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Jamestown New York 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.

Serving the Southern part of Chautauqua County, New York

Center Contacts and HoursEdit

Location Map:


  • 851 Forest Ave Jamestown NY 14701 United States
  • Park in the parking lot adjacent to Forest Avenue.
  • Enter the building on the south-side of the building.
  • If the door is locked, ring the bell on the right side of the door.
  • Language:English


  • 1-716-487-0830 (If no answer, please leave a message. Messages usually retrieved by the next Sunday.)



Open Hours:
Days and hours by appointment only

Calendar and EventsEdit

Past EventsEdit

Erie Family Discovery Day 2016: Saturday, September 17, 2016. Location: Erie Ward Building, 1100 South Hill Road, Erie, PA 16509. 9am - 1:00pm. More information at

Fireside "Do You Have My Name?": Sunday, October 9th. Location: Jamestown Stake Center, 851 Forest Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701. 6:30 pm in the Chapel.

Jamestown Family History Fest 2017: Saturday, Date to be announced. Location: Jamestown Stake Center, 851 Forest Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701. 9am - 3:00pm. Archive information for the 2016 event at

Upcoming EventsEdit

Class ScheduleEdit

Staff Training MeetingsEdit

Center ResourcesEdit


  • Small collection of Research Books.

Databases and SoftwareEdit

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Services Portal which allows patrons free access to premium family history websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and EquipmentEdit

  • Two computers - internet ready, one computer printer, one microfiche reader and two microfilm readers.

Center ServicesEdit

Staff Research SpecialtiesEdit

Resources in the Local AreaEdit

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society:

Fenton History Center:

Links And Other ResourcesEdit

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the CenterEdit

Please call if interested in volunteering to help teach others how to do their own genealogy.