Morgantown West Virginia 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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Center Contacts and Hours

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Address : 164 Meadow View Ln Morgantown WV 26508, United States

  • Language: English

Phone: 1-304-594-0743 (This phone number is only answered when someone is in the building. Call 304-692-9661 if there is no answer at this number.)

E-mail: WV_Morgantown@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: noon - 3:00 pm
  • Call to see if we are open on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or for appointment for other times. Wednesday evening open hours are normally from April through December.
  • We are open on Sundays during Sunday School and between unit meetings (noon to 1:00 pm) for those in attendance at church only.
  • Since we are staffed by a limited number of volunteers, occasionally we will not be open during normal hours so please call ahead if you have any doubts or are making a trip to visit the center to confirm that someone will be there to help you.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays. We are closed on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, and the two weeks including Christmas and New Year's. Call ahead to confirm if there is a question. We are also closed any day that Monongalia County or Preston County schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Classes may be scheduled on an individual or small group basis during operating hours, particularly on Sundays during Sunday School (for those in attendance at church only).

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

  • We have a collection of Microfilm and Microfiche, and equipment on which to view them. We also have some books that provide some local family history information and resources.

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.
  • We have three new Windows 10 computers, all of which give access to the FHC Portal page as well as other internet resources. We also have a copier/scanner that can scan to your thumb drive, to a computer, and directly to your FamilySearch.org account, as well as being functional as a black/white copier. .

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Our staff include individuals who are experienced with West Virginia family history research and the use of FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.org (as well as certain programs you might purchase for your use in your family history work); and we may be able to provide access to individuals who can assist with translations from languages other than English for those who might need help with translating a source.


Resources in the Local Area

The WVU Library has the West Virginia & Regional History Center, with resources that are particularly relevant to those doing research in West Virginia. https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
The Aull Center for Local History and Genealogy Research, is located at 351 Spruce Street, Morgantown WV 26505. The Aull Center is focused on the northern part of West Virginia and surrounding states, with access to world-wide research information (including HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com) plus many old photos and one-of-a-kind genealogies. The Aull Center is a part of the Morgantown Public Library, and is open from 9 am to 7 pm Monday-Wednesday; 9 am to 4 pm Thursday-Friday; and 9 am to 1 pm Saturday (closed Sundays).

Links

www.familysearch.org

www.ancestry.com

https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

http://www.morgantownwv.gov/

https://www.wvu.edu/

http://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx#home


Volunteer at the Center

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