Council Bluffs Iowa Family History Center

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Council Bluffs Iowa Family History Center

Welcome to the Family History Center in Council Bluffs Iowa.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 2303 Butler St., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Cross Street - Greenview Rd.
  • Language: English


  • 1-712-309-0172


Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesdays: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursdays: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fridays: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Holidays or when the weather closes the Omaha/Council Bluffs school systems.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

  • Groups welcome.
  • Special classes available upon request.

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other 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: --
  • Bert Eugene McKeeman Navy Mothers Club 282 of Council Bluffs Iowa: Seven (7) record books belonging to this Club were left with the Center because nobody wanted them and only 2 members of the club were left. The first record book has a beautifully hand-tooled cover. These books begin in 1942 and go until a little after 2000.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 4 computers with wide screens
  • 2 multi-tasking printers (prints, copies, scans to computer, etc.)
  • 1 digital imaging system (reads microfilm and microfiche)

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Our friendly, courteous staff is here to assist you in locating your ancestors, and to provide training on our equipment and databases.

Resources in the Local Area
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Genealogical Societies:[edit | edit source]

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Other nearby Family History Centers:[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Volunteers are needed for all shifts! It's a great way to help others and to learn by doing. You need not be an expert. Ability to use a computer and willingness to become familiar with the FamilySearch website and resources are key. Contact the Stake TFH Consultant - center at the telephone or e-mail listed above for more information.