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Revision as of 16:45, 20 July 2013

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
The Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center serves Beloit, Wisconsin, as well as South Beloit, Rockton, and Roscoe, Illinois. Our center has access to a microfilm reader and computers with internet access for researching. We can assist in your research efforts by offering beginning research help and training of the various internet research options that are now available.  

Center Contacts and Hours

Address: 2535 Austin Place, Beloit, WI 53511 

The entrance to the FHC is on the west side of the building, please knock to be let in. Or you may enter through the main doors and go through the gym to the FHC doors on left of gym. 

Map: https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator

Phone: 608-362-4646 

'Center Director: Elaine Maurer

Open Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM and by appointment (email to make an appointment) 

Holiday Schedule: We are closed the Wednesday during the 4th of July week. We are closed the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. As well as the Wednesdays during the Christmas holiday season. 



Calendar and Events

As events are planned, dates will be posted here. 


Center Resources

Collections

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. These websites include:
  • Ancestry Family History Library Edition – U. S. federal and state census records, vital records, passenger lists, Canadian census, church, and vital records, UK census records, birth, marriage and death indexes, and other international records.
  • Find My Past – Create family trees, BMD indexes for England and Wales, parish registers, death duty registers, passport applications, passenger lists leaving UK, 1841 through 1911 censuses, and military records.
  • Fold 3 (as of August 18, 2011) Previous known as Footnote – Resources cover colonial to mid-1900s US records. Includes some census records, vital records, photos, city directories, newspapers, town records, naturalizations, Revolutionary War records and Civil war and later military indexes, World War !!"Old man's Draft"Cards, War of 1812 Pension Files, Mexican War Service Records, World War ! Officer Experience Reports, Confederate Casualty Reports.
  • Heritage Quest Online – Census records (indexed by heads of household, but not years are indexed), digitized searchable books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), selected records from the Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant application files, Freedman’s Bank Records, and U. S. Serial Set.
  • World Vital Records – Worldwide records including immigration, some U.S., Canadian and U.K. censuses, vital records, parish and land records, family histories, directories, court probate records, digitized books and newspapers, Irish wills and censuses, German Hungarian land census, Scottish death records, England and Wales BMD.

Hardware and Equipment

We have 3 computers, all with printer access. We have a microfilm reader and a microfiche reader available for use. 


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Training on the use of familysearch.org Family Tree, especially the new features: adding photos and stories. 


Resources in the Local Area

Wisconsin Historical Society www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/

Rock County Genealogical Society www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/

Illinois State Genealogical Society www.ilgensoc.org/

Winnebago County Genealogy genealogytrails.com/ill/winnebago/

Winnebago and Boone Counties Genealogy www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilwbcgs/



Links

Wisconsin Research Wiki familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Wisconsin

Illinois Research Wiki familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Illinois

1940 United States Federal Census familysearch.org/1940census

United States Social Security Death Index familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535

Billiongraves Index familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973