Reno Nevada Family History Center

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Reno Nevada Family History Center

Welcome to the Reno Family History Center! No matter if you are new to genealogy, or a seasoned researcher, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you on your exciting journey to unlock the past.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 4751 Neil Road, Reno, Nevada 89502-5878

  • Our center is located within the Neil Rd, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church building; on the corner of Neil Rd and Filbert across the street from Smithridge Elementary School.
  • Park on the west end of the parking lot and enter the building either through the main entrance facing Filbert, or the west end entrance.
  • Language: English

Phone: 1-775-826-1130


Open Hours:


  • Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: Evenings: 6:30-8:00pm
  • CLOSING DATES for the HOLIDAYS 2020:
  • Thanksgiving WEEK: Nov. 23-27
  • Christmas WEEK: Dec. 21-25
  • New Year's WEEK: Dec. 28 - Jan. 1
  • Also open by appointment. Call Kathy at 775-240-5588 to schedule an appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed all major holidays. (See above)

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

  • Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, we have "hands on" computer classes.

Staff Training Meetings[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: A collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: We have a large collection of books that cover Reno, Washoe county, and various countries throughout the world. Our center also houses the Parkin collection of records from north western Nevada and parts of north eastern California.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Portal page, which gives free access, within the center, to premium family history software and websites that would generally charge for subscriptions. These include:
    • Findmypast
    • MyHeritage
    • and more
  • Full access to FamilySearch databases and help using FamilySearch Family Tree.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Our center is equipped with both microfilm and microfiche readers, 9 computers, 3 printers, and 1 copier for your convenience.

We also have a scanner.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

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Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Reno - Sparks Indian Colony
98 Colony Rd.
Reno, Nevada 89502

Nevada Historical Society
1650 N Virginia St
Reno, Nevada 89503

Washoe County Courthouse
75 Court St,
Reno, Nevada 89520

  • County Health Dept., birth, death, burial records starting in 1900
  • County Clerk, divorce, probate, court, naturalization records starting in 1862
  • County Recorder, land records starting in 1962, marriage records starting in 1871

Washoe County Public Libraries
301 S Center St
Reno, Nevada 89501

Sparks Museum and Cultural Center
814 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV 89431

Nevada State Library and Archives
100 N. Stewart St.
Carson City, NV 89701

Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We always need volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy at 775-240-5588.