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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
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'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:&nbsp;&nbsp;''''''<u>220 North San Pedro Road</u>''', San Rafael, CA&nbsp; 94903 ([http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=220+N+San+Pedro+Rd,+San+Rafael,+CA+94903&ll=37.998243,-122.526333&spn=0.008928,0.01929&view=map&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6 '''Map &amp;&nbsp;Directions'''])<br>
 
 
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'''Phone:&nbsp; ''''''<u>(415) 479-2793</u>''' during library hours<br>
  
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'''E-mail:&nbsp; ''''''<span style="text-decoration: underline;" /><span style="text-decoration: underline;" /><u><span style="font-weight: bold;">CA_SanRafael</span>@ldsmail.net</u>'''<br>  
  
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==== Class Schedule  ====
 
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*'''Discovering Your Roots:&nbsp;Introduction to Genealogical Research Methods''', <br>taught by '''David Williams'''<br>College of Marin Community Education (Kentfield)<br>'''Sep 12 - Oct 17, Mondays only, 2:40 - 4:00 pm '''([http://www.marin.edu/CommunityEducation/ce-reginfo.html Register])''<br>Discovering Your Roots: Introduction to genealogical Research Methods Learn the basics of genealogical and family history research. We will cover definitions, methodologies, forms used, research repositories, the internet, and software. We will discuss documents and citations, as well as the organization of information and archival of documents. You will be invited to share what your research yields, not only about who your ancestors were, but also the political and social issues involving their activities. You will also be encouraged to write your own history or memoir of an interesting family member as a legacy for future generations. Experts in certain aspects of genealogical research methods will present at class. David Williams has been involved in Genealogical research for over 20 years and is a Board member and past President of the Marin County Genealogical society.''
  
 
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*August 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm<br>
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*September 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm<br>
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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.  
 
:*[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.  
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
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:*Lots of books, especially books about the history of various local areas<br>
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:*many purchased CDs of records that aren't yet on the internet<br>
  
 
==== 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. ''(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.)''
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:*[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.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;">12 Computers</span>, updated regularly<br>
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:*<span style="font-style: italic;" />6 printers<br>
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
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''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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*There is at all times a volunteer on staff from the Marin County Genealogical Society
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*Multiple professional genealogists and researchers will be here when you come and are excited to help
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*We have access to many/all languages
  
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
 
 
''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''
 
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
 
 
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*Marin County Genealogical Society ([http://www.maringensoc.org/ link])

Revision as of 18:27, 24 August 2011

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:  '220 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA  94903 (Map & Directions)

'Phone:  '(415) 479-2793 during library hours

'E-mail:  'CA_SanRafael@ldsmail.net

Open Hours: 

Monday Closed
Tuesday 1 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm
Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday By Appointment



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

  • Discovering Your Roots: Introduction to Genealogical Research Methods,
    taught by David Williams
    College of Marin Community Education (Kentfield)
    Sep 12 - Oct 17, Mondays only, 2:40 - 4:00 pm (Register)
    Discovering Your Roots: Introduction to genealogical Research Methods Learn the basics of genealogical and family history research. We will cover definitions, methodologies, forms used, research repositories, the internet, and software. We will discuss documents and citations, as well as the organization of information and archival of documents. You will be invited to share what your research yields, not only about who your ancestors were, but also the political and social issues involving their activities. You will also be encouraged to write your own history or memoir of an interesting family member as a legacy for future generations. Experts in certain aspects of genealogical research methods will present at class. David Williams has been involved in Genealogical research for over 20 years and is a Board member and past President of the Marin County Genealogical society.

Staff Training Meetings

  • August 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • September 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm



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.
  • Lots of books, especially books about the history of various local areas
  • many purchased CDs of records that aren't yet on the internet

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. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • 12 Computers, updated regularly
  • 6 printers
  • scanner / microfilm scanner / microfiche scanner
  • microfilm and microfiche readers



Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • There is at all times a volunteer on staff from the Marin County Genealogical Society
  • Multiple professional genealogists and researchers will be here when you come and are excited to help
  • We have access to many/all languages



Resources in the Local Area

  • Marin County Genealogical Society (link)