Oakton Virginia 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.

The Oakton Virginia Family History Center is open to the public for family history and genealogical research.  Use of the Center is free.  The staff does not do research, but will answer questions, suggest resources, and assist patrons with the computers and microfilm readers.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 2719 Hunter Mill Rd Oakton VA 22124 United States
  • 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.
  • Language: English


  • 1-703-281-1836


  • oaktonfhcdirectors@gmail.com
  • January Open Hours:
    • First and third Tuesdays: 9:30-12 noon
    • Wednesdays: 7-9 pm
    • Thursday: By appointment
    • First and third Saturdays: 9:30-12 noon.

PLEASE NOTE: The digital scanner computer has been repaired is now working although some flash drives are not compatible.

Holiday Schedule

Federal Holidays: JULY 4th; THANKSGIVING WEEK Nov. 21-25; CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: Dec. 25-30.  Closed for GENERAL CONFERENCE April 1 and September 30; Closed for inclement weather: We follow the Fairfax County Public School closings. If school closes or opens late, the Family History Center is also closed.

Calendar and Events: Check this space for weather cancellations.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center can assist you in ordering any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.  You may also order microfilm and microfiche online at familyseach.org.  
  • 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 four new computers with connections to the internet available.  There are also six microfilm readers and a microfiche reader.  The Center has a digital imager that can scan a digital image from microfilm and microfiche.  The imager has a flatbed scanner to digitally image documents.  Digital images may be printed, saved to a flash drive, or sent via email.  There is also a Lexmark printer that can scan documents or photographs directly to FamilySearch accounts.

Center Services

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


Fairfax County, Virginia

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