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{{FHCpage|location=California}}The San Luis Obispo Family History Center serves the city of San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas, providing family history research guidance, genealogy database user support, and assistance to both beginning and experienced family history researchers. Other nearby FHCs are located in Santa Maria and Atascadero, California.  
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The San Luis Obispo Family History Center serves the city of San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas, providing family history research guidance, genealogy database user support, and assistance to both beginning and experienced family history researchers. Other nearby FHCs are located in Santa Maria and Atascadero, California.  
  
 
'''Location & Map:'''  
 
'''Location & Map:'''  
  
*'''Address;''' East Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1686  
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*'''Address: '''651 Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1686  
*Free parking, including handicapped spaces available. Please ring bell at west door for access.
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*Free parking, including handicapped spaces available. Please ring bell at west door for access.  
 
*For directions and map, click [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=651+E+Foothill+Blvd,+San+Luis+Obispo,+CA+93405&hl=en&sll=35.294102,-120.674803&sspn=0.011752,0.015943&oq=6&vpsrc=0&hnear=651+E+Foothill+Blvd,+San+Luis+Obispo,+California+93405&t=m&z=16 here].
 
*For directions and map, click [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=651+E+Foothill+Blvd,+San+Luis+Obispo,+CA+93405&hl=en&sll=35.294102,-120.674803&sspn=0.011752,0.015943&oq=6&vpsrc=0&hnear=651+E+Foothill+Blvd,+San+Luis+Obispo,+California+93405&t=m&z=16 here].
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'''Phone''': 805-543-6328
  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net]  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net]  
  
'''Open Hours:'''<br>
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'''Open Hours:''' '''Tues, Wed, Thurs:''' 10-4, '''Sat: '''10-1<u</u>
*'''Tues, Wed, Thurs:''' 10-4<br>
 
*'''Sat:''' 10-
 
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:''' Closed during the month of August. Limited schedule in December.<br>  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:''' Closed during the month of August. Limited schedule in December.<br>  
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==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
 
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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Quarterly.
  
 
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. We can help you order online.
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.
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:*'''[[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.
  
This center provides access to the following databases on-site:  
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This center provides free on-site access to the following databases:  
  
19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive  
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*19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive  
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*Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
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*Ancestry.com Family History Library Edition (includes international databases)
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*ArkivDigital
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*Find My Past
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*Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)
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*The Genealogist
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*Godfrey Memorial Library
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*Heritage Quest Online
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*Historic Map Works Library Edition
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*Paper Trail
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*World Vital Records<br>
  
Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
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In addition to the portal databases listed above, this center also provides free on-site access to:
  
Ancestry.com Family History Library Edition (includes international databases)
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*Ancestral Quest 12.1  
 
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*Get My Ancestors 2009.2.18  
ArkivDigital
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*Family Archive Viewer  
 
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*Family History Resource File Viewer 4.0  
Find My Past
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*Family Insight  
 
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*Legacy  
Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)
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*Map My Family Tree 1.3.9  
 
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*Pedigree Resource File  
The Genealogist
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*Personal Ancestry File (PAF) 5.2  
 
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*Personal Historian  
Godfrey Memorial Library
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*RootsMagic  
 
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*XNView (scanning and image management software)<br>
Heritage Quest Online
 
 
 
Historic Map Works Library Edition
 
 
 
Paper Trail
 
 
 
World Vital Records
 
 
 
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*In addition to the portal databases listed above, this center also provides access to:<br>
 
 
 
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Ancestral Quest 12.1<br>Get My Ancestors 2009.2.18<br>Family Archive Viewer<br>Family History Resource File Viewer 4.0<br>Family Insight<br>Legacy<br>Map My Family Tree 1.3.9<br>Pedigree Resource File<br>Personal Ancestry File (PAF) 5.2<br>Personal Historian<br>RootsMagic<br>XNView (scanning and image management software)<br>  
 
  
 
'''Hardware and Equipment'''  
 
'''Hardware and Equipment'''  
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
Forthcoming.
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Handwriting assistance<br> Mayflower descendants<br> Searching in New FamilySearch and FamilySearch
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New York research in the 1800s<br> Searching databases<br> Family Histories<br> Genealogy software
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Macintosh assistance<br> Chicago research<br> Scandinavian research<br> Organizing your research
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
 
=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
 
History Center of San Luis Obispo County
 
 
http://historycenterslo.org/
 
  
 
Heritage Shared  
 
Heritage Shared  
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[http://www.heritageshared.org/ http://www.heritageshared.org/]  
 
[http://www.heritageshared.org/ http://www.heritageshared.org/]  
  
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History Center of San Luis Obispo County
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[http://historycenterslo.org/ http://historycenterslo.org/]
  
 
History in San Luis Obispo County  
 
History in San Luis Obispo County  
  
http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm  
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[http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm]
 
 
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San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society  
 
San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society  
  
http://www.slocgs.org/  
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[http://www.slocgs.org/ http://www.slocgs.org/]
 
 
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South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County  
 
South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County  
  
http://southcountyhistory.org/  
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[http://southcountyhistory.org/ http://southcountyhistory.org/]
 
 
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Special Collections &amp; University Archives  
 
Special Collections &amp; University Archives  
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Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University  
 
Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University  
  
http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/  
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[http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/ http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/]
 
 
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Vital Records for San Luis Obispo County, California  
 
Vital Records for San Luis Obispo County, California  
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Office of the Clerk-Recorder  
 
Office of the Clerk-Recorder  
  
http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk/Copies_of_Clerk_Records/Vital_Records.htm  
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[http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk/Copies_of_Clerk_Records/Vital_Records.htm http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk/Copies_of_Clerk_Records/Vital_Records.htm]
  
 
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California Family History Centers  
 
California Family History Centers  
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:California_Family_History_Centers https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:California_Family_History_Centers]  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:California_Family_History_Centers https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:California_Family_History_Centers]<br>  
 
 
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San Luis Obispo County, California  
 
San Luis Obispo County, California  
  
&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California]  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California]<br>  
 
 
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California  
 
California  
  
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California]<br>  
 
 
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Atascadero FHC  
 
Atascadero FHC  
  
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Atascadero_California_Family_History_Center  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Atascadero_California_Family_History_Center https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Atascadero_California_Family_History_Center]
 
 
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Santa Maria FHC  
 
Santa Maria FHC  
  
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Santa_Maria_California_Family_History_Center  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Santa_Maria_California_Family_History_Center https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Santa_Maria_California_Family_History_Center]
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
Forthcoming.
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If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the director at the email address above.

Revision as of 20:16, 11 April 2013

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


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo research room

The San Luis Obispo Family History Center serves the city of San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas, providing family history research guidance, genealogy database user support, and assistance to both beginning and experienced family history researchers. Other nearby FHCs are located in Santa Maria and Atascadero, California.

Location & Map:

  • Address: 651 Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1686
  • Free parking, including handicapped spaces available. Please ring bell at west door for access.
  • For directions and map, click here.

Phone: 805-543-6328

E-mail: ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net

Open Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10-4, Sat: 10-1<u

Holiday Schedule: Closed during the month of August. Limited schedule in December.


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Quarterly.


Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. We can help you order online.

Databases and Software

  • 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.

This center provides free on-site access to the following databases:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com Family History Library Edition (includes international databases)
  • ArkivDigital
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

In addition to the portal databases listed above, this center also provides free on-site access to:

  • Ancestral Quest 12.1
  • Get My Ancestors 2009.2.18
  • Family Archive Viewer
  • Family History Resource File Viewer 4.0
  • Family Insight
  • Legacy
  • Map My Family Tree 1.3.9
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Personal Ancestry File (PAF) 5.2
  • Personal Historian
  • RootsMagic
  • XNView (scanning and image management software)

Hardware and Equipment

  • Six public workstation Windows computers
  • Two printers
  • Three 35mm microfilm readers
  • One 16mm microfilm reader
  • One microfiche reader
  • One workstation equipped to scan or print microfilm and/or fiche.
  • There are approximately 550 print volumes, including reference works, county histories, limited local city directories, and local genealogical periodicals.
  • Non-print resources include extended loan microfilm and microfiche from the SLC FHL and pedigree resource files on CD.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Handwriting assistance
Mayflower descendants
Searching in New FamilySearch and FamilySearch

New York research in the 1800s
Searching databases
Family Histories
Genealogy software

Macintosh assistance
Chicago research
Scandinavian research
Organizing your research


Resources in the Local Area

Heritage Shared

http://www.heritageshared.org/

History Center of San Luis Obispo County

http://historycenterslo.org/

History in San Luis Obispo County

http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society

http://www.slocgs.org/

South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County

http://southcountyhistory.org/

Special Collections & University Archives

Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University

http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/

Vital Records for San Luis Obispo County, California

Office of the Clerk-Recorder

http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk/Copies_of_Clerk_Records/Vital_Records.htm




Links

California Family History Centers

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:California_Family_History_Centers

San Luis Obispo County, California

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California

California

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California

Atascadero FHC

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Atascadero_California_Family_History_Center

Santa Maria FHC

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Santa_Maria_California_Family_History_Center




Volunteer at the Center

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the director at the email address above.