Ocala Florida Family History Center

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Ocala Florida Family History Center[edit | edit source]

We serve all of Ocala and the surrounding areas. We can help you with your genealogy questions. The listed phone number will only be answered if somebody is at the center when you call.

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 1831 SE 18th Ave Ocala FL 34471-8313 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-352-351-4163


  • FL_Ocala@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Monday:10:00am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday Evening: 7:00-8:30

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • We have 476+ books from several different states with genealogical information to use as a resource or reference.
  • Table of books: Ocala FHC Book List

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]

  • Several computers, 2 printers, microfilm readers.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Several staff members have been doing genealogy for years and can help you trace your lines. We also have a staff member who can explain Ancestry DNA and help you better research your relatives. Family History Consultants

Family History Consultants
Name Area of Expertise
Lorraine Sandeen Italian Research.
Jim Colvin Mid West Region, Mid Atlantic Region.
David Hogg Gulf South Region.
Paula Loe Ancestry, DNA, Midwest Region, Mid Atlantic Region, Gulf South Region, Mid South region, Some European areas.
Susan Farley Midwest Region, Mid Atlantic Region, some European areas.
Anna Lee Weaver Mid South Region
Kathryn Holtum
Margaret Koller (indexing) Midwest, Mid Atlantic.
Doreen Beuthin Midwest Region
Diana Colvin Mid Atlantic, New England Region, some Italian records.
Stephen Danielson Gulf South, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, and Norway
Carmelo Echevarria Nadal Puerto Rico, Spain.


Great Plains Region– Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas

Gulf South Region– Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas

Mid Atlantic Region – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Mid-South Region – Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Midwest Region – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

Mountain West Region – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

New England Region – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Pacific Region – Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

The Ocala Public Library located on Silver Springs Blvd and 25th Avenue has a nice facility with computers to research your trees, also they have several books that you can reference. The best selection of books are in the regional area, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, etc.

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.

Research Links[edit | edit source]

Research planning

Become a master search on Ancestry

Borrowed links of another FHC Page:

Hidden records on Family Search

Finding ancestors in the Wiki

Desendency research

Using Google for Genealogy

Elusive ancestors on Family Search

Making better use of Ancestry

Finding Ancestors using the Family Search Wiki

Overcoming Hurdles

Brickwall Checklist

Charts and Forms[edit | edit source]

Family Group Record sheets

Pedigree charts

Ancestry Pedigree chart

Ancestry Family group record sheet

Research Log

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]