San Jose 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.

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


Open Hours: 

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

Holiday Schedule 2011:  We will be closed 11/22-11/26 and 12/20-12/31.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule: 

The Fall Family History Class just ended.  The Spring Family History Class will start on February 8, 2012. 

The class is held on Wednesdays from 10AM to 1PM.

Center Resources


  • 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
  • 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:
  • 13 computers
  • 7 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

  • A complete list of online genealogical and research resources for Santa Clara County and the State of California can be found HERE.


Volunteer at the Center