Cleveland Texas Family History Center

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Why Family History?

Family history is more than a hobby, it’s an activity that blesses both the living and the dead. Connecting generations with the blessings of the temple serves ancestors, safeguards individuals, and strengthens families.

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


IT was the custom in ancient Israel to preserve the relations of their family by a carefully kept record of all its members. To trace their genealogy was an easy task. (See Luke 3:23-38). In modern times, however, among the Gentiles, this practice is not in vogue ; and many persons take so little interest in the history of their progenitors, that they can scarcely tell even the names of their grandfather and mother. We know how important it is to trace our roots and here at the Cleveland Texas Family History Center we offer access to the extensive resources available through FamilySearch International and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The center is open to the public and admission is free of charge. Everyone is welcome!  We can arrange for group visits by confirmed reservation only.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1100 Southline Cleveland TX 77327-4647 United States
  • Entrance to the center is on Hancock Ave
  • Language:English




FHC Director:

Christopher O. Wetzel




Open Hours:

  • Wed. 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Fri. 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Also by Appointment!
  • Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Please call for hours of operation

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Wend. is individual training and Fri. training is open to all

Center Resources

Computers with online and offline help

Printers and photo scanning directly to your family tree.


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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Databases and Software
RootsMagic 6
Ancestral Quest 14
LibreOffice 4.1
Legacy 8.0
  • 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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

Dell Computers running Windows 7
Lexmark printer
Microfilm reader

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

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