Baton Rouge Louisiana Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Our mission is to help patrons find records of their ancestors
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Center Services
- 5 Resources in the Local Area
- 6 Links
- 7 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
- Address:10335 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- The entrance is at the rear of the first building. Parking is at our door.
- Map to Baton Rouge Family History Center
Open Hours: Tuesday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Thursday: 4:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 - noon
2012 Holiday Schedule: September 1 November 19 - 24 December 17 - January 1
Calendar and Events
Family History Fair Baton Rouge Stake
Tentative Date: Saturday February 24, 2013 9:00 to noon
Language: English and Spanish
Wi-Fi access available, laptops welcome (BYOL)
The following are separate stations located in the Family History Center, Relief Society room and cultural hall. A Family History Consultant will man each station.
Collecting Information from Family
Recording Genealogical Information
Searching Public Records
Register for an LDS account
Access premium genealogy websites (Ancestry.com) on FHC computers
Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Search for microfilmed sources and online film ordering
Family Search Indexing
Tables will be available for families to display their family history.
Staff Training Meetings
- Family History Library Catalog: The Baton Rouge Family History Center participates in the microfilm lending program of the Family History Library. Available microfilm and microfiche can be found through the Family History Library Catalog. Online microfilm and microfiche ordering is at www.familysearch.org/films. Microfilm and microfiche ordered online are viewed at the Family History Center.
- Our book room has about 500 books, including Father Hebert's Catholic Church records of South Louisiana and the published Catholic Diocese records of both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
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
- Secure Wi-Fi access for your electronic devices.
- Six microfilm readers and four microfiche readers.
- Four computers are available for patron use. Bring your thumb drive
- Our Minolta film reader allows patrons to print copies of microfilms or store them on their own thumb drive.
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
- Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the New Orleans Archdiocese Archives.
Volunteer at the Center
We are seeking a couple to take a three hour shift once a month. A staff member will be with you until you feel comfortable in the center alone.
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