Crystal Lake Illinois 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.



Center Contacts and Hours


CLOSUREThe FHC will be CLOSED on Tuesday, March 5th, due to a WINTER STORM WARNING for the area.


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


Occasionally closed for night classes:

The FHC will be closed March 13th, Wednesday ("night only")  for a "Beginning Genealogy" class.


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)


Location & Map:

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.

Location on Map

Phone: 1–815–459–7475

Email:  il_crystallake@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:  

Tues 10am-4pm

Wed & Fri 10am-1pm

Tues, Wed, Thur 7pm-9:30pm

Sat 11am-3pm


ATTENTION The FHC may close during bad weather. Check here for up-to-date messages on snowy days regarding possible closure.

 





Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events    



Class Schedule  -  All classes are FREE


If you are interested in attending a class, please email us at il_crystallake@ldsmail.net

Space is limited.  If a class fills, we'll contact you and put your name on a waiting list. 


STAFF TRAINING Meetings      

March 10, 2013

April 14, 2013

May 19, 2013

June 9, 2013

September 15, 2013

October 20, 2013



Center Resources

Collections


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
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • WorldVitalRecords.com

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Paper copier
  • Flatbed scanner



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