Gainesville 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1703 W California St Gainesville TX 76240 United States
  • Language:English




Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


FamilySearch Catalog:

. You can also search the FamilySearch Catalog from home and locate microfilm at:

Materials will be sent to the Family History Center. You will receive an e-mail or phone call from us when the film has arrived on loan in our Center for your use.

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. These include:

•19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive

•Access Newspaper Archive -- the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. All 50 states plus 10 countries.

•Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database Letters and Diaries Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera


•ArkivDigital Online -- Swedish genealogy. Launch from the 'ArkivDigital Online' Start Menu or Desktop icon from a computer where the program has been installed.

•Find My Past -- 1.7 billion international family history records from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond with records going back to 1200. New collections are added every month.

• (Previously known as -- Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, Native American collections, and more

•Historic Map Works Library Edition -- Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps.  

•My Heritage  

•Paper Trail -- a guide to overland pioneer names and documents.

•ProQuest Obituary Listings

•And much more!

Hardware and Equipment

  • Eight computers
  • Scanners for photos, negatives, slides, and documents
  • Microfilm readers
  • Microfiche readers
  • Video and audio recording equipment

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

All staff members are volunteers. We have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Adoption research
  • British Isles research (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
  • DNA testing for family history
  • Preserving your family history (digitizing materials, recording family stories, etc)
  • United States research

Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

The Gainesville Family History Center is open to the public. All services are free of charge. We welcome volunteers. Come join us!