Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center

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Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center

THIS CENTER SERVES KENOSHA AND RACINE COMMUNITIES AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 1444 30th Ave N Kenosha, WI 53144

  • Language: English (we have access to Spanish-Speaking - call for appointment)

Phone: 262-552-7816 office

  • 262-880-4978 Stake TFH Consultant - Center (Mary-Ann Abbott)

E-mail: WI_Kenosha@ldsmail.net

Open Hours: (2017)

  • Tuesday: (1st and 3rd) 10:00am-12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 6:30pm-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-12:00 pm and 6:30pm-8:30 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed 1st weekend in Apr/Oct for General Conference

May 17, 18; July 3-8; Nov 1, 2, 20-25; Dec 25 - Jan 1, 2018

May be closed unexpectedly for inclement weather! Please call the temple and family history consultant - center if you have questions. 262-880-4978 (Mary-Ann Abbott)

Calendar and Events

History Center Features offered:

Indexing on the second Thursday evening of every month 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Come in anytime during class time; we have snacks and will show you how to index!)

Upcoming Events

Center Resources

We always have Temple and Family History Consultants here who donate their time to assist you.

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --
  • There are some microfilms and microfiche on site for patrons' use

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.
Shown below are many popular ones:
  • Ancestry.com
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Create Your Who Do You think You Are? Story for free
  • Findmypast1911 British Census (England and Wales)
  • Fold3.com (formerly Footnote)
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • Kinpoint Premium
  • MyHeritage- Library Edition
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla
  • World Vital Records
...and much more...

Hardware and Equipment

  • 4 large, touch-screen computers, 2 film readers, 1 microfiche reader with a state-of-the-art scanner/printer

Links

Volunteer at the Center