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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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|name=[[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center|<center>Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center</center>]]
  
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<center>[[User:Lembley|Contact the Director]]
  
<br> '''2017 Newman Road<br>Williamsburg,&nbsp;VA&nbsp; 23188'''
 
  
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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|list1=2017 Newman Road<br>
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Williamsburg, VA  23188
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<br>757-220-0266 during operating hours<br>757-903-5706 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>
  
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
 
  
757.220.0266&nbsp; during operating hours<br>757.903.5706&nbsp; when the center is not open  
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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>'''Thur''':  9:30am – 12:30pm<br>'''2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat''':  9:30am – 12:30pm
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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'''<br> ===
  
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - noon
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''Collection-specific Search Strategies: Understand what you're searching/search more effectively''<br>
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=== '''RootsMagic User Group'''  ===
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The RootsMagic User Group will reconvene after the summer!
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'''September 15, 2016 10:00 am'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
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''Topic 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.
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For more handouts, see our [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Handouts|Presentation Handouts]] page.<br>
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June 2016 - [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/File:2016-06_Digital_Basics.pdf Digital Basics]
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May 2016 - [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/File:2016-05_Newbie_Basics_getting_started.pdf Newbie Basics - Getting Started]
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April 2016 - Quaker Records (Spencer Wells)
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March 2016 - [[::Media:2016-03 Update to Irish research online.pdf|Update to Irish Research Online]]
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March 2016 - [[::Media:2016-03 RootsMagic UG 5 tips.pdf|RootsMagic User Group - Five Tips]] (Terri Tyler, RootsMagic)
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November 2015 - [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/File:2015-11_Sharing_Ancestry_and_FamilySearch_Family_Tree.pdf Sharing Your Ancestry Tree with FamilySearch&nbsp;Family Tree]
  
 
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=== Resources  ===
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Our Family History Center features:  
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[mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com]
  
*Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]
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== '''Resources''' ==
*ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
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Our Family History Center features:
*NMI 2020 microfilm readers
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*Canon Lide flatbed scanner
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*Wi-Fi access
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*5 computer workstations
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Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy web sites including:
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*Personal assistance
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* Informative lectures and events
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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]
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* Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]
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* ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
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* NMI 2020 microfilm readers
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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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[[Category:Virginia_Family_History_Centers]]

Latest revision as of 02:33, 16 July 2016


Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
Contact the Director
Address
2017 Newman Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-220-0266 during operating hours
757-903-5706 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
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

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - noon

Collection-specific Search Strategies: Understand what you're searching/search more effectively

RootsMagic User Group

The RootsMagic User Group will reconvene after the summer!

September 15, 2016 10:00 am  

Topic 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.

June 2016 - Digital Basics

May 2016 - Newbie Basics - Getting Started

April 2016 - Quaker Records (Spencer Wells)

March 2016 - Update to Irish Research Online

March 2016 - RootsMagic User Group - Five Tips (Terri Tyler, RootsMagic)

November 2015 - Sharing Your Ancestry Tree with FamilySearch Family Tree



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
  • 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.