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==ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to precautions being taken to limit the spread and minimize risk posed by the Coronavirus,==
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==IMPORTANT: Due to Precautions Being Taken to Limit the Spread and Minimize Risk posed by the Coronavirus:==
==all face-to-face meetings are canceled at the Rochester Family History Center until further notice. ==
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:::'''All face-to-face meetings are canceled at the Rochester Family History Center until further notice.'''
==If we can help you with any questions about Family Search, please call 801 263-1637.==
 
  
==='''Calendar and Events'''===
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:::'''Please call  '''801 263-1637''' with questions about Family Search or for help with your Family History / Genealogy.'''
  
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===Center Contacts and Hours===
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==Center Contacts and Hours==
  
 
:'''Location Map:''' [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2300+Viola+Heights+Drive+Northeast,+Rochester,+MN&hl=en&ll=44.047715,-92.431884&spn=0.026219,0.044975&sll=42.717255,-83.392968&sspn=0.026801,0.044975&oq=2300+Viola+Heights+Drive+NE,+Rochester,+MN+&hnear=2300+Viola+Heights+Dr+NE,+Rochester,+Olmsted,+Minnesota+55906&t=m&z=15 Location Map]
 
:'''Location Map:''' [https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2300+Viola+Heights+Drive+Northeast,+Rochester,+MN&hl=en&ll=44.047715,-92.431884&spn=0.026219,0.044975&sll=42.717255,-83.392968&sspn=0.026801,0.044975&oq=2300+Viola+Heights+Drive+NE,+Rochester,+MN+&hnear=2300+Viola+Heights+Dr+NE,+Rochester,+Olmsted,+Minnesota+55906&t=m&z=15 Location Map]
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:'''Address: ''' 2300 Viola Heights Dr, Rochester, MN 55901
 
:'''Address: ''' 2300 Viola Heights Dr, Rochester, MN 55901
  
:::*Enter building through NORTHEAST doors and ring bell on wall if inner doors are locked.
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:::*Enter through NORTHEAST doors and ring bell on wall if inner doors are locked.
  
 
:'''Phone: ''' '''507-281-6641  - You may also leave a message at 801 263-1637'''
 
:'''Phone: ''' '''507-281-6641  - You may also leave a message at 801 263-1637'''
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:'''Open Hours :'''
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:::*'''Tuesday: '''10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
:::*'''Tuesday: '''10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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:::*'''Other: By appointment -- call and leave message with your number on phone listed above or reply to the E-mail above.'''
 
:::*'''Other: By appointment -- call and leave message with your number on phone listed above or reply to the E-mail above.'''
  
:'''HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - 2020 We are closed for the following:'''
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:'''HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2020 - We are closed for the following:'''
 
:::'''Thanksgiving and Nativity Event: Closed the Week of Nov 23 and the Week of Dec 1'''
 
:::'''Thanksgiving and Nativity Event: Closed the Week of Nov 23 and the Week of Dec 1'''
  
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::=== Center Resources ===
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=='''Center Resources'''==
  
:''' To View a List of Local Resources '''
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:''' To View a List of Local Resources at the Center: '''
 
::::1. Logon to '''www.familysearch.org''' with your Sign On User Name and Password.
 
::::1. Logon to '''www.familysearch.org''' with your Sign On User Name and Password.
 
::::2. Click on the '''Search''' Menu at the top of the Home page.
 
::::2. Click on the '''Search''' Menu at the top of the Home page.
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::::7. '''Search Results for Family Search Catalog''' will display.
 
::::7. '''Search Results for Family Search Catalog''' will display.
  
====Databases and Software====
 
  
:*'''[[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.  These are subject to change.
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=='''Databases and Software'''==
:*'''[[FHC Portal|Current Portal Websites]]'''
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' The Family History Center Portal page gives free access '''''while in the Center''''' to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions and are '''''subject to change'''''.
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:*'''[[Current Portal Websites]]'''
 
:**'''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive'''
 
:**'''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive'''
 
:***'''Alexander Street Press'''
 
:***'''Alexander Street Press'''
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:**'''Paper Trail'''
 
:**'''Paper Trail'''
 
:**'''Puzzila''' - Premium Services
 
:**'''Puzzila''' - Premium Services
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====Hardware and Equipment====
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===='''Center Resources and Equipment'''====
  
:*'''7''' computers
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:*'''7''' computers -printer enabled
 
:*'''2''' microfilm readers
 
:*'''2''' microfilm readers
 
:*'''1''' microfiche reader
 
:*'''1''' microfiche reader
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::'''Ancestry.com''': Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
 
::'''Ancestry.com''': Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
 
 
::'''U.S. Before 1850''': Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
 
::'''U.S. Before 1850''': Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
 
::'''British Isles''': Wednesdays 12:00-3:00
 
::'''British Isles''': Wednesdays 12:00-3:00
 
 
::'''French''': by appointment ask for Sharon
 
::'''French''': by appointment ask for Sharon
 
::'''German''': by appointment ask for Lynn
 
::'''German''': by appointment ask for Lynn
 
 
::'''Norwegian or Swedish''': by appointment ask for Andrea
 
::'''Norwegian or Swedish''': by appointment ask for Andrea
 
::'''Native American''': by appointment ask for Valerie
 
::'''Native American''': by appointment ask for Valerie
 
 
::'''Illinois Vital Records, ancestry.com''': by appointment ask for Tiffany
 
::'''Illinois Vital Records, ancestry.com''': by appointment ask for Tiffany
 
::'''Mennonite, Scotland, New Jersey''': by appointment ask for Melissa
 
::'''Mennonite, Scotland, New Jersey''': by appointment ask for Melissa
  
==='''Links to Resources in the Local Area'''===
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=='''Helpful LINKS'''==
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::[http://genealogytv.org/ '''Genealogy Topics on YouTube''']
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::[http://accessgenealogy.com/ '''Genealogy BLOG (United States Only)''']
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::[http://ancestralfindings.com/ '''Ancestral Findings Podcast''']
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::[http://lisalouisecooke.com/podcasts/ '''Genealogy Gems Podcast by Lisa Louise Cooke''']
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::[http://blog.genealogyguys.com/ '''Genealogy Guys BLOG''']
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::[http://extremegenes.com/ '''Extreme Genes Podcast''']
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::[http://blog.eogn.com/ '''Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter''']
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::[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/podcasts// '''Family Tree Magazine Podcast''']
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::[http://news.google.com/newspapers/ '''Google Newspaper Archive  (obits - death notices - historic articles)''']
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=='''Local Resources'''==
  
 
::[http://rochesterpubliclibrary.libguides.com/genealogy/ '''Rochester Public Library Genealogy Collection''']
 
::[http://rochesterpubliclibrary.libguides.com/genealogy/ '''Rochester Public Library Genealogy Collection''']
::[http://www.olmstedhistory.com/ '''Olmsted County Historical Society''']
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::[http://www.olmstedhistory.com/ '''History Center of Olmsted County''']
 
::[http://www.mngs.org/ '''Minnesota Genealogical Society''']
 
::[http://www.mngs.org/ '''Minnesota Genealogical Society''']
 
::[http://www.mnhs.org/research '''Minnesota History Center''']
 
::[http://www.mnhs.org/research '''Minnesota History Center''']
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'''[https://mngs.org/cpage.php?pt=98 NorthStar Genealogy Conference -]  October 9 - 10, 2020'''  
 
'''[https://mngs.org/cpage.php?pt=98 NorthStar Genealogy Conference -]  October 9 - 10, 2020'''  
  
==='''Volunteer at the Center'''===
 
  
We are always looking for volunteers who know how to help others with their family history, to help staff the Center, or to help teach classes. Leave a message on our phone system if you are interested in volunteering.
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=='''Volunteer at the Center'''==
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We are always looking for volunteers who can help:
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:: Assist Others with Their Family History
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:: Staff the Center
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:: Teach Classes         
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Leave a message on our phone system if you are interested in volunteering.

Latest revision as of 14:29, 15 July 2020

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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.


Rochester Minnesota Family History Center

We serve the southeast Minnesota area.  Help available to all researchers.


RochesterMN FHC .jpg

IMPORTANT: Due to Precautions Being Taken to Limit the Spread and Minimize Risk posed by the Coronavirus:[edit | edit source]

All face-to-face meetings are canceled at the Rochester Family History Center until further notice.
Please call 801 263-1637 with questions about Family Search or for help with your Family History / Genealogy.


Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location Map
Address: 2300 Viola Heights Dr, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Enter through NORTHEAST doors and ring bell on wall if inner doors are locked.
Phone: 507-281-6641 - You may also leave a message at 801 263-1637
E-mail: MN_Rochester@familyhistorymail.org


OPEN HOURS :
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Other: By appointment -- call and leave message with your number on phone listed above or reply to the E-mail above.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2020 - We are closed for the following:
Thanksgiving and Nativity Event: Closed the Week of Nov 23 and the Week of Dec 1
Christmas and New Years: Closed the Week of Dec 21 and the Week of Dec 28
Inclement Weather: Closed with Rochester Public Schools--If they are closed, we are closed, if they are delayed 2 hours, so are we.


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

To View a List of Local Resources at the Center:
1. Logon to www.familysearch.org with your Sign On User Name and Password.
2. Click on the Search Menu at the top of the Home page.
3. Click on the Catalog Menu Option.
4. Select Family History Center located in the Availability section of the page; the Family History Library drop-down data input field will display.
5. Enter Rochester into the data field and select the Rochester Minnesota Family History Center entry.
6. Click the Search icon.
7. Search Results for Family Search Catalog will display.


Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal The Family History Center Portal page gives free access while in the Center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions and are subject to change.
  • Current Portal Websites
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
      • Alexander Street Press
      • The American Civil War: Research Database / Letters and Diaries / Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera / Social and Cultural History / Women and Social Movements in the United States
    • American Ancestors - Library Rights
    • Ancestry - Institution Versions --- U.S. / Austrailia / Canada / Germany / Sweden / United Kingdom
    • Arkivdigital - English display available
    • FamNet
    • Findmypast - Institution Version
    • Fold3
    • Geneanet
    • Kinpoint - Premium
    • MyHeritage - Library Edition
    • Newspaper Archive
    • Paper Trail
    • Puzzila - Premium Services


Center Resources and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 7 computers -printer enabled
  • 2 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 1 microfilm printer


Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Ancestry.com: Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
U.S. Before 1850: Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
British Isles: Wednesdays 12:00-3:00
French: by appointment ask for Sharon
German: by appointment ask for Lynn
Norwegian or Swedish: by appointment ask for Andrea
Native American: by appointment ask for Valerie
Illinois Vital Records, ancestry.com: by appointment ask for Tiffany
Mennonite, Scotland, New Jersey: by appointment ask for Melissa

Helpful LINKS[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Topics on YouTube
Genealogy BLOG (United States Only)
Ancestral Findings Podcast
Genealogy Gems Podcast by Lisa Louise Cooke
Genealogy Guys BLOG
Extreme Genes Podcast
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
Family Tree Magazine Podcast
Google Newspaper Archive (obits - death notices - historic articles)


Local Resources[edit | edit source]

Rochester Public Library Genealogy Collection
History Center of Olmsted County
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Minnesota History Center

Upcoming Or Local Events[edit | edit source]

NorthStar Genealogy Conference - October 9 - 10, 2020


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are always looking for volunteers who can help:

Assist Others with Their Family History
Staff the Center
Teach Classes

Leave a message on our phone system if you are interested in volunteering.