Columbus Georgia 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.

In the Columbus, Georgia family history center, we focus our efforts on the marvelous work of genealogy. Our facility and consultants are available to help provide you with the tools to complete your family trees. Likewise we are more then willing to help members prepare names for the Temple. We hope that you will come and enjoy the blessings of family history.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

4400 Reese Road

Columbus GA 31907-7005

United States


Calendar and Events

Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm

We may be available for special events, meetings, or other times. Please contact the family history center to schedule these with a consultant or temple and family history consultant - center.

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Beginning in August the family history center will be hosting a seven week course. The course information is as follows: TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY COURSE

"The Temple and Family History Course is a beginning-level class designed to help Church members start their family history research and perform temple ordinances for their ancestors. The doctrines related to temple and family history work provide the foundation for the lessons. Individuals who are already engaged in temple and family history work can also benefit from the course by learning about additional resources that are available."

August 05 - The purpose of Temple & Family History Work

August 12 - Getting Started

August 19 - Gathering Information From Home

August 26 - Recording Family History Information

September 02 - Gathering Information From Family

September 9 - Gathering Information From Public Records

September 16- Providing Temple Ordinances

If interested in this course please contact the family history center before the 22nd. This is to ensure we have enough materials for those interested in taking the course.

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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

Center Services

In our center we have the following resources to help you reach your goals in genealogy:
Film Readers
Microfiche Reader
Films & Microfiche
Films & Microfiche Rental (this is done online and films/fiche come from Salt Lake)
Temple and Family History Consultants

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


  • 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