Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed the following evenings:
22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31 August 2017
We are sorry for any inconveniences. We will be open during regular morning hours:
22, 24, 26, 29 & 31 August 2017
22 June 2017
4-8 July 2017
We are sorry for any inconveniences. Please visit us during other operating hours.
Also please visit us on Facebook @ Williamsburg Family History Center for updates, information and closures.
Third Thursday Brown Bag
21 September 2017
DNA Round 2: Getting Started with GEDMatch
Lise Embley will demonstrate the basics of using the DNA sharing site GEDMatch.
No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.
|2017 Newman Road|
Williamsburg, VA 23188
|Tues: 9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm|
Wed: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Thur: 9:30am – 12:30pm and
6:30 to 9pm
2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat:
9:30am – 12:30pm
CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Handouts From Prior Events
NOTICE: Our hours have changed! Effective August 2016, we will no longer be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Please see the info box for our new hours.
See our Events page for more details.
Third Thursday Brown Bag
See the Events page to learn more about sessions and presenters.
RootsMagic User Group
Click on the presentation title to view and print the handout. Documents are in PDF format.
For more handouts, see our Presentation Handouts page.
September 2016 - [[::Media:2016-09 Poznan Project German and Polish Marriage Index.pdf|Poznan Project - Polish and German Marriage Index, 1800-1899]]
August 2016 - Finding Williamsburg/James City County Ancestors
July 2016 - Collection-specific Search Strategies
Our Family History Center features:
- Personal assistance
- Informative lectures and events
- Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree
- Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake Family History Library
- ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
- Story Catcher interactive video interview terminal
- NMI 2020 microfilm readers
- Canon Lide flatbed scanner
- Wifi access
- 5 computer workstations
Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy websites including:
- Access Newspaper Archive
- American Civil War Online
- ArkivDigital online (Swedish church records)
- findmypast (UK/Ireland/US/World Research, PERSI)
- Fold3.com (US National Archives records)
- MyHeritage.com (includes WorldVitalRecords and Mocavo data)
- ProQuest Obituary Collection
- 19th Century British Newspapers
Check out our ScanPro 2000 digital microfilm/fiche reader! The reader, and its accompanying computer, printer, and scanner represent top-of-the-line technology for viewing, printing, and saving images from FamilySearch microfilms and fiche.
If you’ve never used microfilm before in your research, take five minutes to learn how to use the FamilySearch Catalog. Go to FamilySearch.org and click on Learn. A short video shows you how to use a Place Search or Last Name Search to locate microfilms that might be helpful to you in your research.
Once you find a film that you’d like to view, you may be able to view a copy of it at our center.
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|