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Bozeman Montana 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.



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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Hours:

  • Wednesdays: 10AM - 4PM and 6PM to 9PM
  • Appointments for other times can be made by contacting the center's temple and family history consultant in advance at (406.599.2790)

Holiday Closures:

  • All major holidays
  • Closed: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Closed: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
  • Closed: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

PLEASE CHECK HERE FOR UNANTICIPATED CLOSURES THAT MAY ARISE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS STAFFING PROBLEMS, INCLEMENT WEATHER, ETC.


Location Map:

Address:

2915 Colter Avenue
Bozeman, Montana 59715
United States

  • The History Center is accessed by turning left on South Third Street (to the left of the Museum of the Rockies) and then turning left on Henderson.
  • The Church parking lot is now on your right. Pull into the lot and park.
  • Use the first entrance to the right of the building.
  • Walk to the first hallway, turn left and continue to the history center on the left.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-406-586-9830

E-mail:

  • MT_Bozeman@ldsmail.net



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

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Collections[edit | edit source]

  • There are many books available for the United States and Europe too.  We have a very good collection of books by county in Pennsylvania. 

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • The center has five computers, all with internet access and also wireless access for your own computer. There are two microfilm readers, one fiche reader, and one printer).  There are app. 200 microfilms on indefinite loan and many microfiche available for all to use. 

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]


Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Bozeman Public Library
626 E. Main Street
Bozeman, Montana 59715
406 582-2400

The library has Bozeman city directories from 1892 to the present, genealogy handbooks, and free access to many subscription databases.


Gallatin County Genealogical Society
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Meetings are held the second Saturday at the Bozeman Public Library 11 a.m. to noon in Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, and Nov.
Website: http://www.mtgcgs.org/


Gallatin County Historical Society and Gallatin History Museum
317 West Main Street
Bozeman, Montana
406 522-8122

Summer Hours:
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission Fees:
Research Center Admission Free
Museum Admission : Call or see their Website

Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are always available to help with research


The Montana State Historical Society
225 North Roberts Street
Helena, Montana 59620-1201

Open Year Round
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Montana State University Library (Renne Library)
P.O. Box 173320
Centennial Mall
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
Service Desk: 406-994-3139

Special Collections
Phone: 406-994-4242
Location: Renne Library 2nd floor
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Yellowstone Historic Center Museum
104 Yellowstone Ave.
West Yellowstone, Montana
406-646-1100


Links[edit | edit source]

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are always ready to accept volunteers who like to do family history and work with the public as they come into our center looking for help.  You do not have to be a member of the Church and no one will ever talk to you about the Church unless you ask about specific doctrines.