Crystal Lake Illinois 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.

Location and Address:



  • 480 North Walkup Rd. Crystal Lake, Illinois  60012
  • Enter the building using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.  Please ring the buzzer to be admitted.

Center Hours

  • Tues 10am-2pm 7pm-9pm
  • Wed 9am-12pm 7pm-9pm
  • Thur 7pm-9pm
  • Fri 11am-1pm
  • Sat 12pm-3pm

We will be closed

Saturday Aug 18th 2018 for vacation


Phone at FHC: 815-459-7475

Tami Allred - 847 951-9029

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This Center may have some of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal (Premium websites you can use for FREE at an FHC only)
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access
  • Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
  • (The Library Edition)
  • ArkivDigital
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (the old
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Legacy Stories
  • Paper Trail

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 3 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Paper copier
  • Flatbed scanner (allows you to scan photos directly to FamilySearch Family Tree Memories)
  • Digital camera to capture microfilm frames (Bring your own flashdrive to save images you find)
  • Headsets to listen to webinars and FamilySearch online classes

  • 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