Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
NOTICE: The Williamsburg FHC is currently without power following Hurricane Irene. Power has been restored to much of Williamsburg, but estimates vary as to when power will be restored to our building. The center will remain closed until further notice. Check back here for updates.
2017 Newman Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757/220-0266 during operating hours
757/903-5706 when the center is not open
Map to the Williamsburg Family History Center.
Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Our Family History Center features:
- Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake Family History Library
- NMI 2020 microfilm reader
- ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
- Wi-Fi access
- 5 computer workstations
Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy web sites including:
- Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
- FindMyPast (United Kingdom Research)
- Fold3 (was Footnote.com)
- Genline Family Finder (Swedish research)
- Godfrey Memorial Library
- 19th Century British Newspapers
Check out our 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.
If you’ve never used microfilm before in your research, take five minutes to learn how to use the Family History Library 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, stop by the FHC and we’ll help you order it. When it arrives, we’ll help you get started with the new digital reader!