Sandusky Ohio Family History Center

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We are a small library but capable of spending time helping the beginner, providing local access to films, and computer access to the FHC portal sites. We can help you begin indexing for familysearch.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 4511 Galloway Road Sandusky OH 44870-6026 United States
  • List other languages guest will get help with when they come to the FHC center.
  • Entrance is located in the back (west side) of the building.
  • Language:English


  • 1-419-626-0663 ( use answering machine for messages )



FHC Director:

  • Mary Alice Williamson
  • Assistant Director:Jack Lee Williamson

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • By appointment:Please call 1-419-626-0663

Holiday Schedule:

Closed on Holidays that fall on Wednesday: Closed the day before Thanksgiving: Closed the two weeks that include Christmas day and New Years day: Closed when weather closes the local schools:

Free Genealogy Seminar

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:15 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Family History Center

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 4511 Galloway Road, Sandusky, Ohio

Genealogy Research in Italian Records

by Shayna Muckerheide, Branch Manager at the Cleveland Public Library

Learn how to conduct family history research in Italian records

from the comfort of home or the Family History Center. Emphasis on obtaining birth, marriage, and death records via LDS microfilms, online websites, and correspondence with Italian archives.

Discovering DNA Ancestry & Ethnicity

by John Ashcraft, Consultant and researcher

Sharing personal insight into resources and results that can

be achieved by simple and inexpensive DNA analysis.

Family History on-the-go

by Kim & Mike Talentino, Area FH Advisors for stakes in the Cleveland Coordinating Council

Do you use apps? There are lots of apps to help you discover, document

and Share your family history on-the-go. Many of them are Free!

Genealogy displays Refreshments

Panel: Questions and Answers

RSVP and request Syllabus (handout) by Nov 3, 2015

Include your name and contact information. Nominal cost for Syllabus to cover printing.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: Order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog for viewing at our location.
  • Our Book Collection can be accessed at:
  • Microfiche and Microfilm collections in various research areas

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. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • 4 computers with internet access
  • 4 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film/ fiche to USB flash drive, DVD, CD or paper.
  • 1 printer/copier
  • 1 flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

The Sandusky Public Library

The Milan Public Library 

Harris-Elmore Library - local history room

The Rutherford B Hayes Library

Center for Archival collections - Bowling Green State University

Volunteer at the Center