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

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 north west corner of Neil Rd and Filbert. Park on the west end of the parking lot and enter the building either through the main west entrance facing Filbert, or the west end entrance.
  • Language: English

Phone: 1-775-826-1130


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Introduction to Family History

  • Every Wednesday at 12:15 pm, we have a 15 minute intro classes

Writing Life Histories

  • Every first Wednesday at 1:00 pm, we offer a class on writing a life history yours or someone else's.

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • 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

  • FHC 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.
  • We have FamilySearch, Family Tree, and FamilySearch Wiki

Hardware and Equipment

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

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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

Nevada State Genealogy Society
1650 N Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89503

Nevada Culture Museum

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


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