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Please come and see our new FHC location (enter using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.) Ring buzzer.<br>  
 
Please come and see our new FHC location (enter using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.) Ring buzzer.<br>  
  
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<u>'''PLEASE NOTE'''</u>''':''' &nbsp;The FHC will be closed on Saturday, May 25th, for the Memorial Day Weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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=== '''Center Hours'''<br>  ===
 
=== '''Center Hours'''<br>  ===
  
&nbsp;Tues 10am-4pm  
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<u>'''Daytime'''</u><br>
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Tues 10am-4pm  
  
 
Wed &amp; Fri 10am-1pm  
 
Wed &amp; Fri 10am-1pm  
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<u>'''Evenings'''</u><br>
  
 
Tues, Wed, Thur&nbsp; 7pm-9:30pm  
 
Tues, Wed, Thur&nbsp; 7pm-9:30pm  
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<u>'''Weekend'''</u>
  
 
Sat 11am-3pm  
 
Sat 11am-3pm  
  
&lt;u<u>'''ATTENTION'''</u>''': ''' The FHC may close during bad weather. Check here for up-to-date messages on snowy days regarding possible closure.  
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Closed on Sundays and Mondays
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<u>'''ATTENTION'''</u>''': ''' The FHC may close during bad weather. Check here for up-to-date messages on snowy days regarding possible closure instead of calling the Center.  
  
 
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
&nbsp;Email:&nbsp;&nbsp; il_crystallake@ldsmail.net  
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Email:&nbsp;&nbsp; il_crystallake@ldsmail.net  
  
Phone at FHC:&nbsp; 815-459-7475<br>
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Phone at FHC:&nbsp; 815-459-7475  
  
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=== Class Schedule -&nbsp; (All classes are FREE)  ===
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=== Class Schedule <br>  ===
 
 
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A ''"Beginning Genealogy"'' class will be held on the third Saturday in April with instruction starting promptly at 9:00 am until 10:30. No materials are required; however, pre-registration is required and is limited to the number of computers in the Center.&nbsp; If you are interested in attending a class, please email us at il_crystallake@ldsmail.net as soon as possible to reserve a space.&nbsp; <br>  
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A ''"Beginning Genealogy"'' class will be held on the fifth Wednesday in&nbsp;May with instruction starting promptly at 7:00 pm until 8:30. No materials are required; however, pre-registration is required and is limited to the number of computers in the Center.&nbsp; If you are interested in attending a class, please email us at il_crystallake@ldsmail.net as soon as possible to reserve a space.&nbsp; <br>  
  
Space is limited, so if the class is full, we will contact you and put your name on a waiting list.&nbsp; Very often people have to cancel, so we could call you to fill the empty slot.  
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If the class is full, we will contact you and put your name on a waiting list.&nbsp; Very often people have to cancel, so we could call you to fill the empty slot.  
  
 
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=== Center Resources  ===
 
=== Center Resources  ===
  
==== Collections and Ordering Microfilm<br> ====
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==== Collections and Ordering Microfilm<br> ====
  
 
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:''']&nbsp; You have the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog into the Crystal Lake FHC&nbsp;collection by ordering via the internet ''only'' at <u>https://www.familysearch.org/films</u> <br>
 
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:''']&nbsp; You have the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog into the Crystal Lake FHC&nbsp;collection by ordering via the internet ''only'' at <u>https://www.familysearch.org/films</u> <br>
  
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==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] &nbsp; ''(Premium websites you can use for FREE&nbsp;at an FHC&nbsp;<u>only</u>)&nbsp;''  
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' &nbsp; ''(Premium websites you can use for FREE&nbsp;at an FHC&nbsp;<u>only</u>)&nbsp;''  
 
:*19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive  
 
:*19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive  
 
:*Access NewspaperArchive.com  
 
:*Access NewspaperArchive.com  
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:*Find My Past  
 
:*Find My Past  
 
:*Fold3 (the old Footnote.com)  
 
:*Fold3 (the old Footnote.com)  
:*The Genealogist  
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:*The Genealogist
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:*Godfrey Memorial Library
 
:*Heritage Quest Online  
 
:*Heritage Quest Online  
:*Historic Map Works Library Edition  
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:*Historic Map Works Library Edition
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:*Legacy Stories
 
:*Paper Trail  
 
:*Paper Trail  
 
:*WorldVitalRecords.com
 
:*WorldVitalRecords.com
  
==== Additional databases available at our Center  ====
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==== Additional databases available for free at our Center  ====
  
*AmericanAncestors.org
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*AmericanAncestors.org  
 
*Archives.com  
 
*Archives.com  
 
*GenealogyBank.com
 
*GenealogyBank.com
  
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==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">6 networked computer workstations with printer access</span><span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;"> </span>
 
:*<span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;">6 networked computer workstations with printer access</span><span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;"> </span>
  
:*<span style="font-style: italic;">5 microfilm readers</span> <span style="font-style: italic;" />  
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;">5 microfilm readers</span> <span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;" /><span style="font-style: italic;" />  
 
:*<span style="font-style: italic;">1 microfiche reader</span>
 
:*<span style="font-style: italic;">1 microfiche reader</span>
  
 
:*<span style="font-style: italic;">Paper copier</span>
 
:*<span style="font-style: italic;">Paper copier</span>
  
:*<span style="font-style: italic;">Flatbed scanner</span>
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;">Flatbed scanner</span>
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;">Digital camera to capture microfilm frames ''(Bring your own flashdrive to save images you find)''</span>
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;">''Headsets to listen to webinars and FamilySearch online classes''</span>
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;">''Some recorded webinars available on CD for your viewing''</span>
  
 
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==== '''For FHC staff only:<br>''' ====
 
 
'''STAFF TRAINING Meetings'''
 
  
April 14, 2013
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'''STAFF TRAINING Meetings''' (5:30 pm)
  
 
May 19, 2013  
 
May 19, 2013  

Revision as of 17:53, 27 April 2013

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



Location

480 North Walkup Ave.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Please come and see our new FHC location (enter using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.) Ring buzzer.


PLEASE NOTE:  The FHC will be closed on Saturday, May 25th, for the Memorial Day Weekend.  


Center Hours

Daytime

Tues 10am-4pm

Wed & Fri 10am-1pm

Evenings

Tues, Wed, Thur  7pm-9:30pm

Weekend

Sat 11am-3pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

ATTENTION: The FHC may close during bad weather. Check here for up-to-date messages on snowy days regarding possible closure instead of calling the Center.


Contact Information

Email:   il_crystallake@ldsmail.net

Phone at FHC:  815-459-7475


FREE CLASSES AT THE FHC:

If you would be interested in attending a class at the FHC, please let us know of your interest and the subject you would like to see discussed by emailing us at    il_crystallake@ldsmail.net

We'll see if we have a class that matches your interests.  (Thank you)


Class Schedule

 MAY 29, 2013 -

A "Beginning Genealogy" class will be held on the fifth Wednesday in May with instruction starting promptly at 7:00 pm until 8:30. No materials are required; however, pre-registration is required and is limited to the number of computers in the Center.  If you are interested in attending a class, please email us at il_crystallake@ldsmail.net as soon as possible to reserve a space. 

If the class is full, we will contact you and put your name on a waiting list.  Very often people have to cancel, so we could call you to fill the empty slot.



Center Resources

Collections and Ordering Microfilm


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal   (Premium websites you can use for FREE at an FHC only
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access NewspaperArchive.com
  • Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com (The Library Edition)
  • ArkivDigital
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (the old Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Legacy Stories
  • Paper Trail
  • WorldVitalRecords.com

Additional databases available for free at our Center

  • AmericanAncestors.org
  • Archives.com
  • GenealogyBank.com


Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Paper copier
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Digital camera to capture microfilm frames (Bring your own flashdrive to save images you find)
  • Headsets to listen to webinars and FamilySearch online classes
  • Some recorded webinars available on CD for your viewing



For FHC staff only:

STAFF TRAINING Meetings (5:30 pm)

May 19, 2013

June 9, 2013

September 15, 2013

October 20, 2013


Center Services
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
Links
Volunteer at the Center