Athens Ohio 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 Athens Family History Center serves the Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Pike, Perry, Vinton County areas and provides access to online and microfilm resources. 

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


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  • 7795 Lemaster Rd The Plains, OH 45780 United States
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  • 740-797-3396



FHC Director:

  • Jenny D Hartzog - 1 740 590 7009

Open Hours:

  • Tues 7:00pm-8:30pm and by appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness.  Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Federation of Genealogical Societies Confrence, August 27-30, 2014, San Antonio  

14th Annual British Institute

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

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

  • Computers, microfilm readers, microfich, printer, scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Record Indexing

Searching online public records

Organizing and helping set up online family tree accounts

Resources in the Local Area

The Athens County Historical Society


Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers are welcome!