Columbia Tennessee 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.

We have been open since 30 Apr 1990.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 1608 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401-5676
  • The entrance is on the North side at the rear of building on the lower level.
  • Wheelchair accessible with convenient parking close to FHC entrance.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 931-381-3650

E-mail: tn_columbia@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tue 9am-12pm and Sat: 9am-1pm,
  • Wed: 6pm-8pm
  • Other hours by Appointment. Call ahead if traveling from a distance or if you plan on arriving in the last hour.

2013 Schedule

We will be closed:

  • Apr 7, Jul 3-6, Aug 31, October 5, Nov 26-30, Dec 24- Jan 1,2014
  • If Maury County Schools are closed for a snow day, we will be closed too.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Weekly Basic Genealogy Class:

  • Tuesdays 3-5pm
Location:
  • Maury County Senior Center, 1020 Maury County Park Drive
  • Class taught by FHC staff.

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

Hickman County Tennessee Cemetery Records

Premium Websites Available

  • 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.  
  • Ancestry.com Library Edition
  • Godfrey Library - New England Research
  • Fold3.com formerly Footnote.com
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • The Genealogist - UK genealogy Site
  • World Vital Records
  • Genline FamilyFinder - Swedish Records

Software Available on FHC PC's

RootsMagic, Legacy, AncestorQuest, PAF, -  Computer based genealogy programs
  • Genelines™ — Genelines Universal Edition is a time line charting companion for use with almost any genealogy program. Genelines brings together elements of time, history, and family relationships on visual time line charts. The charts are created from two sources--your genealogy database and an extensive library of history files.
  • FamilyInsight - Updated version equivalent of PAF Insight, but designed to work with the family tree on new.familysearch.org. It also provides improved merging, place editing, and other data cleanup tools.
  • GetMyAncestors - A utility from Ohana Software that makes it possible to download your family records from Family Tree on new.familysearch.org and save them as a PAF file. Note: You need to be able to register on FamilySearch Family Tree (new FamilySearch) in order to use Get My Ancestors.
  • Personal Historian - Personal Historian is software which assists you in writing personal histories about yourself and other individuals. It breaks your personal history into small, manageable pieces and then reconstructs it into a complete, publishable document.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Microfilm viewers - 2
  • Fiche Viewers - 2
  • Computers - 5
  • Computer Printer - B/W Laser - 1

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Links

  • Maury County Clerk
  • Marriage records
    10 Public Square
    Columbia, TN 38401
    Phone: 1-931-375-5200

TN Genweb Project

Maury County Genweb site

Maury County Archives


Volunteer at the Center

Anyone with interest in learning about genealogical research is welcome to volunteer. Computer skills are not required as long as you are willing to learn the basic skills.