Dayton Ohio East 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.

Dayton Ohio East Family History Center (FHC) is a branch of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States). Our goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by:

• Giving personal one-on-one assistance to patrons
• Providing access to genealogical records through the Internet and the microfilm loan program
• Offering free how-to classes

Consisting of computers, related family history programs, internet access and open 25 hours per week, the Dayton Ohio East (DOE) Family History Center is a stand-alone center. We have a collection of CDs, books, historical material and digital-imaging equipment, with the ability to copy film and fiche to your USB drive, CD or paper. Microfilm and microfiche readers are also available. We have a staff of dedicated volunteers. Our more experienced volunteers are able to help with specific research challenges. There is no cost to visit a Family History Center. We are open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research.

Location Map:


  • 3060 Terry Dr Fairborn OH 45324 United States
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  • Main entrance & parking is in back of building
  • Handicap entrance & parking is in front of building.


  • 1 937-878-9551



FHC Director:

  • Ausra Marija Gose Penkal
  • Assistant Directors:Aukje Clazina Dalley


  • Thurs. 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri. 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat. 10:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Aug. 28-30 2013 - Labor Day
  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Class Schedule:

FREE "How To" Classes.  Open door policy.
Bring with you any basic family information you have, paper/electronic device for notes.

FRIDAYS, 10am - 11am on the following dates:
     Sept. 6:  "Free Genealogy Searches"
     Sept.13:  "Indexing"
     Sept.20:  "Google Tips"
     Sept.27:  "How To Upload Photos To FamilySearch"

Classes will include a short lesson/presentation and then hands-on follow-up.
If you have questions, please call the Center during our open hours (see above).

Staff Training Meetings  

Center Resources 


  • FamilySearch Catalog: We have the ability to receive any of the films and fiche ordered through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal Our 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

  • 7 computers
  • 4 printers
  • 8 microfilm readers
  • 4 fiche readers
  • Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film or fiche to USB drive, CD or paper.

Center Services 

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

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