Vista California Family History Center
|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:
- 1310 Foothill Drive
- 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.
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Phone: 760 945-6053
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
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
- 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: 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
Staff Research Specialties
Help with Black Hand German? On staff Thursday afternoon or set up an appointment.
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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