Gainesville Florida Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Gainesville Florida Family History Center
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Staff Research Specialties
- 3 Resources in the Local Area
- 4 Links
- 5 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]
10600 SW 24th Ave
Gainesville FL 32607-4618
- Entrance is at the East side of the building. Please ring the bell.
- Language:English, Spanish on request (usually Monday)
TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.
We will be closed until we get notification from the church leadership to open to the public.
If you need virtual help during the closure, please email the directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Normal Open Hours When we Reopen: [Please ring the bell at the side of the outer door.]
- Monday: 10:00am-1:00pm
- Tuesday: 6:30pm-9:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am-1:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
(PLEASE call on Tuesday and Wednesday night if you plan on coming after 8pm. Our Consultants come to the center straight from work. If no patrons are here by 8pm, we send the consultants home.)
Holiday Schedule for 2021:[edit | edit source]
May 31 - Memorial Day
September 6 - Labor Day
October 11 - Columbus Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 22-26 - Thanksgiving
December 20 - January2, 2020 - Christmas
Calendar and Events
Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]
Class Schedule:[edit | edit source]
The 2nd Thursday of each month 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rhonda Harrell Instructor
This class is now being offered by remote access via Zoom.
For 2021, each month's focus will be an in-depth look at Census Records.
Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]
One on one until further notice.
Center Resources[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
- We have a collection of films pertaining to the Southeast United States, British Isles, and others.
- Our fiche collection is varied and is undergoing cataloging into a searchable database.
- We have a very nice collection of books pertaining to the Southeast United States and a smattering of other States and other countries. We have many reference books.
- We have a very nice collection of family histories that are bound books.
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.
- FHL Favorites:
The staff of the Salt Lake City Library have assembled a collection of websites that they send patrons to for research in different countries. Some of the sites do charge a fee. This is a good reference site.
Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]
- We have several Microfilm readers in a separate room.
- Microfiche readers are available.
- We have seven computers available.
- We have scanners that will read your 35mm film/slides/110 film to an SD card. They will scan papers of varying sizes - front and back - to your thumb drive or laptop. *We have a FlipPal that will scan large pictures/maps/etc and stitch them together. Or if your pictures are glued in the album you can scan them without tearing them out - all to your SD card. (FlipPal).
- The Lexmark will scan directly to your FamilyTree account.
- We have a discovery corner where you can record audio and/or video for recording personal histories, enjoy interesting and exciting apps on the all-in-one computer, and other fun discoveries.
We now have a consultant that can assist those who speak Spanish. Please call and let us know, so that she can make arrangements to be here.
Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]
Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]
University of Florida Library West has a large collection of records for the Southeast and Florida. They are available for viewing in the library. Best time to go is when UF is on break!
Alachua County Downtown Library has a nice collection for the county and state.
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]
If you are interested in volunteering, please come in to the center or send an email to: email@example.com.