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*'''10:00 - 11:30 a.m.'''<br>&nbsp; Sep&nbsp;8:&nbsp;&nbsp; '''''Search Tools in Family Tree'''''<br>&nbsp; Sep 15: '''''Ancestry.com - Understanding More About Records You Are Using<br>&nbsp;'''''Sep 22: '''''Getting the Most out of Your LDS Ancestry membership<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;'''''Sep 29: '''''Sourcing'''''<br><br>'''1:00 - 2:30 p.m.'''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sep 8:&nbsp;&nbsp; '''''PhotoStory - Turning Your Old Photos into a Living Memory'''''&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Sep 15: '''''Transferring data &amp; pictures from Roots Magic to Family Search'''''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; ''Sep 22: '''''Ancestry.com - Understanding More About Records You Are Using'''''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Sep 29: '''''Native American Research'''''
  
 
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Revision as of 16:41, 26 August 2014

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


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The Pueblo Colorado Family History Center has been very popular with local family history researchers since opening it's doors in the spring of 1983. It is available to serve members of the community free of charge. The Center is open to the public and all are encouraged to visit and let us help you find your family history!

Location:

  • 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo, Colorado, 81005
  • Driving Directions to FHC. (google maps)
  • We are located in the building on the northwest corner and have ADA-compatible access. (see center image on right). Entrance is at the northwest door. Push Door bell and we will answer and open the door. The Center is half way down the hall on the left. Ample free parking is available.
  • Please note that this is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Center Contact Info:

  • Phone: 719-564-0793
  • Email: CO_Pueblo@ldsmail.net
  • Pueblo Colorado FHC Directors:  719-404-1832

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am. to 9:00 pm.
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm. to 5:00 pm.
  • Thursday: 9:00 am. to 9:00 pm.
  • Friday: 1:00 pm. to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday: 1:00 pm. to 5:00 pm.

For a reservation appointment, please contact the director in advance at  719-404-1832.

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Classes Offered at the Library: 
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We have classes scheduled and shown below. There are currently only 4 Computers in the library so if you bring your laptop to the classes that need computers, everyone will have one to work on. Thank you


Monday Classes - Walk-In
  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
      Sep 8:   Search Tools in Family Tree
      Sep 15: Ancestry.com - Understanding More About Records You Are Using
     
    Sep 22: Getting the Most out of Your LDS Ancestry membership
      
    Sep 29: Sourcing

    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
       Sep 8:   PhotoStory - Turning Your Old Photos into a Living Memory 
       Sep 15: Transferring data & pictures from Roots Magic to Family Search
       Sep 22: Ancestry.com - Understanding More About Records You Are Using
       Sep 29:
    Native American Research
Wednesday Classes - Walk-In
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm
       August 27:  Native American Research
       
    Sep 3:   Searching with FamilySearch
       Sep 10: Follow the Green Arrow Safely
       Sep 17: Ancestry.com - Searching Imigration Records
       
    Sep 24: FindaGrave.com - Find and Link your Deceased Family

  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    August 27:  Heritage Quest
    Sep 3:   Updating Roots Magic with Family Search
    Sep 10: How do I? Computer class
    Sep 17: Tips to run your Computer successfully
    Sep 24: Download pictures from your cell phone
Wednesday FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANT
  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    August 27: New Tools for Finding Our Cousins
    Sep 3:   Getting Started Basics for Members?
    Sep 10: How to Search in Family Search?
    Sep 17: Secrets on Having Others Do Your FamilySearch
    Sep 24: Fixing Mistakes on Family Search

Check back often as we add more classes to the Schedule:

Future Classes:  
    Ancestry.com - Ready Set Go
    Using Roots Magic-to-Go
    Roots Magic - Advanced
    Roots Magic Basic Keys & Family Search Central
    How to Refine Google Genealogy Searches
    Boy Scout Merit Badge
    Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch
    Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches
    Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites 

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2014 Closures Scheduled:

  • July 4th
  • November 26-29th
  • December 19th - Jan 1st

Our Patron Resources:
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  • 4 Patron computers (recent models)
  • 5 Microfilm readers in dark room for reading ease
  • 1 Digital camera for copying microfilm & microfiche
  • 2 Microfiche readers
  • 1 Multi-use printer (color scanner and b/w printer)
  • 1 Printer (black and white)
  • 1 Projector and screen
  • WiFi Internet access through out building
  • Conference tables for personal computer setup
  • Wall Chalkboard for group analysis of ideas

Free Access to Premium Online Websites:

  • Ancestry.com,
  • Footnote.com,
  • Find My Past,
  • Godfrey Memorial Library,
  • Heritage Quest Online,
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive,
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War,
  • The Genealogist,
  • Historical Map Works Library Edition,
  • World Vital Records, and much more.
  • A collection of over 900 books containing biographies, research guidance materials, indexes, and databases.
  • A collection of over 3,700 rolls of Microfilm - indexed by State and Country or Numeric.
  • Microfiche

We have 15 Family History Library Consultants to assist you. These volunteers donate their time and many specialize in different areas of research.

Libraries - local:

Pueblo City-County Library District, 100 E Abriendo Ave Pueblo, CO 81004 Telephone 719-562-5600 Website http://www.pueblolibrary.org/pld_welcome.asp Societies

Pueblo County Historical Society,  201 West "B" Street Pueblo, CO 81003 Telephone 719-543-6772 Website http://www.pueblohistory.org/

The Pueblo Colorado Family History Center is a branch library of the Genealogical Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The main library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. The main Library is the largest library of its kind in the world and is visited by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and groups each day. Our Pueblo, Colorado branch library is much more modest.

Expert Research Consultants:
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CLICK HERE to view the schedule of special interest trainers that are available for private coaching in various areas of family history such as researching Scandanavian, Welch, Italian, British Isles, United States or Spanish records or even how to find your family on Microfiche, Microfilm or digitized US Census Records. Maybe you would just like help with the basics on working with computers and family history programs such as FamilySearch, Ancestry.com or Roots Magic. What about just getting started... we can help.

Microfilm - Order Direct:
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CLICK HERE: to Check out our Microfilm Collection and Film Ordering in the Pueblo Family History Center. We have a collection of roughly 3,700 often requested films from Europe and the United States.

Staff Training Meetings:

1st Friday of each month @ 10:00 am. All Staff, Volunteers, Family History Consultants, Family History Teachers and High Priest Group Leaders are invited.

Volunteer at the Center:

If you would like to donate your time and talents and work with us in the library please let us know. We would love to work with you.