Opelika Alabama 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address and Phone Number

510 Groce St
Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States
Phone: 334-745-2140

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Phone: 334-745-2140


Open Hours:

                       Wednesday 9 AM - 12 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM

                       Thursday   9 AM - 12 PM

                       Sunday 12:15 PM - 1:30 Pm (for members only)

                       Appointments can be made by calling Leila Mayberry at 334-745-7729

                       or any Staff member

Holiday Schedule: We close @1 week prior to major Holidays and reopen the first scheduled shift day after the holiday. For other holidays we close only that day.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings - 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the FHC

Center Resources


  • 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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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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have 3 computers and printers, 2 microfilm readers and 2 microfiche readers. We do not have a microfilm or microfiche copier.
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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

There are several libraries within a reasonable distance of our FHC which include:

1. Auburn University Library has most census films, many books and the Alabama Room containing resources for Alabama research. One must obtain a parking permit for a day to park in the campus parking lot or they can park off campus.

2. Chatahoochee Valley Community College Library in Phenix City has a very good book and film collection.

3. The Opelika Public Library has a good research collection and internet connection.

4. The Middle Georgia Archives is located in LaGrange, Georgia about 45 miles from Opelika and it has a great research collection.

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