Sandusky Ohio 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.

We are a small library but capable of spending time helping the beginner, providing local access to films, and computer access to the FHC portal sites. We can help you begin indexing for familysearch.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 4511 Galloway Road Sandusky OH 44870-6026 United States
  • List other languages guest will get help with when they come to the FHC center.
  • Language:English


  • 1-419-626-0663 ( use answering machine for messages )



FHC Director:

  • Mary Alice Williamson
  • Assistant Director:Jack Lee Williamson

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • By appointment:Please call 1-419-626-0663

Holiday Schedule:

Closed on Holidays that fall on Wednesday: Closed the day before Thanksgiving: Closed the two weeks that include Christmas day and New Years day: Closed when weather closes the local schools:

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Our Book Collection can be accessed at:
  • Microfiche and Microfilm collections in various research areas

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC 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]

  • 3 computers with internet access
  • 4 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • Digital Imaging Equipment for copying film/ fiche to USB flash drive, DVD, CD or paper.
  • 1 printer/copier
  • 1 flatbed scanner

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

The Sandusky Public Library

The Milan Public Library 

Harris-Elmore Library - local history room

The Rutherford B Hayes Library

Center for Archival collections - Bowling Green State University

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]