Rockford Illinois Family History Center

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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.

The Rockford Illinois FHC library serves Byron, Rochelle, all of Rockford, Winnebago and Belvidere.  We offer help in accessing and viewing microfilm (some is now digitized and available on your computer) as well as providing access to premium sites free of charge such as Ancestry, MyHeritage, Fold3, FindMyPast, Geneanet, etc.  

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map: 324 University Dr    Rockford IL 61107  United States

Phone:1 815-332-7782

Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center: Rebecca McElhaney 815-997-6271


Open Hours:

  • Monday    1pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday        10am - 4pm

The FHC will be closed Tuesday, Sept 12 2017 for deep cleaning.

Dates closed in 2017: May 25-30 for Memorial Day Holiday, July 4 for Independence Day, Sep 1-5 for Labor Day, Nov 23-24 for Thanksgiving, Dec 19-31 for the

Christmas Holiday, and Jan 1 2018 for New Years Day.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events To be announced

Class Schedule To be announced

Center Resources


  • This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Reference books on some states within USA as well as different countries
  • Several country maps
  • Dictionaries
  • Extended microfilm on Germany and Sweden
  • Microfiche list to be updated

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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • six computers
  • microfilm readers
  • microfiche readers
  • large Lexmark printer/scanner
  • digital camera to make copies of pages of microfilm/fiche

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society  

Rockford Public Library  

Boone Counties Genealogical Society Winnebago - Facebook   

Boone County Historical Museum

Cherry Valley public library

Links[edit | edit source]

Boone Counties Genealogical Society

Stephenson County Genealogical Society

Rockford Public Library

Boone County Genealogical Society

Boone County Historical Museum

Cherry Valley Library

Madison Wisconsin Public Library

Volunteer at the Center

We have access to FamilySearch Indexing.  We welcome indexers and arbitrators. If you have experience in doing genealogy in a given country, please notify the Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center who can make your time available to other patrons.