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Center Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
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Calendar and Events
FamilySearch Classes and workshops are held at the Family History Center at 7:00 p.m. at the LDS church unless otherwise stated.
Workshops: 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Berrien County Genealogical Society Meetings: 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month
June 12 – Workshop: 5 Minute Genealogy Episode 11: Find Help from Others Online
You may have asked yourself: “I’ve been trying to stay excited, but I just feel discouraged. How can I enjoy my genealogy and find more success?” Researching alone can be tedious and discouraging. In this episode, Jesse and Tom will show you how working with others online and in person can recharge your family history research and help you discover more information about your family. You will learn how to use collaborative websites like wikis, forums, and online community family trees to connect with other people who may be searching the same family names.
June 21– BCGS Meeting – Open to Public: Internet Resources and using your IPhone, tablets for your genealogical research. Also includes Instruction on Facebook – Twitter – Clouds etc.
July 10 – Workshops:
5 Minute Genealogy Episode 6: Locating Your Ancestor
You may have asked yourself: “If I know an ancestor’s name, what should I look for next to find the person’s records?” Pinpointing locations can help you know where to look for your ancestor’s records. In this episode, Jesse and Tom will show you how maps, atlases, and gazetteers can help you locate your ancestors. You will learn the difference between the three tools and how to use them effectively to improve your search results.
5 Minute Genealogy Episode 18: Get Help With Locations
You may have asked yourself: “My ancestors are from a different country. Do I have to go there to find their records?” “What resources are on FamilySearch.org to help me?” “I’m at home. What resources do you have that can help me from here?” You don’t have to travel far to access your family history records. In this episode, Jesse and Tom will show you how to use the courses, wikis, and other great tools on FamilySearch.org to find your ancestors and get answers to your questions—right from home.
Staff Training Meetings
- Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)
Hardware and Equipment
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Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
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Volunteer at the Center
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