Doylestown Pennsylvania 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.


The Doylestown Family History Center (FHC) is a branch of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by:

  • Giving personal one-on-one assistance
  • Providing access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program
  • Offering free how-to classes


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 1255 Ferry Road, Doylestown PA 18901 United States
  • Corner of Ferry and Chapman (not North Chapman). The entrance to the parking lot is on Chapman. The entrance to the center is on the southwest side of the building, i.e., around the back.

Phone:

  • 215-348-0645

E-mail:

  • PA_Doylestown@ldsmail.net

Facebook:

Short url to this page:

Open Hours: Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; Saturdays as scheduled 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Schedule: In January we will be open as normal on Wednesdays and on the following Saturdays: January 7, January 14, January 28. In February we will be open as normal on Wednesdays and on the following Saturdays: February 11, February 25.

Weather closures: We will be closed in case of inclement weather. Check here and on our Facebook page for announcements about closures. 


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog

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. These websites include:
19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
Access Newspaper Archive
Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
Ancestry.com
ArkivDigital Online
Find My Past
Fold3.com
Godfrey Memorial Library
Heritage Quest Online
Historic Map Works Library Edition
LegacyStories
Paper Trail
World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have four computers available for public use, five microfilm/microfiche readers, and a scanner/printer. The microfilm copier is working on dated technology and can download to a USB drive, but you may want to bring a camera and tripod or smartphone to take pictures of the images you need from microfilm. 

Research Guides

Resources in the Local Area


Additional Helps


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