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The Athens Family History Center serves the Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Pike, Perry, Vinton County areas and provides access to online resources.&nbsp;  
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/7795+Lemaster+Rd,+Athens,+OH+45701/@39.3734672,-82.1420578,715m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x884874bbad1f9f87:0x468d114b491c280b Location Map]
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'''Address:'''  
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*7795 Lemaster Rd The Plains, OH 45780 United States
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*The center is located inside the front entrance of the Latter-Day Saint building.  
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*Language:English. If a translator is needed, we may be able to find someone to help.
  
 
'''Phone:'''  
 
'''Phone:'''  
  
'''E-mail:''' <br>
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*'''1-740-797-3396'''
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'''E-mail:'''  
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*OH_Athens@ldsmail.net
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'''FHC Director:'''
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*Jenny D Theibert - 1 740 590 7009
  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
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*'''Wednesday: '''7:00pm-8:30pm and by appointment. 
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
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'''We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness:''' '''Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.''' 
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This center will be closed Wednesday 22 November 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  
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This center will be closed Wednesday 6 December 2017. 
  
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This center will be closed Wednesday 27 December 2017 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.<br>
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
 
=== Calendar and Events  ===
  
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'''***Currently all of the computers in the Athens Family History Center are out of order (Nov 8 2017). This means that access to the portal accounts (Free access to Ancestry, Find my Past, etc.) is unavailable at this time. I am working with the IT department to try to remedy this. In the meantime, I can still help you if you have basic questions about searching for records or indexing, using your own personal device (tablet, laptop, etc.) I will keep you updated as soon as we get the computers fixed. Thank you for your understanding.***'''
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<br>Wednesday 18 October 2017 :  Special Indexing event.  7-8:30 pm.  Instructions on how to index statistical records into digital, searchable records will be focused on this evening. Refreshments available.  <br>
 
==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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Rootstech 2018  Feb 28 -March 3 2018  Register at https://www.rootstech.org/  [https://www.rootstech.org/]
  
 
==== Class Schedule  ====
 
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Special individual workshops available.  Please contact the director for more information.  <br>
  
 
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
 
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''FamilySearch Catalog:'''] As of September 1, 2017 Microfilm ordering is no longer available.  This center has only a very limited permanent collection of films.
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
 
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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. ''(Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)''
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:*'''[[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  ====
 
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:*Computers, microfilm reader, microfich, printer, scanner
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:*Unfortunately, we do NOT have a library of print books available.
  
 
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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Record Indexing
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Searching online public records
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Organizing and helping set up online family tree accounts
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
 
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
  
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The Athens County Historical Society<br>
  
 
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
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[https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
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[http://www.lds.org/?lang=eng LDS.org]
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[http://www.athenshistory.org Athens History]
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
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Volunteers from the community are welcome!

Latest revision as of 01:19, 9 November 2017

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Athens Family History Center serves the Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Pike, Perry, Vinton County areas and provides access to online resources. 

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 7795 Lemaster Rd The Plains, OH 45780 United States
  • The center is located inside the front entrance of the Latter-Day Saint building.
  • Language:English. If a translator is needed, we may be able to find someone to help.

Phone:

  • 1-740-797-3396

E-mail:

  • OH_Athens@ldsmail.net

FHC Director:

  • Jenny D Theibert - 1 740 590 7009

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm and by appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

This center will be closed Wednesday 22 November 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

This center will be closed Wednesday 6 December 2017.

This center will be closed Wednesday 27 December 2017 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Calendar and Events

***Currently all of the computers in the Athens Family History Center are out of order (Nov 8 2017). This means that access to the portal accounts (Free access to Ancestry, Find my Past, etc.) is unavailable at this time. I am working with the IT department to try to remedy this. In the meantime, I can still help you if you have basic questions about searching for records or indexing, using your own personal device (tablet, laptop, etc.) I will keep you updated as soon as we get the computers fixed. Thank you for your understanding.***


Wednesday 18 October 2017 : Special Indexing event. 7-8:30 pm. Instructions on how to index statistical records into digital, searchable records will be focused on this evening. Refreshments available.

Upcoming Events

Rootstech 2018 Feb 28 -March 3 2018 Register at https://www.rootstech.org/ [1]

Class Schedule

Special individual workshops available. Please contact the director for more information.

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: As of September 1, 2017 Microfilm ordering is no longer available. This center has only a very limited permanent collection of films.

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

  • Computers, microfilm reader, microfich, printer, scanner
  • Unfortunately, we do NOT have a library of print books available.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Record Indexing

Searching online public records

Organizing and helping set up online family tree accounts


Resources in the Local Area

The Athens County Historical Society


Links

FamilySearch

LDS.org

Athens History




Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers from the community are welcome!