Family History Centers are a wonderful resource for genealogists and family historians. Besides their access to the vast collection of microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, each center has very knowledgeable volunteers, who can help guide visitors in researching their ancestors.
At a Family History Center, visitors can search billions of online records. These centers also offer access to the LDS circulating collection of 2.5 million microfilms from over 100 countries as described below.
Microfilm / Microfiche Information
Each Family History Center (FHC) has multiple microfilm and microfiche scanners/readers to read the different microform formats and print a copy of a particular page of section for your reference library. Even though each FHC has some limited microfilm or microfiche available in their own collection for local county research, visitors will need to order the film or fiche for a period of 30 days viewing. A cost of $7.50 per microfilm roll for 90 days use and $4.75 per microfiche collection regardless of the number of fiche, are kept permanently at the center. All microfilm is ordered online by patrons from their home or anywhere with Internet access using a credit or debit card. For information on ordering the film or fiche, download the instructions below.
Available Online Databases at FHCs
In addtion at all FHCs, there are multiple computer stations with access to multiple online subscription databases for patrons to do research. The following online databases are available FREE at the FHCs in Larimer County:
Ancestry.com (Worldwide Edition)
Godfrey Memorial Library
New England Historical & Genealogical Society
and several more databases including their own top rated FamilySearch website!
Local FHC Information
There are three FHCs in Larimer County: Fort Collins, Loveland, and Berthoud.
Family History Centers
600 East Swallow Road (west side of building)
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Fort Collins Family History Center is normally open on Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm and 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm, and on Saturday morning from 9 am until noon. Closed on major holidays!(Updated January 30, 2020)
3800 Mountain Lion Road (west side of building)
Loveland, CO 80537
Loveland FHC is open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm. Closed on major holidays! (Updated January 30, 2020)
Berthoud Family History Center
550 Spartan Avenue (north side of building)
Berthoud, CO 80513
Hours of Operation:
First and third Tuesday of each month (closed holiday weeks)
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month (closed holiday weeks)
Very happy to meet by appointment, please arrange via firstname.lastname@example.org
You may want to call or email to verify hours of operation as the hours change by seasons and FHSCs are closed on holidays.
This is a great resource for all genealogists and family historians to use. The FSCs are open to the public. You may bring your notebooks and portable computers to use at the facilities. There are tables for patrons to use.
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