Afton Wyoming Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Center Contacts, Location and Hours[edit | edit source]
- The Center is the brick building on the SE corner, surrounded by huge blue spruce pines and ample off street parking to the east of the center
- E-mail: WY_Afton@ldsmail.net
- Phone: 307-885-7668 Questions? Give us a call!
- Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy It's all about Wyoming!
'Please call ahead to accommodate large groups '
- Monday: 9:00pm-5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm
All Saturdays & Sundays~Memorial Day~July 4th~July 24-25~ Lincoln County Fair Week~Labor Day~Thanksgiving~Christmas to January 2nd
Consider Before Your First or Group Visit:[edit | edit source]
- Register for a free FamilySearch.org account @ familysearch.org for a much better and successful experience. Remember to write down user name and password.
- Come with what you know. Your name, your parents names, their parents names with specific or estimated birth, marriage or death dates and what country they may have emigrated from or states they possibly resided in. This will greatly help with your research as well as be encouraging
- There is a Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy! Requirements here. Just be sure to call ahead so you can be accommodated.
- Beginning Research Techniques
- Appropriate dress is required in the Family History Center which includes shirt, pants and shoes at all times
Collections, Databases and Software
- Patron Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, various types of information.
- Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
- Book Collection--explore and research local family genealogies and histories, organized collections, and other records that contain genealogical information. A copy of your own family history is always welcome. Sorry, these books, magazines and papers are not to be loaned~but can be enjoyed in the quiet comfort of the great Reading Room
FHC Portal We provide FREE access to genealogical subscription websites on each of the MANY Library's computers
Hardware and Equipment
The Center computers, microfilm readers, microfiche readers, printers, copiers, flatbed and sheet feed scanners~Be mindful of copyright infringement.
Staff Research Specialties
Do you know?
We have over 50 trained consultants that volunteer at the center to help guests with their research
Staff Specialists are knowledgeable & readily available to:
Help you get registered and get started ~ Provide answers to your questions
Direct you to the appropriate classroom or staff member as well as assist in registering for classes and operate Center equipment
Resources in Local Area of Star Valley, Wyoming & the World beyond[edit | edit source]
Staff Helps[edit | edit source]
- Family History Webinars and Classes
- World Wide Research Handouts
- Web Indexing Video
- Ward Temple and Family History Consultants or anyone wanting to learn Family History basics
- More on Temple and Family History Consultant
- Granite Genealogy
- Youth and Family History
- FamilySearch.org Help Center
- Official training partner of familysearch
- Familysearch.org site map
- Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange
is a question and answer site for expert genealogists & anyone interested in genealogy or family history
Volunteer at Your Center and find Fun and Family![edit | edit source]
- We're always looking for a new friendly face, no matter what faith or creed or nationality.
- Come meet like minded others. Build some lasting friendships and come celebrate life!
“Spiritual connections . . . are formed when a young woman helps her grandmother enter family information into a computer or when a young man sees the name of his great-grandfather on a census record. When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves.” Russell M. Nelson
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