Conroe Texas Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 1516 Wilson Rd Conroe TX 77304 United States
  • The entrance to the Family History Center is the second entrance on the east side of the building.
  • You will need to ring the bell for the library to open the door.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-936-756-4004

E-mail:

  • TX_Conroe@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 3:00pm – 9:00p
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm (6:00pm–9:00pm by appointment only *see below)
  • Friday: 3:00pm – 6:00Ppm
  • Saturday:10:00-1:00pm
  • *To make an appointment for other times, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center in advance at (1-936-756-4004.)

Holiday Schedule:

July Fourth: Thanksgiving week: Christmas: New Years:


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

  • DNA Special Interest Group: In collaboration with the Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society and Director of the Montgomery County Public Library Genealogy Department
    • Meets 3rd Thursday every month in the Family History Center

Staff Training Meetings

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Center Resources

Collections

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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 only to premium family history websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including:
    • Ancestry.com
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
    • Access Newspaper Archive -- the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. All 50 states plus 10 countries.
    • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database Letters and Diaries Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera
    • ArkivDigital Online -- Swedish genealogy. Launch from the 'ArkivDigital Online' Start Menu or Desktop icon from a computer where the program has been installed.
    • Find My Past -- 1.7 billion international family history records from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond with records going back to 1200. New collections are added every month,
    • Fold3.com (Previously known as Footnote.com) -- Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
    • Godfrey Memorial Library -- Online access to the Middletown CT historical library's approximately 200,000 books and periodicals in its collection which includes state and local histories, family histories, biographies, church records, funeral records, cemetery records, military records, maps, and more.
    • Heritage Quest Online -- a valuable genealogical resource available at this time only through library subscriptions like the Family History Center. U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 through 1930. (No index for 1830, 1840, 1850, nor 1880 census; for the 1930 census, only five states are indexed: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia.) The online collection includes new indexes created by HeritageQuest. In addition to the ability to search by name, the census records can be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity, and other variables. More than 25,000 fully searchable family and local history books. There are numerous other "non-history" books available that also have genealogy value, such as town and city directories, government reports made years ago, biographies, lectures, and much more. Selected Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, again fully searchable with high-quality scanned images of the original applications available online. Signatures of and personal identification data about depositors in 29 branch offices of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865-74. PERSI (the PERiodical Source Index - a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French since 1800). Best of all, you can view the original records and book pages as high-quality images and even print individual pages on your local printer.
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition -- Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 1.5 million high-resolution, full color historic maps.
    • Paper Trail -- a guide to overland pioneer names and documents.
    • World Vital Records -- Records from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkey.

Hardware and Equipment

    • 6 desktop computers with FamilySearch internet access
    • Lexmark High Speed Laser Scanner/Printer with direct scan to FamilySearch Memories
    • 1 stand alone Microfiche readers
    • 4 overhead microfilm readers
    • 1 Canon microfilm/fiche scanner with imaging software interface and printer connection.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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