San Jose California 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.


The San Jose California History Center serves all of metropolitan San Jose and surrounding communities.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 4977 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135 United States
  • Use the parking lot closest to the road
  • Walk up the central walkway to the LDS Church and look for the FHC Sign.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-408-274-8592

E-mail:

  • CA_SanJose@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule and Closure

    Apr 2;  May 3,4, and 28;  Jul 2; Sep 3;  Oct 1 and 4;  Nov 22 thru 26;  Dec 24 thru 31.



Family History Classes – Spring 2017

Free Classes taught by FHC Staff members

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 - San Jose Family History Center

4977 San Felipe Road – 408-274-8592

Individual help available until 1 p.m.

No need to register – just show up!

1.   Feb. 8 The Philosophy of Genealogy

2.   Feb 15  Getting Started: Where to Begin, Where to Search, Vital Records

3.   Feb. 22  Searching the Internet

4.   Mar. 1 Using Census Records

5.   Mar. 8 Organizing Your Research, Using Evernote, Sources

6.   Mar. 15 Using Church and Military Records

7.   Mar. 22 Using Probate and Court Records

8.   Mar. 29 Land and Tax Records

9.   Apr. 5 DNA Testing Overview

10. Apr 12 Immigration and Naturalization

11. Apr 19 Newspapers, Books and Periodicals

12. Apr. 26 Photos and Publishing


Center Resources

Catalog

  • Our catalog is located at FamilySearch.org Click search, then Catalog
  • Under “Search these Family History Centers” select San Jose California Family History Center
  • The catalog allows patrons to:
    • Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords
    • Broaden a search to other local Family History Centers or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
    • Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at FamilySearch.org and elsewhere

      Direct link to the FamilySearch Catalog :FamilySearch Catalog

      Link to an Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog:Introduction to the Catalog

Databases and Software

Hardware and Equipment

The Center has:
  • 12 computers
  • 8 Microfilm Readers
  • 2 Microfiche Readers
  • 1 Microfilm Scanner
  • 1 Microfilm Printer

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Bountiful and Chattanooga FHC pages for examples.)


Resources in the Local Area


Links

  • A complete list of online genealogical and research resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found HERE.
  • A complete list of websites to all LDS Family History Centers in California can be found at the link "Category: California Family History Centers" below.

Volunteer at the Center