Parker Colorado 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.

The Parker Family History Center is open to the public and serves Parker, Franktown, Elizabeth, Castle Rock, Centennial, Aurora, and surrounding southeast Denver area.

Center Contacts and Hours

  • Location Map
  • Address: 7160 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134 United States
  • Language:English
  • Phone: 1-720-851-0916
  • E-mail: CO_Parker@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-4:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed all major holidays and snow days.

Calendar and Events

  • Monthly German-Prussian-Polish-Jewish Genealogy (Central- Eastern European) is offered by Mark Rabideau - ManyRoads  on the 2nd Thursday of every month between 1:00- 2:30. Workshop supporting materials are available here.
  • Monthly Roots Magic User's Group meets every 2nd Wednesday 1:00 pm.
  • Monthly Center Staff and Consultant Training meets every 3rd Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. This discussion/presentation/workshop focuses on what's new in FamilySearch, and regular presenters dig deeper into various tools and resources for ward temple and family history consultants, ward priesthood leaders and center staff. We regularly cover the FamilySearch 'partner sites' and genealogy related software. This meeting is open to all interested persons.

2017 Family History Workshop Series

Center Resources

The Parker Family History has 10 computer stations with internet connection access. Personal laptops can also be connected to the internet.

There is a "Reading Room" to view microfilms that have been ordered from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. There are 6 microfilm readers and 1 microfiche reader.

Your family photos, documents and records can be digitized at the Parker Family History Center. Bring your pictures, slides, and use one of two scanners to digitize your families memories and treasured documents.

Collections

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Index, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: Faith and Fortitude vol. 1-4, and other collections.

Databases and Software

Premium Websites with Free Family History Center Access

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press
  • The American Civil War Research Database with Letters, Diaries, Images, & Photographs
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States
  • Ancestry.com - Institution version
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Create Your Who Do You Think You Are? - for free!
  • Findmypast.com - Institution version
  • Fold3
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
  • Legacy Stories
  • My Heritage - Library Edition
  • Origins.net
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituaries Listings
  • Puzzilla.org - Premium Services
  • World Vital Records

Center Services

  • Personal Assistance
  • Schedule group visits - 720-851-0916

Staff Research Specialties

The Parker Family History Center has over 15 volunteer workers available to assist patrons. Each volunteer has their specialties of research; European, Swedish, Scottish, Maps, colonial, etc. Call to find which time and day a volunteer will be available for the specific area you are researching.

Resources in the Local Area

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Links

Denver Public Library Genealogy Collections

The Colorado Genealogical Society The CGS is the largest genealogical society in Colorado. They invite members and visitors who want to share their interest in family history and genealogical research to their meetings, classes, and special events. Visitors are always welcome at meetings, classes, and activities of the Colorado Genealogical Society

The Parker Genealogical Society of Colorado The PGSC's mission is "To inspire the membership in the pursuit of family history by collecting, preserving, and sharing of genealogical information."

Volunteer at the Center

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