Plantation Florida 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.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 851 NW 112th Ave Plantation FL 33325-1503 United States
  • Language:English


  • (954) 472-0524



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 1:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

Note: The FHC is run entirely by volunteers, so please call before coming down during scheduled times to confirm the presence of a volunteer. Generally, the phone is not answered outside of official hours.

Please use the northern entrance.

Holiday Schedule:

No hours on Thanksgiving: Christmas: New Years Day

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 7, 2016: Genealogical Society of Broward County will present a webinar, "The Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from Mistakes" by Thomas MacEntee. It will be held at the Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor, Nova Southeastern University. For times, directions and other details, go to the GSBC website.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Hundreds of microfilms on a wide variety of locations, subjects and resources.
  • Several dozen books on a variety of genealogical topics.
  • Dozens of genealogical magazines, including the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the NGS Magazine, American Ancestors and NEHGS Register (both from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society) and the Official Journal of the Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society.
  • Handouts to help beginners.

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. Databases include:
    • 19th Century British Library Newspapers
    • Access Newspaper Archives
    • Alexander Street Press - American Civil War
    • Ancestry
    • ArkivDigital
    • Find My Past
    • Fold3 - formerly Footnote
    • The Genealogist
    • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
    • Kinpoint - Premium
    • MyHeritage - Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • ProQuest Obituary Listings
    • Puzzilla - Premium Services
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • Four manual microfilm readers
  • Two automated microfilm/microfiche readers with printing capabilities
  • Four computers
  • Two printers (printing is .10/page - patrons are welcome to bring flash drives and download documents to them)

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

Genealogical Society of Broward County

Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County

Genealogy Room, Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie.


Volunteer at the Center

We're always looking for family history enthusiasts to help out. Please call the number above during open hours, email us (address above) or come down and talk to one of the FHC consultants.