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San Diego, CA 92108 <br>619-584-7668<br>Email: [mailto:ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net '''ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net''']'''<br>Director, R. Edwin Jones <br><br>'''
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}}[[Image:FHC-Welcome.jpg|thumb|center]]<center>''' aka The San Diego Family History Center<br>
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6767 51st St., San Diego, CA 92120'''  
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(North side of building)
  
= '''''1940 US Census''''' =
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'''619-584-7668&nbsp;<br> Email: '''[mailto:ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net '''ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net''']
  
= ''&nbsp;Join the ''[https://familysearch.org/1940Census ''1940 Indexing Project!'']  =
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<span style="font-size:125%">Our Library and its services are provided free to the public.<br>
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We invite all who are interested in genealogy and family history to visit. <br>
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Our volunteers can show you how to use the Library’s resources.<br>
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To make your visit more effective, please bring as much information as you have  about the ancestor(s) you wish to research. <br>This includes copies of birth, marriage and death information or other information that you have.  <br>
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Don't forget to bring a flash drive
  
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<span style="font-size:125%">'''All services are free.'''
  
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<span style="font-size:125%">Tuesday 10am to 1pm <br>
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Wednesday 12 to 8 pm <br>
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Thursday 10 am to 2 pm <br>
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Friday 10 am to 2 pm <br>
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Saturday 10 am to 2 pm<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>'''[[San Diego California FamilySearch Library#Links|Home]]'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ffff66" | <center>'''[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#Directions|Map/Directions]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffff66" | <center>'''[[San Diego California FamilySearch Library#Directions|Map/Directions]]'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>'''[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#Hours_and_Holidays|Hours and Holidays]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>'''[[San Diego California FamilySearch Library#Hours_and_Holidays|Hours and Holidays]]'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ffff66" | <center>'''[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#Patron_Resources|Center Resources]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffff66" | <center>'''[[San Diego California FamilySearch Library#Patron_Equipment_Resources|Patron Resources]]'''</center>  
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| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>'''[[San Diego California FamilySearch Library#Neighboring_Collections|Neighboring Collections]]'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>'''[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#Latter-day_Saint_Collections|Latter-day Saint Collections]]'''</center>
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| <center><center>'''{{SDFHC Class Schedule}}'''</center></center><center><center>'''[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#Classes|Our Class Schedules]]'''</center></center>
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| <center>{{SDFHC bring}}<center>'''[[What to bring to the Family History Center|What to Bring to the FHC]]'''</center></center>
 
| <center><center>'''{{SDFHC websites}}'''</center></center><center><center>'''[[Genealogical Web Page Links|Websites]]'''</center></center>
 
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| <center>{{SDFHC Sd log}}<center>'''[[A Guide to Research|Guide to Research]]'''</center></center>  
| <center>{{SDFHC Sd computer}}<center>'''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Computer Training Courses]'''</center></center>
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| <center>{{SDFHC Sd computer}}<center>'''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Free On Line Courses]'''</center></center>  
| <center>{{SDFHC Sd form}}<center>'''[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Research_Forms Forms and Aid]'''</center></center>
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| <center>{{SDFHC bring}}<center>'''[[What to bring to the Family History Center|What to Bring to the FHC]]'''</center></center>
 
| <center>{{SDFHC film}}<center>'''[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche Order Microfilm/Fiche]'''</center></center>
 
 
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== '''Calendar of Events'''  ==
| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#PAF_-_Free.21|'''PAF Genealogy Program - Free!''']]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffff33" | <center>[[San Diego California Large Multi-stake Family History Center#FHC_online_Portal|'''FHC online Portal''']]</center>
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We provide a calendar of our activities at the Library. Click on the hyperlink for the [https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net&ctz=America/Los_Angeles current calendar of events.] 
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=== Holidays  ===
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Holiday Schedule for 2018 - We are closed on the following days. (tentative) <br>
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November 20-24, December 18-January 2
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== '''Research Languages''' ==
  
=== Hours and Holidays  ===
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English, some Spanish, German, Latin and a hodgepodge of this and that.
  
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10a.m. to 3 p.m.<br>Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.<br>CLOSED Sunday and Monday<br>Closed holidays in 2012: April 7 , July 4, October 6<br>November 22-26, December 22, 2012 to January 3, 2013. <br>
 
  
 
=== Directions  ===
 
=== Directions  ===
  
In San Diego at 4195 Camino Del Rio South on the east side <br>of the building with ample free parking. We are located across <br>the street from the Penske Truck Rental Center.  
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In San Diego at 6767 51st St., San Diego on the north side of the building with ample free parking.
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For Google map, [https://www.google.com/maps/place/6767+51st+St,+San+Diego,+CA+92120/@32.7949973,-117.0848147,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80d955de31ff25a5:0x1e0b44f1567850a3!8m2!3d32.7949973!4d-117.082626 click here]
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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 -''' 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.
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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.
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*'''The Genealogist''' - No longer available except for '''UK use only''' per FamilySearch.org.
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*'''Heritage Quest Online''' – Heritage Quest Online database. This service was removed due to contract expiration.
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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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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*'''Paper Trail''' - Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.
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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.
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== Patron Equipment Resources  ==
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*12 Computers
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*Digital Microfilm/fiche high resolution scanner
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*1 flat bed page scanner
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*Multi-use Printer &amp; Copier. This includes scanning to pdf format via flash drive. 
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*1 digital Kodak picture scanner system (by reservation only)
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== Patron Software Resources  ==
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The following mentioned genealogy programs are on our computers. This allows the patron to use them at the Library with their data on a flash drive, for training or for evaluation. These programs are also compatible with FamilySearch Family Tree. Except the older PAF program.
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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. <br> Ancestral Quest now has a '''MAC version!!'''
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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.
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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.
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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. Try down loading the [http://store.lds.org/images/estore/downloads/PAF5EnglishSetup.exe (click here)] for the PAF5 executable file (.exe). When the new blank web page is opened, look at the bottom of that page for the downloaded file.
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PAF5 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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Another down load location for PAF5 is [http://parowansoftware.com/ (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!.
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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.]
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==Family Activities==
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:*[[Creating Oral Histories]] for all ages!
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:*[[Personal History - Family Activities]]
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:*[[Youth and Family Summer Challenge -Family History]]
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:*[[Involve Children and Youth in Family History]]
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:*[[Photos – An Innovative Way to Introduce Youth to Family History]]
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:*[[Family History Activities for Youth]]
  
<br>For Google map, [http://maps.google.com/maps?near=4195+Camino+Del+Rio+South%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA+92108-4103 click here]<br>GPS location: 32.777407,-117.103357
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== Youth Program Assistance  ==
  
<br>Buses: For San Diego MTS public transport [http://www.sdcommute.com/Services/Route.aspx?r=18 Route 18, click here]. <br>The bus stop is at 4141 Camino Del Rio South, about 225 feet west of the Church parking lot.<br><br>
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*[https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history?lang=eng Youth Temple and Family History Consultant Training] - All welcome.
  
=== Research Assets  ===
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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.]
  
<br>'''On Site''' <br>• 38000 Microfilm roll<br>• 76000 Microfiche s <br>• 11,000 books, magazines &amp; Publications <br>• 420 compac discs (Cds)
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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 temple and 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.]
  
<br>'''SLC FHC Access via on-line ordering system'''<br>• 2.4 Million Microfilm rolls <br>• 742,000 Microfiche
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[[File:Genealogy Merit Badge.jpg|right|150px]]
  
<br>'''On-site Premium Internet Access'''<br>• Ancestral File database of more than 36 million names linked into families.<br>• International Genealogical Index (IGI) contains approx 600 million names<br>• IGI Extraction Addendum: More than 125 million names extracted from original birth, death, marriage and christening records worldwide. <br>• Pedigree Resource Database contains more than 80 million patron submitted names linked into families
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*[http://usscouts.org/scoutduty/ '''BSA - Duty to God requirements'''] - for '''all Scouts'''.
  
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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 Donna Martin or John R. Carpenter.<br>
  
• 36 computers<br>• 11 Microfilm Readers<br>3 Microfiche Readers<br>• 2 microfilm/fiche Printers<br>• 2 Digital Microfilm/fiche Scanners<br>• 3 Multi-use printers &amp; Copiers<br>• Orientation Research &amp; Classroom Areas<br>• Paid Institutional connections to Ancestry.com, Footnote.com plus other premium sites<br>
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== Class Schedules  ==
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=== Youth Program Assistance  ===
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*'''African American Research''' - The second Saturday of each month 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (April to December) - Instructor: 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.
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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 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
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**'''FamilyTree Maker User Group''' - 1st Saturday of each month  - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
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**'''Computer Basics''' - 3rd Tuesday of each month - 10:30 AM to 12:00 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) - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
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**'''Root's Magic User Group''' - 4th Saturday of each month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
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**'''DNA Interest Group''' - 4th Saturday every other month Noon-2 PM
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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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*'''FamilySearch.org - Introduction''' - Various instructors - Daily Tuesday to Saturday - This includes searching techniques, finding books, microfilm and research articles in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
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*'''Family Search.org &amp; FS Family Tree Introduction''' - Instructors vary - Tuesday through Saturday - &nbsp;Topics covered include basic pedigree (tree) building, sourcing, correcting and merging data.
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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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*'''“On-Call” Consultants''' available for Italian, Irish, Scottish, British, Canadian, French, German, Jewish, and Spanish Research.
  
[[Family History Activities for Children: 12-?]] - Curiousity is part of human nature regardless of age. While learning about one's environment and history is accomplished through schooling, discovering one's family heritage can be a fantastic, fun-filled journey made together over time.<br>See also: [[Family History Activities for Children: 3-11]]
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*'''Screen Shots''' - various Staff - How to capture screen images and save them for your genealogy. This includes basic cropping and renaming.
  
[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.<br>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.]
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html '''Family Search Learning Center''']&nbsp;Family Search has produced and continues to provide professional '''on-line classes''' for Family History research. These high-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike.  
  
[http://www.dutytogod.com/ Duty to God] - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:&nbsp; <br>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.<br>Priest - Family Activities: 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.]
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*'''New Temple and Family History Consultant Training''' - [http://carpentercousins.com/Temple%20and%20Family%20History%20Consultant%20Training.doc Download basic training guide] then call for appointment.
  
[http://usscouts.org/scoutduty/ BSA - Duty to God requirements] for all Scouts.<br>See also: [http://www.bsalegal.org/duty-to-god-cases-224.asp Duty to God cases.]  
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*'''The Family History Guide''' - online basic, intermediate and advanced training in genealogy and family history. [http://www.thefhguide.com/ Click on this link.]
  
[[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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== Other Local Resources  ==
  
=== Neighboring Collections  ===
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*The San Diego Genealogical Council calendar is at [https://sdgencouncil.blogspot.com/ sdgencouncil.blogspot.com].
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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.cgssd.org/ Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD)] provides a list of [http://www.cgssd.org/centers.html area resources]&nbsp;and [http://www.cgssd.org/societies.php Genealogy Organizations and Societies in the San Diego area].&nbsp; 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.
 
 
*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&nbsp;branches&nbsp;of the County Library system.  
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*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&nbsp;Genealogical Se<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1280892627757_19" />ction in its main Library&nbsp;downtown and computer genealogical support in all of its 35&nbsp;City Library&nbsp;branches.<br>
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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><br>
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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><br>
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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><br>
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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.
 
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* [https://familysearch.org/partneraccess LDS? - Click here for Partner Access]
=== Classes  ===
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* [[Riverton FamilySearch Library/Handouts and Guides| Riverton FamilySearch Library: Handouts and Guides]]
 
 
&nbsp;We offer both individual and group instructions in a variety of genealogical subjects. We offer classes covering the following subjects:&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Getting Started/Collecting/Organizing/Searching the Internet<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Locating Books &amp; Films using the familyserch.org Library Catalog<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Understanding the function of Desktop Icons<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Using ancestryinstitution.com<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •European Research (England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, etc.) <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Mexico Research<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •African/American Research<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Capturing images using Print Screen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Using new.familysearch.org<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Personal Ancestry Files (PAF)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; •Pluses &amp; Minuses&nbsp;of DNA&nbsp;use in genealogy&nbsp;
 
  
== <center>[[Classes at San Diego California Large Multi-Stake Family History Center|Click here for current class listing]]</center> ==
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== Other links ==
  
=== FHC online Portal ===
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:*[[What to do with the genealogy and family history I collected| '''What to do with the genealogy and family history I collected?''']]
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:*'''Why is Family History is Important? - [http://mormoninsights.byu.edu/en/family-history-more-than-work-for-the-dead/ Click here for a LDS version] and [https://familyshare.com/1691/4-reasons-you-should-study-your-family-history click here for a non-LDS version.] '''
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:*[http://www.toptenreviews.com/services/home/best-genealogy-websites/ '''Best Genealogy Search sites of 2018'''] by Ryan Brown.
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:*[http://ldsmag.com/video-five-reasons-to-digitize-your-family-photos/ '''"Five reasons to digitize your family photos"'''] from LDSmag (video).
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:*[[California, United States Genealogy|'''California''' Family History Resource Page.]]
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:*How to find and use [http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/UsingArchives_Final.pdf '''Archives and Archival sources'''].
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Centers''']&nbsp;There are over 4,000 smaller family history centers operating in more than 100 countries. Local FamilySearch Libraries are staffed by helpful volunteers. These Libraries are branches of the Family History Library.
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki\ '''Family Search WIKI'''] Research your family history, related topics and about where to find help in research. You will learn and those willing to contribute specialized knowledge are welcome to contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki.
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html '''Family Search Learning Center''']&nbsp;Family Search has produced and continues to provide professional on-line classes for Family History research. These high-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. <br>
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:*Example: The '''''Genealogy in 5 Minutes''''' playlist demonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/ask/gettingStarted'''Getting Started''']&nbsp; &amp;&nbsp;[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5+minute+genealogy'''Five Minute Geneology''']
  
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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== '''Volunteer at the Library!'''  ==
  
=== PAF - Free!  ===
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Anyone who is interested in teaching and helping others about genealogy and family history are invited to volunteer at our Library. All you need is a willingness to help others, learn and follow our general guidelines. To learn more, call us at:  (619) 584-7668 and ask how you can help others by volunteering.
  
Use the following link to download the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp?page=home/welcome/simplePAFRegistration.asp FREE Personal Ancestral File genealogy program.] After registering with your name and email address, select the PAF program for language and research needs. 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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Latest revision as of 20:49, 5 October 2018

United States
California
Archives and Libraries
San Diego California FamilySearch Library
FHC-Welcome.jpg
aka The San Diego Family History Center

6767 51st St., San Diego, CA 92120 (North side of building)

619-584-7668 
Email:
ca_sandiego@ldsmail.net

Our Library and its services are provided free to the public.
We invite all who are interested in genealogy and family history to visit.
Our volunteers can show you how to use the Library’s resources.
To make your visit more effective, please bring as much information as you have about the ancestor(s) you wish to research.
This includes copies of birth, marriage and death information or other information that you have. 
Don't forget to bring a flash drive

All services are free.

Hours

Tuesday 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 12 to 8 pm
Thursday 10 am to 2 pm
Friday 10 am to 2 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm


Home
Map/Directions
Hours and Holidays
Patron Resources
Genealogy Research
Youth Program Assistance
Neighboring Collections
Latter-day Saint Collections


Principles of Family History Research
Getting Started
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What to Bring to the FHC
Websites
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Guide to Research
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Free On Line Courses
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Forms and Aid


Calendar of Events

We provide a calendar of our activities at the Library. Click on the hyperlink for the current calendar of events. 

Holidays

Holiday Schedule for 2018 - We are closed on the following days. (tentative)
November 20-24, December 18-January 2


Research Languages

English, some Spanish, German, Latin and a hodgepodge of this and that.


Directions

In San Diego at 6767 51st St., San Diego on the north side of the building with ample free parking.

For Google map, click here

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.
  • 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 - No longer available except for UK use only per FamilySearch.org.
  • Heritage Quest Online – Heritage Quest Online database. This service was removed due to contract expiration.
  • 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. 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

  • 12 Computers
  • Digital Microfilm/fiche high resolution scanner
  • 1 flat bed page scanner
  • Multi-use Printer & Copier. This includes scanning to pdf format via flash drive.
  • 1 digital Kodak picture scanner system (by reservation only)

Patron Software Resources

The following mentioned genealogy programs are on our computers. This allows the patron to use them at the Library with their data on a flash drive, for training or for evaluation. These programs are also compatible with FamilySearch Family Tree. Except the older PAF program.

  • 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.
    Ancestral Quest now has a MAC version!!
  • 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. Try down loading the (click here) for the PAF5 executable file (.exe). When the new blank web page is opened, look at the bottom of that page for the downloaded file.

PAF5 can be down loaded from various locations on line. Care is needed to download the free product only and not other products.
Another down load location for PAF5 is (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.

Family Activities

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 temple and 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

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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 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 Donna Martin or John R. Carpenter.

Class Schedules

Classes at the San Diego FamilySearch Library
  • African American Research - The second Saturday of each month 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (April to December) - Instructor: 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 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
    • FamilyTree Maker User Group - 1st Saturday of each month - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
    • Computer Basics - 3rd Tuesday of each month - 10:30 AM to 12:00 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) - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
    • Root's Magic User Group - 4th Saturday of each month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
    • DNA Interest Group - 4th Saturday every other month Noon-2 PM
  • Ancestry Institution.com - Introduction - Various instructors - daily Tuesday to Saturday - This includes learning to search, census & other records and family trees.
  • FamilySearch.org - Introduction - Various instructors - Daily Tuesday to Saturday - This includes searching techniques, finding books, microfilm and research articles in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  • Family Search.org & FS Family Tree Introduction - Instructors vary - Tuesday through Saturday -  Topics covered include basic pedigree (tree) building, sourcing, correcting and merging data.
  • Indexing - Introduction - Instructors vary - Tuesday to Friday - Basic instructions on how to sign up, train and help input genealogical records!
  • “On-Call” Consultants available for Italian, Irish, Scottish, British, Canadian, French, German, Jewish, and Spanish Research.
  • Screen Shots - various Staff - How to capture screen images and save them for your genealogy. This includes basic cropping and renaming.
  • Family Search Learning Center Family Search has produced and continues to provide professional on-line classes for Family History research. These high-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike.
  • The Family History Guide - online basic, intermediate and advanced training in genealogy and family history. Click on this link.

Other Local Resources

Latter-day Saint collections

Other links

Volunteer at the Library!

Anyone who is interested in teaching and helping others about genealogy and family history are invited to volunteer at our Library. All you need is a willingness to help others, learn and follow our general guidelines. To learn more, call us at: (619) 584-7668 and ask how you can help others by volunteering.

Facebook

We are now on Facebook! See: https://www.facebook.com/sandiegofamilysearchlibrary/