Katy 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.


The Katy Texas Family History Center is an extension of the Family History

Library in Salt Lake City—the world’s largest genealogical library. The Katy

Texas Family History Center and its friendly volunteers are dedicated to

providing education and support—free of charge—to individuals, groups, and

families. Come and let us help you find your ancestors and discover your story!

Center Contacts and Hours

Address: 1603 Norwalk Drive, Katy, TX 77450  Location on Map

Phone: 281-578-8338

E-mail: TX_Katy@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2017 Schedule (FHC Closure Dates):

  • Thanksgiving, November 17- November 27
  • Christmas, December 15 - January 1

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

School Year-- Class Schedule:


Center Resources

Collections

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 Newspapers
  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
  • Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition)
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • findmypast
  • Fold3.com
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Historic Map Works (Library Edition)
  • Origins.net
  • Paper Trail
  • WorldVitalRecords.com

Hardware and Equipment

  • 9 internet computers dedicated to family history research
  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 microfilm/microfiche printer
  • 1 printer, photo and document scanner

Staff Resources and Specialties

A friendly staff willing to help with your family history and genealogical interests.

If the consultants do not have a solution to your questions they will help you find someone who does.


Resources in the Local Area

Libraries

Clayton Library
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX
Phone: (832) 393-2600

  • Clayton Library is a department of the Houston Public Library devoted entirely to genealogical research
  • Online databases at Houston Public Library
  • Clayton Library Friends

Genealogical Societies

Bear Creek Genealogy Society
E-mail: twolz@comcast.net

  • Meeting place: Bear Creek Park Community Center; 3055 Bear Creek Dr, Houston, TX 77084
  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, September - May from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Links

https://www.facebook.com/KatyTexasFamilyHistoryCenter