Fardale New Jersey Family History Center
|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: Location map
Address: 30 Youngs Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430, United States
- Family History Center entrance is located at the back door. Ring doorbell for assistance.
- Language: English
Open Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, By Appointment Only
Contact: Cindy Manchester 1-973-296-4593
Closed for all major holidays
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal
- The Family History Center (FHC) Portal page gives free access, in the center, to family history websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- FIND MY PAST
- MY HERITAGE
- FOLD 3
- PAPER TRAIL
- AMERICAN ANCESTORS
- 19TH CENTURY BRITISH LIBRARY NEWSPAPER DIGIAL ARCHIVE
- ALEXANDER STREET PRESS
- NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE
- PROQUEST OBITUARY LISTSINGS
Hardware and Equipment
2 Computers with FHC Portal access
1 Micro Fiche Reader
2 Internet ports for Patrons who wish to bring their own laptop (not connected to Family History Center Portal)
Staff Research Specialties
- Assistance with Scout Genealogy Merit Badge
- Translation Services for Dutch, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, German, and Greek
- We offer access to and assistance in the use of many internet research sites.
- Assistance with basic research techniques.
- Training available for Indexing (which can be done on your home computer).
- 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.
If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Center, try one or more of these other repositories.
Repositories with very large genealogical collections
- Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
- National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalization, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
- Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.