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 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 5th.

October 31st and November 21st and 22nd

December 21st through the1st week of January, 2013,opening again on January 9th and 10th, 2013

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events


Montrose Colorado Family History Center Patron Class Schedule for 2012

Class size is limited so call Brother Bowen @ 970-209-9768 for reservations.

All classes and workshops will be held at the Family History Center located in the back of the LDS church building on the South East corner of Hillcrest and Stratford, Montrose, CO
Classes and times may change so please check the FHC Wiki often 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 Handwriting                                     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 9Backing up your data options                                         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 E: 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 F: 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 G: for the above classes Oct. 20 @10:00pm to noon

Note: No classes are scheduled in July, August, November nor December
Revised 5 February, 2012
Family History Consultants Training Meetings 2012

February12th: Work shop so bring your questions and laptops

March 11th: Whats new and upcoming in FamilySearch and Family Tree

April 8th: Work Shop: so bring your questions and laptops

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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