Vista 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.

We serve the Family History needs of all who visit. The center is served by North County Transit District bus route 318. Access off of Oak St through parking area.


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Address: 1310 Foothill Drive Vista, CA 92084-4048 United States Location Map
The center is accessed from the parking lot at the South-East corner. DO NOT use building front doors as no one will know you are there.
The parking lot entrance is off Oak St. across from the Foothill Oak Elementary School.

Contact Info

Phone 1-760-945-6053


Day Open Close
Tuesday 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00am 2:00 pm
Saturday 9:00am 12:00 pm

Holiday Schedule Closures

2019 Closures Reason Additional Info
Apr 6-7 Closed for LDS General Conference
May 25 Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
Jul 4 Closed for Independence Day
Jul 30 - Aug 10 Closed for Summer Break* *Open by appointment only during this time
Aug 31 Closed for Labor Day Weekend
Oct 5 - 6 Closed for LDS General Conference
Oct 31 Closing Early for Halloween
Nov 26 -30 Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec 23 - Jan 6 Closed for Christmas and New Year* *Open by appointment only during this time
Sundays *Open by appointment only during this time

2019 Classes

All presentations are free of charge to participants. Classes are held each month on the 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
January 24 How to Use
February 28 No Class
March 28 TBD
April 25 TBD
May 30 TBD
June 27 TBD
July 25 TBD
August 22 TBD
September 26 TBD
October 24 TBD

Staff Training Meetings

First Tuesday of the month 9:30 am

Center Resources

Our book room has a large selection of collected works and "how to" 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 Vista FHC is equipped with number of internet linked computers, and a flatbed scanner for documents and photos.

Resources in the Local Area

The Carlsbad "Cole Library" with the North County Genealogical Society is another useful resource in this area.