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'''Open Hours: '''  
 
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*Tuesday 9AM to 3PM and 7PM to 9PM
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*Wednesday 7PM to 9PM  
 
*Wednesday 7PM to 9PM  
 
*Thursday 9AM to 3PM  
 
*Thursday 9AM to 3PM  
 
*Saturday 10AM to 1PM
 
*Saturday 10AM to 1PM
  
'''Holiday Schedule 2011:'''&nbsp; We will be closed 11/22-11/26 and 12/20-12/31.<br>  
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'''Holiday Schedule 2013:'''&nbsp; We will be closed 2/19, 3/30, 4/6, 5/25, 6/11, 7/4, 8/31, 10/5, 11/12,
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'''Upcoming Events'''  
 
'''Upcoming Events'''  
  
Class Schedule:&nbsp;  
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Fall 2013 Family History Class:&nbsp;  
  
The Fall Family History Class&nbsp;just ended.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Spring Family History Class will start on February 8, 2012.&nbsp;  
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The&nbsp;Fall Family History Class will start on&nbsp;September 11, 2013, end on November 20, 2013,&nbsp;and held on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.&nbsp; The class schedule is:&nbsp;
  
The&nbsp;class&nbsp;is held on Wednesdays from 10AM to 1PM.  
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Sept. 11 - Let’s Start At The Very Beginning - the Science and Art of Research<br>Sept. 18 - Organizing Your Family History Information on Paper &amp; Computer<br>Sept. 25 - Exploring www.familysearch.org &amp; www.ancestry.com<br>Oct. 2 - Scanning &amp; Uploading Photos to FamilySearch.org<br>Oct. 9 - How to Obtain U.S. Birth, Marriage and Death Records<br>Oct. 16 - Where to Use Census Records on the Internet<br>Oct. 23 - How to Obtain Church Records - the Most Underused Source in the U.S.<br>Oct. 30 - How to Obtain U.S. Probate Records<br>Nov. 6 - How to Obtain U.S. Land and Tax Records<br>Nov. 13 - U.S. Immigration Records<br>Nov. 20 - Researching On Site -Walk in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors<br>Next series starts in Jan.<br>
 
 
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=== Center Resources  ===
 
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:''']&nbsp;&nbsp; This center is able to receive any of the films and fiche available through the Salt Lake Family History Library Catalog for viewing by patrons.&nbsp; Patrons may order films for delivery to the Family History Center online at [http://www.familysearch.org/films www.familysearch.org/films.]  
 
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:''']&nbsp;&nbsp; This center is able to receive any of the films and fiche available through the Salt Lake Family History Library Catalog for viewing by patrons.&nbsp; Patrons may order films for delivery to the Family History Center online at [http://www.familysearch.org/films www.familysearch.org/films.]  
 
:*A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the&nbsp;San Jose Family History Center is available online  
 
:*A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the&nbsp;San Jose Family History Center is available online  
:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://74.93.6.90/athcgi/athweb.pl?loc=SAN%20JOSE San Jose Family History Center Catalog Search Page]<br>  
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:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://184.168.30.96:8080/athcgi/athweb.pl?loc=SAN%20JOSE San Jose Family History Center Catalog Search Page]<br>  
:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://74.93.6.90/athcgi/athweb.pl Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog Search Page]<br>
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:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://184.168.30.96:8080/athcgi/athweb.pl Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog Search Page]<br>
  
 
'''NOTE''': When using the link to the Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog you&nbsp;are&nbsp;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.  
 
'''NOTE''': When using the link to the Bay Area Family History Centers Catalog you&nbsp;are&nbsp;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.  
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'''Databases and Software'''  
 
'''Databases and Software'''  
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:''']
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'''Hardware and Equipment'''  
 
'''Hardware and Equipment'''  
  
 
:The Center has:  
 
:The Center has:  
:*13 computers  
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:*12 computers  
:*7 Microfilm Readers  
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:*8&nbsp;Microfilm Readers  
 
:*2 Microfiche Readers  
 
:*2 Microfiche Readers  
 
:*1 Microfilm Scanner  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
 
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
  
:*The [http://www.scchgs.org/ Santa Genealogical Society] is a local public family history organization that works out of the [http://library.santaclaraca.gov// Santa Clara City Public Library].&nbsp;They focus on the history and geneology of Santa Clara County.<br>
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:*The [http://www.scchgs.org/ Santa Clara Genealogical Society] is a local public family history organization that works out of the [http://library.santaclaraca.gov/ Santa Clara City Public Library].&nbsp;They focus on the history and genealogy of Santa Clara County.<br>
  
:*A complete list of online genealogical resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found [http://www.scchgs.org/ HERE.]
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:*The [http://www.svcomputergenealogy.org Santa Clara Valley Computer Genealogy Group] is a local organization that focuses on the use of computers to aid in genealogical work.
  
 
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:*A complete list of online genealogical and research resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found [http://www.sfgenealogy.com/santaclara/scamg.htm HERE].
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:*A complete list of web sites to all LDS Family History Centers in California can be found at the link "Category: California Family History Centers" below.
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
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Revision as of 21:15, 2 July 2013

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

The San Jose California History Center serves all of metropolitan San Jose and surrounding communities.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 4977 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135
  2. Use the parking lot closest to the road.  Walk up the central walkway to the LDS Chruch and look for the FHC Sign.
  3. Map to the San Jose California History Center.

Phone:  408-274-8592

E-mail:   CA_SanJose@ldsmail.net

Open Hours: 

  • Tuesday 9AM to 3PM
  • Wednesday 7PM to 9PM
  • Thursday 9AM to 3PM
  • Saturday 10AM to 1PM

Holiday Schedule 2013:  We will be closed 2/19, 3/30, 4/6, 5/25, 6/11, 7/4, 8/31, 10/5, 11/12,

11/26-11/30, and 12/21-1/1.


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Fall 2013 Family History Class: 

The Fall Family History Class will start on September 11, 2013, end on November 20, 2013, and held on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The class schedule is: 

Sept. 11 - Let’s Start At The Very Beginning - the Science and Art of Research
Sept. 18 - Organizing Your Family History Information on Paper & Computer
Sept. 25 - Exploring www.familysearch.org & www.ancestry.com
Oct. 2 - Scanning & Uploading Photos to FamilySearch.org
Oct. 9 - How to Obtain U.S. Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Oct. 16 - Where to Use Census Records on the Internet
Oct. 23 - How to Obtain Church Records - the Most Underused Source in the U.S.
Oct. 30 - How to Obtain U.S. Probate Records
Nov. 6 - How to Obtain U.S. Land and Tax Records
Nov. 13 - U.S. Immigration Records
Nov. 20 - Researching On Site -Walk in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors
Next series starts in Jan.

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog:   This center is able to receive any of the films and fiche available through the Salt Lake Family History Library Catalog for viewing by patrons.  Patrons may order films for delivery to the Family History Center online at www.familysearch.org/films.
  • A catalog of all of the books, periodicals, CD's and extended loan microfilms and microfiche held by the San Jose Family History Center is available online
           San Jose 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

Hardware and Equipment

The Center has:
  • 12 computers
  • 8 Microfilm Readers
  • 2 Microfiche Readers
  • 1 Microfilm Scanner
  • 1 Microfilm Printer

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)


Resources in the Local Area


Links

  • A complete list of online genealogical and research resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found HERE.
  • A complete list of web sites to all LDS Family History Centers in California can be found at the link "Category: California Family History Centers" below.

Volunteer at the Center