Plantation 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.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 851 NW 112th Ave Plantation FL 33325-1503 United States
  • Language:English


  • (954) 472-0524



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 1:30pm- 4 pm; 6-8:30pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10am-2 PM

Note: The FHC is run entirely by volunteers, so please call before coming down during scheduled times to confirm the presence of a volunteer. Generally, the phone is not answered outside of official hours.

Please use the northern entrance.

Holiday Schedule:

No hours on Thanksgiving: Christmas: New Years Day, Labor Day weekend, Memorial Day Weekend.

Also, we're closed the first Saturday of April and October

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

None currently scheduled.

Past Events[edit | edit source]

Sunday, October 2, 2016: Genealogical Society of Broward County will present "Immigration". Mark Fearer will talk about the myths, history, resources and websites to help find your immigrant ancestors. The focus will be on peak immigration to the U.S. from the late 1800s to early 1900s.. It will be held at the Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor, Nova Southeastern University. For times, directions and other details, go to the GSBC website.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County presents The History of Genealogy, by Mark Fearer - learn how and why genealogy was riddled with fraud and errors starting in the Middle Ages, how it evolved and how academia regards family history. It will be on Sunday September 10, 2017, 2 PM at the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova University, 2nd Floor. Click here for more info.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Hundreds of microfilms on a wide variety of locations, subjects and resources.
  • Several dozen books on a variety of genealogical topics.
  • Dozens of genealogical magazines, including the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the NGS Magazine, American Ancestors and NEHGS Register (both from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society) and the Official Journal of the Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society.
  • Handouts to help beginners.

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. Databases include:
    • 19th Century British Library Newspapers
    • Access Newspaper Archives
    • Alexander Street Press - American Civil War
    • Ancestry
    • ArkivDigital
    • Find My Past
    • Fold3 - formerly Footnote
    • The Genealogist
    • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
    • Kinpoint - Premium
    • MyHeritage - Library Edition
    • Paper Trail
    • ProQuest Obituary Listings
    • Puzzilla - Premium Services
    • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Four manual microfilm readers
  • Two automated microfilm/microfiche readers with printing capabilities
  • Four computers
  • Two printers (printing is .10/page - patrons are welcome to bring flash drives and download documents to them)

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Genealogical Society of Broward County

Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County

Genealogy Room, and genealogy database at Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie.

Links[edit | edit source]

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We're always looking for family history enthusiasts to help out. Please call the number above during open hours, email us (address above) or come down and talk to one of the FHC consultants.