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Rochester New York 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 Rochester New York Family History Center welcomes you to search your family tree.  Two (2) staff members are available during open hours to assist you, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned researcher.  Use of the Family History Center is free of charge.  

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map

Language: English


  • 1400 Westfall Rd Brighton New York 14618 United States
  • The entrance to the Family History Center is located at the rear of the building with ample parking.
  • Language:English


  • 1-585-271-5040



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:9:00am-3:00pm and 7:00pm-9pm
  • Wednesday:9:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am-12:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Closed the first Wednesday evening of the month for staff training

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • The Family History Center has a small book library including a surname collection & a local cemetery collection.  We also have a local Monroe County film collection & some surrounding counties.  We also have many films on indefinite loan for foreign countries & a large collection of microfiche, including birth, marriage, death & church records.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC 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.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 4 online computers
  • 6 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Plus 2 printers
  • 1 printer/copier.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

We have staff members who specialize in research for Italy, England, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Poland, France, Cuba, Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Spain & Venezuela.  Language helps may also be available.

Resources in the Local Area
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See links below...

Links[edit | edit source]

Rochester Genealogical Society

Rochester NY Historic Marriage Records

Rochester Historical Society

Monroe County NY Vital Records

Monroe County Library - Local History/Genealogy

Monroe County NY Municipal Historians

East Rochester Local History

Perinton Historical  Society

Historic Pittsford

Greece Historical Society

Gates Historical Society

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]