Dallas Texas 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 Dallas Texas Family History Center is located in Duncanville Texas. Our mission is to serve the Dallas area community by providing free resources and friendly staff to assist individuals and families in finding their ancestors and discovering their family story.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1019 Big Stone Gap Rd Duncanville TX 75137 United States

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed the week of Thanksgiving.
Closed the last two weeks of December.

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please use the contact information below for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Director: Michael Patterson: gspmjp2@tx.rr.com
Assistant Director: Gloria Patterson: gloriaspatterson@gmail.com 972-979-3809

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


Databases and Software

Hardware and Equipment

  • 10 internet connected desktop computers with printer access
  • 3 - 35mm microfilm readers / 1-16mm microfilm reader
  • Printer/ microfilm printer
  • Copier / scanner
  • Free wireless internet access

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Our friendly helpful staff is willing to assist you with your family research. If we don't have a solution to your questions we will help you find someone who does. The staff can also:
• Help you get started
• Provide access to research help and techniques
• Provide instructions in the use of the Center's resources

Resources in the Local Area

Resources in the Local Area
Dallas Public Library / Genealogy Section
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 8th floor
1515 Young Street | Dallas, TX 75201
genealogy@dallaslibrary.org | 214-670-1433


  • 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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Texas Genealogy Research Help
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Dallas Genealogical Society