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{{FHCpage|location=Colorado}}The Calhan Colorado Family History Center has served the Central Eastern Plains of Colorado since 1999. Counties included in this area are El Paso, Elbert and Lincoln. All Family Historians are welcome to join us in their research adventures.  
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{{FHCpage|location=Colorado}}The Calhan Colorado Family History Center has served the Central Eastern Plains of Colorado since 1999. Counties included in this area are El Paso, Elbert and Lincoln. Services are '''''free '''''and '''''open to the public'''''. We invite all Family Historians to visit us and share in their research adventures. '''''Welcome!'''''
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
  
*'''Tuesday:''' 10:00-2:00 pm
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*'''Wednesday '''6:30-9:00 pm  
*'''Wednesday:''' 10:00-2:00 pm and 6:30-9:00 pm
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*Also open by appointment   
*'''Thursday:''' 6:30-9:00 pm  
 
*Also open by appointment by calling the FHC; one of our Family History Consultants will return your call and set up a time with you.
 
 
*Closed for inclement weather according to local and neighboring school district closings. Please, call before venturing out, we may not have made it across the snow drifted prairie.
 
*Closed for inclement weather according to local and neighboring school district closings. Please, call before venturing out, we may not have made it across the snow drifted prairie.
  
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==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
'''Annual Family History Workshop  '''
 
 
October 20, 2012   10:00 - 2:00
 
 
'''1940 Census Indexing Marathons'''
 
 
The Colorado Springs East Stake is sponsoring '''''two''''' 1940 US Census Indexing marathons this summer. All names indexed during each week will be tallied. Indexers will be able to report their numbers via email, texting or phone. You may index at the CS East FHC or Calhan FHC, home, school, traveling...actually any where you now do your indexing, just report those numbers for the fun and excitement!! The CS East FHC will have extended hours during the marathons, and encourages indexers to bring laptops, if they have one. Come join in the fun, get to know other indexers, watch those numbers grow!! The more we index the faster this great resource will be available to all! 
 
 
1st Marathon:  June 3 to June 9      Extended hrs: June 8: 3pm-9pm; June 9: 1pm-4pm
 
 
2nd Marathon:   July 22 to July 28     Extended hrs: July 27: 3pm-9pm; July 28: 1pm-4pm
 
 
Watch here for the Numbers Tallied on those Marathon Weeks!
 
 
If you have any questions or would like more detailed information contact Susan Harris of the CS East FHC, [mailto:fhc@valued.info fhc@valued.info]; (719) 268-9185; (719) 593-8036. (CS East FHC Wiki Link found below)
 
  
 
==== Class Schedule  ====
 
==== Class Schedule  ====
  
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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Family History Center Staff meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month (6:30-7:30 pm).
 
 
 
Stake Family History Leadership meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of most months at the Meadowland Stake Center (6:30-7:30 pm). Stake Family History Center Directors email staff concerning cancellations.
 
 
 
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=== Center Resources  ===
 
=== Center Resources  ===
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:*Film $7.50 (90 day rental, short term)  
 
:*Film $7.50 (90 day rental, short term)  
:*Microfiche $.15 each (indefinite rental)
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:*Microfiche $4.75 per set (indefinite rental)
  
 
*'''Basic Genealogy Resource Books'''  
 
*'''Basic Genealogy Resource Books'''  
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:*Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War 
 
:*Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War 
  
*'''Pedigree Resource CD Set'''
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*'''Pedigree Resource CD Set'''
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*'''Personal Genealogical Database Software'''
  
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:*Rootsmagic
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:*Legacy
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:*AncestralQuest
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:*PAF5 and PAF Companion
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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:*6 computers with high speed internet  
 
:*6 computers with high speed internet  
 
:*high speed internet for personal laptops  
 
:*high speed internet for personal laptops  
:*printer
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:*printer  
:*printer/scanner
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:*printer/scanner  
 
:*2 microfilm&nbsp;readers  
 
:*2 microfilm&nbsp;readers  
 
:*1 microfiche reader  
 
:*1 microfiche reader  
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
Director: Gaile Jensen
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Computer/Equipment Specialist: Robert Curtis
 
 
 
Staff: 6 trained Family History Consultants are on staff to assist our patrons&nbsp;<br>
 
 
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
 
=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
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::1905 Carnegie Building
 
::1905 Carnegie Building
  
::North Cascade Avenue
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::20 North Cascade Avenue
  
 
::Colorado Springs, CO 80903
 
::Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  
::(719) 531-6333
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::(719) 531-6333  
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:::''Note: microfilm can be ordered and sent for viewing to the Special Collections Library (a new Family History Library affiliate) at the above address where they have full time genealogy staff....''
  
 
*'''Elbert County Library District'''
 
*'''Elbert County Library District'''
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Volunteers Welcome!!
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Please contact Family History Center Director by leaving message on FHC&nbsp;phone. (719) 347-0199.<br>
 

Revision as of 03:44, 1 March 2013

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

The Calhan Colorado Family History Center has served the Central Eastern Plains of Colorado since 1999. Counties included in this area are El Paso, Elbert and Lincoln. Services are free and open to the public. We invite all Family Historians to visit us and share in their research adventures. Welcome!

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 900 Monument Street, Calhan, CO 80808
  • No mail is received at the above address. Due to limited staff, FHCs are unable to respond to mail research inquires.
  • The Family History Center is accessed from the north parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The entrance door is on the northwest side of the building. Please ring bell for access.
  • Location on Map

Phone: (719) 347-0199

  • Messages may be left on answering machine. Checked and responded to on open days.

E-mail: ldsfhccalhan@live.com

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm
  • Also open by appointment 
  • Closed for inclement weather according to local and neighboring school district closings. Please, call before venturing out, we may not have made it across the snow drifted prairie.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed the week of Thanksgiving, 2 weeks for Christmas through New Year's Day, and other sporadic days throughout the year.


Calendar and Events


Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

 

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. Film may also be ordered from the convience of your own home online to be sent to the FHC by going to https://FamilySearch.org/films (you must be logged into your FamilySearch account)
  • Film $7.50 (90 day rental, short term)
  • Microfiche $4.75 per set (indefinite rental)
  • Basic Genealogy Resource Books
  • United States Map Set

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. Subscription access currently includes: 
  • Ancestry FHC Edition
  • Fold3
  • Heritage Quest
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
  • Find My Past
  • The Genealogist
  • Anki-Archive 
  • Historic Map Works LE
  • World Vital Records
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War 
  • Pedigree Resource CD Set
  • Personal Genealogical Database Software
  • Rootsmagic
  • Legacy
  • AncestralQuest
  • PAF5 and PAF Companion

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 computers with high speed internet
  • high speed internet for personal laptops
  • printer
  • printer/scanner
  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • copy machine

Center Services


Staff Research Specialties


Resources in the Local Area


  • Pikes Peak Library District
High Prairie Library
7035 Old Meridian Road
Peyton, CO 80831
(719) 260-3650
Genealogy and Local History
1905 Carnegie Building
20 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 531-6333
Note: microfilm can be ordered and sent for viewing to the Special Collections Library (a new Family History Library affiliate) at the above address where they have full time genealogy staff....
  • Elbert County Library District
Simla Branch Library
504 Washington
Simla, CO 80835
(719) 541-2573
  • Lincoln County Library District
Limon Memorial Library
205 E Avenue
Limon, CO 80828
(719) 775-2163
  • Local College Libraries
Kraemer Family Library
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Tutt Library
Colorado College
1021 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6668
  • Pikes Peak Genealogical Society (PPGS)
PO Box 1262
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Links


http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Colorado_Springs_Colorado_East_Family_History_Center

http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/El_Paso_County,_Colorado

http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Elbert_County,_Colorado

http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Lincoln_County,_Colorado

http://www.ppld.org

http://www.elbertcountylibrary.org

http://lincolncounty.colibraries.org

http://ppgs.org


Volunteer at the Center