San Jose 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.

The San Jose California History Center serves all of metropolitan San Jose and surrounding communities.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 4977 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135 United States
  • Use the parking lot closest to the road
  • Walk up the central walkway to the LDS Church and look for the FHC Sign.
  • Language:English


  • 1-408-274-8592



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule and Closures for 2018

Jan 1 to 2 (New Year's Day)

Mar 31 (Easter)

Apr 17 (Carpet Cleaning)

May 26 (Memorial Day)

Jul 3 to 5 (July Fourth)

Aug 14 (Carpet Cleaning)

Sep 1 (Labor Day)

Oct 6 (Church Meeting)

Nov 20 to Nov 4 (Thanksgiving)

Nov 27 (Carpet Cleaning)

Dec 22 to Jan 2 (Christmas)

Family History Classes –Spring 2018

Free Classes taught at the San Jose Family History Center

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Individual help available until 1 p.m.

No need to register – just show up!

4977 San Felipe Road – 408-274-8592

  1. Feb. 7 Getting Started: Where to Begin, Where to Search, Vital Records
  2. Feb. 14 Searching the Internet (FamilySearch, Google & other sites)
  3. Feb. 21 Using
  4. Feb. 28 Organizing & Sourcing Your Research, Using Evernote
  5. Mar. 7 Using Census Records
  6. Mar. 14 Using Church, Military & Probate Records
  7. Mar. 21 Using Land, Tax & Court Records
  8. Mar. 28 Researching in Eastern Europe
  9. Apr. 4 New England Research/Using
  10. Apr. 11 Basics of DNA in Genealogy Research
  11. Apr. 18 Breaking Down Brick Walls, Tracing Female Lines

Center Resources


  • Our catalog is located at Click search, then Catalog
  • Under “Search these Family History Centers” select San Jose 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

Hardware and Equipment

The Center has:
  • 12 computers
  • 8 Microfilm Readers
  • 2 Microfiche Readers
  • 1 Microfilm Scanner
  • 1 Microfilm Printer

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area


  • A complete list of online genealogical and research resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found HERE.
  • A complete list of websites to all LDS Family History Centers in California can be found at the link "Category: California Family History Centers" below.

Volunteer at the Center