NOTE: The large centers, previously called multi-stake or regional centers, are now called FamilySearch Libraries.
As of September 2018, there are more than 5,100 FHCs in 140 countries. There is no cost to visit a Family History Center or FamilySearch Library. They are open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. They are operated by [
http:// mormon.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints].
== Finding a Family History Center ==
==== One-on-one assistance ====
Family History Center staff can show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you already have. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research, including available birth, marriage and death information.
FHC staff can help you use that information to begin creating a [https://www. lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/34824/31827_000_000.pdf Family Group Record.]
==== Genealogical records ====
*Provide digitizing equipment to digitize their family history books, VHS tapes, slides, negatives, photos, audio cassettes
*Provide access to genealogical websites using the [[Family History Center Portal|Family History Center Portal]]
*Give personal one-on-one assistance to patrons