Vista 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.

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


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:

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 (classes)

Saturday, 22 June 1:00 to 4:00 P - Three hours to start your family history research.

      Class covers: Four basic forms to record your information

                          Using the circle of success for research

                           Filing and finding the information you locate

Class Schedule | 2013 

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

How do I get started?

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

Advancing your research skills . . .

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

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

October 07 and 10

November 04 and 07

December 02 and 05

Center Resources


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

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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

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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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Volunteer at the Center

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