Wandsworth Family History Centre, London
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
Centre Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]
Location Map and Public Transport:
- Location Map
- Train: to Wandsworth Common station, then 10 min walk.
- Tube: to Clapham South station, then G1 bus or 20 min walk.
- Busses: G1, 319.
- 149 Nightingale Lane Balham London England SW12 8NG United Kingdom
- +44 0 208-675 4311 Only available during opening hours.
- Open every Tuesday evening from 7-8.30pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Please note the 2nd Saturday opening hours are from 10am-1pm. The 4th Saturday opening times are from 2-5pm. If you cannot attend during usual opening hours please email us with an opening request. We will do our best to accommodate requests received, but please give us a minimum of 7 days notice. Please check our Facebook page for unscheduled closure notifications, upcoming events, and useful information. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1743266169290062
Our Christmas closure is from December 16th 2020 to January 8th 2021.
Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]
Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]
Please see our Facebook page for upcoming events, useful information, and closure notifications.
- Class Schedule
We offer classes on a 1-2-1 and group basis on Saturdays in the following areas;
Basic computer skills.
Using FamilySearch and FamilyTree, including the app.
Using My Heritage.
We can also offer tips and suggestions on subjects like gathering information, using social media in family history research and collaborating with others researching your line. As well as a host of other topics.
We also provide arts and crafts for children, however, parents are responsible for the supervision of their children at all times.
If you require a specific topic, please email at least 7 days prior to attending and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Every month that has a 5th Saturday we host Family History related activities. These activities are designed to spark an interest in our family history and vary each time. They may be targeted at different age groups or the whole family, but they are always lots of fun! Please see our Facebook page for upcoming events within the month. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1743266169290062
Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]
2nd Saturdays: 1-1.45pm
4th Saturdays: 1.15-2pm
Centre Resources[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
Please note, we do not hold any physical records on site. All record collections are available to be searched for free using our online resources.
Databases and Software[edit | edit source]
- FHC Portal
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate - FamilySearch Historical Records means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view this collection using the portal.
Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]
Centre Services[edit | edit source]
Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]
Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]
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.