Carson City Nevada 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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Carson City NV Family History Center Entrance
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Our Carson City Family History Center is an invaluable resource for all of your genealogy research. We are open and available to all members of the community free of charge. We welcome all!

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 411 North Saliman Road, Carson City Nevada 89701. Building is just South of Carson High School. Entrance is at the north east corner from the back parking lot - plentiful free parking available

Open Hours: would normally be:

  • Tuesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • or by appointment

During the Covid19 lockdown we ask you to make an appointment for a video session

  • Director: Robin Ruble, (206) 650-4900
  • Assistant Director: Jan Siegmann, (775) 315-0359
  • Assistant Director: Steven Drown (775) 301-3359

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

  • 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm
    • How to Training and Hands on experience for Ward Family History Leaders and Consultants.
  • 4th Thursday of each month from 7-9pm
    • How to Training and Hands on experience for Elders Quorum and Relief Society Leaders.
  • Also by Appointment.
    • Director: Robin Ruble, (206) 650-4900
    • Assistant Director: Jan Siegmann, (775) 315-0359
    • Assistant Director: Steven Drown (775) 301-3359

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

  • 19 patron computers with access to the Family History Portal
  • High speed scanner - 20-25 pictures/documents per minute. Can scan to PDF or JPG.
  • Wi-Fi access for patron devices (laptops, tablets, etc)
  • 1 combination copier/scanner (directly connected to FamilySearch and a USB output port)
  • Free access to Premium Online Portal websites, including,, Find My Past, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, and much more

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Come learn from experts. We will be happy to help you take your skills to a new level.

Learn to:

  • Scan pictures Faster.
  • Crop, brighten, straighten, and fix old photos.
  • Upload your best pictures to your ancestors pages.
  • Tell your ancestor's stories.
  • Find your cousins online.
  • See how much others have found about your ancestors.

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

We have a dozen Temple and Family History Consultants and volunteers who donate their time and are ready to assist you with your research needs. Our staff has expertise in the following areas:

  • United States family research especially the Federal Census and Vital Records
  • On-line research sites and tools
  • Navigating
  • Indexing and Arbitration
  • Third-party tools, especially charting
  • German research
  • Some expertise in applications for lineage societies
  • Help with DNA projects and results
    • Find out what a centimorgan is and why you have so many "Cousins"
    • Use shared DNA to find out how you are related to them

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers (FHC) are branches of the Family History Library. Over 4,000 family history centers operate in more than 88 countries.

Local family history centers are staffed by helpful volunteers.

Click here to locate the nearest family history center in your area, or call 1-866-406-1830 in the United States and Canada.

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

We are located less than two miles from the Nevada State Library and Archives, an invaluable resource for those researching their Nevada roots.

Links[edit | edit source]

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.
  • Brigham Young University - Genealogy Classes and Webinars start here for on-line classes, webinars and YouTube videos
  • Brigham Young University - Research Hints start here for forms, finding hints and general access to the Library
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalization records, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees. 

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are always looking for volunteers. If you have a specific expertise in family research, please contact us!

At the moment, we are trying to expand our our knowledge of European immigration ancestors, and foreign language and customs. Expertise is always welcome.