Montrose Colorado 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.

Montrose Family Search Center serves Montrose and the surrounding area.

 Location & Map:

  • Address: 1521 Hillcrest Drive, Montrose, CO
  • Located at the east side  (back) of building
  • Location on Map

Phone: 970 249 4739
Open Hours:
Tue: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm NOTE: By appointment only. Call 970-209-9768 reservations
Wed: 10:00 am - 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Thur: 10.00 am - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3rd Friday each month the FHC will be open for Spanish speaking patrons from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The FHC will be closed as follows:

  • During the Month of August and opening again on September 4th
  • October 31st and November 27th and 28th
  • December 21st through January, 2014,opening again on January 8th & 9th 2014

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

                                       Welcome to Genealogy

                             Montrose, Colorado Family Search Center                                   Special offering of Classes for 2013                               Phone 970-249-4739     1521 S Hillcrest Dr.               David Bowen - Director - 970-209-9768     Email

 Welcome to our Family History Classes for 2013!  We hope you will find a class that will help you begin your work to identify you family members and enjoy this journey of reasearch!

Bring a friend with you, a relative or a teenager who can learn with you so you can use what you have learned in these classes at home.   Millions of names are being added weekly to the huge bank of Family History sources.  Come and find out more about them and how you can assess them to locate your family ancestors.

Please register with David Bowen @ 970-209-9768 or Email-- for classes 

<u                                          You can find updated information at our WIKI   

          SPECIAL NOTE:all classes will be held from 1:00pm - 3pm at the Family Histoy Center

                                               listed above unless otherwise noted.             Night classes will be offered if there is enough interest on Wednesdays or Thursdays.


January Classes :  22nd & 24th -  Baby Step Genealogy

This is for beginners.  You can learn how to put together the little peices of information you have already collected or you may not have any information at all, YET.  This class is for you.  Come and find out how to get started.  This is a beginning class.

                             23rd & 30th - How to do Genealogy on the Computer Are you concerned about using Genealogy Programs, how to manipulate what the screen has to offer you for research options?  Come to this class to get a handle on using the current computer programs to do research for family history.  This is a beginning class.

                              29th & 31st  - Have you lost your ancestors?  Well, can help you with your search.  Come and learn how to use this exciting program.   This class is for everyone.

February Classes: 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th. -  Writing your Family History

Got a lot of information on your family and had thoughts about putting it all together into a book??  Come to this class and learn how to put your information into a book format.  You're the author.  

This class if for everyone.

Center Resources


Databases and Software

PREMIUM WEBSITES includes the following:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War:Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images, Photographs, Posters and Ephemera
  • AncestralQuest
  • Ancestry. Com
  • FamilyInsight
  • Find My Past
  •   (previously known as
  • The Genealogist
  • Genline Familyfinder
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • 5 computers with a printer
  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Scanner which patrons may use to digitize documents and pictures while honoring all copywrite laws set forth by the United States government.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


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