San Francisco California Family History Center

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

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Phone: 1 650-873-1928


Open Hours:

  • Weds, Thurs, Sat:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Weds Evening:  6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the San Francisco Family History Center is available online
          San Francisco Family History Center Catalog search page
          Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog Search Page

                NOTE : When using the link to the Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog you are searching the catalogs of 15 family history centers. When you find a resource of interest, be sure to click on the "Show Copies" tab to see which location has the book, film. microfiche or CD you are interested in.

Databases and Software

Equipment:  5 Lenovo computers, 1 Dell w/ access to copy both microfiche and microfilm, 5 microfilm readers, 4 for 35mm and 1 for 16mm,  2 microfiche readers, available programs:, Findmypast, PaperTrail, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Family Search, Access Newspaper Archives, World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library, and others.

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

Hardware and Equipment

6- Computers, all connected to Internet

4- Lexmark Printers

1- Cannon Micro Film Scanner 300

4- 35 MM Micro Film Readers

1- 16 MM Micro Film Reader

2- Micro Fiche Readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

National Archives and Record Administration at San Francisco, Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Bldg, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, CA 

San Mateo County Genealogical Society, Located at Canada College in Redwood City

California State Library - Sutro Library, 1630 Holloway Avenue, SF, CA, located on SF State University campus in the J. Paul Leonard Library Bldg, 5th floor. 

California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, SF, CA

California Society


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Volunteer at the Center

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