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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===

Revision as of 03:15, 16 September 2013

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

We are a small, however experienced Center with depth in many areas. Listed below is just a sample of what we can offer so if you do not see what you need as far as resources or training please call as we can customize training or provide special attention just for you or your group. 

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 8925 Vintage Park Drive, Elk Grove CA
  • Enter from the west side parking lot door.
  • You can enter from inside the main building, however main building is not always open. 

Phone: (916) 688-5554


Open Hours: Tues. 10 AM to 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM to 9 PM, Thurs. 10 AM to 9PM

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule 

  • Gathering Family Stories - Thursday, September 26th - 7 PM 8925 Vintage Park RS #2

There are so many ways to preserve your family's history. Gathering stories is a great one and there are many ways to do this! Come get ideas and then get to work on your family!

  • Family Tree/Family Search - Thursday, October 17th - 7 PM  8925 Vintage Park RS #2

This is the new website for family history. There is so much to this website — and it will keep growing! Let us help you get accustomed to the new format and learn to use it to your advantage!

  • Writing Your Personal History - Thursday, October 25th - 7 PM 8925 Vintage Park RS #2

We should all be keeping a personal history — for ourselves and those who come after us. We are the only ones who know our experiences and stories. We cannot know who they will touch for good.

For any of these classes, please help us get a head count by calling 688-5554 and leaving a message. If you find at the last minute you can come, please do!

Center Resources


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

  • The center has computers, microfilm readers, printer, photo/document scanner.

Center Services

Staff Specialties

  •  Wednesday 5 PM to 7 PM

Get personalized help on FamilySearch Indexing.

  • Thursday 7 PM to 9 PM

Help with moving from PAF 5.2 (retired as of July 15, 2013), and other family history software and general family history computer questions. Learn how to scan photos and documents. (Call ahead to be sure resource time is available)

Resources in the Local Area


Sacramento County Records