Oakton Virginia Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Oakton Virginia Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints meetinghouse in Oakton, Fairfax County, Virginia. It is open to the public for family history and genealogical research. Use of the Center is free, with nominal charges for computer printouts and photocopies. The staff does not do research, but will answer questions, suggest resources, and assist patrons with the computers and microfilm readers.
- 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:
- 2719 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia 22124
- Park in the rear of the building and enter at the doors on the south side. If the doors are locked, ring the bell marked "Family History Center" and the staff will let you in.
Phone: (703) 281-1836
Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 am-1:30 pm; Tuesday-Thurday 7:00-9:00 pm
Holiday Schedule: Closed on most Federal Holidays; Closed Wed-Saturday Thanksgiving week; Closed during Christmas holidays; Closed the first weekends in April and October for General Conference
Calendar and Events
Staff Training Meetings
- Family History Library Catalog: This center can assist you in ordering any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. You may also order microfilm and microfiche online at familyseach.org.
- Many books on Family History in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and elsewhere. Indefinite microfilm collection is strong in New York City records.
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. These include Ancestry.com, the Newberry Library, the Godfrey Library, Findmypast.co.uk and others.
Hardware and Equipment
- The center has six computers with connections to the internet available. There are also ten microfilm readers and a microfiche reader. The Center also has a digital imager that can scan a digital image from microfilm and microfiche. The imager also has a flatbed scanner to digitally image documents. Digital images may be printed, saved to a flash drive, or sent via email.
Staff Research Specialties
The staff includes volunteers who can assist in research in various areas of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Jewish Genealogy, vital records, census, military, and land records.
Resources in the Local Area
The Fairfax Genealogy Society is a very active genealogy society with monthly meetings, workshops, and spring and fall conferences.
The Virginia Room in the Fairfax City Regional Library specializes in history and genealogy, and is not limited to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Historical Society of Fairfax County has resources on the history of Fairfax County, Virginia
Volunteer at the Center
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