San Francisco California 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.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 975 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066-2403 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-650-873-1928



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:9:00am-4:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am-4:00pm
  • Closed -

Holiday Schedule: Closed Thanksgiving week Starting 11/18/2018 opening on 11/28/2018.

Closed two weeks for Christmas and New Years, Starting 12/16/2018 opening on 1/2/2019.

Closed on July 4th 2018

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Our catalog is located at Click search, then Catalog
  • Under “Search these Family History Centers” select San Francisco California Family History Center
  • The catalog allows patrons to:
    • Search by Places, Surnames, Titles, Authors, Subjects or Keywords
    • Broaden a search to other local family history centers or to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
    • Have a direct link to the growing collection of online resources at and elsewhere

      Direct link to the FamilySearch Catalog :FamilySearch Catalog

      Link to an Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog:Introduction to the Catalog

Databases and Software

  • 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.
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Alexander Street Press
      • The American Civil War:
        • Research Database
        • Letters and Diaries
        • Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera
      • Social and Cultural History
      • Women and Social Movements in the United States
    • American Ancestors - Library Rights
    • Ancestry - Institution Version
    • ArkivDigital - Swedish church records and other historical documents
    • FamNet
    • Findmypast - Institution Version
    • Fold3
    • Geneanet
    • Kinpoint - Premium
    • MyHeritage - Library Edition
    • Newspaper Archive (
    • Paper Trail
    • Puzzilla - Premium Services

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 computers (with internet access)
  • Microfiche and microfilm scanner (Cannon Micro Film Scanner 300)
  • 4 microfilm readers - 35mm
  • 1 microfilm reader - 16mm
  • 1 microfiche reader

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(none listed at this time)

Resources in the Local Area

National Archives and Record Administration at San Francisco, Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Bldg, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 

San Mateo County Genealogical Society, Located at Canada College in Redwood City

California State Library - Sutro Library, 1630 Holloway Avenue, SF, CA, located on SF State University campus in the J. Paul Leonard Library Bldg, 5th floor. 

California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, SF, CA


Volunteer at the Center

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