Miranda California 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.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Adress: 250 School Road, Miranda, CA -- 1/4 mile from Avenue of the Giants (road is next to South Fork High School)

Phone: 707-943-3071


Open Hours:

Thursday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-4 pm
Other hours by appointment, please call either Mary Whitmore 707-943-3403 or Marling McReynolds 707-223-0641.
Holiday Schedule: Closed on Holidays

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

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.
  • Updates on collections and other materials will be forthcoming as we update this site.

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
  • One computer for on-line work and one for off-line work with various software programs.
  • One Reader/Printer for both microfilm and microfiche
  • 4 microfiche readers
  • 3 microfilm readers 

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Center Director, Mary Whitmore, specializes in Native American research, and has experience in Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee research.

Consultant, Marling McReynolds, specializes in use of the computer especially Google searches, etc., and has also done a large amount of research in Colonial New Jersey as well as other colonies and Easter Canada such as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Resources in the Local Area

  • Humboldt County Library in Eureka, CA has the Humboldt Room, with genealogical and historic resources especially for this area.
  • Humboldt County Libraries have access to the Sutro Library in San Francisco, which is an exceptional collection of genealogical materials.


Volunteer at the Center

If you live in the Southern Humboldt area of Northern California and need help with your research or wish to volunteer please come in or give us a call; Mary Whitmore 707-943-3403 or Marling McReynolds 707-223-0641.