Santa Barbara 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.

This Center is a partner with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 2107 Santa Barbara Ave Santa Barbara CA 93105 United States
  • Please park on Santa Barbara St. and enter at the Family History Center door towards the rear of the building.
  • Press the doorbell to enter.
  • Language:English


  • 1-805-682-2092



Open Hours

Open Wednesday 11-2. We are operating at 50% capacity, due to COVID precautions. Please contact Larry Basham for reservations: 805 680-9572

Holiday Schedule: Closed holidays, Thanksgiving week and Christmas week

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Special 2-Day Classes LIVE from the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library

(8:30am to 4:30pm both days. Reservations required, email to

Public invited

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]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center 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]

  • This Center has 16 computers with access to FamilySearch and a variety of premium websites.
  • 2 film readers and 1 fiche reader are available.
  • Copier/Printer/Scanner
  • Wireless access available for laptop and tablet computers
  • All services are free of charge

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Bountiful and Chattanooga FHC pages for examples.)

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

The Santa Barbara Genealogical Society's Sahyun Library is open to the public and is located at 316 Castillo Street on the ocean side of Highway 101. Take the Bath Street exit going North, or the Castillo Street exit going South on 101. The Library contains over 10,000 volumes, 600 CD-ROMS, and a large collection of newsletters and journals from many genealogical societies all over the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and other countries.

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 4pm, Sunday 1 to 4 pm.

Links[edit | edit source]

Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society

Ventura Genealogical Society

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]