Victorville California Family History Center

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


(The Victor Valley Family History Center serves the entire High Desert area. There are more than 40 volunteer staff members.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 12100 Ridgecrest St Victorville CA 92395 United States
  • Serving the high desert location of Victor Valley.
  • Please call ahead to verify that nothing unforeseen has interrupted our usual schedule.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-760-243-5632

E-mail:

  • Ca_Victorville@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Open by appointment only during the week of Thanksgiving: Christmas and New Years: Please schedule in advance.



Calendar and Events

Training Meetings for consultants, staff, and others is the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Center


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the microfilms and microfiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog

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. These include19th-Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press- The American Civil War, Ancestry.com, ArkivDigital Online, Find My Past, Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com), The Genealogist, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, Legacy Stories, Paper Trail, World Vital Records.
  • Photo Editing Software

Hardware and Equipment

  • 3 microfilm readers, 2 microfiche readers
  • 11 computers
  • 1 black/white printer
  • 3 Photo scanners: Scan documents, photos, negatives, slides.

Staff Specialties


Resources in the Local Area

Please visit the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library in San Bernardino for a California collection that is unique in the world.


Volunteer at the Center

Volunteer genealogy consultants have opportunities for training in basic and advanced techniques.  Assignments are usually in shifts of 4 hours a week.  Come to the center or call to inquire.