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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 Statutory Holidays

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

April 18 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Stake Family History Discovery Day Location: Raymond Stake center 2N 200 W Raymond, Alberta
Frequently Asked Questions About Family History Discovery Day:
1. Is the Raymond Family Discovery Day only for Members of the LDS Church?
No. The Raymond Family Discovery Day is a public Service hosted by the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is intended for anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history research. Although the Raymond Family Discovery Day has specific LDS classes, several workshops and live presentations are available for the general public.
2.Where will the Discovery Day be Held?
The Raymond Family History Discovery Day will be held at the Raymond Stake Centre located at 2N 200W Raymond Alberta on Saturday 18 April 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Parking is available in the Church Lot.
3. Can I attend for just part of the day?
Absolutely! Join us for the whole day or just stop by for the classes that interest you. Please register even i f you only plan to attend for a short time.
4.Can I get help with my own research at the Discovery Day?

Although we will not have one-on-one help this year, you can receive individual help and access to billions of genealogical records at our Family History Centre located at 46West 200North in Raymond. Our phone number: 403-752-4142.

5. How Does Lunch Work?
A light lunch will be provided free of charge on the day of the event. We ask that you register on line at: Family Discovery Day to ensure that there is enough lunch for everyone.
6. What is RootsTech?
RootsTech is the largest family history conference in North America offering worldclass speakers all over the Country, a huge Expo Hall, and great keynote speakers. It is held yearly in Salt Lake City, Utah and attracted over 10,000 registered attendees in-person and with 20,000 + additional viewers online. The Raymond Family History Discovery Day has selected some of the best recorded presentations from RootsTech 2015 to include in their event, but additional RootsTech presentations can be viewed online.
7. Who can I contact if I have Questions?

If you would like more information about the Discovery Day, please phone the Raymond Family History Centre at 403-752-4142 during open hours.

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 7 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

May 19, 2015 7:00 pm Restoring Old Photos... Hands On Class. Bring your laptops and photos and practice restoring 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: Link

Where is Raymond: Link

Volunteer at the Centre

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