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Faribault Minnesota Family History Center

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Faribault Minnesota Family History Center

The Faribault Family History Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the Faribault area. The Family History Center is open to the public who are invited to use the resources free of charge. Trained volunteers are available during Center hours and by appointment to assist patrons.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 1002 17th St SW, Faribault, MN 55201-5520

  • Language: English

Phone: 1-507-334-7046

E-mail: MN_Faribault@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday:(2nd and 4th): 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Call 507-663-0212 for appointment other than above times.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

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: --

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.
  • 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
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • computer, microfilm reader, printer


Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

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Family Tree [edit | edit source]

Family Tree Training[edit | edit source]

Introduction to FamilySearch Tree:[edit | edit source]

FREE Online Genealogy Forms and Training[edit | edit source]

Online Forms[edit | edit source]

Online Training Courses[edit | edit source]

Online Research Training Videos[edit | edit source]

The following list is just a sampling of many of the ResearchTraining Videos that are available from the above link at the Learning Center Home page.

Online Training Videos[edit | edit source]

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Provide 1-on-1 family history training, assistance and support

Offer Family History classes

Provide other family history resources and materials

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Resources Outside Local Area[edit | edit source]

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Links[edit | edit source]

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National Links[edit | edit source]

Other Family History and Library Centers and Resources[edit | edit source]

Temple and Family History Consultant Resources and Help[edit | edit source]

New Temple and Family History Consultants have a variety of resources available to them on lds.org to support them in the responsibilities of their calling.

Additional Resources are also available to support ongoing efforts - Training Summary and Resources available on lds.org

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Family Search Blog[edit | edit source]

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Let’s Get Acquainted with the Family Search Wiki (WIK-ee)[edit | edit source]

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  • The Wiki is about finding records that may have been generated about your ancestors and the places in which the records might be found
  • It is a vast record depository of the paper trail that people leave behind long after they are gone.
  • The Wiki has records from the United States as well as from 244 countries.
  • Here you will be able to find documents such as census records, marriage records, birth records and death records and much more.
  • Probate documents are often very informative and may help you in your search. There is an extensive list of United States military records on the Wiki.”

Recently a friend in Illinois went into the FamilySearch Wiki and found phone numbers for the Surrogate Court in New York that held wills. She found six missing wills!

Take time to explore the opening page of this site there are tutuorials and examples and lots of help in learning the Wiki. Got stuck in your research? Look to the Wiki for help. How do I find the FamilySearch Wiki?

  • Familysearch.org Search (drop down menu) Wiki
    *(open FamilySearch.org and go to Search at top of page which will give you a dropdown menu and then click on Wiki)
    *How to Use the Wiki -- Wiki_Help
    *About the Wiki -- Find an ancestor using the wiki

Family Search Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets[edit | edit source]

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Unreserved Reservations after Two Years[edit | edit source]

Unreserving Reservations After Two Years

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

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