Gloucester Virginia 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 Gloucester Virginia Family History Center is a wonderful resource to members of the Gloucester and surrounding communities.  We are a film center which means that we not only offer access to books, computers and online resources, but also to ordering and viewing microfilm and microfiche from the worlds largest collection of records.'

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  2. Coming from the 17, turn right onto Short Ln., our building is on the right after you pass Gloucester High School.  When pulling into the parking lot, park near the first doors of the building, you'll find our Center right inside those doors on your left.
  3. See Map

Phone: 804-695-1162; Center Director Olivia Jewell 435-764-6000


Open Hours: Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., other by appointment

Holiday Schedule: Closed all federal and state holidays

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: None

Class Schedule: May 23rd - June 13th, Genealogy Class 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Staff Training Meetings: None

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

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Microfilm Readers
  • Microfiche Readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Technology help

Resources in the Local Area

Gloucester Library

Gloucester Genealogical Society


Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for people with technology skills and/or genealogy skills to help volunteer their time to staff the center.  Please contact Olivia Jewell 435-764-6000 or visit us during operating hours to inquire further.