Athens Ohio 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.

The Athens Family History Center serves the Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Pike, Perry, Vinton County areas and provides access to online resources. 

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 7795 Lemaster Rd The Plains, OH 45780 United States
  • The center is located inside the front entrance of the Latter-Day Saint building.
  • Language:English. If a translator is needed, we may be able to find someone to help.


  • 1-740-797-3396


  • (Nathan Weyand, Family History Consultant)

FHC Director:

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm and by appointment.
  • Second Sunday each month: 11:30am-12:30pm

Holiday Schedule:

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Special individual workshops available. Please contact the director for more information.

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: As of September 1, 2017 Microfilm ordering is no longer available. This center has only a very limited permanent collection of films.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center 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[edit | edit source]

  • Computers, microfilm reader, microfich, printer, scanner
  • Unfortunately, we do NOT have a library of print books available.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Record Indexing

Searching online public records

Organizing and helping set up online family tree accounts

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

The Athens County Historical Society

Links[edit | edit source]


Athens History

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Volunteers from the community are welcome!