Opelika Alabama Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
We serve the cities of Opelika and Auburn and, also, the surrounding areas of Lee, Chambers and Macon counties.
Center Contacts and Hours
- Groce St Opelika AL 36801 United States
- Location on Map
- Park in the first (and smaller) parking lot.
- The FHC entrance is the last door at the back of the building.
- This door is usually locked so ring the buzzer and someone will open the door for you.
- 1 334-745-2140
- Wednesday 1:00pm - 8:00pm
- also open by appointment; please call 1-334-332-8044
- Closed for Holidays
- Closed for General Conference
Calendar and Events
- FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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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, such as Ancestry, Find My Past, My Heritage. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)
Hardware and Equipment
- We have 2 computers and a printer, 2 microfilm readers and 2 microfiche readers. We do not have a microfilm or microfiche copier but you can use a digital camera.
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Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
There are several libraries within a reasonable distance of our FHC which include:
1. Auburn University Library has most census films, many books and the Alabama Room containing resources for Alabama research. One must obtain a parking permit for a day to park in the campus parking lot or they can park off campus.
2. Chatahoochee Valley Community College Library in Phenix City has a very good book and film collection.
3. The Opelika Public Library has a good research collection and internet connection.
4. The Middle Georgia Archives is located in LaGrange, Georgia about 45 miles from Opelika and it has a great research collection.
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Volunteer at the Center
We can always use assistance to better serve our patrons. Some experience in genealogical research and with computers is preferred.