Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center

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Closed 2-9 July for Summer Holiday

Opens for modified summer hours from 7/10 for July & August

Please call for an appointment 757-220-0266 at least 2 days prior

Modified Summer Hours (June-August)

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2nd & 4th Saturday 9:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings: Please call for an appointment 220-0266 at least 2 days in advance

May Brown Bag Seminar

17 May 2018

RootsMagic - Q & A at 10:30

Brown Bag - noon to 1:00 p.m.

Hidden Ancestors in 1790 - 1840 Censuses by Merle Kimball, President of Tidewater Genealogical Association

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Spring Break Closure

The Williamsburg, VA Family History Center will be closed during the evening April 3rd, 4th & 5th.

We WILL be open during the morning (9:30 - 12:30) April 3rd & 5th, as usual.

February Brown Bag

22 Feb 2018

RootsMagic - Q&A at 10:30

Brown Bag - Resources in New York State and Surrounding New England by Jeanne Sutherland at 12 noon

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.

We will be closed one additional day due to hazardous parking lot conditions. We will reopen Wednesday, 10 January at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Closures

The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed 12/22/17 - 1/8/18 for the holidays.

Please visit us during our regular hours when we reopen in January. Happy Holidays!

Third Thursday Brown Bag & RootsMagic

16 November 2017

Brown Bag Lunch on November 16th, noon to 1 pm.

Shelly Flint will present amazing new insights into Indexing, now a web-based program.

Please plan to bring your laptop, tablet or other device to practice on.

Roots Magic class will be at 10:30 - 11:30 am same day.

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Evening Closures

The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed the following evenings:

22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31 August 2017

We are sorry for any inconveniences. We will be open during regular morning hours:

22, 24, 26, 29 & 31 August 2017

Summer Closures

22 June 2017

4-8 July 2017

We are sorry for any inconveniences. Please visit us during other operating hours.

Also please visit us on Facebook @ Williamsburg Family History Center for updates, information and closures.

Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
Address
2017 Newman Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-220-0266 during operating hours
757-232-1417 when center is not open
Email: mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com

Map to the Williamsburg Family History Center
Hours
Tues:    9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm
Wed: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
 Thur:    9:30am – 12:30pm and
6:30 to 9pm
2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat:
9:30am – 12:30pm
CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Family History Center Pages
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Events

Handouts From Prior Events
FHC Building

Williamsburg VA FHC Entrance.jpg
Entrance to the Williamsburg Family History Center - Take the left hallway after you enter the building.

NOTICE: Our hours have changed! Effective August 2016, we will no longer be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Please see the info box for our new hours.

Upcoming Events

See our Events page for more details.

Third Thursday Brown Bag

See the Events page to learn more about sessions and presenters.

RootsMagic User Group

TBA


williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com

Resources

Our Family History Center features:

  • Personal assistance
  • Informative lectures and events
  • Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree
  • ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
  • Story Catcher interactive video interview terminal
  • NMI 2020 microfilm readers
  • Canon Lide flatbed scanner
  • Wifi access
  • 5 computer workstations

Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy websites including:

  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • American Civil War Online
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital online (Swedish church records)
  • findmypast (UK/Ireland/US/World Research, PERSI)
  • Fold3.com (US National Archives records)
  • MyHeritage.com (includes WorldVitalRecords and Mocavo data)
  • NewspaperArchive.com
  • ProQuest Obituary Collection
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.