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*'''Saturday (or any other days)''': By appointment only.
*'''Saturday (or any other days)''': By appointment only.
<br>'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
<br>'''Summer Schedule:'''  
'''July 2013''': We'll be closed from&nbsp;'''1-8 July 2013 in honor of Independence Day. Also we will not be opened during the Tuesday evening shifts for this entire month.'''&nbsp;
'''For the month of July and the first week of August''': We will be opened on Tuesday during the day, Wednesday evenings only, and Thursday during the day.<br>
'''Thanksgiving Week''': &nbsp;We're open only '''Tuesday, 26 November 2013: 10a.m.–4p.m.; 6p.m.–8p.m. '''We're closed the rest of the week. &nbsp;'''We reopen on a regular schedule on Tuesday,&nbsp;3 December 2013'''. Have a happy Thanksgiving!  
'''Thanksgiving Week''': &nbsp;We're open only '''Tuesday, 26 November 2013: 10a.m.–4p.m.; 6p.m.–8p.m. '''We're closed the rest of the week. &nbsp;'''We reopen on a regular schedule on Tuesday,&nbsp;3 December 2013'''. Have a happy Thanksgiving!  

Revision as of 20:23, 8 July 2013

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Phone: 865.693.8252

E-mail:  tn_knoxville@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:  

  • Tuesday: 10a.m.–4p.m.; 6p.m.–8p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11a.m–2p.m.; 6p.m.–8p.m.
  • Thursday: 10a.m.–4p.m
  • Saturday (or any other days): By appointment only.

Summer Schedule:

For the month of July and the first week of August: We will be opened on Tuesday during the day, Wednesday evenings only, and Thursday during the day.

Thanksgiving Week:  We're open only Tuesday, 26 November 2013: 10a.m.–4p.m.; 6p.m.–8p.m. We're closed the rest of the week.  We reopen on a regular schedule on Tuesday, 3 December 2013. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

December 2013:  We will be open for the first 2 weeks of December.  We close for the rest of the 2013 year after our hours Thursday, 12 December 2013.  If you would like to have a special appointment after that point in time, please email us, and we will get back to you to make arrangements with you.  See you Tuesday, 7 January 2014!  

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings:

We hold regular staff training meetings on thefirst Thursday of each month at 7p.m.

All Family History Consultants are invited to attend whether they are on our staff or not.

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.
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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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • The center has six computers and also wi-fi connection ability for those bringing in their lap-tops. One of the computers serves as the Server/Admin computer for running the FHC.  The other 5 computers are open for public research usage. 
  • We have a Canon 300II microfilm/fiche scanner that is also networked to one of the 5 other computers and a printer for scanning copies from film and/or fiche.  Cost for using the Scanner is $1.00 per hour along w/cost of any prints.
  • In the main library, we also have a 'retired' Canon 90 scanner that many patrons prefer to use as a film and/or fiche reader along one microfilm reader and microfiche reader.
  • The computers are networked to two printers for printing out items from the internet that you might require for your research.  The cost for prints is  $0.10 each.
  • We have a dark film-reading room w/access to 4 microfilm readers and one microfiche reader.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

We Need more Volunteers for our Family History Center!

Requirements to Volunteer:

A desire to serve the community.  Our work in the FHC is entirely voluntary.  You do not have to be a Latter-day Saint. We have many fine volunteers from the community, who are not LDS who serve in our FHC.  An interest in Family History is a great help, but not necessary.  Once you get started learning the different Family History programs by teaching others and doing your own Family History, you'll see why it's so fun!

An ability to work w/computers.  One of the main things we do is familiarize our patrons with how to use a computer in doing their Family History research.

A desire to learn and teach others how to do Family History and it's many facets.  We have a wide spectrum of volunteers on our staff:  some who are professional researchers, and others who are just learning how to do Family History.  Journaling and Family History Indexing are the specialties of the current director.  We all work together to make sure we can serve as best as possible the patrons who come to the Knoxville, TN FHC.  A desire to learn about Family History and to teach others is what makes our Family History Center work!

The ability to come to the Family History Center frequently.  The definition for "frequently" here means at least once a week.  Because of the rapid - and rapid is the best word! - changes that are being made in computer programming for Family History, it is important that you are coming to the FHC at least weekly.  The various work shifts are either 2 or 3 hours depending on whether you are serving in the evening or daytime, respectively. We are also required to maintain 2 people on each shift to keep the FHC open.  We could definitely use your help!

If you are interested in joining our staff, please go to the email address above:  tn_knoxville@ldsmail.net  .  Send us some info about yourself (name, contact info, and preferred time(s) to work).  The FHC Director will get back with you as soon as possible.  Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to volunteer at the Knoxville, TN Family History Center.