Sonora 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Phone: (209) 536-9206


Open Hours: 

  • Tueday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00am to 4:00pm & 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Closed: 1st Thurs evening of each month.

Holiday Closures:

  • November 20th through November 22nd
  • December 25th through January 3rd


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Tuolumne County Genealogical Society Workshop - October 13, 2012, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

June 4, 2012 at 10:00am

Center Resources


  • 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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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.
  • Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
  • Charting software (PAF Companion, Legacy Charting)
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as OpenOffice
  • Photo editing software (IrfanView, and XN View)
  • Pedigree Resource File
  • Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as, British Newspapers, Find-My-Past (UK), Footnote, Genline (Swedish), Heritage Quest, World Vital Records and others.
  • Research databases such as Acadian-Cajun Family Trees, Australian Vital Records and Mormon Immigration Index.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • Paper copier
  • 6 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 1 microfiche/film scanner
  • 2 flatbed scanners

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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