Hemet 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.

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The Hemet FamilySearch Center is located at 425 North Kirby Street, Hemet, CA 92545-3633 and is available to residents and visitors of the San Jacinto Valley.  The main door is located on the West side middle of the building.  From inside the building the Center is located on the west end.  There is plenty of free parking available.

Film and Book Collections

The Center houses a large collection of resources including: 16,000 + rolls of microfilm, 44,000 + rolls of microfiche, 250 CDs, and 14,533 + books some of which are only found in this Center. See Hemet FamilySearch Center Holdingsfor a detailed listing of available resources. This listing is frequently updated.

Computer, Scanners, Printers

Additional state-of-the-art resources are available for patron use including: 13 computers, 1 computer with Microfilm Scanner and Flat Bed Scanner, 1 Networked Lexmark Color / Copier / Scanner / Printer, 2 Networked Lexmark Printers, 6 Microfiche Readers, 11 Microfilm Readers.

Computer Software

Free access to the following subscription websites is also available.  Click here for a description of each of the following: 

  • Ancestry.com
  • Fold 3
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • World Vital Records
  • Alexander Street Press
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • The Genealogist
  • Find My Past
  • The 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Genline Family Finder
Contact Information
  • Phone: (951) 658-8104
  • E-mail:  Gene Cheney  cheney01@msn.com
Open Hours
  • Monday - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday- 9 am to 9 pm
  • Thursday - 9 am to 5 pm
  • Friday - 9 am to 1 pm
  • Saturday
Holiday Schedule
  • November 27 to December 1, 2013
  • December 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014

If you have questions about the center or how we may help you please call (951) 658-8104 we are happy to help you find greater success with your Family History work.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 10, 2013  "Family History Workshop and Potluck Luncheon"

  • Free to All
  • Time: 9 AM to 1 PM, Luncheon 1 PM to 2 PM
  • Hemet FamilySearch Center - on Kirby Avenue, Hemet, CA
  • 9 AM to 10:45 AM: 
    Session 1a:  FamilySearch Changes, Enhancements & Applications including Search, Photos, Stories, Family tree and Temple Submission Online Features.
    Session 2b:  How to Research Using Online FamilySearch Books and Catalogs. Digitizing Records Using the Hemet FamilySearch Center New Scanning Equipment.
  • 11 AM to 12:45 PM: Repeat of Sessions 1a and 1b so that all will hear both sessions
  • 1 PM to 2 PM Potluck Luncheon with Speaker
Class Schedule
Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.

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Databases and Software
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Center Services

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