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#1310 Foothill Drive  
 
#1310 Foothill Drive  
 
#Vista, California  
 
#Vista, California  
#The Center is accessed from the parking lot at the South-East corner. The parking lot enterance is off Oak St. across from the Foothill Oak Elementary School. ''<br>''  
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#The Center is accessed from the parking lot at the South-East corner. The parking lot enterance is off Oak St. across from the Foothill Oak Elementary School. ''<br>''
 
#''(Link to map using ''[http://maps.google.com Google]''&nbsp;or other map sites)''
 
#''(Link to map using ''[http://maps.google.com Google]''&nbsp;or other map sites)''
  
 
'''Phone:''' 760 945-6053  
 
'''Phone:''' 760 945-6053  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ca_vista@ldsmail.net ca_vista@ldsmail.net]<br>  
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:ca_vista@ldsmail.net ca_vista@ldsmail.net]<br>
  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
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Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 A to 8:30 P  
 
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 A to 8:30 P  
  
Thursday 9:00 A to 6:00 P<br>  
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Thursday 9:00 A to 6:00 P<br>
  
Friday and Saturday 9:00 A to 12:00 N<br>  
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Friday and Saturday 9:00 A to 12:00 N<br>
  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
 
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
  
General Conference: closed 06 April<br>
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Easter / Spring Break: closed 29 and 30 March | open 02 April  
  
Memorial Day: closed 25 May<br>  
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General Conference: closed 06 April<br>
  
Independence Day: closed 29 June | open 09 July<br>  
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Memorial Day: closed 25 May<br>
  
Summer Break: closed 27 July | open 13 August<br>  
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Independence Day: closed 29 June | open 09 July<br>
  
Labor Day: closed 31 August<br>  
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Summer Break: closed 27 July | open 13 August<br>
  
General Conference: closed 05 October<br>  
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Labor Day: closed 31 August<br>
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General Conference: closed 05 October<br>
  
 
Thanksgiving: closed 26 November | open 03 December  
 
Thanksgiving: closed 26 November | open 03 December  
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=== ''Upcoming Events''  ===
 
=== ''Upcoming Events''  ===
  
'''Do You Have - '''Three hours to start your family history research&nbsp;?
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'''Calling all Family Historians '''– are others looking for your ancestors too? The Family History Center has a class “Finding Distant Cousins“ on Thursday, 25 April 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.&nbsp;
 
 
Would you like to begin your Family History? The Family History Center will present an intensive, three-hour, beginner class on Saturday, 23 March 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The Center is located at 1310 Foothill Drive, Vista, California.
 
 
 
This class is designed for the absolute beginner who would like to learn. Topics will include the basic forms needed to record your family information, the research process or cycle and generally how to organize the information you discover as you find out about your ancestors.<br><br>
 
  
'''Calling all Family Historians '''– were your ancestors active in civic affairs? The Family History Center has a class “Using Historical Newspapers “ on Thursday, 28 March 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.&nbsp;
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=== ''Class Schedule | 2013''&nbsp;  ===
 
=== ''Class Schedule | 2013''&nbsp;  ===
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Please be aware all of our presentations are free of charge to participants)<br>
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Please be aware all of our presentations are free of charge to participants)<br>
  
'''How do I get started?'''<br>  
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'''How do I get started?'''<br>
  
Our Saturday "Three Hours" classes really are planned for at least a three hour block of your time. The intent is to present the materials from the three Thursday evening beginning classes in one session.
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, 30 May 7:00 to 8:30 P - Planned family history . . . Use the Research Cycle<br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, 30 May 7:00 to 8:30 P - Planned family history . . . Use the Research Cycle<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, 22 June 1:00 to 4:00 P - Three hours to start your family history research - Saturday classes really are planned for at least a three hour block of your time. The intent is to present the materials from the three Thursday evening beginning classes in one session.  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, 22 June 1:00 to 4:00 P - Three hours to start your family history research
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, 29 August 7:00 to 8:30 P - Organize and Control your family history information<br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday, 29 August 7:00 to 8:30 P - Organize and Control your family history information<br>
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'''Advancing your research skills . . . '''<br>
 
 
2014 - unscheduled<br>
 
 
 
Thursday - Begin your family history with four forms | Four Forms will begin your family history research. This class is for those just beginning to look for their ancestors. It will give you the basic information you need to get started.<br>
 
 
 
Thursday - Planned family history . . . Use the Research Cycle<br>
 
 
 
Thursday - Organize and Control your family history information<br>
 
 
 
'''Advancing your research skills . . . '''<br>  
 
  
 
25 April | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Finding Distant Cousins  
 
25 April | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Finding Distant Cousins  
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23 May | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Have You Lost Your Census  
 
23 May | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Have You Lost Your Census  
  
02 August | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, National Archives Records Administration (NARA)  
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22 August | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, National Archives Records Administration (NARA)  
  
 
26 September | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Family Tree - Use the Source Box  
 
26 September | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Family Tree - Use the Source Box  
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24 October | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Family Tree - Photos anyone?  
 
24 October | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Family Tree - Photos anyone?  
  
2014 - ReDo?<br>
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2014 - unscheduled
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Thursday - Begin your family history with four forms | Four Forms will begin your family history research.
  
Using "FamilyTree" an approach to organizing and recording your genealogy on-line. Our class will deal with accessing the information available and using the program to work with other family members to work on common lines.
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Thursday - Planned family history . . . Use the Research Cycle
  
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Thursday - Organize and Control your family history information
  
==== Staff Training Meetings <br>  ====
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Using "FamilyTree" an approach to organizing and recording your genealogy on-line. Our class will deal with accessing the information available and using the program to work with other family members to work on common lines.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First Monday of the month 9:00 A and the following Thursday 7:00 P  
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<br>Staff Training Meetings <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Normally: First Monday of the month 9:00 A and the following Thursday 7:00 P  
  
April 01 and 04
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April 04 (Thur) and 08 (Mon) due to Spring Break / Easter closure
  
 
May 06 and 09  
 
May 06 and 09  
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June 03 and 06  
 
June 03 and 06  
  
September 05 and 09  
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September 05 (Thur) and 09 (Mon) due to Labor Day
  
 
October 07 and 10  
 
October 07 and 10  
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==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
:*[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.  
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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.
 
:'''Book Room:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;with a large selection of collected works and "how to" resources.
 
:'''Book Room:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;with a large selection of collected works and "how to" resources.
  
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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Help with Black Hand German? On staff Thursday afternoon or set up an appointment.
  
 
''(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.)''  
 
''(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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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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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.)''  
 
''(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.)''  

Revision as of 21:43, 3 April 2013

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Sponsored by the Vista California Stake we serve the Family History needs of all who visit. The Center is served by North County Transit District bus route 318.


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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 1310 Foothill Drive
  2. Vista, California
  3. The Center is accessed from the parking lot at the South-East corner. The parking lot enterance is off Oak St. across from the Foothill Oak Elementary School.
  4. (Link to map using Google or other map sites)

Phone: 760 945-6053

E-mail: ca_vista@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 A to 8:30 P

Thursday 9:00 A to 6:00 P

Friday and Saturday 9:00 A to 12:00 N

Holiday Schedule:

Easter / Spring Break: closed 29 and 30 March | open 02 April

General Conference: closed 06 April

Memorial Day: closed 25 May

Independence Day: closed 29 June | open 09 July

Summer Break: closed 27 July | open 13 August

Labor Day: closed 31 August

General Conference: closed 05 October

Thanksgiving: closed 26 November | open 03 December

Christmas: closed 21 December | open 08 January 2014


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Calling all Family Historians – are others looking for your ancestors too? The Family History Center has a class “Finding Distant Cousins“ on Thursday, 25 April 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. 


Class Schedule | 2013 

     (Please be aware all of our presentations are free of charge to participants)

How do I get started?

     Thursday, 30 May 7:00 to 8:30 P - Planned family history . . . Use the Research Cycle

     Saturday, 22 June 1:00 to 4:00 P - Three hours to start your family history research - Saturday classes really are planned for at least a three hour block of your time. The intent is to present the materials from the three Thursday evening beginning classes in one session.

     Thursday, 29 August 7:00 to 8:30 P - Organize and Control your family history information

Advancing your research skills . . .

25 April | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Finding Distant Cousins

23 May | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Have You Lost Your Census

22 August | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, National Archives Records Administration (NARA)

26 September | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Family Tree - Use the Source Box

24 October | 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Family Tree - Photos anyone?

2014 - unscheduled

Thursday - Begin your family history with four forms | Four Forms will begin your family history research.

Thursday - Planned family history . . . Use the Research Cycle

Thursday - Organize and Control your family history information

Using "FamilyTree" an approach to organizing and recording your genealogy on-line. Our class will deal with accessing the information available and using the program to work with other family members to work on common lines.


Staff Training Meetings
            Normally: First Monday of the month 9:00 A and the following Thursday 7:00 P

April 04 (Thur) and 08 (Mon) due to Spring Break / Easter closure

May 06 and 09

June 03 and 06

September 05 (Thur) and 09 (Mon) due to Labor Day

October 07 and 10

November 04 and 07

December 02 and 05


Center Resources

Collections

Book Room:  with a large selection of collected works and "how to" 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

  • Microfilm and microfiche readers, Microfilm / microfiche printers, A number of internet linked computers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Help with Black Hand German? On staff Thursday afternoon or set up an appointment.

(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Mesa and Logan FHC pages for examples.)


Resources in the Local Area

(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.)


Links

(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)


Volunteer at the Center

(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)