Victorville California Family History Center
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- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Resources in the Local Area
- 5 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
- Address: 12100 Ridgecrest Road (cross street=Bear Valley Road) Victorville, CA
- Serving the high desert location of Victor Valley.
- Please call ahead to verify that nothing unforseen has interrupted our usual schedule.
- Location on Map
- Tues: 9 am - 9 pm
- Weds: 5 pm - 9 pm
- Thurs: 9 am - 9 pm
- Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
- Sat: 10 am - 2 pm
Holiday Schedule: Open by appointment only during the week of Thanksgiving, and of Christmas and New Years. Please schedule in advance.
Calendar and Events
Upcoming Events: October 12, 2013 Family History Fair. Classes on FamilySearch, DNA for Family History.
Staff Training Meetings the second Wednesday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Center
- Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and micrfofiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
- We store over 3,000 microfilms on indefinite loan and over 24,000 micro-\fiche as well as 1,000 books.
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, Fold3, Footnote, HeritageQuest, AmericanAncestors.org (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society), World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library and many others.
- Photo Editing Software
- Digital Scrapbooking Software
Hardware and Equipment
- 3 microfilm readers, 2 microfiche readers
- 9 computers
- 3 printers, one that prints color and one that prints copies of microfilm.
- 2 Photo scanners: Scan photos, negatives, and slides
- VHS to DVD conversion equipment
Resources in the Local Area
Please visit the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library in San Bernardino for a California collection that is unique in the world.
Volunteer at the Center
Volunteer genealogy consultants have opportunities for training in basic and advanced techniques. Assignments are usually in shifts of 4 hours a week. Come to the center or call to inquire.