Atascadero 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.

The Atascadero Family History Center is located at 2600 Ramona Road, in Atascadero, Ca.  The center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in the area.

Center Contacts and Hours:

  • Address: 2600 Ramona Road, Atascadero, Ca. 93422
  • Phone: 805-466-6103
  • The entrance to the family history center is located on the North side of the building. Please ring doorbell for entrance to the center. Handicap parking is available.

Open Hours:

  • Mon:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tues:   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wed:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Thur: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Holiday Schedule: 


'We will be closed the following dates in 2013'

  • CLOSED THE MONTH OF AUGUST
  • SEPTEMBER 2, Monday (Labor Day)
  • NOVEMBER 11, Monday (Veterans Day)
  • NOVEMBER 26 - 28, Tuesday-Thursday (Thanksgiving)
  • DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 3 (Christmas and New Years) 


Upcoming Events:

FAMILY TREE ONE-DAY INTENSIVE COURSE

The one day free class will be offered on the following dates:

July 9, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Tuesday

July 23, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Tuesday

August 3, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Saturday

August 6, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Tuesday

August 27, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Tuesday


Please call 310-474-9990 to register for the free class.

To register online:http://lafl.org

ADVANCE FAMILY TREE SOURCES/PHOTOS  

This a new free class being offered for those who have some experience using Family Tree.

The class will be offered on three different days:

July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM / Sat.

August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM / Sat

August 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM / Sat


Please call 310-474-9990 to register.  The classes will be held at the Los Angeles Family History Library located at 10741 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.   Parking is free.

To register online:  http://lafl.org


CONFERENCE ON FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY / 45th Anniversary
JULY 30 - AUGUST 2, 2013 BYU Conference Center

770 East University Parkway, Provo, Utah

Over 100 Classes for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Participants
To register or for more information visit our website at:
http://familyhistoryconferences.byu.edu

Limited on-campus housing available.
BYU Conferences and Workshops * 801-422-4853 * E-mail: cw115@byu.edu

The Family History Center will be hosting a Family History Booth during Colony Days

     Saturday, October 19th  in Atascadero

     More info to follow!  :D

     

Class Schedule:

Introduction to Indexing classes are held every Wednesday

       of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Staff Training Meetings:

2013      

     All inservice meetings will be held in the Relief Society Room

         Sunday, SEPTEMBER 15     7:00 p.m.

         Sunday, NOVEMBER 17       7:00 p.m.


Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.                                                                                             
  • The Atascadero Family History Center has a small collection of various resource books and private collections that are available for viewing in the center.

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, included are the following:
  • The 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press ~ The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition ~ includes International databases)
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (Formerly Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Origins.net
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records                                                                                                                                               
  • You may also access the Family History Center portal for other related family history research option, http://www.fhc.familysearch.org from your home computer, however, you will not be able to access the free premiums.

FAMILY TREE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE!

  • Training is available on the site. 
  • See link below

Hardware and Equipment

  • The center has 9 computers, 5 microfilm readers, 1 microfiche reader, 1 scanner, 1 copy/printer machine, and 1 printer. 

Center Services


Resources in the Local Area

  • San Luis Obispo Family History Center, 651 Foot Hill Blvd.San Luis Obispo, CA, Phone Number: 805-543-6328
  • San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society Library, 1288 Morro Street, San Luis Obsipo, CA, Phone Number: 805-528-6622      http://www.slocgs.org                                                                                                                                         
  • Heritage Shared     http://www.heritageshared.org/                                                                                                                          
  • History in San Luis Obispo County     http://www.historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm                                                                                       
  • South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County      http://www.southcountyhistory.org/                                                                                                                    
  •  Special Collections & University Archives Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University                      http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/                                                                                              

Links:

FAMILY TREE

    https://www.familysearch.org

    https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Santa_Maria_California_Family_History_Center