 5 desktop computers
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfilm scanner/printer
  • 2 printers
  • 1 copier.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Glenda - Scandinavian Research

Frances - Mexican Research

Resources in the Local Area

Austin History Center:

Texas State Library and Archives:

Benson Latin American Collection:

Perry-Castañeda Library:

Catholic Doocese of Austin:


Volunteer at the Center