San Rafael California 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 220 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael Ca 94903 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-415-226-9501



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

Holiday Schedule:

2022 Closures

  • Nov. 22
  • Nov. 24
  • Dec. 20
  • Dec. 22
  • Dec. 27
  • Dec. 29

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Marin County Genealogical Society Research Library containing over 2400 genealogy volumes

Catalog[edit | edit source]

  • Our catalog is located at Click search, then Catalog
  • Under “Search these Family History Centers” select San Rafael California Family History Center
  • The catalog allows patrons to:
    • Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords
    • Broaden a search to other local family history centers or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
    • Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at FamilySearch and elsewhere

      Direct link to the FamilySearch Catalog :FamilySearch Catalog

      Link to an Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog:Introduction to the 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.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 10 Computers, updated regularly
  • 3 printers
  • scanner / microfilm scanner / microfiche scanner
  • microfilm and microfiche readers
  • Resources in the Local Area Marin County Genealogical Society (link)

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.