Durham North Carolina 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.

We serve Durham, Orange, Caswell, Person, Alamance and northern Chatham counties.

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 1050 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Chapel Hill NC 27514 United States
  • Park in the first parking lot on the left.
  • The door to the center is at the far end of the lot.
  • Ring the doorbell to the left of the door.
  • Language:English


  • 1-919-967-0988


  • NC_Durham@familyhistorymail.org

Normal Hours:

Tue, Thur, Sat 10am - 2pm

Tue, Thur 7pm - 9pm

Other notes:

When visiting a Family History Center, please remember to bring the following:

  1. Your passwords for all accounts that you may be using
  2. A thumb drive to be used for saving information or copying documents
  3. A pencil
  4. A highlighter
  5. Paper for note taking (the Center does have scrap paper for your use)

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

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.  Including Ancestry and Fold3.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 8 patron computers
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 1 microfilm printer
  • 2 flatbed scanners
  • 1 black and white photocopier
  • 3 black and white laser printers

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Olivia Raney Public Library
9016 Cary Drive
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State Archives & Library
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
Archive Search Room: 919-807-7310
State Library/Genealogy: 919-807-7460

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]