Danville California 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.


The Danville California Family History Center has been open and serving the community for almost two decades. Patrons throughout our communitry are most welcome during library hours. We have a friendly and experienced staff who volunteer to help you to utilize our resources, including the Family Search web portal to over a dozen subscription-based genealogical research services, such as Ancestry.com. In addition, you may order online and have films or microfiche shipped from the main Salt Lake Library for viewing in our center.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Phone: 1-925-552-5920

E-mail: ca_danville@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Mon:  1pm-4pm
  • Tues:  7pm-9pm
  • Wed:  10am-4pm & 7pm-9pm
  • Thurs: 10am-1pm

Holiday Schedule: We are closed on all major Holidays, as well as the month of July, Thanksgiving week, and the last two weeks of December.   

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Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

The San Ramon Valley Genealogy Society meets at our location on the third Tuesday of each month from10am until 12 noon.  They offer a wide variety of knowledgeable speakers and lesson topics.

Class Schedule

How do I begin my Family History?  Walk-ins welcome every Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Staff Training Meetings

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Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the Danville Family History Center is available online

Databases and Software

  • 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. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • Eight computers
  • Three microfilm readers
  • Microfiche reader
  • Microfilm printer
  • Microfilm scanner
  • Laser and inkjet printers
  • Laser scanner
  • WiFi access
  • Small collection of reference books.

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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • Internet, US research, United Kingdon, Scandinavian, German and other specialties
  • Refer to FamilySearch Wiki for other assistance.

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Resources in the Local Area

  • [[www.srvgensoc.org|San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society

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Volunteer at the Center

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