Raymond Alberta Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Raymond Alberta Family History Centre serves the Town of Raymond and the surrounding area. It is available free of charge to everyone, and our experienced staff are there to help patrons research their ancestors.

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • 46 W 200 N Raymond, Alberta T0K 2S0 Canada
  • The entrance to the centre is on 50 W round the corner from 200 N. There is limited parking at the back of the centre.

Phone: (403) 752 4142

E-mail: AB_Raymond@ldsmail.net (Brian Freeze Centre Director)

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 12 Noon Indexing Training and Support
  • Tuesday: 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 1 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday: 1 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 1 pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays



"Upcoming Events"

General Research Training is held the first Tuesday each month at the Family History Centre Starting at 7:00 pm

Class Schedule

Classes for 2017 (usually on the first Tuesday of the month)

Feb 7th The importance of family stories (Helen Coppieters)

Mar 7th Records and how to use them (Faye Geddes)

Apr. 4th Research in Denmark (Ann Williams)

May 2nd Basic tools for family history research (Brian Freeze)

June 6th Basic computer skills (Brian Freeze)

July 4th Researching England (Celia Tyler)

August 1st How to use North American records to get back to Europe (Dave Tyler)

September 5th How to use Family Search (Alma Williams)

October 3rd Using social media for family history (Brian Freeze)

November 7th Searching the Internet Family History sites (Mabel Peters)

December 5th Research in Norway (Dave Tyler)

New Basic FamilyHistory Research Course

This new six week course presents basic principles to

apply in your research. It is based on the five-step

Research Process

It will be at the Family History Centre on Thursdays

beginning January 12th 2017.

The same class will be offered both 10.00 am and at

7.00 pm.

For further details and to register for one of the two

sessions please contact either:

Dick Robertson: 403 915 5325

E-mail: trainmanhohoho@outlook.com

Or

Brian Freeze: 403 232 1808

E-mail: bfreeze@hotmail.com


The Second Tuesday of the month is used for Temple and Family History Consultant Training. This Class starts at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday morning s from 10:00 am to Noon (12:00pm) is reserved for Indexing. Please contact the Temple and Family History Consultant - Indexing: Sister Nina Hamon for further information.

Family History Center Staff:

Centre Resources

We currently hold over 3,000 microfilms, a further 3,000 microfiches and an extensive library of books covering many areas of the world.

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • (List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have 17 computers with Internet access, 4 microfilm readers, I microfiche reader, as well as a microfilm and a flatbed scanner, a photocopier, and three printers.


Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

In addition to the United States and Canada, we have staff members with specialist knowledge of research in England and Wales, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and The Ukraine, including the ability to read records in the relevant languages.


Resources in the Local Area

(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

Town of Raymond Alberta: Link

Where is Raymond: Link



Volunteer at the Centre

We are currently looking for someone with experience in Japanese research.