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Medford Oregon 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.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 2900 Juanipero Way Medford, Oregon 97504-8423 United States
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 541-773-3363 - Temple and Family History Center main line [no answering service] Outside of operating hours, call one of the below numbers.
  • 541-531-7893 (Cecily) - Temple and Family History Center operations
  • 541-773-9984 (Judy) - Temple and Family History Center operations

E-mail:

  • OR_Medford@ldsmail.net

Open Hours: (changes effective 1 January 2019 )

  • Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
  • Sundays: 3 PM - 5 PM
  • Center may be used (7 thru 8:30 PM Tues, Wed, Thur & Sun) by Youth Groups and for training by scheduling the center in advance
    • To schedule youth & other groups, please call Judy Gyllenskog 541-773-9984.

2019 Holiday Schedule (Closed on the following days)*[edit | edit source]

  • General Conference (Sunday April 7th)
  • Easter (Sunday April 21st)
  • Mother's Day ( Sunday May 12th)
  • Stake Conference (Sunday June 2nd)
  • Father's Day ( Sunday June 16th)
  • General Conference (Sunday October 6th)
  • Stake Conference ( Sunday November 3rd)
  • Thanksgiving Break (Sunday December 1st)
  • Christmas Devotional, close at 4 PM (Sunday December 8th)
  • Christmas Break (Sunday December 22nd thru Sat January 5th)

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

  • We will be attempting to offer special classes once a month. Check your ward bulletins for dates and times. All classes taught in the Medford Oregon Stake Temple & Family HIstory Center

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

  • Indexing: Thursday, January 17th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Class taught by Linda Emley
  • Using your Smart Phone to add Memories to FamilySearch: Thursday, February 21st, 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Class taught by Cynda Webb.
  • How to conduct an awesome interview with a living relative, Sunday, March 17th, 5 PM- 6 PM. Class taught by Michael Nelson.
  • Researching in England, after 1850, Sunday, April 14th, 5 PM - 6 PM. Class taught by Rozanne Hall.
  • Researching in the Netherlands, Sunday, May 19th, 5 PM - 6 PM. Class taught by Terry Burgess
  • Consultant training classes are for all consultants and ward family history leaders.Usually held first Monday of month at 10 AM as well as first Tuesday of month at 7 PM.
  • NO CONSULTANT TRAINING DURING MONTHS OF JUNE,JULY OR AUGUST 2019.
  • Consultant Training resumes Monday, 9 September 2019 at 10 AM and/or Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 7 PM.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog:  As of August 2018, films and fiche are no longer available for loan from Salt Lake. Check the local Family HIstory Center, to see what is available there. Many films were ordered and kept on long term basis. These films will not be returned to SLC and are available for use by patrons.[edit | edit source]

Databases & Software[edit | edit source]

*19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive[edit | edit source]

* Alexander Street Press[edit | edit source]

The American Civil War:[edit | edit source]

Research Database |Letters and Diaries |Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera Social and Cultural History[edit | edit source]

Women and Social Movements in the United States[edit | edit source]

Ancestry.com - Institution version.[edit | edit source]

Create your Who Do You Think You Are? Story, for free[edit | edit source]

Findmypast - Institution version.[edit | edit source]

Fold3.com[edit | edit source]

Historic Map Works - Library Edition[edit | edit source]

Kinpoint[edit | edit source]

MyHeritage - Library Edition[edit | edit source]

Access Newspaper Archive[edit | edit source]

Paper Trail[edit | edit source]

ProQuest Obituary Listings[edit | edit source]

Puzzilla.org - Premium Services[edit | edit source]

World Vital Records - All content has been added to MyHeritage.com (who purchased WVR) [edit | edit source]

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 10 Computers (dual displays for easier research)
  • Wi-Fi access (bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • 2 Printers, paper cutter (Print & Cut your Family Ordinance Cards)
  • 50+ inch TV / Monitor used for training and family history classes
  • Scanner / Copier to add photos and documents directly to your FamilySearch account
  • Microfilm and Microfiche readers

Center Services[edit | edit source]

We have a children's area so you may bring your little ones while you work on your family tree.

CLICK HERE to view a picture.

Staff members are always on hand during the hours that the center is open. They are eager to assist and train visitors on how to use the

resources and tools available to discover their roots and further their appreciation of family history.

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

  • Central Point Oregon FamilySearch Center
  • Other libraries in the Rogue Valley for genealogy research -

Links[edit | edit source]

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

  • Inquire at the center or contact Cecily 541-531-7893 or Judy 541-773-9984

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