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{{FHCpage|location=California}}We are a locally operated Family Search Center, located in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California.  
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We are a locally operated Family History Center, located in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. A branches Library of [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] and the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States)
  
 
:*Our center's services are free and open to the public.  
 
:*Our center's services are free and open to the public.  
 
:*We invite all who are interested in family history to visit our center.  
 
:*We invite all who are interested in family history to visit our center.  
:*Our center has microfilm and a microfiche readers for patrons use.  
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:*Our center has a microfilm and a microfiche reader for patrons use.  
 
:*The films can be ordered on-line for delivery to our center for your use.
 
:*The films can be ordered on-line for delivery to our center for your use.
  
Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth, marriage and death information.  FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Family_Group_Record_blank_side_1.png'''Family Group Record''']  
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Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth marriag and death information.  FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a [https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/34824/31827_000_000.pdf '''Family Group Record''']
  
High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The '''''Genealogy in 5 Minutes''''' playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.  [https://familysearch.org/ask/gettingStarted'''Getting Started''']  & [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5+minute+genealogy'''Five Minute Geneology''']
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High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5+minute+genealogy '''Five Minute Genealogy'''playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.  [https://familysearch.org/ask/gettingStarted '''Getting Started''']  & 
  
 
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
'''Location & Map:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
:*30522 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 United States
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=30522+Via+Con+Dios,+Rancho+Santa+Margarita,+CA+92688&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=27.146599,53.349609&vpsrc=0&z=16 '''Location Map''']
:*Map directions: [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=30522+Via+Con+Dios,+Rancho+Santa+Margarita,+CA+92688&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=27.146599,53.349609&vpsrc=0&z=16/ / '''Santa Margarita California Family History Center''']  
 
:*For entrance to our center,  park on the west side of the building and enter the double doors at the center of the building. After entering the building go left down the short hall. We are adjacent to the stairs for the stage.
 
  
'''Phone:''' 949-766-7826 (Call during business hours or leave us a message) 
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'''Address:''' 30522 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 United States
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ca_santamargarita@ldsmail.net '''ca_santamargarita@ldsmail.net''']
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*For entrance to our center, park on the west side of the building and enter the double doors at the center of the building. After entering the building go left down the short hall. We are adjacent to the stairs for the stage.
  
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*Language:English
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'''Phone:'''
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*'''1-949-766-7826'''
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'''E-mail:'''
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*'''CA_SantaMargarita@ldsmail.net''' 
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
  
:*'''Tuesday'''      9 am - 12 noon & 6 pm - 9 pm
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*'''Tuesday:'''9:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
:*'''Wednesday '''6 pm - 9 pm
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*'''Wednesday:'''6:00pm-9:00pm
:*'''Thursday     '''9 am to 12 noon and  6 pm - 9 pm
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*'''Thursday:'''9:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
:*2nd Thursday of each month, Staff meeting, closed 6 pm to 9 pm
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:*'''Additional hours TBA''' 
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<br> '''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
'''2014 Closed Schedule:''' Closed on the following days
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'''Closed: '''&nbsp;'''November 21-23:''' '''December 19th-December 28, Reopening January 2nd'''
  
:*'''July 4''' -- Independence Day
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:*'''November 26-28''' -- Thanksgiving Week
 
:*'''December 23-January 2''' -- Christmas and New Years
 
  
 
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==== <u>Upcoming Events</u>:&nbsp;  ====
 
==== <u>Upcoming Events</u>:&nbsp;  ====
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'''Family Discovery Day''' - Family History Fair
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August 12, 2017, Saturday 9 am -12 noon (Tentative)
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*'''Resources'''
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** [https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/activities-and-events '''Activities & Events''']
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** [https://www.rootstech.org/videos/lds-track-sessions '''LDS Track, Roots Tech 2017''']
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'''Family Discovery Day - Program'''
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* '''Leadership Training Session'''
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** [https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/host-a-family-history-fair/resources/videos/calling-helps?lang=eng&old=true#resources-for-priesthood-leaders-and-ward-councils '''Resources for Priesthood Leaders and Ward Councils''']
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* '''Youth & Family History Session'''
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** [https://www.rootstech.org/videos/dallin-julia '''Youth - Dallin Lowder; Julia Carlson Youth + Consultants = Awesome''']
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*** [https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2011-08-01-the-time-is-now '''The Time Is Now''']
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*** [https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/temple-challenge '''Youth Temple And Family History Challenge''']
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**** [https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history?cid=YS-M-familyhistory&lang=eng '''Youth And Family History''']
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**** [https://www.lds.org/youth/activities/category/temple-and-family-history '''Youth Activities''']
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* '''Empty Tree, Partial Tree & Full Tree Classes & Workshops'''
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** [https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/host-a-family-history-fair/resources/lesson-plans '''Empty, Partial & Full Tree Class Resources ''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/partners/ '''Partners (FS)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/apps/ '''App Gallery - (FS-App) One place to find all the apps you need to find, connect, organize, and explore your family'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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**[https://www.lds.org/pages/mobileapps '''Mobile Devices Apps Class – Apple/Android''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/mobile/ '''Mobile''']
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* [https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/host-a-family-history-fair/activities-for-children '''Activities for Children''']
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* '''Consultant Training Sessions'''
  
==== <u>Class Schedule</u>: One on one assistance&nbsp;durring business hours.&nbsp;  ====
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==== <u>Class Schedule</u>: One-on-one assistance during business hours.&nbsp;  ====
  
 
==== <u>Staff Training Meetings</u>:&nbsp;2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;  ====
 
==== <u>Staff Training Meetings</u>:&nbsp;2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;  ====
  
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'''Temple & Family History Consultant Meeting, Thursday March 9th Topics'''
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'''1. '''[https://recordseek.com '''RecordSeek''']
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:* [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Record-Seek-Tree-Connect '''RecordSeek and connecting records to the Tree''']
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'''2. '''[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Santa_Margarita_California_Family_History_Center/ '''Santa Margarita California Family History Center''']
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'''3.''' [http://www.thefhguide.com/  '''The Family History Guide (TFHG) Your free learning, research, and training center for Genealogy''']
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'''4.''' [https://familysearch.org/ask/planner/ '''Consultant Planner'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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'''5.''' [https://familysearch.org/indexing/get-started-indexer#/desktop/ '''Web Indexing''']
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'''6.  Ron Tanner, RootsTech 2017 Facebook session recording'''
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'''Future Resources for Presentation'''
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:*[https://www.rootstech.org/videos/sunny-morton '''Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/apps/product/geneanet-for-lds/web '''Geneanet''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/apps/product/americanancestorslds/web '''AmericanAncestors for LDS''']
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==== [https://www.rootstech.org/videos  '''RootsTech 2017 Recorded Video Sessions'''] ====
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[https://www.rootstech.org/videos/lds-track-sessions '''LDS Track, Roots Tech 2017''']
 
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
:*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search'''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. To have your films sent to our center, locate the "Santa Margarita California Family History Center" and then select our center for delivery of your films when ordering. You will recieve an e-mail when your film(s) arrive at our center
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:*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search '''FamilySearch Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. To have your films sent to our center, locate the "Santa Margarita California Family History Center" and then select our center for delivery of your films when ordering. You will receive an e-mail when your film(s) arrive at our center
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] The Family Search web site records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more
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:*[http://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] The FamilySearch website records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more
  
:*'''[[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 including:&nbsp;<br>
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:*'''[[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 including &nbsp;
 
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:**19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
19th Century British Newspapers <br>Access Newspaper Archives <br>Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections) <br>Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition) <br>ArkivDigital Online (Swedish Church Records - On the desktop) <br> FindMyPast <br>Fold3.com <br>The Genealogist <br>Godfrey Memorial Library <br>HeritageQuest Online <br>Historic Map Works (Library Edition) <br>Paper Trail <br>WorldVitalRecords.com <br>Scottish Church Records (DOS)(On the desktop)&nbsp;
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:**Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)  
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:**American Ancestor - Library Rights
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:**Ancestry.com (Institution Version) U.S, Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom
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:**ArkivDigital Online (Swedish Church Records - On the desktop)  
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:**FindMyPast - Institution Version
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:**Fold3.com  
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:**The Genealogist - Gold Level, Subscription
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:**Geneanet
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:**Godfrey Memorial Library  
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:**HeritageQuest Online
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:**Kinpoint - Premium
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:**MyHeritage - Library Edition
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:**Newspaper Archive
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:**Paper Trail
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:**ProQuest Obituary Listings
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:**Scottish Church Records (DOS)(On the desktop)&nbsp;
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*Computers  
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:*5 Computers  
:*Printer - networked to the computers  
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:*1 Printer - networked to the computers  
:*Microfilm Reader  
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:*1 Microfilm Reader  
:*Microfiche reader
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:*1 Microfiche reader  
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:*1 Camera - for Microfilm and Microfiche pictures
  
 
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html '''Family Search Learning Center''']&nbsp;Family Search has produced and continues to provide professional on-line classes for Family History research. These classes include research in the following countries as of 5/28/14
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html '''FamilySearch Learning Center''']&nbsp;FamilySearch has produced and continues to provide professional on-line classes for Family History research. These classes include research in the following countries as of 2/23/17
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:** 46 Different Nations
*Africa (17)
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:** 3 Skill Levels classes for Beginner,&nbsp;Intermediate and Advanced&nbsp;research
*Asia & Middle East (37)
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:** 19 Subjects
*Australia & New Zealand (18)
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:** 4 Format
*Canada (80)
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:** 14 Subject Language
*Caribbean, Central & South America (158)
 
*Continental Europe (454)
 
*Mexico (65)
 
*Other (4)
 
*Pacific Islands (7)
 
*UK & Ireland (110)
 
*United States (825)
 
  
Additionally, you will find&nbsp;focused&nbsp;skill level classes for    Advanced,&nbsp;Beginner,&nbsp;and Intermediate&nbsp;research and&nbsp;more!
 
 
:*'''One-On-One Assistance'''
 
:*'''One-On-One Assistance'''
  
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:*[http://mormon.org/family-history/ '''Why Family History is Important''']  
 
:*[http://mormon.org/family-history/ '''Why Family History is Important''']  
:*[[California|'''California''']] California Family History Resource Page  
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:*[[California Genealogy|'''California''']] California Family History Resource Page  
 
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Centers''']&nbsp;There are over 4,500 family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. These centers are branches of the Family History Library.  
 
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Centers''']&nbsp;There are over 4,500 family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. These centers are branches of the Family History Library.  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki\ '''Family Search WIKI'''] Research your Family History, Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki, Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet and&nbsp;Collaborate in the Wiki
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki\ '''FamilySearch WIKI'''] Research your Family History, Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki, Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet and&nbsp;Collaborate in the Wiki
  
 
=== '''Volunteer at the Center'''  ===
 
=== '''Volunteer at the Center'''  ===
  
All who are interested in family history, including all&nbsp;community members,&nbsp;are invited to volunteer at our center. All you need is a willingness to learn and must&nbsp;abide by our center's policies of conduct as outlined by Family Search&nbsp;while at our center.<br>
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All who are interested in family history, including all&nbsp;community members,&nbsp;are invited to volunteer at our center. All you need is a willingness to learn and must&nbsp;abide by our center's policies of conduct as outlined by FamilySearch&nbsp;while at our center.
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'''<u>Consultant Training Resources</u>'''
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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help '''Family History Support'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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::*'''FamilySearch - Family History Customer Service 1-866-406-1830''' - [https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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1. [https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''Temple and Family History Calling (LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/my-calling/personal-family-history-experience '''Start with a Personal Family History Experience, Find, Take & Teach''']::*[https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/resources-for-your-calling '''Understand Your Calling'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/categories/family-history '''Family History, LDS Media Library'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/family-history/family-history-callings '''Family History Callings, LDS Media Library'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org '''FamilySearch - Family Tree (FS)]'''
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:*[http://www.thefhguide.com '''The Family History Guide (TFHG) - Your free learning, research, and training center for Genealogy''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/my-calling/helping-others'''Helping Others Love Family History'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/guide/helping-others '''Help Others Find Ancestors'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/guide/tools-and-resources '''Tools and Resources'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/planner '''Consultant Planner'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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'''2.''' [https://familysearch.org '''FamilySearch - Family Tree''']
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:*[https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/technical-training '''Technical Training'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gettingStarted/ '''Getting Started (FS)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/FamilySearch_Account/ '''FamilySearch Account (FS)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/tree/ '''Family Tree (FS)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/search/ '''Search (FS)''']
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:*[https://www.lds.org/topics/family-history/my-family-history/learn-to-use-family-search '''Learn to Use FamilySearch.org'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/handouts/Getting_Started_with_Family_Tree.pdf '''Quick Start to Family Tree'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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::*[http://broadcast2.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Local_Support/Consultant/FS_Overview_Prt1/FSOV_V228/multiscreen.html '''FamilySearch Overview, Part 1'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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::*[http://broadcast2.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Local_Support/Consultant/FS_Overview_Prt2/FS0V_39q/multiscreen.html '''FamilySearch Overview, Part 2'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:*[https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/resources-for-finding-ancestors '''Resources for Finding Ancestors'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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::*[http://broadcast2.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Local_Support/Consultant/Research_Basics/En/multiscreen.html '''Family Search Research Basics '''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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::*[http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/handouts/Searching_for_Records_of_Ancestors.pdf '''Finding Records of Your Ancestors in FamilySearch.org'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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'''3.''' [https://familysearch.org '''FamilySearch Resources''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search '''Records - Search Historical Records'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/tree/find/name '''Family Tree, Discover Your Deceased Ancestors'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/family-trees '''Genealogies - Search Genealogies'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/catalog/search '''Catalog - FamilySearch Catalog'"]'''[https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']'''
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:*[https://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do;jsessionid=032997BF2D32BF84F98ADB412DD6DBB8?vid=FHD_PUBLIC&backFromPreferences=true '''Books - Family History Books'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page '''WIKI - (FS-WIKI) - Family History Research WIKI'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Help:Searching '''How to Search the Research Wiki'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page '''Family History Research Wiki'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/photos/ '''Memories (FS)'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/memories/ '''Memories (FS)''']
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::*[https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/quick-start-with-photos '''Quick Start to Photos'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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::*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Product/photos/viewing_and_adding_photos_en.pdf '''Viewing and Adding Photos'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/partners/ '''Partners (FS)''']
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::*[https://familysearch.org/apps/ '''App Gallery - (FS-App) One place to find all the apps you need to find, connect, organize, and explore your family'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html '''FamilySearch Learning Center'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/Genealogy_Assistance/ '''Genealogy Assistance (FS)''']
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'''4.''' [https://fhc.familysearch.org '''Family History Center Portal, Research Data Bases''']
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:* [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Free-premium-family-history-websites-available-in-the-Family-History-Center-Portal-1381815050504 '''Family History Center Portal Overview'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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:* [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Browse_by_Country '''Browse By Country'''][https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page '''(FS-WIKI)''']
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:* [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Online_Genealogy_Records_by_Location '''Online Genealogy Records by Location, Online Genealogy Records Wiki pages contain links to online records for different states, provinces, or countries.'''][https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page '''(FS-WIKI)''']
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:* [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/List_of_Extinct_States '''List of Extinct States'''][https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page '''(FS-WIKI)''']
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:* [http://www.thefhguide.com/project-9-countries.html '''Countries/Ethnic - A world of research at your fingertips'''][http://www.thefhguide.com '''(TFHG)''']
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:* [https://puzzilla.org/ '''Puzzila'''][https://familysearch.org/apps/ '''(FS-App)''']
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'''5.''' [https://familysearch.org/indexing '''Indexing (FS)''']
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:* [https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/stake-indexing-director '''Indexing Information & Resources'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history '''(LDS.org-MFHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/indexing/ '''Indexing - FamilySearch'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS)]'''
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:*[http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Product/en/handouts/FamilySearch_Indexing_Getting_Started.pdf '''Quick Start to FamilySearch Indexing'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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'''6. Other Opportunities'''
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:* [https://familysearch.org/ask/#/Family_History_Center/ '''Family History Center (FS)''']
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:* [https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history '''Youth & Family History'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:*[https://familysearch.org/ask/#/mobile/ '''Mobile (FS)''']
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:* [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Community_Tools '''FamilySearch Community Tools'''][https://familysearch.org '''(FS-WIKI)''']
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'''7. Family History Center Operations & Policy'''
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:* [https://www.lds.org/bc/content/ldsorg/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-center-director/ops-guides/PD10048360_000-FHC-Operations-USCANWEB.PDF '''Family History Center Operations Guide'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:* [https://www.lds.org/legal/privacy '''Privacy Policy'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:* [https://www.lds.org/bc/content/ldsorg/topics/family-history/center-director/pdfs/CopyrightPolicyforFHCs.pdf '''Copyright Policy For Family History Centers'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']
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:* [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/Temple_Policy-Name_Submissions/player.html '''Submission Policies'''][https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/family-history-consultants '''(LDS.org-FHC)''']

Latest revision as of 16:59, 8 May 2017

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 locally operated Family History Center, located in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita, California. A branches Library of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States)

  • Our center's services are free and open to the public.
  • We invite all who are interested in family history to visit our center.
  • Our center has a microfilm and a microfiche reader for patrons use.
  • The films can be ordered on-line for delivery to our center for your use.

Family History Center volunteers can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth marriag and death information.  FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a Family Group Record

High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Five Minute Genealogy playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.  Getting Started  & 


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address: 30522 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 United States

  • For entrance to our center, park on the west side of the building and enter the double doors at the center of the building. After entering the building go left down the short hall. We are adjacent to the stairs for the stage.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-949-766-7826

E-mail:

  • CA_SantaMargarita@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:9:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm


Holiday Schedule:

Closed:  November 21-23: December 19th-December 28, Reopening January 2nd



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Family Discovery Day - Family History Fair August 12, 2017, Saturday 9 am -12 noon (Tentative)


Family Discovery Day - Program

Class Schedule: One-on-one assistance during business hours. 

Staff Training Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 pm  

Temple & Family History Consultant Meeting, Thursday March 9th Topics

1. RecordSeek

2. Santa Margarita California Family History Center

3. The Family History Guide (TFHG) Your free learning, research, and training center for Genealogy

4. Consultant Planner(FS)

5. Web Indexing

6. Ron Tanner, RootsTech 2017 Facebook session recording


Future Resources for Presentation

RootsTech 2017 Recorded Video Sessions

LDS Track, Roots Tech 2017


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. To have your films sent to our center, locate the "Santa Margarita California Family History Center" and then select our center for delivery of your films when ordering. You will receive an e-mail when your film(s) arrive at our center

Databases and Software

  • FamilySearch The FamilySearch website records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more
  • 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 including  
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
    • Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
    • American Ancestor - Library Rights
    • Ancestry.com (Institution Version) U.S, Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • ArkivDigital Online (Swedish Church Records - On the desktop)
    • FindMyPast - Institution Version
    • Fold3.com
    • The Genealogist - Gold Level, Subscription
    • Geneanet
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • HeritageQuest Online
    • Kinpoint - Premium
    • MyHeritage - Library Edition
    • Newspaper Archive
    • Paper Trail
    • ProQuest Obituary Listings
    • Scottish Church Records (DOS)(On the desktop) 

Hardware and Equipment

  • 5 Computers
  • 1 Printer - networked to the computers
  • 1 Microfilm Reader
  • 1 Microfiche reader
  • 1 Camera - for Microfilm and Microfiche pictures

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • FamilySearch Learning Center FamilySearch has produced and continues to provide professional on-line classes for Family History research. These classes include research in the following countries as of 2/23/17
    • 46 Different Nations
    • 3 Skill Levels classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced research
    • 19 Subjects
    • 4 Format
    • 14 Subject Language
  • One-On-One Assistance

Resources in the Local Area 


Links

  • Why Family History is Important
  • California California Family History Resource Page
  • Family History Centers There are over 4,500 family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Centers are staffed by helpful volunteers. These centers are branches of the Family History Library.
  • FamilySearch WIKI Research your Family History, Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki, Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet and Collaborate in the Wiki

Volunteer at the Center

All who are interested in family history, including all community members, are invited to volunteer at our center. All you need is a willingness to learn and must abide by our center's policies of conduct as outlined by FamilySearch while at our center.

Consultant Training Resources

  • FamilySearch - Family History Customer Service 1-866-406-1830 - (FS)

1. Temple and Family History Calling (LDS.org-MFHC)

2. FamilySearch - Family Tree

3. FamilySearch Resources

4. Family History Center Portal, Research Data Bases

5. Indexing (FS)

6. Other Opportunities

7. Family History Center Operations & Policy