Brainerd Minnesota 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.

Brainerd Minnesota Family History Center

The Brainerd Family History Center is a branch library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Library, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at and at the Brainerd FHC. The center has free access to the many Premium Websites available through the Family History Portal at the Family History Center. Many local records are also available.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 101 Buffalo Hills Ln W Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 1-218-828-4701


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed 4th of July, Memorial Day, Election day, Thanksgiving Day, Labor Day, and Closed Christmas and New Years Day weeks.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: -- local county and family records, book collection.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

3 computers with free Premium Websites, 2 Microfilm readers, 2 microfiche readers, Digital camera,

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.

Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

If you would like to volunteer for a few hours, please contact Jan at