Crystal Lake Illinois 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.


Location and Address:

Location:

Address:

  • 480 North Walkup Rd. Crystal Lake, Illinois  60012
  • Enter the building using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.  Please ring the buzzer to be admitted.

Center Hours

Daytime

  • Tues 10am-2pm
  • Wed 10am - 12pm
  • Fri 11am-1pm

Evenings

  • Tuesday   7pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 7pm-9pm
  • Thursday  7pm-9pm

Weekend

  • Sat 12pm-3pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

WE WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING

Contact Information

Email: il_crystallake@ldsmail.net

Phone at FHC: 815-459-7475

Tami Allred - 847 951-9029

Center Resources

Collections and Ordering Microfilm


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal (Premium websites you can use for FREE at an FHC only)
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access NewspaperArchive.com
  • Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com (The Library Edition)
  • ArkivDigital
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (the old Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Legacy Stories
  • Paper Trail
  • WorldVitalRecords.com



Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Paper copier
  • Flatbed scanner (allows you to scan photos directly to FamilySearch Family Tree Memories)
  • Digital camera to capture microfilm frames (Bring your own flashdrive to save images you find)
  • Headsets to listen to webinars and FamilySearch online classes
  • Some recorded webinars available on CD for your viewing


Links
Volunteer at the Center