Tampa 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.

The Tampa Family History Center is a facility of the Tampa Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We service the Tampa and surrounding area. All are welcome.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 7851 Lutz Lake Fern Rd Odessa FL 33556-4110 United States
  • The entrance is through the double doors at the back of the church building.
  • Language:English


  • 1-813-926-3596


Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • 2nd & 3rd Saturdays: 9:00am-12:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Center may close one hour early if no patrons are present.

Upcoming Closures: Friday December 16th thru Tuesday January 3rd


  • FamilySearch Catalog: The center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Online Microfilm Ordering is implemented, and films may be ordered on the internet at www.familysearch.org/films
  • Over 10,600 microfilms in the Center
  • Millions of records recorded on microfiche.
  • FHC Portal The 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 Availability

Six microfilm readers including a digital imaging system to copy microfilm images to paper or flashdrive. Microfiche reader and four computers for public access to FamilySearch.

Staff Research Specialties

a. Indexing
b.  New Family Search, Georgia, Tennessee, US records
c. Mid-west, Mo, Ky Oh, etc., New England
d. NYC, Germany, helping beginning patrons
e.  Systems, Caribbean, Latin, Europe, UK—no Ireland, Family history correspondence,      organizational systems and skills, DNA
f. Family Search
g. Hungary
h. Sicily, Tampa, Italy
i.  Italy