Carson City Nevada 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.

Our Carson City Family History Center is an invaluable resource for all of your genealogy research. We are open and available to all members of the community free of charge. We welcome all!

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 411 North Saliman Road, Carson City Nevada 89701 United States Building is just South of Carson High School Entrance is at the north east corner from the back parking lot--plentiful free parking available
  • Language:English


  • 1-775-884-2064


Open Hours: (NEW)

  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Wednesday: 2.00pm - 8.00pm
  • or by appointment

Holiday Schedule:

Closed from the 20th of December 2016 until the 1st of January 2017

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

NEW! Carson City Family History Center Open House - Spring Series

Saturday 25 March 2017 - 10.00am - noon - with a talk: Family History Without Sources is Just Mythology

Saturday 15 April 2017 - 10.00am - noon - with a talk: Climbing Your Family Tree, The Basics

Saturday 20 May 2017 - 10.00am - noon - with a talk: Navigating

Saturday 17 June 2017 - 10.00am - noon - with a talk: What's in Your Genealogical Toolbox?

No RSVPs are necessary, but if you want to help us estimate the headcount, you can sign up here. Note: We won't share or publish your name, and we'll only email you with future announcements.

Class Schedule

We will start offering hour long presentations on a wide range of genealogy research topics in March. These sessions are both public and free.

We plan on two sessions each month.

Next session: 16 March 2017; 6.00-7.00pm; Using Billion Graves

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources

  • 4 patron computers with access to the Family History Portal
  • 4 patron computers with internet access
  • Wi-Fi access for patron devices (laptops, tablets, etc)
  • 1 microfilm/microfiche reader with scanner and USB output port
  • 2 multi-use printers
  • 1 combination copier/scanner (directly connected to FamilySearch and a USB output port)
  • Free access to Premium Online Portal websites, including,, Find My Past, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, and much more
  • A  collection of books containing biographies, research guidance materials, indexes, and databases
  • A varied, permanent collection of microfilm rolls and microfiche
  • Most of the microfilms or microfiches in the FamilySearch Catalog can be ordered, viewed, and scanned at our Center

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

We have a dozen Family History Consultants and Volunteers who donate their time and are ready to assist you with your research needs. Our staff has expertise in the following areas:

  • United States family research especially the Federal Census and Vital Records
  • On-line research sites and tools
  • Indexing and Arbitration
  • Third-party tools, especially charting
  • Some expertise in applications for lineage societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHC) are branches of the Family History Library. Over 4,000 family history centers operate in more than 88 countries.

Local family history centers are staffed by helpful volunteers.

Click here to locate the nearest family history center in your area, or call 1-866-406-1830 in the United States and Canada.

Resources in the Local Area

We are located less than two miles from the Nevada State Library and Archives, an invaluable resource for those researching their Nevada roots.


Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.
  • Brigham Young University - Genealogy Classes and Webinars start here for on-line classes, webinars and YouTube videos
  • Brigham Young University - Research Hints start here for forms, finding hints and general access to the Library
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalization records, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees. 

Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for volunteers. If you have a specific expertise in family research, please contact us!

At the moment, we are trying to expand our our knowledge of European immigration ancestors, and foreign language and customs expertise is always welcome.