Highlands Ranch Colorado Family History Center

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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Update[edit | edit source]

In line with guidance from church headquarters and our local ecclesiastical leadership, the Highlands Ranch Colorado Family History Center is closed as follows:

  • The center is closed for all walk-in hours
  • The monthly Temple and Family History Consultant trainings will be held virtually starting with the March 19th meeting
  • The Open House and Family History Fair scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been postponed indefinitely (possibly to be rescheduled sometime this fall)

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

  • Language: English
  • Address: 9800 Foothills Canyon Blvd #B, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 USA
  • Phone: 303-646-7837 (Randy Guthrie personal mobile phone)
  • E-mail: co_highlandsranch@familyhistorymail.org
  • Open Hours:
    • Sunday Afternoon Closed
    • Tuesday Afternoon Closed
    • Wednesday Afternoon Closed
  • Holiday Closures
    • Thanksgiving Week: November 23-27, 2020 (open the prior and following Sunday)
    • Christmas Week: December 20-25, 2020 (Open the prior and following Sunday)

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

  • March 2, 2020 6:30pm - 9:00pm Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society monthly meeting
  • April 18, 2020 10am - 3:00pm Family History Fair

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Ward Temple and Family History Consultant Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

  • Every third Thursday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm except December
    • Note: we are moving the February 2020 training to the following week so we can all view the RootsTech Leadership session together as a stake (see upcoming events section above)

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Premium Websites (no-charge use at the center)

  • Ancestry.com
  • MyHeritagecom
  • FindMyPastcom
  • Geneanet
  • American Ancestors
  • The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • FamNet (New Zealand)
  • 1911 British Census
  • Fold3 (US Military Records Database)
  • Newspapers.com
  • Papertrail (19th Century Westward Migration Documents)
  • Puzzilla
  • Scan to FamilySearch

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Four Dell workstations with second-screens
  • Two laptop docking stations to add a large second screen, plus full size keyboard and mouse
  • 60-in LCD TV on movable stand for training
  • 50-inch wall mounted LCD TV for training and announcements
  • Large format 11x17 color printer for printing high-quality fan charts and pedigree charts
  • High capacity printer/scanner with "scan to FamilySearch" feature
  • Counter/workspace to comfortably accommodate 12 people at one time
  • Two computer "lab" rooms
  • Large meeting space that can accommodate group trainings and sessions up to 30 people

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Contact Jane Guthrie: janie.guthrie.lds@outlook.com