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 History Center serves Montrose County. 


Location & Map: *Address:

1521 Hillcrest Drive, Montrose, CO *Located at the east side  (back) of the LDS Church

Phone: 970 249 4739
Open Hours:
Tue: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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
2nd Fri: 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Holiday Schedule:
 Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events


Class Schedule

Montrose Colorado Family History Center Patron Class Schedule for 2012

All classes will be held at the Family History Center of the LDS church on the South East corner of Hillcrest and Stratford
Classes and times may change so please check the FHC Wiki listed below for updates.

'                                                                          TENTATIVE INSTRUCTORSClass 1. AncestralQuest “An upgrade for PAF                               Carol 'Otto and Barbara Moore

Feb. 8 & 9 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm  Class 2 Internet for Genealogists                                          'David 'Bowen

'Feb. 14 & 16 @ 1:00pm to3:00pm'
Work Shop A: for the above classes  

 Feb. 18 @10:00pm to noon'

<u Class 3. How to use Family Search                                Carol Otto and Barbara Moorr

'Mar. 6 & 8 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm'
Class 4. Researching your ancestors                                   Kaye Shackelford and Joni Bowen

Mar. 20 & 22 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Work Shop B: for the above classes

Mar 24 @10:00pm to noon


Class 5. Organizing your research                                       Kaye Shackelford and Joni Bowen

Apr. 3 & 5 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm      

Class 6. Early American Handwriting                                     Joni Bowen

 Apr. 10 & 12 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Work Shop C: for the above 2 classes

Apr. 14 @ 10:00pm to noon


Class 7. How to organize your existing documents and pictures      Karen Deeds

.May.1 & 3 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Class 8. Indexing– A way to give back                                    Carol Otto

May. 8 & 10 @1:00pm to 3:00pm

Work Shop D: for the above 2 classes

May 12 @ 10:00pm to noon


Class 9. Backing Up your data                                               David Bowen

Jun. 6 & 7 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Class 10. Focus on Native American Records

Jun. 12 & 14 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Work Shop D: for the above 2 classes

Jun 16 @10:00pm to noon


Class 11. Helping young mothers to jump start their own family history       Carol Otto      

Sept. 4 & 6 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Class 12. Exploring sources for older record resources and documents

Sept. 11 & 13 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Work Shop E: for the above 2 classes

Sept 15 @10:00pm to noon

Class 13. How to print special charts and Scrapbooks

Oct. 9 & 11 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Class be determined

Oct. 16 & 18 @1:00pm to 3:00pm
Work Shop E: for the above classes

Oct 20 @10:00pm to noon

Note: No classes will be scheduled in July, August, November nor December
Revised 19 January, 2012

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources

Collections This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.

Databases and Software  PREMIUM WEBSITES

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 

Ancestry. Com 

Find My Past   (previously known as 

The Genealogis

Genline Familyfinder 

Godfrey Memorial Library 

Heritage Quest Online 

Historic Map Works Library Edition

Paper Trail

World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

 :*We have 5 Computers with a printer as well as 2 microfilm readers and 1 microfiche reader :


Staff Research Specialties

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