Fishers Indiana 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 Fishers Indiana Family History Center has been helping family history researchers since 1983. Located North of 116th Street between I-69 and Allisonville Road at 777 Sunblest Blvd. in Sunblest, the Fishers Indiana Family History Center offers easy access, plenty of parking, flexible hours and several well-trained and enthusiastic staff members to help guide your research. After remodel and upgrade during the Summer of 2013, the Fishers Family History Center offers free wireless internet, use of computers and digital imaging equipment, and free use of our premium subscription websites such as: The 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive; Access Newspaper Archives; Alexander Street Press:The American Civil War Research Database-Letters and Diaries-Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera, Social and Cultural History and Women and Social Movements in the United States; American Ancestors, Ancestry; FindMyPast; Fold3.com; The Genealogist; Godfrey Memorial Library; Heritage Quest Online; Historic Map Works; Kinpoint; MyHeritage; Paper Trail; ProQuest Obituary Listings; Puzzilla.org; World Vital Records and more!


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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 777 Sunblest Blvd Fishers IN 46038 United States
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-317-577-2911

E-mail:

  • IN_Fishers@ldsmail.net


Current Hours:

  • Tuesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Other hours by appointment


Holiday Schedule:  Closed November 22-24, 2016 and December 20, 2016 - January 5, 2017

*Closed all major holidays and Closed for weather problems:  Note, Closed when Hamilton County Schools are closed or when there are travel or weather advisories for Hamilton County.


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Staff Training is the 3rd Friday each Month and is for all Staff, including Volunteers, and anyone with a Family History Calling is welcome to attend.  It is from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Fishers Family History Center.


Center Resources

Collections

  • Get access to billions of records! FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to family history centers and affiliate libraries. The loan is free, but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.  Ordering is simple: To order films from FamilySearch, consult the Family Search website. Go to: Catalog to search for a microfilm or microfiche that you want to order.  To order, click on the link for online ordering at: Films. Sign in using your FamilySearch Account. If you do not have an account, you may register for a free account.  Locate the microfilm number(s) you want to order from the Family History Library Catalog located on FamilySearch.org.  Note: Before ordering any film, check to make sure the Family History Library Catalog does not have a digital copy online.  Select your loan type, enter the microfilm number, and click Search. Repeat this step for additional items.  When you are ready to submit your loan order, click the shopping cart in the upper right portion of the screen. You will then have a chance to review and confirm your order.. Select Fishers Indiana Family History Center as the destination for your microfilm.  After you submit your order, all films will be delivered to the Fishers Indiana Family History Center.
  • See the Microfilm Collection available at this Center at: Microfilm Collection,  then go to "Search These Family History Centers" and click on Fishers Indiana Family History Center to see the collections.
  • Several hundred books are also available on microfiche. 

Databases and Software

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, including, but not limited to:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War Research Database - Letters and Diaries - Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera and Social and Cultural History and Women and Social Movements in the United States
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • FindMyPast-Institution Version
  • Fold3.com (Previously known as Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works- Library Edition
  • Kinpoint-Premium
  • MyHeritage-Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla.org-Premium Services
  • WorldCat
  • World Vital Records-All content has been added to MyHeritage.com
  • Ancestral Quest 12
  • Ancestral Quest Collaboration
  • Charting Companion
  • FamilyInsight
  • Genelines
  • Generation Maps
  • GetMyAncestors
  • MagiKey Family Tree
  • Map My Family Tree
  • Ordinance Tracker
  • PAF Companion
  • RootsMagic
  • Legacy Family Tree Deluxe
  • Personal Historian


Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers and Headphones
  • Microfilm/microfiche Readers
  • Digital Imaging System to copy and digitize microfilm/microfiche records.
  • Flatbed Scanner to copy and digitize photos, slides, negatives, and documents.
  • Lexmark Scanner that has the ability to scan photos and documents directly into Family Tree.
  • Free Wifi for personal computers and tablets.


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

One-on-one help in FamilySearch.org, and using the Premium Websites and Data Programs listed.

Resources in the Local Area

Hamilton County Public Library

Links

(TBD)

Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for volunteers!  If you have a desire, we have a time slot for you, whether it is once a month or more!  Read a foreign language?  We have need of volunteers who can translate text/documents for patrons.  If you can volunteer for this, please contact us also!