Canon City Colorado 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 FamilySearch Center in Canon City serves Fremont County, Colorado, inluding the neighboring towns of Florence and Penrose.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 1435 Elm Avenue, Canon City, CO
  2. The large free parking lot is on the north side of the building. Entrance to the Center is through the North door of the building. Turn right upon entering the building

Phone: 719-276-3038


Open Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00 pm, Thursdays by appointment

Holiday Schedule: Closed the weeks of Christmas and New Years


Directors: Kenneth and Lureen Orchard

Assistant Director: Becky Jamison

Staff: 20 trained Consultants are on the staff to assist our patrons.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

  • Consultant Training, Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm.  

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings: The Second Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00pm.

Center Resources


  • 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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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

  • 9 computer and printer stations 
  • 1 microfilm reader
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 digital computer/scanner/printer
  • 1 copy machine
  • Internet access for laptops

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

Museum and Local History

  • Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd, Canon City, CO 81212, 719-269-9036


  • Canon City Public Library, 516 Macon Ave, Canon City, CO 81212, 719-269-9020
  • Penrose Public Library, 35 7th Ave, Penrose, CO 81240, 719-372-6017
  • John C. Fremont Library, 130 Church Ave, Florence, CO 81226, 719-784-4649

County Records

  • Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Ave, Canon City, CO 81212, 719-276-7310


  • Lakeside Cemetery, 1525 S. 9th St, Canon City, CO 81212, 719-269-9024
  • Mountain Vale Memorial Park, 1700 Chestnut St, Canon City, CO 81212, 719-275-7444
  • Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery, South 1st Street, Canon City, CO 81212
  • IOOF Cemetery, South 1st Street, Canon City, CO 81212


Fremount County, CO Wiki Page: [,_Colorado,_Colorado

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