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Kenosha Wisconsin 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.


Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center

THIS CENTER SERVES KENOSHA AND RACINE COMMUNITIES AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 1444 30th Ave N Kenosha, WI 53144

  • Language: English (we have access to Spanish-Speaking - call for appointment)

Phone: 262-552-7816 office

262-880-4978 Stake TFH Consultant - Center (Mary-Ann Abbott)

E-mail: WI_Kenosha@ldsmail.net

Open Hours: (2019)

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00 pm and 6:30pm-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-12:00 pm and 6:30pm-8:30 pm
  • INDEXING CLASS: 2nd Thursday 6:00pm-8:30pm ( no Indexing on Feb 14th, center will be closed that day)

Closed Dates:

February 14th

May 15th-16th

July 1st-9th

...October 31st (Halloween)(all day)

November 25th-Dec 1st

December 22nd-31st

January (2020) 1st-7th

May be closed unexpectedly for inclement weather! Please call the temple and family history consultant - center if you have questions. 262-880-4978 (Mary-Ann Abbott)

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

History Center Features offered:

Indexing on the second Thursday evening of every month 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Come in anytime during class time; we have snacks and will show you how to index!)

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

We always have Temple and Family History Consultants here who donate their time to assist you.

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: --
  • There are some microfilms and microfiche on site for patrons' use

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.
Shown below are many popular ones:
  • Ancestry.com
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Create Your Who Do You think You Are? Story for free
  • Findmypast1911 British Census (England and Wales)
  • Fold3.com (formerly Footnote)
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • Kinpoint Premium
  • MyHeritage- Library Edition
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla
  • World Vital Records
...and much more...

==== Hardware and Equipment...5 large touchscreen computers, 2 film readers, 1 microfiche reader with a state-of-the-art scanner/printer

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.

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]