Santa Maria 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.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 908 East Sierra Madre Ave. Santa Maria, CA
  2. Entrance and parking are on the southwest side of the building. Please ring the bell for entrance to the Family History Center.
  3. Map to Santa Maria California Family History Center.

Phone805 928-4722

Open Hours: 

  • Monday 10 am - 2 pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday 10 am - 2 pm and 7-9pm

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: The Santa Maria California Family History Center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Reference Library includes many books and periodicals to help with research throughout the world.  Also 6700+ microfilm/fiche on permanent status.

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

  • 9 computer workstations with printer access
  • Paper Copier
  • 10 Mircofilm readers
  • 2 mircofiche reader
  • 1 Microfiche/film scanner-copier
  • 1 flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

We have a friendly experienced staff.  Translation help is available in the following languages: German, French, Russian, Ukrainan, Swedish and Latin.  

Resources in the Local Area

Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1215 Santa Maria, CA 93456

Society meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month 3:30 pm in the Oak Knolls Haven meeting room at 4845 South Bradley road in Santa Maria. 

Santa Maria Historical Society

616 S. Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454


Santa Barbara County Research

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