Athens Ohio 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 Athens Family History Center serves the Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Pike, Perry, Vinton County areas and provides access to online resources. 

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 7795 Lemaster Rd The Plains, OH 45780 United States
  • The center is located inside the front entrance of the Latter-Day Saint building.
  • Language:English. If a translator is needed, we may be able to find someone to help.


  • 1-740-797-3396



FHC Director:

  • Jenny D Theibert - 1 740 590 7009

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm and by appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

This center will be closed Wednesday 27 December 2017 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Rootstech 2018 Feb 28 -March 3 2018 Register at [1]

Class Schedule

Special individual workshops available. Please contact the director for more information.

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: As of September 1, 2017 Microfilm ordering is no longer available. This center has only a very limited permanent collection of films.

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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers, microfilm reader, microfich, printer, scanner
  • Unfortunately, we do NOT have a library of print books available.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Record Indexing

Searching online public records

Organizing and helping set up online family tree accounts

Resources in the Local Area

The Athens County Historical Society



Athens History

Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers from the community are welcome!