Lincolnton North Carolina 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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2020 Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 105 Old Tram Rd Lincolnton NC 28092 United States
  • Access to FH Center is through entrance doors on the NE side of the building. Look for small poster on door.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French


  • 1-704-748-6939



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Extended hours by special arrangement.
  • 1st & 2nd Saturdays:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Other hours by appointment

Holiday Schedule 2016[edit | edit source]

Closed all major holidays: New Year's January 1-5; Palm Sunday Weekend March 19-22; Easter Sunday Weekend March 26-29; Mother's Day Weekend May 7-10; July 4th Weekend July 2-5; labor Day Weekend September 3-6; Thanksgiving Weekend November 23-29; Christmas Weekend December 21- January 3, 2017.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff and Temple and Family History Consultants Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Generally the 1st Wednesday evening of each month (7 p.m.).

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center 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. Click here or see list below.

FamilySearch has arranged for several premium online research services to be available at Family History Centers.

Access to these online services is provided through the Family History Center Portal at and following the instructions provided there.

The special access that family history centers have been granted to these databases only works when the online services are accessed through a computer in a Family History Center. Please note that entering the web sites of these providers through their regular, public URLs will not provide access to the full versions that have been authorized for family history center use.

  • Helpful Websites (free access)
  • The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Create your Who Do You Think You Are? Story, for free
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (formerly
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Hungary Exchange
  • Legacy Stories
  • My Heritage Library Edition
    Paper Trail Premium Services
  • Premium Services
  • ProQuest Obituaries
    World Vital Records
  • FamilySearch
  • FamilySearch Learning Center
  • FamilySearch UTube
  • FamilySearch Wiki
  • USGenWeb
  • Genuki (UK & Ireland)
  • Find A Grave
  • Google Search
  • Mocavo Search
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • BYU Idaho Special Collections
  • Cyndi’s List

Other software[edit | edit source]

  • Legacy Basic
  • AncestralQuest Basic
  • Rootsmagic 

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Internet access on 3 computers
  • Two printers
  • One multi-function printer
  • One microfilm reader
  • One microfiche reader

Center Services[edit | edit source]

One-On One Assistance:
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  • Research
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Guidance with other genealogical programs
  • Scanning of photographs and documents directly into FamilySearch or onto a user supplied thumb drive
  • Microfilm/microfiche ordering and viewing
  • My Family Booklet - capture and preserve your family story.  Hand written copies can be transferred online or enter information online directly with FHC staff assistance

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • National and international research

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

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.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

  • We are in need of staffing volunteers. If you have the time and inclination, we will train you. If interested in this opportunity, contact us