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Oakton Virginia Family History Center

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Oakton Virginia Family History Center

The Oakton Virginia Family History Center is open to the public for family history and genealogical research.  Use of the Center is free.  The staff does not do research, but will answer questions, suggest resources, and assist patrons with the computers and microfilm readers.


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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 2719 Hunter Mill Rd Oakton, VA 22124

  • Park in the rear of the building and enter at the doors on the south side. If the doors are locked, ring the bell marked "Family History Center" and the staff will let you in.

Language: English

Phone: 703-281-1836 (only attended during open hours)

E-mail: bray640@yahoo.com or oaktonfhcdirectors@gmail.com

Open Hours:

  • First and third Saturday mornings: 9:30-12 noon unless otherwise noted.
  • SPECIAL NOTE- Closed on Saturday October 5, 2019 for LDS General Conference.
  • By appointment (email bray640@yahoo.com or call Lee at 847-404-5357).

Holiday/Special Event Closings:

Holidays: JULY 4th; THANKSGIVING WEEK Nov. 27-30; CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: Dec. 23-31.

Closed for GENERAL CONFERENCE on the first Saturdays in April and October.

Emergency Closings:

Closed for inclement weather according to the Fairfax County Public School closings. If school closes or opens late, the Family History Center is also closed.

Check this space for weather cancellations; we will TRY to put an update here concerning closings. Call, text or email Lee at 847-404-5357 or bray640@yahoo.com if in doubt.

Calendar and Events[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 -- Indefinite microfilm collection is in New York City records.
  • 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. These include
Ancestry.com
Newberry Library
Godfrey Library
Findmypast.co.uk
and others.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • The center has six computers with connections to the internet available. There are also three microfilm readers and a microfiche reader. The Center has a digital imager that can scan a digital image from microfilm and microfiche. The imager has a flatbed scanner to digitally image documents. Digital images may be printed, saved to a flash drive, or sent via email. There is also a Lexmark printer that can scan documents or photographs directly to FamilySearch accounts.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Fairfax Genealogy Society is a very active genealogy society with monthly meetings, workshops, and spring and fall conferences.

The Virginia Room in the Fairfax City Regional Library specializes in history and genealogy, and is not limited to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Historical Society of Fairfax County has resources on the history of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Links[edit | edit source]

Fairfax County, Virginia

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

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