Midland Texas 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.
Midland Texas Family History Center inside east entrance

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address: 4805 Gateway Street, Midland, Texas 79707

  • We are located north of Loop 250 between Midland Drive and Midkiff, at the corner of Crestgate Ave and Gateway St.
  • Please, use the east entrance that is closest to Gateway Street. This is on the opposite side of the building from the Pavillion and west parking lot. You may park on the street or in the north parking lot. Be sure to press the white door bell and a Family History Center volunteer will open the door.
  • To make an appointment for free assistance during a time other than the standard hours listed below, contact midlandfhc@gmail.com or leave a message at 432-694-3830.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 432-694-3830 Leave a message

E-mail: midlandfhc@gmail.com

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9am-3pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-12pm & 7pm-9pm,

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed for Thanksgiving: November 25th through 29th
  • Closed for Christmas and New Years: December 23rd through January 3rd

Center Resources


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.


Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world.

Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)–http://www.fold3.com/

Search or browse millions of historical documents and photos. Fold3 has refocused their efforts on gathering the best online collection of military records and stories.

The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archivehttp://find.galegroup.com/bncn/

This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900.

Newspaper Archiveshttp://www.newspaperarchive.com

NewspaperArchive.com is the world's largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world,

Alexander Street Press, American Civil War–http://alexanderstreet.com/

ArkivDigital Onlinehttp://www.arkivdigital.net

ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.

Find My Pasthttp://www.findmypast.co.uk/

FindMyPast makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths to bring your family history to life. Please note that not all of the content from Find My Past is available in family history centers.

The Genealogisthttp://www.thegenealogist.co.uk

English parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping, and selected army and navy lists.

Heritage Quest Onlinehttp://www.heritagequestonline.com/

Searches include:

Census: Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. federal census images from 1790 to 1930.

Books: Find information on people and places described in over 24,000 family and local histories.

PERSI Periodical Source Index™: Find information about people and places from this index of over 2 million genealogy and local history articles, updated annually.

Revolutionary War: Search selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.

Freedman’s Bank: Search for individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), which was founded to serve African Americans. Includes a name index and images for bank depositors and their dependents and heirs.

U.S. Serial Set: Search the Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set.

Historic Map Works Library Editionhttp://www.proquest.historicmapworks.com/

Historic Map Works™ Library Edition A collection of over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral (property and land ownership) maps illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more.

Legacy Stories - www.legacystories.org

Put the leaves on your family tree by giving voice to your ancestors. LegacyStories.Org is a social network for all things heritage. Provides a secure platform to upload stories and photos and add recorded narration. The resulting pictures, stories, and narration can be linked as source records on FamilySearch Family Tree.

Paper Trailhttp://www.genealogytoday.com/

Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.

World Vital Recordshttps://www.worldvitalrecords.com/

Hardware and Equipment

  • 2 Microfilm readers
  • 2nd Microfilm reader works with the computer to print and save the images digitally. Remember to bring your flash drive to keep a copy of your images.
  • 6 Desktop computers
  • Printer/scanner