Calhan Colorado 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 Calhan Colorado Family History Center has served the Central Eastern Plains of Colorado since 1999. Counties included in this area are El Paso, Elbert and Lincoln. Services are free and open to the public. We invite all Family Historians to visit us and share in their research adventures. Welcome!

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 900 Monument St Calhan CO 80808 United States
  • Entrance door on northwest side of building.
  • Ring bell for access.
  • No mail is received at the above address.
  • Language:English


  • 1-719-347-0199

Messages may be left on answering machine



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed the week of Thanksgiving: Closed two weeks Christmas through New Year's Day: Closed for inclement weather according to local school district closings:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule


Center Resources


Film may also be ordered from the convience of your own home online to be sent to the FHC by going to (you must be logged into your FamilySearch account)
  • Film $7.50 (90 day rental, short term)
  • Microfiche $4.75 per set (indefinite rental)
  • Basic Genealogy Resource Books
  • United States Map Set

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. Subscription access currently includes: 
  • Ancestry FHC Edition
  • Fold3
  • Heritage Quest
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
  • Find My Past
  • The Genealogist
  • Anki-Archive 
  • Historic Map Works LE
  • World Vital Records
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War 
  • Pedigree Resource CD Set
  • Personal Genealogical Database Software
  • Rootsmagic
  • Legacy
  • AncestralQuest
  • PAF5 and PAF Companion

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 computers with high speed internet
  • high speed internet for personal laptops
  • printer
  • printer/scanner
  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • copy machine

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

  • Pikes Peak Library District
High Prairie Library
7035 Old Meridian Road
Peyton, CO 80831
(719) 260-3650
Genealogy and Local History
1905 Carnegie Building
20 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 531-6333
Note: microfilm can be ordered and sent for viewing to the Special Collections Library (a new Family History Library affiliate) at the above address where they have full time genealogy staff....
  • Elbert County Library District
Simla Branch Library
504 Washington
Simla, CO 80835
(719) 541-2573
  • Lincoln County Library District
Limon Memorial Library
205 E Avenue
Limon, CO 80828
(719) 775-2163
  • Local College Libraries
Kraemer Family Library
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Tutt Library
Colorado College
1021 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6668
  • Pikes Peak Genealogical Society (PPGS)
PO Box 1262
Colorado Springs, CO 80901


  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: 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.

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Volunteer at the Center