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[[Image:{{Tna}}]]The [[London_Family_History_Centre|London Family History Centre]] is a large Family History Center, similar to the [[FamilySearch Libraries]] of the [[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church). There are more than 4500 Family History Centres around the world with over 100 in the [[UK]], but the 12 FamilySearch Libraries and the London Centre are larger and have more resources on site.  
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The London FamilySearch Centre is a large Family History Center, similar to the [[FamilySearch Libraries]] of the [[Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church). There are more than 4500 Family History Centres around the world with over 100 in the [[UK]], but the 12 FamilySearch Libraries and the London Centre are larger and have more resources on site
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Microfilms previously available at the centre will soon be available at the Society of Genealogists (http://www.sog.org.uk/).  
  
 
=== Centre Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Centre Contacts and Hours  ===
  
{{notice|The London Family History Centre is temporarily located in the Reading Room of [[The National Archives of the United Kingdom|<center>The London Family History Centre is temporarily located in the Reading Room of The National Archives of the United Kingdom<center></center>]]. Both online and microfilm resources have been relocated to Kew where they will remain until the early part of 2013. Alternatives for a permanent location are being evaluated. }}  
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{{notice|The London FamilySearch Centre is temporarily located in the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/The_National_Archives_of_the_United_Kingdom Reading Room of The National Archives of the United Kingdom.]<center></center> Online resources have been relocated to Kew where they will remain until further notice. Alternatives for a permanent location are being evaluated. }}  
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''
  
'''Address:''' The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom
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*http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/where.htm
  
*Kew Gardens on the District Line to Richmond is the closest Tube station''<br>''
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'''Address:'''
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*Within The National Archives Kew, Ruskin Avenue, Richmond England TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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* For sat navs use the postcode <strong>TW9 4AD (Bessant Drive)</strong>
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*Kew Gardens on the District Line to Richmond is the closest Tube station''<br>''  
 
*Parking is available onsite  
 
*Parking is available onsite  
 
*A reader's ticket is not required to use the Centre's resources  
 
*A reader's ticket is not required to use the Centre's resources  
 
*Cafeteria and lockers are available  
 
*Cafeteria and lockers are available  
*An excellent list of local beds and breakfasts is available at http://www.kewaccommodation.com/<br>
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*There is an in-house bookshop with extensive selection of family and general history titles
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*An excellent list of local bed and breakfasts is available at http://www.kewaccommodation.com/
  
'''Website:''' http://www.londonfhc.org/  
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'''Website:''' http://www.londonfamilyhistory.org/  
  
'''Phone:''' 020 7589 8561
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'''Phone:'''  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:UK_London@LDSMail.net UK_London@LDSMail.net]
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*+44 (0) 207-589 8561
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'''E-mail:'''  
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*UK_London@ldsmail.net  
  
 
'''Opening Hours:'''  
 
'''Opening Hours:'''  
  
*'''Tues and Thurs:''' 9 am to 7 pm
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*'''Tue and Thur:''' 9:00am-7:00pm.
*'''Wed, Fri and Sat:''' 9 am to 5 pm
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*'''Wed, Fri and Sat:''' 9:00am-5:00pm.
*Closed Sun and Mon (plus the Sat. of bank holiday weekends)
 
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
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*Closed Sun and Mon (plus the Sat. of bank holiday weekends)
 
See The National Archives' list of [http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/times.htm closure dates].  
 
See The National Archives' list of [http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/visit/times.htm closure dates].  
  
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
  
==== Upcoming Events ====
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==== Upcoming Events<u></u><u></u>  ====
 
 
==== Class Schedule  ====
 
 
 
Classes are temporarily suspended while the Centre is located at The National Archives.<br>
 
 
 
==== Staff Training Meetings ====
 
  
 
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
The London Family History Centre has an onsite collection of about 60,000 microfilms from the Salt Lake Family History Library collection and these are primarily records of the U.K., Ireland, and locations where the British were, e.g. The Caribbean. This collection is expanding regularly. Microfilms not in the onsight collection can be ordered from the Family History Library Catalog on http://www.familysearch.org for a relatively small charge. The Centre also has 25 computers for patron use with websites such as FamilySearch, the 1911 Census for England and Wales, FreeBMD, GENUKI, and subscriptions to Ancestry, The National Archives, FindMyPast, amongst others. Running on the internal server and available on each of its computers are databases which include but are not resticted to, the British Vital Records Index - 2nd Edition, the 1881 British Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1880 U.S. Census, the Scottish Church Records database (10 million names indexed from parish registers before Civil Registration started in Scotland), the Mormon Immigration Index and the Pedigree Resource File.  
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There is no permanent collection of microfilms onsite. Microfilms can be ordered from the FamilySearch Catalog on http://www.familysearch.org for a relatively small charge. The Centre has 32 computers for patron use with websites such as FamilySearch, the 1911 Census for England and Wales, FreeBMD, GENUKI, and subscriptions to Ancestry, The National Archives, findmypast, amongst others. Running on the internal server and available on each of its computers are databases which include but are not resticted to, the British Vital Records Index - 2nd Edition, the 1881 British Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1880 U.S. Census, the Scottish Church Records database (10 million names indexed from parish registers before Civil Registration started in Scotland), the Mormon Immigration Index and the Pedigree Resource File.  
  
:*[http://www.londonfhc.org/content/catalogue '''London Family History Centre Catalogue''']: Discover what resources we offer. Browse or search.  
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:*'''[http://www.londonfamilyhistory.org/catalogue London FamilySearch Centre Catalogue]''': Discover what resources we offer. Browse or search.  
:*[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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:*[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.  
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
 
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Centre 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 Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
::*Ancestry (International Edition)  
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:*Ancestry (International Edition)  
::*British Library Newspapers  
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:*British Library Newspapers  
::*Deceased Online
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:*FindMyPast  
::*FindMyPast  
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:*TNA Documents Online<ref>'Computer and Subscription Resources,' ''London FamilySearch Centre,'' http://www.londonfamilyhistory.org/, accessed 28 July 2012.</ref>  
::*Jamaican Family Search
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::*Origins Network
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:*The restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] and 1000's of parish registers and bishops' transcripts can be viewed at the Centre
::*TNA Documents Online<ref>'Computer and Subscription Resources,' ''London Family History Centre,'' http://www.londonfhc.org/, accessed 28 July 2012.</ref>
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:* '''The Genealogist''' (thegenealogist.co.uk) is available for patron use without charge at the Centre<br>
:*Publication of the restricted access images [[England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view this collection using the portal.<br>
 
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*''(Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )''
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:*The London FamilySearch Centre has 32 computers and two scanners for digitizing microfilm/fiche images for printing or for uploading to a memory drive at a minimal cost.&nbsp;Film and Fiche readers are available for use.
  
 
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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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''British and Caribbean genealogical research''  
  
 
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''  
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{{London}}  
 
{{London}}  
  
[[Category:Archives_and_Libraries_in_London]] [[Category:Regional_Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:England_Family_History_Centres]]
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[[Category:London Archives_and_Libraries]] [[Category:Regional_Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:England_Family_History_Centres]]

Latest revision as of 12:40, 21 June 2017

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


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The Centre is temporarily located in The National Archives until a new location is found.

The London FamilySearch Centre is a large Family History Center, similar to the FamilySearch Libraries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes referred to as the Mormon Church). There are more than 4500 Family History Centres around the world with over 100 in the UK, but the 12 FamilySearch Libraries and the London Centre are larger and have more resources on site.

Microfilms previously available at the centre will soon be available at the Society of Genealogists (http://www.sog.org.uk/).

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • Within The National Archives Kew, Ruskin Avenue, Richmond England TW9 4DU United Kingdom
  • For sat navs use the postcode TW9 4AD (Bessant Drive)
  • Kew Gardens on the District Line to Richmond is the closest Tube station
  • Parking is available onsite
  • A reader's ticket is not required to use the Centre's resources
  • Cafeteria and lockers are available
  • There is an in-house bookshop with extensive selection of family and general history titles
  • An excellent list of local bed and breakfasts is available at http://www.kewaccommodation.com/

Website: http://www.londonfamilyhistory.org/

Phone:

  • +44 (0) 207-589 8561

E-mail:

  • UK_London@ldsmail.net

Opening Hours:

  • Tue and Thur: 9:00am-7:00pm.
  • Wed, Fri and Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed Sun and Mon (plus the Sat. of bank holiday weekends)

See The National Archives' list of closure dates.


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events


Centre Resources

Collections

There is no permanent collection of microfilms onsite. Microfilms can be ordered from the FamilySearch Catalog on http://www.familysearch.org for a relatively small charge. The Centre has 32 computers for patron use with websites such as FamilySearch, the 1911 Census for England and Wales, FreeBMD, GENUKI, and subscriptions to Ancestry, The National Archives, findmypast, amongst others. Running on the internal server and available on each of its computers are databases which include but are not resticted to, the British Vital Records Index - 2nd Edition, the 1881 British Census, the 1881 Canadian Census, the 1880 U.S. Census, the Scottish Church Records database (10 million names indexed from parish registers before Civil Registration started in Scotland), the Mormon Immigration Index and the Pedigree Resource File.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Ancestry (International Edition)
  • British Library Newspapers
  • FindMyPast
  • TNA Documents Online[1]

Hardware and Equipment

  • The London FamilySearch Centre has 32 computers and two scanners for digitizing microfilm/fiche images for printing or for uploading to a memory drive at a minimal cost. Film and Fiche readers are available for use.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

British and Caribbean genealogical research


Resources in the Local Area


Links

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Volunteer at the Centre

(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)

References

  1. 'Computer and Subscription Resources,' London FamilySearch Centre, http://www.londonfamilyhistory.org/, accessed 28 July 2012.