Greenville Michigan 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.


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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 10700 W Carson City Rd Greenville MI 48838 United States
  • Library is around the back of the building-Northeast Door.
  • Language: English

Phone: 616.225.8210 (leave a message) or 616.754.7731 for immediate assistance

E-mail:

  • SueNelson@heartprints.net

Open Hours:

  • Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Closed during inclement weather.
  • Call for Special Access Hours

Center Resources

Collections

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.
    • Free access to Premiium Online Portal websites, including Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, The Genealogist, Historical Map Works Library Edition, World Vital Records, and much more.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 certified computers that allow access to Ancestry and 19 other partner sites for free- Lexmark Printer/Scanner that can scan and post your photos and documents directly to your FamilySearch Tree

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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.


Alternate Repositories

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, try one or more of these other repositories.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • 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.[1] 
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[2] 
  • 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.[3]

Repositories with significant Utah local history and Mormon Pioneer collections

  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-present: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[4]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[5]
  • Utah State Historical Society, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[6]


(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)


Links

  1. National Archives home page at http://www.archives.gov/ 
  2. "Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library 
  3. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ 
  4. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html 

Volunteer at the Center

We have a very friendly, helpful staff and would love to have you come and work with us.