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=== Center Contacts and Hours ===
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== '''Location''' ==
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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480 North Walkup Ave.<br>Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
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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>  ===
  
480 North Walkup Ave.<br>Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
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<u>'''Daytime'''</u><br>  
  
Please come and see our new FHC location (enter using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.) Ring buzzer.<br> <br>
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Tues 10am-4pm
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=480+North+Walkup+Avenue,+Crystal+Lake,+IL&hl=en&sll=42.236652,88.38501&sspn=3.094821,7.113647&vpsrc=6&z=16 Location on Map] <br>
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Wed &amp; Fri 10am-1pm
  
'''Phone:''' 1–815–459–7475
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<u>'''Evenings'''</u><br>
  
'''Email:'''&nbsp; il_crystallake@ldsmail.net<br>
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Tues, Wed, Thur&nbsp; 7pm-9:30pm
  
'''Open Hours: '''Tues 10am-4pm; Wed&amp;Fri 10am-1pm; Tues-Thur 7pm-9:30pm; Sat 11am-3pm
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<u>'''Weekend'''</u>
  
'''ATTENTION:&nbsp; '''We will be '''CLOSED&nbsp;'''on Saturday, '''March 31st'''.
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Sat 11am-3pm
  
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Closed on Sundays and Mondays
  
'''Holiday Schedule:&nbsp; '''Major Holidays &amp;&nbsp;Holiday Weekends
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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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=== Calendar and Events ===
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=== Contact Information ===
  
===== '''Upcoming Events&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''  =====
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Email:&nbsp;&nbsp; il_crystallake@ldsmail.net
  
See class schedule below:<br>
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Phone at FHC:&nbsp; 815-459-7475
  
=== '''Class Schedule&nbsp; -&nbsp; All classes are FREE'''  ===
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*"FamilySearch:&nbsp;A Treasure Trove" Part 1, Saturday, '''April 14th, 9:00 am-11:00 am'''
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*"FamilySearch: A Treasure Trove" Part 2, Saturday, '''April 21st, 9:00 am-11:00 am'''
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== '''FREE CLASSES AT THE FHC:''' ==
  
''If you are interested in attending a class, please email us at il_crystallake@ldsmail.net''
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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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; il_crystallake@ldsmail.net  
  
''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Space is limited.&nbsp; If a class fills, we'll contact you and put your name on a waiting list. <br>''
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We'll see if we have a class that matches your interests.&nbsp; (Thank you)
  
 
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===== '''Staff Training Meetings&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''' =====
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=== Class Schedule <br> ===
  
April 15, 2012 - 5:30 pm (Primary Room)
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===== &nbsp;MAY&nbsp;29''', 2013 - '''<br>  =====
  
May 20, 2012 - 5:30 pm (Primary Room)
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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>
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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  ====
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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
:*GodfreyMemorialLibrary.com
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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
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==== Additional databases available for free at our Center  ====
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*AmericanAncestors.org
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*Archives.com
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*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>
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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 microfilm reader/printer</span>
 
 
 
 
:*<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>'''  ====
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'''STAFF TRAINING Meetings''' (5:30 pm)
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May 19, 2013
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June 9, 2013
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September 15, 2013
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October 20, 2013 <br>
  
 
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===== Center Services  =====
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===== Center Services<br> =====
  
===== Staff Research Specialties  =====
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===== Staff Research Specialties <br> =====
  
 
===== Resources in the Local Area<br>  =====
 
===== Resources in the Local Area<br>  =====

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