Columbus Nebraska Family History Center

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

Location Map: Location on Google Map

Address: 4400 33rd St Columbus, NE 68601

Located at the southeast corner of the building.
  • Language: English

Phone: 1-402-564-6896


Open Hours:

  • 2nd Wednesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Sunday: 1:30pm - 4:00 pm
  • or by appointment: 402-317-9616

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Closed 1st weekend in Apr/Oct for General Conference.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

Databases and Software

  • 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

  • Computers, Microfilm Reader, Printer

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

Local resources include the Platte County Courthouse located in downtown Columbus, the local public Columbus Library and the local genealogy society, the Platte Valley Kin Seekers. See links below.


  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: 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.


Columbus Genealogy

Columbus library

Platte Valley Kin Seekers

Volunteer at the Center

Please contact this family history center for more information on volunteer work.