Mason City Iowa 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.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 1309 S Kentucky Ave S Mason City, IA 50401
  • Use the Northwest entrance to the building.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-641-424-4211

E-mail:

  • IA_MasonCity@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Please call 1-641-210-0430 in advance of a visit to schedule computer time.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed 1st weekend in Apr/Oct for General Conference.
  • Closed the last two weeks of December.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 3 Computers, 1 with printer
  • 1 Microfilm reader & 1 Microfiche reader

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]


Resources in the Local Area
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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]