Local Family History Centers

Mormon genealogy library is open to all, an article by Nicole Neroulias in the San Mateo County Times (California), is about the local Family History Centers run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s a good article explaining these centers that many people overlook (as the article notes, there are 2,000 branches all over the country/world).

For three years, the Atherton woman has joined hundreds of other Peninsula residents researching their family trees by rooting through the small, cream-colored house behind the Menlo Park church.

The Family History Center, one of more than 2,000 branches of the Family History Library in Utah, offers free access to hundreds of Websites with historic ship passenger lists, draft cards and Census results. For a small fee, patrons can order items from the main library – more than 3 million microfilms, microfiches, books and periodicals stored in a bomb-proof vault beneath 700 feet of stone outside Salt Lake City.

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