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Please be aware all of our presentations are free of charge to participants  
Please be aware all of our presentations are free of charge to participants  
=== Class Schedule  ===
=== Class Schedule  ===

Revision as of 04:13, 30 January 2016

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

We serve the Family History needs of all who visit. The Center is served by North County Transit District bus route 318.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:


  • 1310 Foothill Drive Vista, CA 92084-4048 United States
  • The Center is accessed from the parking lot at the South-East corner.
  • The parking lot entrance is off Oak St. across from the Foothill Oak Elementary School.
  • Language:English


  • 1-760-945-6053


  • CA_Vista@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday:11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday:11:00am-8:00pm
  • 4th Thursday: class start 7:00pm
  • Friday:11:00am-2:00pm (21 Nov 2014 - building closed for carpet cleaning)
  • Saturday:9:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Building Closed (carpet cleaning) - Wednesday 2 Dec 2015

Presidents Day Weekend: Close- Fri 13 Feb, - ReOpen - Tue 17

Escondido FamHist Faire: Close- Sat 07 Mar, - ReOpen - Tue 10

Easter / General Conference: Close- Sat 04 Apr, - ReOpen - Tue 07

Memorial Weekend: Close- Sat 23 May, - ReOpen - Tue 26

Independance Day: Close- Sat 04 Jul, - ReOpen - Tue 07

Summer Break: Close- Tue 28 Jul, - ReOpen - Tue 11 Aug

Labor Day: Close- Sat ?? ???, - ReOpen - Tue ?? ???

Relief Society Broadcast: Close- Sat 26 Sep, - ReOpen - Tue 29

General Conference: Close- Sat 03 Oct, - ReOpen - Tue 06

Stake Day: Close- Sat 14 Nov, - ReOpen - Tue 17

Thanksgiving Week: Close- Tue 24, - ReOpen - Tue 01 Dec

Christmas and New Year: Close- Tue 22 Dec ReOpen - Tue 05, Jan 2016

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

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


Class Schedule

Advancing your research skills . . .

Classes are on the 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Feb 25 - "Family History Overview" Learn where to gain expert training in research methods. And, start to build your own genealogy toolbox. ___ Instructor: David Paskett
Mar 24 – CLASS, TBD
Apr 28 – CLASS, TBD
May 26 – CLASS, TBD
June 23 – CLASS, TBD
July 28 – CLASS, TBD
Aug 25 – CLASS, TBD
Sept 22 – CLASS, TBD
Oct 27 - “Build a Family History Gift” for Christmas

Staff Training Meetings
            First Monday of the month 9:00 am (exception made for Labor Day)

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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, Flatbed scanner for documents and photos

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

The Carlsbad "Cole Library" with the North County Genealogical Society is another useful resource in this area. 


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