Powder Springs Georgia Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Welcome to the Powder Springs Georgia Family History Center. This center serves the northwest region of the greater Atlanta area and is located in west Cobb county.
Center Contacts and Hours
Location Map: Location Map
Address: 2595 New Macland Rd Powder Springs, GA 30127
- We are located near McEachern High School. Park on the south side of the building, in the section by the parking sign indicating you are visiting the Family History Center.
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 6:00-9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Thursday: 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Closed all major holidays.
Closed during days of inclement weather if Cobb County schools are closed.
- Family Search: Temple and Family History consultants with center responsibilities are trained to help with family history searches, including the use of familysearch.org
- 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: -- The Center also has several collections of family history information from LDS families that have lived in the Georgia area in the past.
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has the Family History Center Portal which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions including:
- 19th Century British Newspapers
- Access Newspaper Archive
- Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
- Ancestry.com (Family History Library edition)
- ArkivDigital Online
- Fold3.com, formerly Footnote.com
- Godfrey Memorial Library
- Historic Map Works Library Edition
- Paper Trail
- World Vital Records
Hardware and Equipment
- Microfilm readers
- Microfiche reader
- Computers with internet connection and access to premium websites.
- Printer for use with computers
Patrons may bring their personal computers for note taking or entering information into personal genealogical programs. Wireless internet access is currently available. Memory sticks can also be used to download information.
Resources in the Local Area
Volunteer at the Center
Family History Center Staff
Staff is needed for customer service during the hours the Center is open. Volunteers should be comfortable with computer use and enjoy working with people. A knowledge of basic family history research principles is helpful, but training will be provided. A minimum of 2 shifts per month in the Center is required and more is cheerfully allowed. Email the temple and family history consultant - center at GA_PowderSprings@ldsmail.net if interested.
Family Search is making records available on-line as quickly as possible. One of the keys to making these records useful is the Indexing program. Without an index, researchers have to browse through the images, sometimes one at a time, to find a specific record. Indexing can be done at home and is an excellent activity for Family History Center Staff when the Center is not busy. To find out more about indexing and take a test drive go to Volunteer Indexing
Basic Computer Literacy Tutor
With the rapid increase in research data becoming available on-line, long-time family history researchers are facing the need to learn new skills. A patient and understanding tutor is needed to help small groups or individuals learn basic computer skills. Contact the Family History Center by telephone or email if you are interested in teaching or helping to develop training in this topic.