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 Hours

Location & Map:

Address 851 Forest Avenue, Jamestown, New York

  • 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.)

Location on Map

Phone: 716-712-4601 (any voice messages left is transcribed and emailed)


Open Hours: Wednesday: 7 - 9 pm; Thursday: 9 am - noon

Holiday Schedule: Closed Thanksgiving week. Call on major holidays as we will probably be closed

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Small collection of Research Books.
  • Census on Films.
  • Gazetteers on Films/Fiche.

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.
  • PAF
  • RootsMagic version 4
  • FamilyInsight
  • OpenOffice

Hardware and Equipment

  • Three computers - internet capable, two computer printers, two microfiche readers, three microfilm readers, one microfilm/fiche printer.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Swedish research assistance available upon request.

Resources in the Local Area

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society:  http://chautgen.org/

Fenton History Center: www.fentonhistorycenter.org/genealogy/genealogy.php

Links And Other Resources

Europe desk, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

       ph. (801) 240-2331