Lakeland Florida 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.


The Lakeland Florida Family History Center is dedicated to helping patrons in their family research and genealogy. The center has fifteen volunteers eager to assist in your research. It also has a small library where you can find information on how to discover your family tree. Whether you are just learning about your family’s history or you’ve gathered extensive research, you are always welcome. The center is located in the Lakeland Stake Center and serves Lakeland's surrounding communities.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 5850 Lakeland Highlands Rd Lakeland FL 33813-2811 United States
  • Directions to the Family History Center:
  • Lakeland-fhc-googlemap.jpg
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-863-709-0800

E-mail:

  • FL_Lakeland@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:9:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:9:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:9:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm


Holiday Schedule: 

  •  Closed Easter Sunday
  •  Closed for Mother's Day and Father's Day
  • Closed the week of Thanksgiving
  • Closed between Christmas and New Years

Calendar and Events: [edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events:[edit | edit source]

  • Downtown Lakeland First Friday: First Friday of every month beginning at  6:00 P.M.

Class Schedule:[edit | edit source]

  • Staff Training Meetings: FHC Roundtable: Second Saturday in January, March, May, July, September, and November 1:00 P.M. at the Lakeland Family History Center.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center may have various microfilms and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

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. 

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area
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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]

We're always looking for volunteers to help in the FHC. If you're interested contact Peggy Andersen by phone at 435-215-9149 or by email at pjandersen@yahoo.com

Closed between Christmas and New Years