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 NOTE; By appointment only. Call 970-209-9768
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 much for Spanish Speaking patrons: 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
Holiday Schedule:

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events


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.

'February'                                                                                TENTATIVE INSTRUCTORS

Class 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'

Class 3.Organizing your research                                           Kaye Shackelford and Joni Bowen

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. Early American HandwritingOrganizing your research                Joni Bowen

Apr. 3 & 5 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm       

Class 6. How to use FamilySearch                                            Carol Otto and Barbara Moore

 Apr. 10 & 12 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Work Shop C: for the class "How to use FamilySearch"

Apr. 14 @ 10:00pm to noon


Class 7. How to organize your existing documents and pictures     TBD

.May.1 & 3 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Class 8'. Indexing– A way to give back                                            Karen Deeds and 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. 5 & 7 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm                                                 

Class 10. Focus on Native American Records                                TBD

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 PARENTs 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 TBD

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                   TBD

Oct. 9 & 11 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Class 14.Protecting your data & computers from viruses                David Bowen 

              and other computer infections

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

Oct 20 @10:00pm to noon

Note: No classes will be scheduled in July, August, November nor December
Revised 5 February, 2012

Staff Training Meetings 2012

February12th: Work shop so bring your questions and laptops

March 11th:

April 8th:

May 13th:

July:No training scheduled<u

August:No trainging scheduled<u

September:9th  Welcome back<u



December:No training scheduled<u

Center Resources:

Collections: 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


Ancestry. Com 


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

 :*We have 5 computers with a printer as well as 2 microfilm readers, 1 microfiche reader, and a scanner which patrons may use to digitize documents and pictures while honoring all copywrite laws set forth by the United States government. 


Staff Research Specialties

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