Visiting a Family History Center

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Your success in finding family records at a family history center will be increased by how much information you can bring with you. You can interview family members and gather records at home before you visit the center. To make your visit most effective, collect and organize the information you know. A family group record is a good place to start. Bringing a completed family group record will help center staff more easily and effectively assist you in your search.

If you want to learn how to find or use records, this FamilySearch wiki can help. You can search the wiki for articles about a nation, state, or province where your ancestors lived. Some articles list important records, search strategies, and finding aids for that place. Some articles on the FamilySearch wiki cover specific records or groups of people, such as U.S. military records or African Americans.  

Each center has unique hours of operation. Before you visit, call your local center for their scheduled hours.

Further information: Introduction to Family History Centers