Sandusky Ohio 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.

We are a small library but capable of spending time helping the beginner, providing local access to films, and computer access to the FHC portal sites. We can help you begin indexing for familysearch.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


4511 Galloway Road Sandusky OH 44870-6026 United States

  • List other languages guest will get help with when they come to the FHC center.
  • Entrance is located in the back (west side) of the building


  • 1 419-626-0663



FHC Director:

  • Mary Alice Williamson
  • Assistant Director:Jack Lee Williamson

Open Hours:

  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • By appointment 419-626-0663

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed on Holidays that fall on Wednesday
  • Closed the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Closed the two weeks that include Christmas day and New Years day.
  • Closed when weather closes the local schools.

Calendar and Events

Class Schedule

Mini classes on beginning genealogy and using FamilySearch Tree starting in March on the third Wednesday of the month.  email to reserve for 11:00 am class or 7:00 pm class (repeat of 11 am class).

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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

  • 4 computers with internet access
  • 4 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film/ fiche to USB flash drive, DVD, CD or paper.
  • 1 printer/copier
  • 1 flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

The Sandusky Public Library

The Milan Public Library 

Harris-Elmore Library - local history room

The Rutherford B Hayes Library

Center for Archival collections - Bowling Green State University

Volunteer at the Center