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Menlo Park Family History Center is located in the small house just behind&nbsp;the LDS&nbsp;Church.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;We have an exceptional collection of books, film and fiche focusing on British Isles, Germany and USA.&nbsp; There are also records available for other parts of the&nbsp;world,&nbsp;and access to borrow films/fiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake&nbsp;City.&nbsp; We have 10 computers, 8 microfilm readers, and 1 machine that will copy film/fiche to print or&nbsp;digital format for saving.  
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*'''Address:''' 1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park, California&nbsp; 94025
 
*The Center is in the small house to the rear of the Church building on the west side
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1105%20Valparaiso%2C%20Menlo%20Park%2C%20CA Map to Center is here]
 
 
 
'''Onsite phone:''' 650-325-9711
 
 
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:mpfhc0@gmail.com mpfhc0@gmail.com]
 
 
 
'''Open Hours:&nbsp;'''
 
 
 
*'''Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 9:30 pm (except closed 3:30 to 6:30 in July and August)'''
 
*'''Saturday'''
 
*'''Sunday:''' Various Wards by assignment
 
 
 
<u>'''2012 closings'''</u>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''<br>'''
 
 
 
*March 31 - April 1 (LDS General Conference)
 
*May 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend)<br>
 
*September 1-3 (Labor Day)<br>
 
*October 6-7 (LDS General Conference)<br>
 
*November 22-25 (Thanksgiving)<br>
 
*Dec 10, 2012 - Jan 2, 2013 (Christmas - New Year) <br>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 05:40, 30 June 2012

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


Coming Events

Wednesday morning class series July 11 - Aug 29; pre-registration requested here; see below for tentative schedule



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Menlo Park FHC
Address
1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park
(no mail delivery)
onsite phone: 650-325-9711
email: mpfhc0@gmail.com (general inquires)
mpfhc.webmaster@gmail.com (website)
Hours (Tue/Thu reduced for July/Aug)
Tue: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thu: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: LDS wards by arrangement
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Menlo Park California Family History Center

The Menlo Park Family History Center is located in the small house just behind the LDS Church. We have an exceptional collection of books, film, and fiche focusing on British Isles, Germany and USA. There are also records available for other parts of the world and access to borrow films/fiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We have 10 computers, 8 microfilm readers, and 1 machine that will copy film/fiche to print or digital format. But our most valuable resource is the dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer staff who provide one-on-one help to patrons.



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events


Wednesday morning class (9am-noon, instructor Inge Harding-Barlow, $25 requested donation for cost of materials.

July 11 – Migration Trails East of the Mississippi (pre-1776)
July 18 – Irish/Scots/Welsh Settlements in America
July 25 – German Settlements in America
August 1 – Meeting Point of Many Nations: Mississippi (pre-1810)
August 8 – Migration Trails West of the Mississippi
August 15 – Records of Genealogical Use in Ireland
August 22 – Dutch/French/Spanish Settlements in America
August 29 – Records of Genealogical Use in Germany

Preregistration is requested.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Staff Training Meetings:
2nd Wednesday of each month (except July and December), 7-8 pm in the Baptistry, across the parking lot from the Center.


Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Menlo Park FHC Catalog on-line:  The catalog is on-line with all Bay Area Family History Centers.  When searching, be sure to check the "Show Copies" button on each item found to see which local Centers have that item.  This link searches all Bay Area centers.

Databases and Software

Hardware and Equipment

  • 10 Internet-connected computers
  • 8 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 1 Digital copier for printing or saving copies of film/fiche pages

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Links

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Volunteer at the Center

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