Douglasville 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.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 3027 Chapel Hill Rd Douglasville GA 30135 United States
  • Please use the parking lot entrance in the back of the building.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 678 232-9194

E-mail:

  • GA_Douglasville@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

6:00 - 8:00 pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Nov 24- 29 and December 22nd-31st:


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

FamilySeach tips and tools is taught in the center by Dr. Brazel every Sunday from 2:15 to 3:00 pm.

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

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.
    • 19th Centry British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
    • Ancestry.com
    • ArkivDigital Online - Swedish Genealogy
    • Findmypast
    • Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com)
    • The Genealogist
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • Hertiage Quest Online
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

There are 4 computers with portal access.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

A Spanish speaking consultant is available on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.


Resources in the Local Area

Resources Outside Local Area

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Links

National Links:

Other Family History and Library Centers and Resources


Volunteer at the Center

If you are interested in volunteering to help in the center please contact Jerry Anderson, ga_douglasville@ldsmail.net


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