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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 Hours

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 Events

Past Events

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 Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Small collection of Research Books.

Databases and Software

  • Family History Center 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 Equipment

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

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society:

Fenton History Center:

Links And Other Resources

  • 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.

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

       ph. (801) 240-2331

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Volunteer at the Center

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