Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center

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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@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours: (2020)

  • 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

Closed Dates: (2020)

December 20, 2019- January 7th, 2020

February 27th (online training day)

June 28-July 5

November 15-21

December 20-January 2, 2021

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)

...SORRY, WE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK. WE WILL UPDATE AS SOON AS WE KNOW MORE...

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

History Center Features offers:

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]

  • 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.
Shown below are 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, 1 film reader, 1 microfiche reader and 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.


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]