Greensboro North Carolina Family History Center

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The Greensboro Family History Center is committed to assisting with the researching and recording of family information in the Greensboro NC area. Our goal is to help instill into the hearts of our visitors a love for Family History. We hope that in some small way we may help you draw closer to your Ancestors as you learn who they are. Through your research the names on your pedigree chart will come to life as real people who faced real challenges. We hope you will discover more about yourself in the process.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 3719 Pinetop Rd Greensboro NC 27410-2825 United States
  • The Family History Center is located in the Greensboro Stake Center.
  • Language:English


  • 1-336-288-0321



Open Hours:

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

  • Holiday Schedule:

Closed:November 26th Thanksgiving

December 22rd-January 4th Christmas and New Year

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Past Events[edit | edit source]

2015 Workshops

All workshops are held on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7 pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3719 Pinetop Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. All workshops are free and open to the public. Please arrive a few minutes early to be seated

July 9
Our Country’s Wars: Guilford Courthouse-The Revolutionary War in Our Own Backyard, What Happened and What Can Be Found There Now?
Nancy Stewart, Park Historian from the Guilford Courthouse National Park, will present the history of the events that took place here in Greensboro and share record sources that are available at the park.

August 13
How to Search a Cemetery
Ever get overwhelmed trying to find a particular headstone in a graveyard?
Carri Story will lead us through the maze of cemetery research.

September 10
What was Happening When. . .How to use Timelines for Family History
Kathy Dunn will let us in on her tips for finding relatives using history as a backdrop.

October 8
How to Preserve Your Photo Memories
Join Michele Doyle and Dorothy Tucker from Preserving Your Heritage as they share how to save those old pictures for future generations. They have great ideas for albums and framed photos as well.

November 12
Fun with Interviews
The holidays are nearly here, what better time to interview those relatives we only see once a year? Join Kathy Dunn for some interesting ideas and tricks for asking questions.

December 10
RootsTech video: Valerie Elkins, Leaving a Recorded Legacy

14 March 2015 - Family Discovery Day - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - 2 tracks of live speakers, classes on using FamilySearch, Genealogical Societies, a Case Study, a class on Photographs and a video track of 2015 RootsTech videos.


25 Oct 2014 - Family History Fair - 9 am to 1 pm - Adding a third track this year, come see videos of some of the 2014 Rootstech classes


26 Oct 2013 - Family History Fair - 9 am to 12 pm. Classes will include: FamilySearch, Indexing, Family Stories, Finding the Distaff Side, Scanning, Vital Records. We had a great time, much was learned. Be sure to join us next year!


27 Oct 2012 - Family History Fair - 9 am to 1 pm. Classes and an exhibit hall. Classes include: African-American Research, Creating a Heritage Home, Family Search Family Tree and more.

2 June 2012 - GenFest - High Point Public Library - 12 pm to 5 pm - Very successful, passed out over 100 beginner packets and FHC flyers.

Workshop Schedule[edit | edit source]

Second Thursday of the month - Various Genealogical Topics - 7 pm to 8:30 pm


10 Dec 2015 - RootsTech video: Valerie Elkins, Leaving a Recorded Legacy

12 Nov 2015 - Kathy Dunn - Fun with Interviews

8 Oct 2015 - Michele Doyle, Dorothy Tucker - How to Preserve Your Photo Memories

10 Sept 2015 - Kathy Dunn - What was Happening When. . .How to use Timelines for Family History

13 August 2015 - Carri Story - How to Search a Cemetery

9 July 2015 - Civil War Series III: Guilford Courthouse-The Civil War in Our Own Backyard, What Happened and What Can Be Found There Now?

11 June 2015 - Carri Story - Civil War Series II: Confederate Soldiers, How to Find Them

14 May 2015 - Michele Doyle - Civil War Series I: Finding Your Lost Yankee Soldier-They Weren’t All Bad!

9 April 2015 - Michele Schulz - Lineage Societies

12 March 2015 - No Workshop - Family Discovery Day on the 14th.

12 Feb 2015 - Kathy Dunn - Research Logs

8 Jan 2015 - Norwegian Research - Carrie Story


11 Dec 2014 - Video from Rootstech

13 Nov 2014
9 Oct 2014
11 Sept - Signatures and Maps - Charlotte and Mark Bell
14 August - Archive Grid and World Cat - Michele Doyle

10 July - Indexing - Lynda Simpson

12 June - Discovering Your Poor and Landless Ancestors - Larry Cates
8 May - Obituaries - Carrie Storie

10 April 2014 - Searching - Michele Schulz

13 March 2014 - Organzing, Digital and Paper - Kathy Dunn, Michele Doyle
13 Feb 2014 - Ancestry, Fold3 - Michele Doyle - postponed to 20 Feb

9 Jan 2014 - Family Stories - Carrie Story - Cancelled

12 Dec 2013 - Retouching Photos - Bill Hobbs
14 Nov 2013 - Greensboro Public Library Resources
10 Oct 2013 - Vital Records - Joanne Clements
12 Sept 2013 - Scanning
8 Aug 2013 - Oral History - Kathy Dunn
11 July 2013 - FamilySearch - Michele Doyle - Participants were introduced to many of the new features of
13 June 2013 - Beginner DNA - Learned a lot about how DNA works and how we can use it to verify family.
9 May 2013 - Breaking Down Brick Walls - Kathy Dunn (Thursday)
11 April 2013 - Blogs and Wikis - Michele Schulz (Thursday) Lots of great internet resources, fascinating stories.
5 March 2013 - Black-Indian Research - Lamar Deloatch - Learned a lot.Very interesting presentation
5 Feb 2013 - Journaling - Natalie Allen-  lots of great journaling and family history ideas. Just start writing!!
8 Jan 2013 - Unique Records - Marilyn Arny - wonderful workshop, full of stories and unique ideas for research
4 Dec 2012 - Land Record Research - Kathy Dunn - Great case studies on using land records to link families.
6 Nov 2012 - Preserving your Photographs - Bryan White
2 Oct 2012 - Persistence Pays - Wonderful stories about one woman's journey through her family history.
4 Sept 2012 - Lineage Societies - DAR, SAR and others - Kathy Dunn - Great evening, great info on types of sources and how to use them.

7 Aug 2012 - Family Stories - How true are they? Not as true as we would like!

3 July 2012 - Family History - How to start, getting it right!- We can now get it right. Had over 30 attend. Come see us next month!

5 June 2012 - How to interpret a census record - Was a wonderful evening, over 40 people attended, lots of great questions. Looking forward to the July workshop.

Staff Training Meetings

19 June 2014 - Consultant Training
27 Feb 2014 - Consultant Training
11,18,25 Sept 2013 - Consultant Training
28 Feb 2013 - Staff and Consultant Training
12 Jan 2013 - All Ward Temple and Family History Consultants at Stake Leadership Training
26 April 2012 - FHC Family History Fair planning meeting
28 June 2012 - FHC Family History Fair planning meeting
27 Sept 2012 - FHC Consultant Training 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This Center may have copies of various microfilm and microfiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Small selection of materials pertaining to counties in North Carolina. Small library of general genealogical materials.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Computers, microform readers and printers.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

General beginning genealogical information.

Beginner Classes - 3 weeks - lecture and lab. Email for more information

Resources in the Local Area
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Guilford County Public Library

Links[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

NOTE: Microfilm ordering is no longer available.

Greensboro Family History Center Website:

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

If you are available during the day or evening and are willing to learn new skills and share old ones we would love to find a place for you at our FHC.

Contact: Joanne Clements by email above