Palm Desert 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.


Our Family History Center serves the Coachella Valley. We have 5 computers that have access to several genealogical web sites to help in your research. We also have a small collection of books, films and fiche that can be viewed on our film readers.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 72960 Parkview Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Entrance to the family history center is on the north side of the building.  If door is unlocked, you will need to ring the bell for access.
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Phone:  (760) 836-0475

E-mail: lgrant@dc.rr.com

Open Hours: 

  • Monday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Thursday: By Appointment Only

Holiday Schedule: Closed the following dates:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16, 2012
  • Presidents Day - February 20, 2012
  • Memorial Day - May 28, 2012
  • 4th of July - July 4, 2012
  • Closed the entire month of August.  Reopen September 5, 2012
  • Veterans Day - November 12, 2012
  • Thanksgiving Week - November 19-23, 2012
  • Christmas Break - December 14 - January 2, 2013

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events 

MAKE HISTORY - Help transcribe the 1940 US Census

Sign up today at:  www.familysearch.org/1940census

 

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

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Center Resources

Collections

  • 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.
  • Software, Hardware and Equipment:
  • Ancestry.com.
  • Six computers, microfilm/microfiche readers, film scanner and copier, and photocopier.

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Volunteer at the Center

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