San Antonio Texas East 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.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address: 8801 Midcrown, Windcrest, Texas 78239 (at corner of Midcrown and Crestway)

  • The entrance to the Family History Center is clearly marked on the northwest side of the building facing Crestway
  • There is plenty of parking available.
  • Door is kept locked during the day - Patrons should use the door buzzer clearly marked to the left of the door as you are facing it - a staff member will open the door.
Location on Map

Phone: 210-656-4111


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 12 noon-4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12 noon; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 2:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 12 noon - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday:  CLOSED

2012 Closure Schedule: Closed March 31 (for General Conference), April 6-7 (Easter weekend), May 26- 28 (Memorial Day weekend), July 4, September 1-3 (Labor Day Weekend), October 6 (General Conference), October 27,  November 21-24 (Thanksgiving), December 23 - December 31 (Christmas holidays)

Calendar and Events 

Upcoming Events  

FAMILY HISTORYSEMINAR, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 8:00 AM TO 3:45 PM - Classes are free, lunch is $9 and syllabus is $9.

Class Schedule

  • 3rd Wednesday each month @ 7:00 pm @ FHC
  • February 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - The Wiki
  • March 21, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - - it's more than you think
  • April 18, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 10 Most Common Errors in new.FamilySearch

Staff Training Meetings

  • 1st Wednesday each month @ 7:00 pm @ 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.  Films are now ordered online via internet from your home.  If you do not have internet at home or need assistance, the staff at our Center will be glad to assist. When searching the catalog for a place, search from the biggest to the smallest entity. Example: Texas, Bexar, San Antonio.

Permanent Film Collection:  We have over a thousand films in-house on permanent loan. When ordering, if you are informed from the Catalog that our Center has a specific film, please call ahead to confirm.

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

  • Our Center has 6 computers, 8 microfilm readers, 4 microfiche readers, 1 microfilm printer, and 2 new printers that serves the 6 computers.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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