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Staff training meetings are quarterly on the third Tuesday at 7pm  
Staff training meetings are quarterly on the third Tuesday at 7pm  
Next Staff Meeting 31 March 2015 at 7:00 pm
=== Centre Resources  ===
=== Centre Resources  ===

Revision as of 20:57, 24 March 2015

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

Raymond Alberta Family History Centre serves the Town of Raymond and the surrounding area. It is available free of charge to everyone, and our experienced staff are there to help patrons research their ancestors.

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 47 W 200 N Raymond, Alberta T0K 2S0 Canada
  • The entrance to the centre is on 50 W round the corner from 200 N. There is limited parking at the back of the centre.

Phone: (403) 752 4142

E-mail:  AB_Raymond@ldsmail.net      (Nestor Martinez Centre Director)

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9am to 1 pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 12 Noon Indexing Training and Support
  • Tuesday: 1pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 1 pm and 6pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday: 1pm to 9pm
  • Friday: 9am to 1 pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Statutatory Holidays

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

The first tuesday of each month Research Classes starting at 7pm at the Raymond Family History Centre

Jan 6 2015 'Find my Past'

Feb 3 2015 'My Heritage'

Mar 3 2015 'Ancestry.com'

Apr 7 2015 Research in England - Part 1

May 5 2015 Research in England - Part 2

Jun 2 2015 Research in Ireland 

Jul 8 2015 'FamilySearch'

Aug 4  2015 Research in the United states

Sep 1 2015 Research in Eastern Europe

Oct 6 2015 Descendancy Research

Nov 3 2015 Research in Sweden

Dec 1 2015 'Family Tree' - searching records, adding photos and sources

The second Tuesday of each month Family History Consultant Training Starting at 7pm

Every Tuesday From 10:00 am and Noon Italian Indexing training Classes. Anyone can attend these classes and you may start at any time.

Other Classes: Feb 28 2015 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Restoring Old Photos

Mar 7 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am Restoring Old Photos

Mar 17 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Restoring Old Photos 

Staff Training Meetings

Staff training meetings are quarterly on the third Tuesday at 7pm

Next Staff Meeting 31 March 2015 at 7:00 pm

Centre Resources

We currently hold over 3,000 microfilms, a further 3,000 microfiches and an extensive library of books covering many areas of the world.   


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • (List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have 13 computers with Internet access, 6 microfilm readers, I microfiche reader, as well as a microfilm and a flatbed scanner, a photocopier, and three printers.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

In addition to the United States and Canada, we have staff members with specialist knowledge of research in England and Wales, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and The Ukraine, including the ability to read records in the relevant languages.

Resources in the Local Area

(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)


Town of Raymond Alberta:  http://www.raymond.ca/

Where is Raymond: http://www.raymond.ca/index.php/visiting/where_is_raymond/

(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your centre such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your centre is located.)

Volunteer at the Centre

We are currently looking for someone with experience in Japanese research.