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Revision as of 12:55, 7 May 2012

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Roseburg Family History Center is located at the Roseburg Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a large red brick building with a white steeple on top.  It is on the west side of the building and is accessible from the west parking lot.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location & Map:

Address: 2001 West Bertha, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States

Location on Map

Phone: 541 672-1237

E-mail: OR_Roseburg@ldsmail.net 

Open Hours:

  • T-W: 9am-5pm
  • Th: 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday evening and Friday by appointment
  • Sunday: 4 pm to 8 pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed: January 1,July 4, Fair Week (August - varies), Labor Day, Thanksgiving week, two weeks for Christmas

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

No pre-registration or fees required for classes listed below. However, please RSVP by phone            (541-672-1237) or e-mail (OR_roseburg@ldsmail.net) if you would like class handouts and class size may be limited.

DATE                                   CLASS                                              TEACHER                  
Thurs. 5/10 & Fri. 5/11        Roots Magic Softwar                             David Henry

Thurs. 5/17 & Fri. 5/18        Scrapbooking your Family                     Shannon Agee

Thurs. 6/14 & Fri. 6/15        Genealogy for Children's Summer           Sherrie Wieland

Thurs. 6/21 & Fri. 6/22        Internet Genealogy                                Pat Gausnell

Thurs. 7/12 & Fri. 7/13        Military Research                                  Vicki Urbaniak

Thurs. 7/19 & Fri. 7/20        Personal Histories                                 Bev Wellington

Thurs. 8/16 & Fri. 8/17        Wiki Research                                      Shannon Agee

Thurs. 9/13 & Fri. 9/14        American Indian Research                     John Read

Thurs. 9/20 & Fri. 9/21        Google Your Ancestor                           Jim Henson

         NO CLASSES IN OCTOBER - Come to the Genealogy Fair -  27th October

Thurs. 11/8 & Fri. 11/9        Brick Walls/Dead Ends                         Panel Discussion

Thurs.11/16 & Fri.11/17      Photo Restoration                                 Gary Pearson

                             NO CLASSES IN DECEMBER  

 Upcoming Events
Community Genealogy Fair
27 October 2012 9-4pm
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Where else can I go to learn to do family history?[edit | edit source]

There is a series of excellent videos and powerpoint presentations on getting started with your family history: https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html  It is helpful to print the handout at the end of each lesson. Many of the genealogy software companies have online tutorials and webinars.

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, except for August and December, at    10:00am in the Family History Center.  A potluck luncheon for the staff follows each meeting.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

8 networked computer workstations with printing capabilities. 
1 LAN cables for internet access at worktables 
2  microfilm readers 
1 microfiche readers
1 flatbed scanner 
1 copy machine

What software do I need and where can I get it?[edit | edit source]


The Roseburg Family History center does not recommend any particular program. In fact, many different programs are used by the staff.
This is a link that will help you learn more about the various programs to help in your choice: https://www.familysearch.org/products Here is a link that lists the Top Ten genealogical software programs: http://tinyurl.com/6ngx44h  These all offer a free version but also have a more enhanced version you can purchase.

 

Links to useful and fun sites.[edit | edit source]


Discover technologies that will improve your family history research and knowledge. This is a very, VERY, VERY cool place.Try TechTips: https://www.familysearch.org/techtips/

Here is a little magnifier that sits on your computer desktop to enable your poor ol' tired eyes to see things on your screen better.....it does not replace sleep. Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, screen magnification tool for Windows and Linux: http://virtual-magnifying-glass.en.softonic.com/. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use. The program shows a magnifying glass lens that follows the mouse movement. You can move the lens around the screen to view magnification of any screen area. To close the lens, click the left mouse button. Virtual Magnifying Glass also adds it's own taskbar icon. Left-click on the icon offers a shortcut for launching the lens again.

Irfanview, http://www.irfanview.com/, is an image viewer that we use a lot at the FHC. It will even make panoramas from several .jpgs.

Faststone Capture, http://download.cnet.com/FastStone-Capture/3000-2192_4-10645361.html  will very quickly and easily capture all of your screen or just a few words. This is version 5.3 which is free.

Use Drop Box to replace your flash drive! www.dropbox.com  


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Microfilm and Microfiche Collection: The center has a large collection of these films on indefinite loan, with indexes explaining the sources contained therein.

Books and Periodicals:  The center has a collection of these with a card catalog describing them.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Eight computers, all with high speed internet and attached to printers

  • Two microfilm readers
  • One microfiche reader
  • Two copy machines, one with legal size capability.
  • Two scanners
  • One digital camera with accessories for uploading photos to computers and printing them.

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Microfilm Orders[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

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