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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.  
 
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:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''  
  
*'''Address: '''651 Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1686
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*[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 Location Map]
*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].
 
  
'''Phone''': 805-543-6328
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'''Address:'''  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net ca_sanluisobispo@ldsmail.net]
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*651 Foothill Blvd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1686 United States
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*Free parking, including handicapped spaces available.  
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*Please ring bell at west door for access.
  
'''Open Hours:''' '''Tues, Wed, Thurs:''' 10-4, '''Sat: '''10-1<u</u>
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*Language:English
  
'''Holiday Schedule:''' Closed during the month of August. Limited schedule in December.<br>  
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'''Phone:'''
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*'''1-805-543-6328'''
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'''E-mail:'''
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*CA_SanLuisObispo@ldsmail.net
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'''Hours of Operation:'''
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*'''Tuesday:'''10:00am-4:00pm
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*'''Wednesday:'''10:00am-4:00pm
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*'''Thursday:'''10:00am-4:00pm
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*'''Saturday:'''10:00am-1:00pm
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'''Summer Schedule: Open only on Tuesdays during August&nbsp;10:00am-4:00 pm; 7:00-8:30 pm.'''
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'''Holiday Schedule:&nbsp; Open only on Tuesdays during December 10:00am-4:00 pm; 7:00-8:30 pm.'''
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'''Closed for all major holidays.'''
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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. We can help you order online.
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NOTE: Microfilms can no longer be ordered.
  
 
==== 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 free on-site access to the following databases:  
 
This center provides free on-site access to the following databases:  
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=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
 
=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
 
Heritage Shared
 
 
[http://www.heritageshared.org/ http://www.heritageshared.org/]
 
  
 
History Center of San Luis Obispo County  
 
History Center of San Luis Obispo County  
  
[http://historycenterslo.org/ http://historycenterslo.org/]  
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[http://historycenterslo.org/ History Center of San Luis Obispo County]  
  
 
History in San Luis Obispo County  
 
History in San Luis Obispo County  
  
[http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm]  
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[http://historyinslocounty.org/Bibliography.htm History in San Luis Obispo County]  
  
 
San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society  
 
San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society  
  
[http://www.slocgs.org/ http://www.slocgs.org/]  
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[http://www.slocgs.org/ San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society]  
  
 
South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County  
 
South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County  
  
[http://southcountyhistory.org/ http://southcountyhistory.org/]  
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[http://southcountyhistory.org/ South County Historical Society]  
  
Special Collections &amp; University Archives  
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Special Collections and University Archives  
  
 
Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University  
 
Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University  
  
[http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/ http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/]  
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[http://lib.calpoly.edu/specialcollections/ Special Collections and University Archives]  
  
 
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 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 Vital Records for San Luis Obispo County]  
  
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=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
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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]<br>  
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[[:Category:California Family History Centers|California Family History Centers]]<br>  
  
 
San Luis Obispo County, California  
 
San Luis Obispo County, California  
  
[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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[[San Luis Obispo County, California Genealogy|San Luis Obispo County, California]]<br>  
  
 
California  
 
California  
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California]<br>  
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[[California Genealogy|California]]<br>  
  
 
Atascadero FHC  
 
Atascadero FHC  
  
[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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[[Atascadero California Family History Center|Atascadero, California Family History Center]]  
  
 
Santa Maria FHC  
 
Santa Maria FHC  
  
[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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[[Santa Maria California Family History Center|Santa Maria, California Family History Center]]  
  
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====More Links====
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:*[http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/ Journals, Diaries, Biographies, Autobiographies and Letters of Some Early Mormons and Others Who Knew Joseph Smith, Jr. and/or His Contemporaries]
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<u>'''National Links:'''</u>
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:*[http://www.archives.gov National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC]
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:*[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress, Washington, DC]
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:*[http://www.dar.org Daughters of the American Revolution]
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:*[http://www.dclibrary.org/research/collections Martin Luther King Public Library, Washington DC Special Collections]
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=== Other Family History and Library Centers and Resources  ===
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:*[http://billiongraves.com/index.php Billiongraves.com]
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/index.html Find A Grave]
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:*[http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy]
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:*[http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ BYU Family History Library]
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:*[[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan Utah Family History Center]]
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:*[[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa Arizona Family History Center]]
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:*[[Main Page|Research WIKI]]
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:*[[Riverton Utah Family History Center|Riverton Utah Family History Center]]
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library Salt Lake City Family History Library]
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:*[http://www.familyhistorytraining.org/ Utah South Area Family History Training Center]
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the director at the email address above.
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If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center at the email address above.

Latest revision as of 15:16, 10 October 2017

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 Blvd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-1686 United States
  • Free parking, including handicapped spaces available.
  • Please ring bell at west door for access.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-805-543-6328

E-mail:

  • CA_SanLuisObispo@ldsmail.net

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-1:00pm

Summer Schedule: Open only on Tuesdays during August 10:00am-4:00 pm; 7:00-8:30 pm.

Holiday Schedule:  Open only on Tuesdays during December 10:00am-4:00 pm; 7:00-8:30 pm.

Closed for all major holidays.



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Quarterly.


Center Resources

Collections

NOTE: Microfilms can no longer be ordered.

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

History Center of San Luis Obispo County

History Center of San Luis Obispo County

History in San Luis Obispo County

History in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society

San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society

South County Historical Society, San Luis Obispo County

South County Historical Society

Special Collections and University Archives

Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University

Special Collections and University Archives

Vital Records for San Luis Obispo County, California

Office of the Clerk-Recorder

Vital Records for San Luis Obispo County



Links

California Family History Centers

California Family History Centers

San Luis Obispo County, California

San Luis Obispo County, California

California

California

Atascadero FHC

Atascadero, California Family History Center

Santa Maria FHC

Santa Maria, California Family History Center

More Links

National Links:

Other Family History and Library Centers and Resources



Volunteer at the Center

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the temple and family history consultant - center at the email address above.