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]

Special Note Posted March 22, 2020:

The Oakton Family History Center will be closed until until further notice due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus. We will follow guidance from local public health officials and Church leaders to determine when to reopen. Please note that many of the resources of FamilySearch are available online from your home, and we encourage you to use these resources while you are isolated from others at this time.

Once we do reopen, please observe heightened heath safety precautions. Specifically we ask that patrons and volunteers who have been feeling sick or been in close association with someone who has been sick to wait for another opportunity to come to the Family History Center. This also applies to those who have traveled to an area affected severely by the COVID-19 virus, or are in close association with someone who has. Also, please be sure to wash your hands in the restroom when you arrive.   

We appreciate your understanding and pray that you and your loved ones will get through this situation without any difficulties.

We also want all our friends and patrons to be aware of the open house of the Washington DC temple which is scheduled for September 24 to October 31. Save the date. We will post a link for information on how to get free tickets for the guided tours once details are available.

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 April 4 for 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]

  • 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. 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 Genealogy

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

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