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'''619-584-7668&nbsp; - &nbsp;Email: '''[mailto:ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net '''ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net''']<br>&nbsp;'''Directors, Ross McCollum and Jane McCollum'''  
 
'''619-584-7668&nbsp; - &nbsp;Email: '''[mailto:ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net '''ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net''']<br>&nbsp;'''Directors, Ross McCollum and Jane McCollum'''  
 
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== '''Calendar of Events''' ==
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== '''Calendar of Events''' ==
Click here for [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net&ctz=America/Los_Angeles Current Calendar of Events]<br> ==
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=== Hours and Holidays  ===
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'''Open:'''
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:*'''Tuesday'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 10 AM to 3 PM<br>
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:*'''Wednesday''' 10 AM to 9 PM
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:*'''Thursday''' 10 AM to 9 PM <br>  
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:*'''Friday'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10 AM to 3&nbsp; PM<br>
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:*'''Saturday''' 10 AM to 3&nbsp; PM
  
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'''CLOSED: Sunday and Monday&nbsp;'''
=== Hours and Holidays===
 
  
Open:<br>Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 AM. to 3 PM<br>Wednesday and Thursday 10 AM. to 9 PM&nbsp;<br>CLOSED Sunday and Monday&nbsp;
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'''2014 Holidays closed:'''
  
Holidays closed:<br>November 24-30, December 19-31 &amp; January 1. Please check back for updates to 2014&nbsp;schedule. <br>
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:*'''April 5'''
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:*'''July 4'''
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:*'''October 4'''
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:*'''November 25-29'''
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:*'''December 23-31'''
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:*'''January 1-3 &nbsp; 2015.'''
  
=== Directions ===
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=== Directions ===
  
 
In San Diego at 4195 Camino Del Rio South on the east side of the building with ample free parking. We are located across the street from the Penske Truck Rental Center.  
 
In San Diego at 4195 Camino Del Rio South on the east side of the building with ample free parking. We are located across the street from the Penske Truck Rental Center.  
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For Google map, [http://maps.google.com/maps?near=4195+Camino+Del+Rio+South%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA+92108-4103 click here]&nbsp;(GPS location: 32.777407,-117.103357)  
 
For Google map, [http://maps.google.com/maps?near=4195+Camino+Del+Rio+South%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA+92108-4103 click here]&nbsp;(GPS location: 32.777407,-117.103357)  
  
Buses: For San Diego MTS public transport [http://www.sdcommute.com/Services/Route.aspx?r=18 Route 18, click here]. The bus stop is at 4141 Camino Del Rio South, about 225 feet west of the Church parking lot.
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Buses: For San Diego MTS public transport [http://www.sdcommute.com/Services/Route.aspx?r=18 Route 18, click here]. The bus stop is at 4141 Camino Del Rio South, about 225 feet west of the Church parking lot.  
  
=== Research Assets  ===
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=== Patron Research Assets  ===
  
 
'''San Diego Family Search Library On Site Access'''  
 
'''San Diego Family Search Library On Site Access'''  
  
*40,000 Microfilm roll
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*40,000 Microfilm Rolls
 
*76,000 Microfiche  
 
*76,000 Microfiche  
*11,000 books, magazines &amp; Publications  
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*10,000 Books, Magazines &amp; Publications  
*420 compac discs (Cds)
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*420 Compac Discs (CDs)
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'''Salt Lake Family History Center''' - Access via on-line system
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*2.4 Million Microfilm Rolls
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*742,000 Microfiche
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*digital on-line records - more each month!
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== '''On-site Free Internet Access for Genealogy Research'''  ==
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*'''19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive''' – This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies, and media courses.
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*'''Access Newspaper Archives''' - "NewspaperArchive.com is the world's largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old—including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more—to fill in the life stories you are interested in. And share those stories with others through our community at Our NewspaperARCHIVE. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable. Try exploring above, and discover your history today!"
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*'''Alexander Street Press, American Civil War'''
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◦Research Data: Contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs. ◦Letters and Diaries: Contains approximately 100,000 indexed pages of diaries, letters, and memoirs, including 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts, such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland planter William Claytor. ◦Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera: Provides a vivid history of the American Civil War with over 1,400 images.
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*'''Ancestry.com - Institutional version''' – Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world, including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records; newspapers and periodicals; family trees; photos and images; directories, maps, court, land, wills and financial records, stories, memories, and histories; and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership, and much more. It is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world.
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*'''ArkivDigital Online''' - ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.
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*'''Find My Past''' – FindMyPast makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths to bring your family history to life.
  
'''Salt Lake Family History Center - Access via on-line ordering system'''
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◦1911 British Census (accessed through the Find My Past website )–The 1911 UK Census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of those who lived at that time. Note: Some parts of Find My Past access may be limited due to negotiations (23 Oct 2013).
  
*2.4 Million Microfilm rolls
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*'''Fold3''' (formerly Footnote.com) – Search or browse millions of historical documents and photos. Fold3 has refocused their efforts on gathering the best online collection of military records and stories. The Fold3 name reflects military history and honor, since traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world. See Using Fold3 at a Family History Center for more information.
*742,000 Microfiche
 
  
== '''On-site Premium Internet Access''' ==
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*'''The Genealogist''' - English parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping, and selected army and navy lists.
  
'''Free Access to FamilySearch.org'''
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NOTE: This service was temporarily removed on 22 October, 2013. This contract is in negotiation now.  
  
*'''Ancestry Institution''' database of more than 36 million names linked into families.  
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*'''Heritage Quest Online''' – Heritage Quest Online database is a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Searches include:
*'''International Genealogical Index''' (IGI) contains approx 600 million names<br>
 
*'''Pedigree Resource''' Database contains more than 80 million patron submitted names linked into families
 
  
== Patron Resources  ==
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◦Census: Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. federal census images from 1790 to 1930, including name indexes for many years. ◦Books: Find information on people and places described in over 24,000 family and local histories. ◦PERSI Periodical Source Index™: Find information about people and places from this index of over 2 million genealogy and local history articles, updated annually. ◦Revolutionary War: Search selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files. ◦Freedman’s Bank: Search for individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), which was founded to serve African Americans. Includes a name index and images for bank depositors and their dependents and heirs. ◦U.S. Serial Set: Search the Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set.
  
*&nbsp;57 computers
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*'''Historic Map Works Library Edition''' – Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral (property and land ownership) maps illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more. This unique content allows genealogists, historians, and academic researchers to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.
*10 Microfilm Readers
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*1 Microfiche Readers
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*'''Legacy Stories''' - Put the leaves on your family tree by giving voice to your ancestors. LegacyStories.Org is a social network for all things heritage. Provides a secure platform to upload stories and photos and add recorded narration. The resulting pictures, stories, and narration can be linked as source records on FamilySearch Family Tree. The site offers a full suite of exciting features, including:
*2 microfilm/fiche Printers
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*1 Digital Microfilm/fiche Scanners
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◦Record oral photo narratives directly from your computer microphone. ◦Multi-media story publisher. ◦Social network for feedback and collaboration. ◦Public archives to view and share stories. ◦Five levels of privacy. ◦The Legacy Shop for heritage replayed books, DVD equipment, software, etc.
*4 Multi-use printers &amp; Copiers
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*State of the Art Multi Media Classrooms
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*'''Origins.net''' - Features comprehensive and exclusive British and Irish record collections dating back to the 13th century, as well as rare and unique photos and books to browse.
*State of the Art Oral History Studio
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*Free Access to Institutional connections such as Ancestry Institution, Fold3 [Footnote] and other premium sites
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*'''Paper Trail''' - Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.
*'''Full Service Pedigree Software Applications<br>'''
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*'''World Vital Records'''
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*'''Familysearch.org''' - the database '''that is linked here''' to Ancestry, Fold3 and others! <br>
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This includes access to the '''International Genealogical Index''' (IGI) Revised - '''Pedigree Resource''' &amp; '''Ancestral File''' submitted genealogies.
  
&nbsp; &nbsp; '''Personal Ancestral File 5.2 (PAF)'''
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== Patron Equipment Resources  ==
  
'''&nbsp; &nbsp; Ancestral Quest'''
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*57 Computers
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*10 Microfilm Readers
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*1 Microfiche Reader
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*2 Microfilm/fiche Printers
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*2 Digital Microfilm/fiche Scanners
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*2 page scanners
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*4 Multi-use Printers &amp; Copiers
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*2 digital cameras with monopod attachments for document scanning
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*1 digital scanner for slides, negatives and small pictures (under 5x7")
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*2 Multi-Media Classrooms (call to reserve use)
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*1 Oral History Studio (call to reserve use)
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*Many tables and chairs for research and smaller meetings!
  
'''&nbsp; &nbsp; Roots Magic'''
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== Patron Software Resources  ==
  
'''&nbsp; &nbsp; Legacy'''<br>
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This software is on our computers. This allows the patron to use with a flash drive, or for training or for evaluation. These programs are also compatible with FamilySearch Family Tree.
  
*'''The Oral History Studio''' &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5em">Now available at the SD FS Library</span>
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*'''[http://www.ancquest.com/ Ancestral Quest]''' - Ancestral Quest is the modern version of the old Personal Ancestral File (PAF). Ancestral Quest Basics is available for FREE download. The free ''basic'' version is a full genealogical program with some of the AQ special print &amp; web features turned off.
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Comfortable surroundings and state-of-the-art audio&nbsp;and video technology provide a quiet secluded&nbsp; area&nbsp;ideal for recording personal histories.  
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*'''[http://www.rootsmagic.com/ Roots Magic]''' - Roots Magic has a basic version called Roots Magic ''Essentials'' and it is available as a FREE download.
  
&nbsp; &nbsp; '''&nbsp;Three Options For Recording Histories:'''<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * One person reading or verbalizing memories<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * Two people conversing or sharing memories <br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; * One person interviewing another&nbsp;
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*'''[http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Index.asp Legacy]''' - Legacy has a basic version called the Legacy ''Standard Edition'' and it is available as a FREE download.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Families or individuals are invited to contact the SD Family Search Library to schedule a one to two&nbsp;hour session.  
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*'''Personal Ancestral File (PAF)''' - FREE - multi-language versions available. While this program is no longer supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is still popular and robust. It can be down loaded from various locations on line. Care is needed to download the free product only and not ''other'' products. <br>
  
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One down load location for PAF is [http://download.cnet.com/Personal-Ancestral-File/3000-20414_4-14899.html here (click here)] and another is at this [http://personal-ancestral-file.software.informer.com/5.2/ here (click here)] - There are other download locations, but use at your own risk. <br> We can also download a FREE PAF program to your flash drive at the library. Ask staff!.
  
'''Email or telephone the Library to request a copy of typical interview questions and preparatory instructions.ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net - Telephone (619) 584 7668'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Note: The default PAF version for the San Diego FamilySearch Library is PAF version 5. For more information about PAF, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Ancestral_File please click here.]
  
 
== Youth Program Assistance  ==
 
== Youth Program Assistance  ==
  
*[https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history?lang=eng Youth Consultant Training]<br>
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*[https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history?lang=eng Youth Family History Consultant Training] - All welcome.
*[https://lds.org/young-women/personal-progress?lang=eng Young Women Personal Progress] - You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Let us help you acheive your Personal Progress goals. Faith Value Project: Take a family history class at the Family History Center, and collect stories of your relatives or others who have demonstrated faith. You may also interview family members or others and record their names.
 
 
 
&nbsp; &nbsp; See also: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Progress Personal Progress Award.]
 
  
*[http://www.dutytogod.com/ Duty to God] - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:&nbsp;
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*[https://lds.org/young-women/personal-progress?lang=eng '''Young Women Personal Progress'''] - You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Let us help you achieve your Personal Progress goals. Faith Value Project: Take a family history class at the Family History Center, and collect stories of your relatives or others who have demonstrated faith. You may also interview family members or others and record their names. <br> See also: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Progress Personal Progress Award.]
  
&nbsp; &nbsp; Deacon - Family Activities: 4. Keep a written record of your family history. Ask a parent or the ward &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; family history consultant to help you prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart. Priest - Family Activities: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 9. Submit the names of one of your ancestors for temple work or write a 500-word personal history.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; See also: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty_to_God_Award Duty to God Award.]  
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*[http://www.dutytogod.com/ '''Duty to God'''] - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:<br> ''Deacon'' - Family Activities: <br> 4. Keep a written record of your family history. Ask a parent or the ward family history consultant to help you prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart. <br> ''Priest'' - Family Activities: <br> 9. Submit the names of one of your ancestors for temple work or write a 500-word personal history. <br> See also: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty_to_God_Award Duty to God Award.]
  
*[http://usscouts.org/scoutduty/ BSA - Duty to God requirements] for all Scouts.
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===BSA===
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;See also: [http://www.bsalegal.org/duty-to-god-cases-224.asp Duty to God cases.]
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*[http://usscouts.org/scoutduty/ '''BSA - Duty to God requirements'''] - for '''all Scouts'''.
  
*[[Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy]] - We can help you accomplish your BSA goals for this subject. Please prepare carefully and call us for assistance.<br>
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*'''[[Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy]] '''- We can help you accomplish your BSA goals for this merit badge. Troop classes available. Fill out the [http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf Genealogy Merit Badge Worksheet.] Please prepare carefully and call us for an appointment with one of our merit badge counselors. Ask for Merit Badge Counselor McCollum or Carpenter.<br>
  
 
== Neighboring Collections  ==
 
== Neighboring Collections  ==
  
 
*The [http://www.cgssd.org/ Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD)] provides a list of [http://www.cgssd.org/centers.html area resources] and [http://www.cgssd.org/societies.php Genealogy Organizations and Societies in the San Diego area]. The CGSSD also provides a [http://www.cgssd.org/#newsletter local news letter].  
 
*The [http://www.cgssd.org/ Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD)] provides a list of [http://www.cgssd.org/centers.html area resources] and [http://www.cgssd.org/societies.php Genealogy Organizations and Societies in the San Diego area]. The CGSSD also provides a [http://www.cgssd.org/#newsletter local news letter].  
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casdgs/ San Diego Genealogical Society] has a genealogical library of over 9,000 books. This includes many copyrighted books that will not be digitized in the ongoing effort by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  
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*The [http://casdgs.org/ San Diego Genealogical Society] has moved and merged their genealogical collection into the downtown San Diego City Library.  
 
*The [http://www.statearchives.us/california.htm California State Archives and Libraries] provides access to California births, marriages and death records.  
 
*The [http://www.statearchives.us/california.htm California State Archives and Libraries] provides access to California births, marriages and death records.  
 
*The [http://sdcl.org/research-genealogy.html San Diego County Library system] has an area of computer genealogical support within the 33 branches of the County Library system.  
 
*The [http://sdcl.org/research-genealogy.html San Diego County Library system] has an area of computer genealogical support within the 33 branches of the County Library system.  
*The [http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/catalog-databases/genealogy.shtml San Diego Public Library system ]has a large Genealogical Se<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1280892627757_19" />ction in its main Library downtown and computer genealogical support in all of its 35 City Library&nbsp;branches.
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*The [http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/ San Diego City Public Library system ]has a large Genealogical Se<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1280892627757_19" />ction in its main Library downtown and computer genealogical support in all of its 35 City Library&nbsp;branches.
  
 
== Latter-day Saint collections  ==
 
== Latter-day Saint collections  ==
  
*[[Church History Library|Church History Library]], Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material<ref>"Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref>
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*[[Church History Library|Church History Library]], Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material.  
*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers], SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.<ref>"Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref>
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers], SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.  
*[http://history.utah.gov/ Utah State Historical Society], SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.<ref>"Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref>
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*[http://history.utah.gov/ Utah State Historical Society], SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.
  
== Class Schedule ==
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== Class Schedules 2014  ==
<center>Classes at the San Diego FamilySearch Library</center>
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<center>Classes and times at the San Diego FamilySearch Library</center> <center>January - December 2014 </center>
<center>January - December 2013 </center>
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Pre-registration Required: Call: (619) 584 7668 or Email: ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net
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*'''African American Research''' - Thursdays - 7 PM to 8 PM Margaret Lewis. Margaret Lewis is President of the San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group (SD AA GRG). Her classes are open to members and community alike. Her lesson content covers all phases of African American research from African origins through migration/immigration, to slavery, reconstruction, segregation and emancipation.
  
'''Class Times and Instructors'''  
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*'''San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) classes''' - These classes are sponsored and taught by members of the San Diego Genealogical Society. For questions, please contact the SDGS at (858) 279-7347. ''No pre-registration required.''
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**'''Writing Our Family Stories''' - 1st &amp; 3rd Friday of each month 10:00 AM -12:00 noon
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**'''FamilyTree Maker User Group''' - 1st Saturday of each month (except for December) - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
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**'''Computer Basics''' - 2nd Wednesday of each month - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
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**'''German Interest Group''' - 3rd Wednesday of each month - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
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**'''Have you hit a brick wall? Help Group''' - 4th Wednesday of each month (except January) - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
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**'''Root's Magic User Group''' - 4th Saturday of each month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
  
*'''African American Research Thurs '''- 7 PM to 8 PM Marti Lewis. Margaret Lewis is Pres. of the SD African American Genealogy Research Group. Her classes are open to members and community alike and her lesson content covers all phases of African American research from African origins through migration/immigration, to slavery, reconstruction, segregation and emancipation.
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*'''Spanish Genealogical Research''' - Marcy Edwardo Lopez - Thursdays 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Todo el mundo es bienvenido y bien recibido!
*'''Family Search / Family Tree&nbsp;'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em">Wed. through Thurs -&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em">6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Call for appointment) This class outlines the transition from the former New.FamilySearch to the pr</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em">esent FamilySearch – Family Tree. Topics covered include basic pedigree building, sourcing, correcting and merging data.</span>
 
*<span style="line-height: 1.5em" />'''Family Tree Photos''' Thurs - 6 PM to7 PM Susie Aincham. Recently released by FamilySearch, Susie Aincham has proven to be the resident expert in adding photos and stories to your online FamilyTree file. For a fun evening, bring your family photos and let Susie help you format and install them for all your family to enjoy.
 
*'''German Research''' 3rd Wed - 1 to 3 PM German Interest Group Family historians researching their Germanic ancestors will find the presentations on German genealogy sponsored by the San Diego Genealogical Society especially helpful. Contact SDGS at 858-279-7347&nbsp;''No preregistration required.''
 
  
*'''New Consultant Training''' daily by appt.
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*'''DNA Testing''' - John R. Carpenter - Saturday AMs or by appointment - This introduction will help a person realize the pros and cons of different DNA testing with genealogy.
*'''Spanish Research'''&nbsp; Thurs PM &nbsp;Marcy Lopez
 
*'''“On-Call” Consultants available for Italian, Irish, Scottish, British, Canadian, French, German, Jewish, and Spanish Research'''<br>'''Ancestry Institution.com''' - Census Records/Family Trees. Instruction available Tuesday through Saturday.
 
  
*'''Indexing '''- How to Instruction available Tuesday through Saturday. Instructors: Bob Harris –Individual or Group Instructions. Call for appointment
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*'''KISS Genealogy''' - John R. Carpenter- Saturday AM or by appointment - Introduction, setup with quick, effective documentation of research material. Techniques once learned makes you a more efficient genealogical researcher. To see the class handout, click [http://carpentercousins.com/KISSGENEALOGY!.pdf here.]
*'''Screen Shots/JPEG/Cropping'''. Instructor: Bob Harris. - Windows XP, Vista &amp; Windows 7 - Tuesday &amp; Wednesday, Thursday (AM)
 
*'''Call for instruction on Film ordering.'''<br><br>
 
  
== FHC online Portal  ==
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*'''Ancestry Institution.com - Introduction''' - Various instructors - daily Tuesday to Saturday - This includes learning to search, census &amp; other records and family trees.
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*'''Indexing - Introduction''' - Instructors vary - Tuesday to Friday - Basic instructions on how to sign up, train and help input genealogical records!
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*'''Family Search.org &amp; FS Family Tree Introduction''' - Instructors vary - Wednesday through Thursday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Call for appointment) - Topics covered include basic pedigree building, sourcing, correcting and merging data.
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*'''FS Family Tree Family Photos''' - Susie Aincham - Thursdays - 6 PM to 7 PM - Susie Aincham has proven to be the resident expert in adding photos and stories to your online FamilyTree file. For a fun evening, bring your family photos and let Susie help you format and install them for all your family to enjoy.
  
Use the following link to go to the [http://fhc.familysearch.org/ general Family History Center online portal] for Genealogical Resources, Classes &amp; Workshops &amp; One-on-One Assistance.
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*'''New Family History Consultant Training''' - (Call for appointment)
  
== PAF - Free!  ==
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*'''“On-Call” Consultants''' available for Italian, Irish, Scottish, British, Canadian, French, German, Jewish, and Spanish Research.
  
Use the following link to download the [http://personal-ancestral-file.en.softonic.com/ FREE Personal Ancestral File genealogy program.] Select the PAF 5&nbsp;program download and ignore ads on download web site.&nbsp; The default PAF version for the San Diego California LMS Family History Center is PAF version 5. For more information about PAF, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Ancestral_File please click here.]
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*'''Screen Shots''' - Staff  - How to capture screen images and save them for your genealogy. This includes basic cropping and renaming.
  
== Sources  ==
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*'''On-Film ordering''' - Basic instructions for the on-line microfilm and microfiche ordering. Handout available.
  
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4195 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

619-584-7668  -  Email: ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net
 Directors, Ross McCollum and Jane McCollum

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Calendar of Events

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Hours and Holidays

Open:

  • Tuesday   10 AM to 3 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Thursday 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Friday    10 AM to 3  PM
  • Saturday 10 AM to 3  PM

CLOSED: Sunday and Monday 

2014 Holidays closed:

  • April 5
  • July 4
  • October 4
  • November 25-29
  • December 23-31
  • January 1-3   2015.

Directions

In San Diego at 4195 Camino Del Rio South on the east side of the building with ample free parking. We are located across the street from the Penske Truck Rental Center.

For Google map, click here (GPS location: 32.777407,-117.103357)

Buses: For San Diego MTS public transport Route 18, click here. The bus stop is at 4141 Camino Del Rio South, about 225 feet west of the Church parking lot.

Patron Research Assets

San Diego Family Search Library On Site Access

  • 40,000 Microfilm Rolls
  • 76,000 Microfiche
  • 10,000 Books, Magazines & Publications
  • 420 Compac Discs (CDs)

Salt Lake Family History Center - Access via on-line system

  • 2.4 Million Microfilm Rolls
  • 742,000 Microfiche
  • digital on-line records - more each month!

On-site Free Internet Access for Genealogy Research

  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive – This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies, and media courses.
  • Access Newspaper Archives - "NewspaperArchive.com is the world's largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old—including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more—to fill in the life stories you are interested in. And share those stories with others through our community at Our NewspaperARCHIVE. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable. Try exploring above, and discover your history today!"
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War

◦Research Data: Contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs. ◦Letters and Diaries: Contains approximately 100,000 indexed pages of diaries, letters, and memoirs, including 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts, such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland planter William Claytor. ◦Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera: Provides a vivid history of the American Civil War with over 1,400 images.

  • Ancestry.com - Institutional version – Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world, including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records; newspapers and periodicals; family trees; photos and images; directories, maps, court, land, wills and financial records, stories, memories, and histories; and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership, and much more. It is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world.
  • ArkivDigital Online - ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.
  • Find My Past – FindMyPast makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths to bring your family history to life.

◦1911 British Census (accessed through the Find My Past website )–The 1911 UK Census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of those who lived at that time. Note: Some parts of Find My Past access may be limited due to negotiations (23 Oct 2013).

  • Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com) – Search or browse millions of historical documents and photos. Fold3 has refocused their efforts on gathering the best online collection of military records and stories. The Fold3 name reflects military history and honor, since traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world. See Using Fold3 at a Family History Center for more information.
  • The Genealogist - English parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping, and selected army and navy lists.

NOTE: This service was temporarily removed on 22 October, 2013. This contract is in negotiation now.

  • Heritage Quest Online – Heritage Quest Online database is a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Searches include:

◦Census: Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. federal census images from 1790 to 1930, including name indexes for many years. ◦Books: Find information on people and places described in over 24,000 family and local histories. ◦PERSI Periodical Source Index™: Find information about people and places from this index of over 2 million genealogy and local history articles, updated annually. ◦Revolutionary War: Search selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files. ◦Freedman’s Bank: Search for individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), which was founded to serve African Americans. Includes a name index and images for bank depositors and their dependents and heirs. ◦U.S. Serial Set: Search the Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set.

  • Historic Map Works Library Edition – Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral (property and land ownership) maps illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more. This unique content allows genealogists, historians, and academic researchers to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.
  • Legacy Stories - Put the leaves on your family tree by giving voice to your ancestors. LegacyStories.Org is a social network for all things heritage. Provides a secure platform to upload stories and photos and add recorded narration. The resulting pictures, stories, and narration can be linked as source records on FamilySearch Family Tree. The site offers a full suite of exciting features, including:

◦Record oral photo narratives directly from your computer microphone. ◦Multi-media story publisher. ◦Social network for feedback and collaboration. ◦Public archives to view and share stories. ◦Five levels of privacy. ◦The Legacy Shop for heritage replayed books, DVD equipment, software, etc.

  • Origins.net - Features comprehensive and exclusive British and Irish record collections dating back to the 13th century, as well as rare and unique photos and books to browse.
  • Paper Trail - Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.
  • World Vital Records
  • Familysearch.org - the database that is linked here to Ancestry, Fold3 and others!

This includes access to the International Genealogical Index (IGI) Revised - Pedigree Resource & Ancestral File submitted genealogies.

Patron Equipment Resources

  • 57 Computers
  • 10 Microfilm Readers
  • 1 Microfiche Reader
  • 2 Microfilm/fiche Printers
  • 2 Digital Microfilm/fiche Scanners
  • 2 page scanners
  • 4 Multi-use Printers & Copiers
  • 2 digital cameras with monopod attachments for document scanning
  • 1 digital scanner for slides, negatives and small pictures (under 5x7")
  • 2 Multi-Media Classrooms (call to reserve use)
  • 1 Oral History Studio (call to reserve use)
  • Many tables and chairs for research and smaller meetings!

Patron Software Resources

This software is on our computers. This allows the patron to use with a flash drive, or for training or for evaluation. These programs are also compatible with FamilySearch Family Tree.

  • Ancestral Quest - Ancestral Quest is the modern version of the old Personal Ancestral File (PAF). Ancestral Quest Basics is available for FREE download. The free basic version is a full genealogical program with some of the AQ special print & web features turned off.
  • Roots Magic - Roots Magic has a basic version called Roots Magic Essentials and it is available as a FREE download.
  • Legacy - Legacy has a basic version called the Legacy Standard Edition and it is available as a FREE download.
  • Personal Ancestral File (PAF) - FREE - multi-language versions available. While this program is no longer supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is still popular and robust. It can be down loaded from various locations on line. Care is needed to download the free product only and not other products.

One down load location for PAF is here (click here) and another is at this here (click here) - There are other download locations, but use at your own risk.
We can also download a FREE PAF program to your flash drive at the library. Ask staff!.

Note: The default PAF version for the San Diego FamilySearch Library is PAF version 5. For more information about PAF, please click here.

Youth Program Assistance

  • Young Women Personal Progress - You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Let us help you achieve your Personal Progress goals. Faith Value Project: Take a family history class at the Family History Center, and collect stories of your relatives or others who have demonstrated faith. You may also interview family members or others and record their names.
    See also: Personal Progress Award.
  • Duty to God - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:
    Deacon - Family Activities:
    4. Keep a written record of your family history. Ask a parent or the ward family history consultant to help you prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart.
    Priest - Family Activities:
    9. Submit the names of one of your ancestors for temple work or write a 500-word personal history.
    See also: Duty to God Award.

BSA

Neighboring Collections

Latter-day Saint collections

  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material.
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.
  • Utah State Historical Society, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.

Class Schedules 2014

Classes and times at the San Diego FamilySearch Library
January - December 2014


  • African American Research - Thursdays - 7 PM to 8 PM Margaret Lewis. Margaret Lewis is President of the San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group (SD AA GRG). Her classes are open to members and community alike. Her lesson content covers all phases of African American research from African origins through migration/immigration, to slavery, reconstruction, segregation and emancipation.
  • San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) classes - These classes are sponsored and taught by members of the San Diego Genealogical Society. For questions, please contact the SDGS at (858) 279-7347. No pre-registration required.
    • Writing Our Family Stories - 1st & 3rd Friday of each month 10:00 AM -12:00 noon
    • FamilyTree Maker User Group - 1st Saturday of each month (except for December) - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
    • Computer Basics - 2nd Wednesday of each month - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
    • German Interest Group - 3rd Wednesday of each month - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
    • Have you hit a brick wall? Help Group - 4th Wednesday of each month (except January) - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
    • Root's Magic User Group - 4th Saturday of each month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
  • Spanish Genealogical Research - Marcy Edwardo Lopez - Thursdays 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Todo el mundo es bienvenido y bien recibido!
  • DNA Testing - John R. Carpenter - Saturday AMs or by appointment - This introduction will help a person realize the pros and cons of different DNA testing with genealogy.
  • KISS Genealogy - John R. Carpenter- Saturday AM or by appointment - Introduction, setup with quick, effective documentation of research material. Techniques once learned makes you a more efficient genealogical researcher. To see the class handout, click here.
  • Ancestry Institution.com - Introduction - Various instructors - daily Tuesday to Saturday - This includes learning to search, census & other records and family trees.
  • Indexing - Introduction - Instructors vary - Tuesday to Friday - Basic instructions on how to sign up, train and help input genealogical records!
  • Family Search.org & FS Family Tree Introduction - Instructors vary - Wednesday through Thursday - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Call for appointment) - Topics covered include basic pedigree building, sourcing, correcting and merging data.
  • FS Family Tree Family Photos - Susie Aincham - Thursdays - 6 PM to 7 PM - Susie Aincham has proven to be the resident expert in adding photos and stories to your online FamilyTree file. For a fun evening, bring your family photos and let Susie help you format and install them for all your family to enjoy.
  • New Family History Consultant Training - (Call for appointment)
  • “On-Call” Consultants available for Italian, Irish, Scottish, British, Canadian, French, German, Jewish, and Spanish Research.
  • Screen Shots - Staff - How to capture screen images and save them for your genealogy. This includes basic cropping and renaming.
  • On-Film ordering - Basic instructions for the on-line microfilm and microfiche ordering. Handout available.

FHC online Portal

Use the following link to go to the general Family History Center online portal for Genealogical Resources, Classes & Workshops & One-on-One Assistance.

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