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== <u>Summer Closures</u> ==
  
NOTICE:&nbsp;We will be '''CLOSED December 20-January 1''' for the Christmas holiday.&nbsp; We will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, for the 6:30 - 9:00 pm shift. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!<br>
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==== 22 June 2017 ====
  
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==== 4-8 July 2017 ====
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We are sorry for any inconveniences.  Please visit us during other operating hours.
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Also please visit us on Facebook @ Williamsburg Family History Center for updates, information and closures.
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== '''Third Thursday Brown Bag''' ==
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'''18 May 2017'''
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Getting Started with DNA: What Company? What Test?
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Lise Embley will introduce the three basic kinds of DNA tests (Autosomal, yDNA, mtDNA), the pros and cons of the four testing companies (Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage), and strategies for using DNA to further your family history research.
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No reservations required.  Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA  23188.
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|name=[[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center|<center>Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center</center>]]
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|group1=Address
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|list1=2017 Newman Road<br>
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Williamsburg, VA  23188
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<br>757-220-0266 during operating hours<br>757-232-1417 when center is not open<br>Email: mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com
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Map to the [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2017+Newman+Road+Williamsburg,+VA++23188+&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.374125,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2017+Newman+Rd,+Williamsburg,+York,+Virginia+23188&z=16&iwloc=A Williamsburg Family History Center]<br>
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|group2=<center>Hours</center>
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'''Tues''': &nbsp; &nbsp;9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm<br>'''Wed''':    6:30pm – 9:00pm<br>&nbsp;'''Thur''': &nbsp; &nbsp;9:30am – 12:30pm and<br> 6:30 to 9pm<br>'''2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat''':<br>  9:30am – 12:30pm<br>
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CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays
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|group3=<center>Family History Center Pages</center>
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[[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center|Home]]<br>
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[[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|Events]]
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[[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Handouts|Handouts From Prior Events]]
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|group4=<center>FHC Building</center>
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|list4={{Captioned|Williamsburg_VA_FHC_Entrance.jpg|200px|center|Entrance to the Williamsburg Family History Center -
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Take the left hallway after you enter the building.}}
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== '''NOTICE: Our hours have changed!''' Effective August 2016, we will no longer be open on the '''first and third Saturdays '''of each month. Please see the info box for our new hours. ==
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== '''Upcoming Events''' ==
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See our [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|Events page]] for more details.
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=== Third Thursday Brown Bag ===
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See the [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|'''Events page''']] to learn more about sessions and presenters.
  
<br> '''2017 Newman Road<br>Williamsburg,&nbsp;VA&nbsp; 23188'''  
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=== '''RootsMagic User Group'''  ===
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TBA<br>
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== '''Recent Presentations''' ==
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Click on the presentation title to view and print the handout. Documents are in PDF format.
  
Map to the [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2017+Newman+Road+Williamsburg,+VA++23188+&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.374125,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2017+Newman+Rd,+Williamsburg,+York,+Virginia+23188&z=16&iwloc=A Williamsburg Family History Center].  
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For more handouts, see our [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Handouts|Presentation Handouts]] page.<br>
  
Tues.&nbsp; 9:30am-12:30pm &amp; <br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;6:30pm-9:00pm <br>Wed. &nbsp; 6:30pm-9:00pm <br>Thurs. 9:30am-12:30pm <br>Sat. &nbsp; &nbsp;9:30am-12:30pm
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September 2016 - [[::Media:2016-09 Poznan Project German and Polish Marriage Index.pdf|Poznan Project - Polish and German Marriage Index, 1800-1899]]
  
757.220.0266&nbsp; during operating hours<br>757.903.5706&nbsp; when the center is not open
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August 2016 - [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/5f/2016-08_Williamsburg-James_City_ancestors.pdf Finding Williamsburg/James City County Ancestors]
  
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July 2016 - [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/File:2016-07_Collection-specific_search_strategies.pdf Collection-specific Search Strategies]
  
 
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[mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com]
 
 
=== Resources  ===
 
  
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== '''Resources''' ==
 
Our Family History Center features:  
 
Our Family History Center features:  
  
*Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]  
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*Personal assistance
*ScanPro digital film/fiche reader  
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* Informative lectures and events
*NMI 2020 microfilm readers  
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* Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with [https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-photos-letters-documents/ direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree]
*Canon Lide flatbed scanner  
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* Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]
*Wi-Fi access  
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* ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
*5 computer workstations
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* Story Catcher interactive video interview terminal
 
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* NMI 2020 microfilm readers
Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy web sites including:
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* Canon Lide flatbed scanner
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* Wifi access
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* 5 computer workstations  
  
*[http://alexanderstreet.com/products/cwon.htm Alexander Street Press] (American Civil War Collections)
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Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy websites including:
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]
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* Access Newspaper Archive
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/home.jsp FindMyPast] (United Kingdom Research)  
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* American Civil War Online
*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3] (was Footnote.com)  
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* Ancestry.com  
*[http://www.genline.com/ Genline Family Finder] (Swedish research)  
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* ArkivDigital online&nbsp;(Swedish church records)
*[http://www.godfrey.org/ Godfrey Memorial Library]
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* findmypast&nbsp;(UK/Ireland/US/World Research, PERSI)  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ NewspaperArchive.com]  
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* Fold3.com&nbsp;(US National Archives records)  
*[http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/ 19th Century British Newspapers]
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* MyHeritage.com (includes WorldVitalRecords and Mocavo data)  
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* NewspaperArchive.com
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* ProQuest Obituary Collection
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* 19th Century British Newspapers<br>
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<nowiki> </nowiki>Check out our [http://www.micrographicsolutions.com/scanpro-2000.htm ScanPro 2000] digital microfilm/fiche reader! The reader, and its accompanying computer, printer, and scanner represent top-of-the-line technology for viewing, printing, and saving images from FamilySearch microfilms and fiche.  
  
Check out our [http://www.micrographicsolutions.com/scanpro-2000.htm ScanPro 2000] digital microfilm/fiche reader! The new reader, and its accompanying computer, printer, and scanner represent top-of-the-line technology for viewing, printing, and saving images from FamilySearch microfilms and fiche.  
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If you’ve never used microfilm before in your research, take five minutes to learn how to [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FHLibraryCatalog use the FamilySearch Catalog]. Go to FamilySearch.org and click on [https://www.familysearch.org/learn Learn]. A short video shows you how to use a [[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|Place Search]] or [[FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search|Last Name Search]] to locate microfilms that might be helpful to you in your research.  
  
If you’ve never used microfilm before in your research, take five minutes to learn how to [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FHLibraryCatalog use the Family History Library catalog]. Go to FamilySearch.org and click on [https://www.familysearch.org/learn Learn]. A short video shows you how to use a [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Place Search]] or [[Family History Library Catalog Surname Search|Last Name Search]] to locate microfilms that might be helpful to you in your research.  
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Once you find a film that you’d like to view, you can order it online at [https://www.familysearch.org/films/ FamilySearch.org/films].&nbsp; If you need help with Online Film Ordering, stop by the FHC and we’ll help. You'll get an e-mail notification when the film arrives.
  
Once you find a film that you’d like to view, you can order it online at [https://www.familysearch.org/films/ FamilySearch.org/films].&nbsp; If you need help with Online Film Ordering, stop by the FHC and we’ll help. You'll get an e-mail notification when the film arrives.
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{{FHCpage|location=Virginia}}
  
 
[[Category:Virginia_Family_History_Centers]]
 
[[Category:Virginia_Family_History_Centers]]

Latest revision as of 22:40, 25 June 2017

Summer Closures

22 June 2017

4-8 July 2017

We are sorry for any inconveniences. Please visit us during other operating hours.

Also please visit us on Facebook @ Williamsburg Family History Center for updates, information and closures.

Third Thursday Brown Bag

18 May 2017

Getting Started with DNA: What Company? What Test?

Lise Embley will introduce the three basic kinds of DNA tests (Autosomal, yDNA, mtDNA), the pros and cons of the four testing companies (Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage), and strategies for using DNA to further your family history research.

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.


Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
Address
2017 Newman Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-220-0266 during operating hours
757-232-1417 when center is not open
Email: mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com

Map to the Williamsburg Family History Center
Hours
Tues:    9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm
Wed: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
 Thur:    9:30am – 12:30pm and
6:30 to 9pm
2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat:
9:30am – 12:30pm
CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Family History Center Pages
Home

Events

Handouts From Prior Events
FHC Building

Williamsburg VA FHC Entrance.jpg
Entrance to the Williamsburg Family History Center - Take the left hallway after you enter the building.

NOTICE: Our hours have changed! Effective August 2016, we will no longer be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Please see the info box for our new hours.

Upcoming Events

See our Events page for more details.

Third Thursday Brown Bag

See the Events page to learn more about sessions and presenters.

RootsMagic User Group

TBA

Recent Presentations

Click on the presentation title to view and print the handout. Documents are in PDF format.

For more handouts, see our Presentation Handouts page.

September 2016 - Poznan Project - Polish and German Marriage Index, 1800-1899

August 2016 - Finding Williamsburg/James City County Ancestors

July 2016 - Collection-specific Search Strategies



williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com

Resources

Our Family History Center features:

  • Personal assistance
  • Informative lectures and events
  • Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake Family History Library
  • ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
  • Story Catcher interactive video interview terminal
  • NMI 2020 microfilm readers
  • Canon Lide flatbed scanner
  • Wifi access
  • 5 computer workstations

Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy websites including:

  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • American Civil War Online
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital online (Swedish church records)
  • findmypast (UK/Ireland/US/World Research, PERSI)
  • Fold3.com (US National Archives records)
  • MyHeritage.com (includes WorldVitalRecords and Mocavo data)
  • NewspaperArchive.com
  • ProQuest Obituary Collection
  • 19th Century British Newspapers

Check out our ScanPro 2000 digital microfilm/fiche reader! The reader, and its accompanying computer, printer, and scanner represent top-of-the-line technology for viewing, printing, and saving images from FamilySearch microfilms and fiche.

If you’ve never used microfilm before in your research, take five minutes to learn how to use the FamilySearch Catalog. Go to FamilySearch.org and click on Learn. A short video shows you how to use a Place Search or Last Name Search to locate microfilms that might be helpful to you in your research.

Once you find a film that you’d like to view, you can order it online at FamilySearch.org/films.  If you need help with Online Film Ordering, stop by the FHC and we’ll help. You'll get an e-mail notification when the film arrives.

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.