Baton Rouge Louisiana 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.

Our mission is to help patrons find records of their ancestors

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

Phone: 225-769-8913


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

Upcoming 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 ( 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.

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • 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 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.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


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.

For help and guidelines for editing this page, see the Adding details to a FHC page article.