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The Bangor Family History Center serves Bangor, Maine, and surrounding areas, and is open to the public with no admission charge.<br>
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The Bangor Family History Center serves Bangor, Maine, and surrounding areas, and is open to the public with no admission charge.  
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
'''Location &amp; Map:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
'''Address''': 639 Grandview Avenue, Bangor, Maine  
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=639+Grandview+Avenue,+Bangor,+Maine&hl=en&ll=44.829426,-68.773255&spn=0.022218,0.034332&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.37814,70.3125&vpsrc=6&hnear=639+Grandview+Ave,+Bangor,+Maine+04401&t=m&z=15 Location Map]
  
:*The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building. The words '''Family History Center''' are posted above the wing where the entrance is located. There is a buzzer labeled '''FHC''' to the left of the door. Please ring the buzzer for someone to open the door for you.<br>
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'''Address:'''  
:*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=639+Grandview+Avenue,+Bangor,+Maine&hl=en&ll=44.829426,-68.773255&spn=0.022218,0.034332&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.37814,70.3125&vpsrc=6&hnear=639+Grandview+Ave,+Bangor,+Maine+04401&t=m&z=15 Location on Map]
 
  
<br> '''Phone: '''(207) 942-7677 and select option 2<br>
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*639 Grandview Ave Bangor, ME
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*The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building.
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*The words '''Family History Center''' are posted above the wing where the entrance is located.
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*Please ring the buzzer (to the left of the door) for access.
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET ME_Bangor@LDSMAIL.NET]
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*Language:English
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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'''Phone:'''
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*'''(207) 942-7677, press 2 for the Family History Center when prompted'''
  
:*'''Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday''': 10 am-2 pm and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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'''E-mail:'''  
  
:*'''Saturday''': 10 am-2 pm
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*[mailto:ME_Bangor@ldsmail.net ME_Bangor@ldsmail.net]
  
<br> '''Holiday Schedule:'''<br>
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'''Open Hours:'''  
  
:Closed snowdays (at least when Bangor schools are closed), holidays and holiday weekends, General Conference weekends (1st Saturday in April and October). The Bangor FHC will be closed from Dec. 17, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 for Christmas and New Years. Due to potentially icy road conditions, the FHC will also be closed on Jan. 11, 2014.<br>
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*'''Tuesday: '''10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
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*'''Wednesday: '''10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
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*'''Thursday: '''10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
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*'''Saturday: '''10:00am-2:00pm
  
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'''Holiday Schedule:'''
  
===  ===
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Closed snow-days (at least when Bangor schools are closed), holidays and holiday weekends, and Church Conference Saturdays. We will be closed the following dates due to church conferences: March 11, April 1, April 15, and April 20-22.
  
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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! The following classes are planned for the Bangor Family History Center (free and open to the public):
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==== Class Schedule<br>  ====
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*'''To Be Determined''' - 10-11:30 am - Bangor FHC RootsTech Film Series: Subject to be announced later. One film will be shown, followed by a discussion.
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*'''Wednesday, August 16, 2017''' - 6 pm - genealogy workshop for the Penobscot County Genealogical Society.
  
*January 18, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - Bringing Your Family Tree to Life by Adding Pictures and Stories, presented by Gail Kill. (It looks like there will be icy road conditions on the orginal dae of January 11.)<br>
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:Check out the online FamilySearch Research Courses at [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Link]
*February 8, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - video selected from the 2014 RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, 2014.<br>
 
*March 8, 2014 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - video selected from the 2014 RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, 2014.<br>
 
*April 12, 2014 - 9 am - 3 pm - Bangor Family History Fair featuring videos selected from the 2014 RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, 2014.<br>
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
:Check out the online FamilySearch Research Courses at https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html.
 
  
 
:Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.
 
:Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.
 
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==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
 
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
  
:One on one as requested by the Staff Member.<br>
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:One on one as requested by the Staff Member.
  
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=== Center Resources  ===
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==== Collections  ====
  
===  ===
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FamilySearch Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  
=== Center Resources  ===
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:*'''Patrons' Microfiche Collection''' -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  
==== Collections  ====
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:*'''Indefinite Film Collection''' -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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:*'''Book Collection:''' -- over 1,430 microfilms, and over 580 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books.
:*Books, over 1,425 microfilms, and over 445 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books..''<br>''
 
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== 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.  
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:*'''[[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.
:*Currently, these websites include 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, ArkivDigital Online, Find My Past, Fold3 (formerly Footnote), Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works, World Vital Records, Paper Trail, and World Vital Records.<br>
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:*Currently, these websites include 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, Findmypast, Fold3.com (formerly Footnote), Historic Map Works, Kinpoint, MyHeritage, Access Newspaper Archive, Paper Trail, ProQuest Obituary Listings, Puzzilla.org, and World Vital Records.
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:*ArkivDigital Online is available from the desktops.
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*7 computers and 3 printers for Patron use (one of the printers can copy to a pdf or jpg file)<br>
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:*7 computers and 1 printer (the printer can copy to a pdf or jpg file)  
:*4 microfilm readers, equipped with monopods for mounting a digital camera to take pictures of film images (Note: Patrons may use their own camera or the FHC camera)<br>
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:*4 microfilm readers, equipped with monopods for mounting a digital camera to take pictures of film images (Note: Patrons may use their own camera or the FHC camera)  
 
:*1 digital camera and Kingston card reader to transfer images (Note: Patrons should bring a USB or thumb drive to receive the images)  
 
:*1 digital camera and Kingston card reader to transfer images (Note: Patrons should bring a USB or thumb drive to receive the images)  
:*4 microfiche readers''<br>''
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:*4 microfiche readers
 
 
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=== Center Services  ===
 
=== Center Services  ===
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''  
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''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Bountiful Utah Heights Family History Center|Bountiful]] and [[Chattanooga Tennessee Family History Center|Chattanooga]] FHC pages for examples.)''  
  
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=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
  
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:Bangor Public Library: [http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/ Link]
  
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
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:Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono: [http://library.umaine.edu/ Link]
  
:Bangor Public Library: http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/<br>
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: Franco-American Centre and Library, University of Maine, Orono: http://francolib.francoamerican.org/
  
:Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono: http://library.umaine.edu/<br>
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:Penobscot Maritime Museum, Searsport: [http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/ Link]
  
:Penobscot Maritime Museum, Searsport: http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/<br>
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:Maine State Archives, Augusta: [http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Link]
  
:Maine State Archives, Augusta: http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/<br>
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:Maine State Library, Augusta: [http://www.maine.gov/msl/ Link]
  
:Maine State Library, Augusta: http://www.maine.gov/msl/<br>
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:Maine State Museum, Augusta: [http://mainestatemuseum.org/ Link]
 
 
:Maine State Museum, Augusta: http://mainestatemuseum.org/<br>
 
  
 
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
:Online Film Ordering: https://www.familysearch.org/films/
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:Online Film Ordering: [https://www.familysearch.org/films/ Link]
  
:Online Catalog for the University of Maine System Libraries, Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, and Maine State Archives is called URSUS, which is available at http://130.111.64.3/
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:Online Catalog for the University of Maine System Libraries, Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, and Maine State Archives is called URSUS, which is available at [http://ursus.maine.edu/ Link]
 
 
:FamilySearch Research Wiki article for Maine: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Maine
 
 
 
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:FamilySearch Research Wiki article for Maine: [[Maine Genealogy]]
  
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
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:We appreciate everyone who comes to help.
 
:We appreciate everyone who comes to help.
  
:Please email (see above for our email address) if you are interested in helping. <br>
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:Please email (see above for our email address) if you are interested in helping.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:21, 25 February 2017

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


The Bangor Family History Center serves Bangor, Maine, and surrounding areas, and is open to the public with no admission charge.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 639 Grandview Ave Bangor, ME
  • The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building.
  • The words Family History Center are posted above the wing where the entrance is located.
  • Please ring the buzzer (to the left of the door) for access.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • (207) 942-7677, press 2 for the Family History Center when prompted

E-mail:

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed snow-days (at least when Bangor schools are closed), holidays and holiday weekends, and Church Conference Saturdays. We will be closed the following dates due to church conferences: March 11, April 1, April 15, and April 20-22.

Calendar and Events

The following classes are planned for the Bangor Family History Center (free and open to the public):
  • To Be Determined - 10-11:30 am - Bangor FHC RootsTech Film Series: Subject to be announced later. One film will be shown, followed by a discussion.
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6 pm - genealogy workshop for the Penobscot County Genealogical Society.
Check out the online FamilySearch Research Courses at Link
Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.

Staff Training Meetings

One on one as requested by the Staff Member.

Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: -- over 1,430 microfilms, and over 580 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books.

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.
  • Currently, these websites include 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, Findmypast, Fold3.com (formerly Footnote), Historic Map Works, Kinpoint, MyHeritage, Access Newspaper Archive, Paper Trail, ProQuest Obituary Listings, Puzzilla.org, and World Vital Records.
  • ArkivDigital Online is available from the desktops.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 computers and 1 printer (the printer can copy to a pdf or jpg file)
  • 4 microfilm readers, equipped with monopods for mounting a digital camera to take pictures of film images (Note: Patrons may use their own camera or the FHC camera)
  • 1 digital camera and Kingston card reader to transfer images (Note: Patrons should bring a USB or thumb drive to receive the images)
  • 4 microfiche readers

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

Bangor Public Library: Link
Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono: Link
Franco-American Centre and Library, University of Maine, Orono: http://francolib.francoamerican.org/
Penobscot Maritime Museum, Searsport: Link
Maine State Archives, Augusta: Link
Maine State Library, Augusta: Link
Maine State Museum, Augusta: Link

Links

Online Film Ordering: Link
Online Catalog for the University of Maine System Libraries, Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, and Maine State Archives is called URSUS, which is available at Link
FamilySearch Research Wiki article for Maine: Maine Genealogy

Volunteer at the Center

We appreciate everyone who comes to help.
Please email (see above for our email address) if you are interested in helping.