Huntington Beach California Family History Center
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Location & Map:
- 8702 Atlanta Ave, Huntington Beach, CA.
- The Center is located in the northeast corner of our red brick Stake Center. We serve Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Westminister, even Long Beach. Our center is consistently open 6 days a week with a consultant always there.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-9,
Friday and Saturday 9-1
Holiday Schedule: We only close for the major National holidays, for 2 weeks when the Newport Beach Temple closes in the fall , and 2 weeks around Christmas and New Years. The answering machine will be more specific.
- Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
Most of our books are for research reference. We have about 600 microfilms on permanant loan from the Salt Lake Family History Library. Those films include many from Guadalajara, Mexico, Acri, Italy and New York City.
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
We have 7 internet connected Computers and a private donation of the full Ancestry.com site. We have a desktop page with links to many commonly used Family History research websites.
Resources in the Local Area
The Huntington Beach Public Library located at GoldenWest and Talbert has a very large collection of books, maps, magazines. It is open whenever the library is. Call 714-842-4481. We regularly refer patrons to each other.
Volunteer at the Center
Volunteers are always needed. It is an excellent way to set aside a regular time to work on your own research and learn from others. We do an orientation for any new consultants. We can teach family history skills. Some basic computer knowledge is nice but not necessary.