McKinney Texas 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.

Come and enjoy access to many wonderful resources for your research.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 2801W Eldorado Pkwy McKinney TX 75070 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-972-547-0019



Open Hours:

  • 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays: Closed one week for Thanksgiving: Closed two weeks for Christmas:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

The Great Family Search Conference

Sponsered by McKinney, Plano and Richardson Family History Centers, 2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano, TX

October 17, 2015, 9:00a.m.

For more information and registration form:

Center Resources


Databases and Software

  • Software:
    • RootsMagic
  • 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.
    • 19th Centry British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
    • ArkivDigital Online - Swedish Genealogy
    • Findmypast
    • (previously known as
    • The Genealogist
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • Hertiage Quest Online
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • 5 Dell Computers, Lexmark Scanner and Printer, 4 microfilm readers, 1 Konica Minolta Reader

Family History Games

Apple Tree Trivia Game

Draw a simple outline of a tree. Draw apples in a circle on the tree. Write, “Start or Collect an Apple” on one apple in the circle. Draw or print out apples and cut apart. Collect game markers/pieces for each player (buttons, action figures etc). Collect 1 or 2 dice. Write 25 or more family history questions. For example: What is your grandma’s maiden name? Where were your parents married? What was your grandpa’s job? What is your mom’s favorite color? How many brother’s does your dad have?

To Play:
Each player chooses a different colored playing piece. One or two dice may be used to go around the board. Each time a player moves, he or she picks a question card from the pile and answer the question. If the answer is correct, the player receives an apple and keeps the card. If the answer is incorrect the card is put on the bottom of the question card pile. Each time a player completes a round the player gets an apple. The game is over when all the questions cards are gone. The person with the most apples wins.

Resources in the Local Area

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FREE Online Genealogy Forms and Training

Online Forms

Online Training Courses

Online Research Training Videos

The following list is just a sampling of many of the ResearchTraining Videos that are available from the above link at the Learning Center Home page.

Online Training Videos

Volunteer at the Center

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