Sandusky Ohio 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.

We are a small library but capable of spending time helping the beginner, providing local access to films, and computer access to the FHC portal sites. We can help you begin indexing for familysearch.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 4511 Galloway Rd, Sandusky, Ohio
  • Entrance is located in the back (west side) of the building
  • Location on Map

Phone: 419-626-0663 or 419-626-0658 (feel free to leave a message with your name and number)


Open Hours: Wednesdays 10am - 2pm & 6pm - 9pm (other times by appointment)

Holiday Schedule: Closed on Holidays that fall on Wednesday, & day before Thanksgiving. Closed the two weeks that include Christmas day and New Years day. Closed when weather closes the local schools.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events  

Free Family History Seminar  on Saturday, November 2, 2013

9:15 am - 12:30 pm.           Topics:

The War of 1812   by Peggy Clemems Lauritzen, AG

FamilySearch - A Piece of Cake    by Betty Franklin

FamilySearch - Tree   by Dorothy Titera

Reservations requested by Oct 31, 2013, so we can plan seating, handouts, etc.

email to

There is no cost for the seminar.  The syllabus (handouts) is $1 to cover printing.

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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

  • 4 computers with high speed internet access
  • 4 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film/ fiche to USB flash drive, DVD, CD or paper.
  • 1 printer/copier
  • 1 flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

The Sandusky Public Library

The Milan Public Library 

Harris-Elmore Library - local history room

The Rutherford B Hayes Library

Center for Archival collections - Bowling Green State University

Volunteer at the Center