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== '''Third Thursday Brown Bag''' ==
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'''<u>Due to COVID-19 virus precautions, The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed until further notice.</u>'''
'''18 May 2017'''
 
  
Getting Started with DNA: What Company? What Test?
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<u>Updated 3/15/20</u>
  
Lise Embley will introduce the three basic kinds of DNA tests (Autosomal, yDNA, mtDNA), the pros and cons of the four testing companies (Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage), and strategies for using DNA to further your family history research.  
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==Holiday Closure==
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We will be closed for Thanksgiving (11/28/19), and Christmas & New Years weeks (12/20/19 - 1/6/20).
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We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!
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'''<big><u>Holiday Closure</u></big>'''
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The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed for the  
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4th of July week (7/1-7/6)
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Please visit us any other Tuesday and Thursday morning in July.
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9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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===February Brown Bag===
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February 21, noon to 1:00 p.m.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel, 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA
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"Memories" will be the topic.  See you there![https://myemail.cox.net/appsuite/api/mail/21%20feb%202019%20FLYER.jpg?action=attachment&folder=default0%2FINBOX&id=24544&attachment=2&user=3&context=3270761&decrypt=&sequence=1&delivery=view]
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===<u>Holiday Closure</u>===
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The Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
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will be closed for the holidays until 8 January 2019.
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Please visit us during our regular hours in the New Year!
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==November Brown Bag==
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Mark you calendars for the next Family History Brown Bag seminar! 
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November 15, noon to 1:00 p.m.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel, 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA
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"Deciphering Old Photographs" will be the topic.  See you there!
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=='''New Hours'''==
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Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings and Saturday Mornings:
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Please call for an appointment @ 220-0266 at least 2 days in advance
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==Closed 2-9 July for Summer Holiday==
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Opens for modified summer hours from 7/10 for July & August
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Please call for an appointment 757-220-0266 at least 2 days prior
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=='''Modified Summer Hours (June-August)'''==
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Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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2nd & 4th Saturday 9:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings: Please call for an appointment 220-0266 at least 2 days in advance
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=='''May Brown Bag Seminar'''==
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'''17 May 2018'''
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'''RootsMagic - Q & A at 10:30'''
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'''Brown Bag - noon to 1:00 p.m.'''
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'''Hidden Ancestors in 1790 - 1840 Censuses by Merle Kimball, President of Tidewater Genealogical Association'''
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No reservations required.  Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA  23188.
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==Spring Break Closure==
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'''The Williamsburg, VA Family History Center will be closed during the evening April 3rd, 4th & 5th.'''
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We WILL be open during the morning (9:30 - 12:30) April 3rd & 5th, as usual.
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=='''February Brown Bag'''==
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===22 Feb 2018===
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===RootsMagic - Q&A at 10:30===
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===Brown Bag - Resources in New York State and Surrounding New England by Jeanne Sutherland at 12 noon===
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===No reservations required.  Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA  23188.===
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'''We will be closed one additional day due to hazardous parking lot conditions.  We will reopen Wednesday, 10 January at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.'''
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=='''Holiday Closures'''==
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'''The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed 12/22/17 - 1/8/18 for the holidays.'''
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Please visit us during our regular hours when we reopen in January.  Happy Holidays!
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=='''Third Thursday Brown Bag & RootsMagic'''==
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===16 November 2017===
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Brown Bag Lunch on November 16th, noon to 1 pm.
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Shelly Flint will present amazing new insights into Indexing, now a web-based program.
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Please plan to bring your laptop, tablet or other device to practice on.
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Roots Magic class will be at 10:30 - 11:30 am same day.
  
 
No reservations required.  Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA  23188.
 
No reservations required.  Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA  23188.
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==Evening Closures==
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'''The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed the following evenings:'''
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'''22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31 August 2017'''
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We are sorry for any inconveniences.  We will be open during regular morning hours:
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22, 24, 26, 29 & 31 August 2017
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==<u>Summer Closures</u>==
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====22 June 2017====
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====4-8 July 2017====
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We are sorry for any inconveniences.  Please visit us during other operating hours.
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Also please visit us on Facebook @ Williamsburg Family History Center for updates, information and closures.
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'''Tues''': &nbsp; &nbsp;9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm<br>'''Wed''':    6:30pm – 9:00pm<br>'''Thur''':   9:30am – 12:30pm<br>'''2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat''':  9:30am – 12:30pm<br>
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'''Tues''': &nbsp; &nbsp;9:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm to 9pm<br>'''Wed''':    6:30pm – 9:00pm<br>&nbsp;'''Thur''': &nbsp; &nbsp;9:30am – 12:30pm and<br> 6:30 to 9pm<br>'''2nd, 4th, and 5th Sat''':<br>   9:30am – 12:30pm<br>
 
CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays
 
CLOSED 1st and 3rd Saturdays
 
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Take the left hallway after you enter the building.}}
 
Take the left hallway after you enter the building.}}
 
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=='''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.==
  
== '''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. ==
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=='''Upcoming Events'''==
 
 
== '''Upcoming Events''' ==
 
 
See our [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|Events page]] for more details.  
 
See our [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|Events page]] for more details.  
  
=== Third Thursday Brown Bag ===
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===Third Thursday Brown Bag===
Google Translate for Genealogy
 
 
 
Thursday, November 17, noon
 
  
 
See the [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|'''Events page''']] to learn more about sessions and presenters.
 
See the [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Events|'''Events page''']] to learn more about sessions and presenters.
  
=== '''RootsMagic User Group''' ===
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==='''RootsMagic User Group'''===
November 17, 2016 - 10:00 am&nbsp;&nbsp;
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TBA<br>
 
 
''Topic TBA''<br>
 
== '''Recent Presentations''' ==
 
Click on the presentation title to view and print the handout. Documents are in PDF format.
 
 
 
For more handouts, see our [[Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center/Handouts|Presentation Handouts]] page.<br>
 
 
 
September 2016 - [[::Media:2016-09 Poznan Project German and Polish Marriage Index.pdf|Poznan Project - Polish and German Marriage Index, 1800-1899]]
 
 
 
August 2016 - [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/5f/2016-08_Williamsburg-James_City_ancestors.pdf Finding Williamsburg/James City County Ancestors]
 
 
 
July 2016 - [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/File:2016-07_Collection-specific_search_strategies.pdf Collection-specific Search Strategies]
 
 
 
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[mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com]
 
[mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com]
  
== '''Resources''' ==
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=='''Resources'''==
 
Our Family History Center features:  
 
Our Family History Center features:  
  
 
*Personal assistance
 
*Personal assistance
* Informative lectures and events
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*Informative lectures and events
* Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with [https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-photos-letters-documents/ direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree]
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*Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with [https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-photos-letters-documents/ direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree]
* Access to 2.3 million rolls of microfilm through the Salt Lake [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]
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*ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
* ScanPro digital film/fiche reader
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*Story Catcher interactive video interview terminal
* Story Catcher interactive video interview terminal
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*NMI 2020 microfilm readers
* NMI 2020 microfilm readers
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*Canon Lide flatbed scanner
* Canon Lide flatbed scanner
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*Wifi access
* Wifi access
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*5 computer workstations
* 5 computer workstations  
 
  
 
Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy websites including:  
 
Our computer workstations provide free access to subscription genealogy websites including:  
* Access Newspaper Archive
 
* American Civil War Online
 
* Ancestry.com
 
* ArkivDigital online&nbsp;(Swedish church records)
 
* findmypast&nbsp;(UK/Ireland/US/World Research, PERSI)
 
* Fold3.com&nbsp;(US National Archives records)
 
* MyHeritage.com (includes WorldVitalRecords and Mocavo data)
 
* NewspaperArchive.com
 
* ProQuest Obituary Collection
 
* 19th Century British Newspapers<br>
 
<nowiki> </nowiki>Check out our [http://www.micrographicsolutions.com/scanpro-2000.htm 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 [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FHLibraryCatalog use the FamilySearch Catalog]. Go to FamilySearch.org and click on [https://www.familysearch.org/learn Learn]. A short video shows you how to use a [[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|Place Search]] or [[FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search|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 can order it online at [https://www.familysearch.org/films/ FamilySearch.org/films].&nbsp; If you need help with Online Film Ordering, stop by the FHC and we’ll help. You'll get an e-mail notification when the film arrives. 
 
  
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*Access Newspaper Archive
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*American Civil War Online
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*Ancestry.com
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*ArkivDigital online&nbsp;(Swedish church records)
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*findmypast&nbsp;(UK/Ireland/US/World Research, PERSI)
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*Fold3.com&nbsp;(US National Archives records)
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*MyHeritage.com (includes WorldVitalRecords and Mocavo data)
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*NewspaperArchive.com
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*ProQuest Obituary Collection
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*19th Century British Newspapers<br>
 
{{FHCpage|location=Virginia}}  
 
{{FHCpage|location=Virginia}}  
 
 
[[Category:Virginia_Family_History_Centers]]
 
[[Category:Virginia_Family_History_Centers]]

Latest revision as of 13:15, 15 March 2020

Due to COVID-19 virus precautions, The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed until further notice.

Updated 3/15/20

Holiday Closure[edit | edit source]

We will be closed for Thanksgiving (11/28/19), and Christmas & New Years weeks (12/20/19 - 1/6/20).

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!

Holiday Closure

The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed for the

4th of July week (7/1-7/6)

Please visit us any other Tuesday and Thursday morning in July.

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

February Brown Bag[edit | edit source]

February 21, noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel, 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA

"Memories" will be the topic. See you there![1]

Holiday Closure[edit | edit source]

The Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center

will be closed for the holidays until 8 January 2019.

Please visit us during our regular hours in the New Year!

November Brown Bag[edit | edit source]

Mark you calendars for the next Family History Brown Bag seminar!

November 15, noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel, 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg, VA

"Deciphering Old Photographs" will be the topic. See you there!

New Hours[edit | edit source]

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings and Saturday Mornings:

Please call for an appointment @ 220-0266 at least 2 days in advance

Closed 2-9 July for Summer Holiday[edit | edit source]

Opens for modified summer hours from 7/10 for July & August

Please call for an appointment 757-220-0266 at least 2 days prior

Modified Summer Hours (June-August)[edit | edit source]

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2nd & 4th Saturday 9:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Evenings: Please call for an appointment 220-0266 at least 2 days in advance

May Brown Bag Seminar[edit | edit source]

17 May 2018

RootsMagic - Q & A at 10:30

Brown Bag - noon to 1:00 p.m.

Hidden Ancestors in 1790 - 1840 Censuses by Merle Kimball, President of Tidewater Genealogical Association

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Spring Break Closure[edit | edit source]

The Williamsburg, VA Family History Center will be closed during the evening April 3rd, 4th & 5th.

We WILL be open during the morning (9:30 - 12:30) April 3rd & 5th, as usual.

February Brown Bag[edit | edit source]

22 Feb 2018[edit | edit source]

RootsMagic - Q&A at 10:30[edit | edit source]

Brown Bag - Resources in New York State and Surrounding New England by Jeanne Sutherland at 12 noon[edit | edit source]

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.[edit | edit source]

We will be closed one additional day due to hazardous parking lot conditions. We will reopen Wednesday, 10 January at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Closures[edit | edit source]

The Williamsburg Family History Center will be closed 12/22/17 - 1/8/18 for the holidays.

Please visit us during our regular hours when we reopen in January. Happy Holidays!

Third Thursday Brown Bag & RootsMagic[edit | edit source]

16 November 2017[edit | edit source]

Brown Bag Lunch on November 16th, noon to 1 pm.

Shelly Flint will present amazing new insights into Indexing, now a web-based program.

Please plan to bring your laptop, tablet or other device to practice on.

Roots Magic class will be at 10:30 - 11:30 am same day.

No reservations required. Please join us at 2017 Newman Road in Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Evening Closures[edit | edit source]

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

Summer Closures[edit | edit source]

22 June 2017[edit | edit source]

4-8 July 2017[edit | edit source]

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.

Williamsburg Virginia Family History Center
Address
2017 Newman Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-220-0266 during operating hours
757-232-1417 when center is not open
Email: mailto:williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com

Map to the Williamsburg Family History Center
Hours
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
Family History Center Pages
Home

Events

Handouts From Prior Events
FHC Building

Williamsburg VA FHC Entrance.jpg
Entrance to the Williamsburg Family History Center - Take the left hallway after you enter the building.

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.[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

See our Events page for more details.

Third Thursday Brown Bag[edit | edit source]

See the Events page to learn more about sessions and presenters.

RootsMagic User Group[edit | edit source]

TBA


williamsburg.fhc@gmail.com

Resources[edit | edit source]

Our Family History Center features:

  • Personal assistance
  • Informative lectures and events
  • Lexmark multi-function printer/scanner with direct scan to FamilySearch Family Tree
  • 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
  • Ancestry.com
  • 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)
  • NewspaperArchive.com
  • ProQuest Obituary Collection
  • 19th Century British Newspapers
FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.