Denton Texas Family History Center

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


The Denton Texas Family History Center opened on 16 September 1986 and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable and passionate about Family History. We encourage all to come and use our facilities and benefit from our expertise. There is no charge to use the library, computers or programs. Microfilm ordering no longer available due to a change in policy but most of the images are now available online.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address: 3000 Old North Road; Denton, Texas 76209-6250; United States

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (some shifts)

Phone:

  • Center 1-940-484-5036
  • Stacie Briggs, Stake TFH Consultant- FH Center 940-453-4486

E-mail:

  • TX_Denton@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Sunday: 12:00PM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm & 7PM-9PM
  • Thursday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

In 2022, our Center will be closed Sunday April 3rd and Sunday October 2nd for General Conference, Sunday 17th for Easter, Sunday May 8th for Mother's Day, Sunday June 19th for Father's Day, November 20-26 for Thanksgiving, and December 24- Jan 2nd for Christmas and New Years.

Center may be closed for inclement weather or illness of staff but this is rare.


Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Discovery Day, Bridge to the Past - April 30th 8:30AM-12PM 3000 Old North RD Denton. We will have door prizes 3 blank beautiful hand colored family tree charts and an Ancestry DNA kit.

RootsTech 2022 -March 3-5, 2022 this will be a free online conference experience and there will be classes streaming at the stake center, 3000 Old North Rd Denton, for those without internet access.

Staff Training Meetings August 27th "Its Not all Done"[edit | edit source]

Monthly Family History Class, May 28th "Ancestry I've Started My Tree Now What?" , June 18th "Using Time Lines to Help Focus Your Research", July 23rd "Family History Forms, Can They Help Me", September 10th Laura Douglas "What the Library Has to Offer", and October 8th "Beginning My Heritage".

No class in March due to RootsTech. No class in April due to our Discovery Day. And, no class in November or December due to the holidays.


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog:[edit | edit source]

We also have a broad selection of over 200 volumes of genealogical reference books on hand for use in the Library. Numerous books have been donated to the Denton Texas FHC. Most of the books are helps on researching the United States or specific States with an emphasis in the Southeast. 2-30+ books are available on various countries in Europe, as well as Canada & Mexico. There are also 40+ books on Getting Started and/or How to do research, and a few books on a few surnames: Bingham, Kunz, Jenson, Barnes, Cane/Kean, True/Bevers, Halbrook, Johnsons, several others including genealogies of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

    • Family History Center 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.
      • Ancestry Institution, Find my Past, Fold 3, Newspapers.com, My Heritage Library Edition, and several others.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Equipment in the Denton Family History Center consists of 7 Dell Desktop Computers with internet connections for Patron Research, 1 Admin Computer. We also have 3 overhead Microfilm readers, 1 Microfiche reader and 1 Lexmark printer/copier/scanner which connects to FamilySearch Family Tree.


Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Some staff members speak in Spanish but not in all shifts. Staff is well versed in basic genealogical research, FamilySearch, FS Family Tree, as well as several other Family History programs and websites.


Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]


Links[edit | edit source]


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

    • Volunteers are asked to serve a four hour shift per week if possible.
    • Sharpen your skills by taking advantage of staff training (the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.) Open to all Temple and Family History Consultants and Elders Quorum Presidents as well.
    • Struggling with your Temple and Family History Consultant Calling? Serving at the center will give you the experience of working with others.
    • Experienced family historians needed to serve. We need your knowledge and skills.
    • Beginning family historians needed also. We need your energy and enthusiasm.