Santa Rosa 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1725 Peterson Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403-2304 United States
  • Entrance and parking are on the south side of the building.
  • Language:
  • English on all days open
  • Spanish help on Saturday
  • German help on Saturday


  • 1-707-525-0399



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday:1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday:1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed 1st Saturday in April and October: Memorial Day Weekend: week of 4th of July;December 18th for Christmas holiday to January 2rd:

Calendar and Events

==== Upcoming Events:

Special Interest Groups:

  • Legacy User Group, 1st Saturday of the Month 1:30-3
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Genealogy classes
        Tuesday 1-2:30 Beginning, 2:45-4:15 Memoir Writing, 
        Wednesday, 1-2:30 Advanced, 2:45-4:15 Brick Walls
  • Sonoma County Genealogy Society Groups
    • 1st Tue 10-12 Family History Writer's Group
    • 2nd Tue 9:30-12 SCGS Board Meeting (any member welcome)
    • 3rd Tue 10-12 Chat and Share Group
    • 3rd Tue 1-2:30 DNA Group
    • 4th Tue 1-12 Genealogy Evidence, Documentation, and Writing Group
    • 3rd Sat 10-12 German Interest Group
    • 3rd Saturdays, Training Presentations, 12-3 Santa Rosa Finley Center, 2060 W. College Ave, Cypress Room

Staff Training Meetings: 3rd Thursday of month, 7pm in Primary Room

Center Resources


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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • The Center has 13 Computers, 6 printers, 3 Microfilm Readers, 1 Microfilm/Microfiche Scanner, and 1 microfiche reader.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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