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The Family History Center (FHC) [LDS Church, 5100 Glacier Highway], phone: 780-2235, is open for PUBLIC use as follows:              

(NOTE: Summer hours may differ and winter hours may be weather dependent - please call ahead.)

For the the summer of 2009 from May 1 - September 7, 2009:

  • Wednesday evening 7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Gary Kostenko
  • Appointments will be honored with 24 hour notice on:
    • Thursday 10 A.M - 2 P.M.
    • Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7 P.M. - 9 P.M.
  • Please Contact Gary Kostenko at the Family History Center on Wednesday evenings... in person or at the FHC phone number: 780-2235; or find him in the phone directory to schedule appointments.

DAYTIMES: Weds.,Thurs, & Fri: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m

EVENINGS:  Tues., Weds. & Thurs: 7 – 9 p.m.

NOTE:  SCHEDULED CLOSURES:  

Thanksgiving: Wednesday & Thursday (both Daytime & Evening)

Christmas/New Years:  2 Weeks....Specific dates to be posted at FHC

PATRONS DO NOT HAVE TO BE MEMBERS OF THE "MORMON" CHURCH TO USE THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER!!!

 

The following Genealogical Materials and "Tools" are available at FHC

a.   Genealogical Forms (for sale at minimal price); such as Pedigree Charts, Family Group Records, etc.

b.   Books/Periodicals on Genealogical Research, including Atlases, etc .

c.   Microfiche and Microfilm "Catalogs", Indexes, Registries, etc.  [NOTE:   See specific listing following this General Listing.]

d.   Access to Microfilms and Microfiche from Salt Lake City Parent Church's tremendously extensive Library of Records from around the world.  [NOTE:   These Microfilms are presently available for a Rental Rate of $5.50 for a thirty (30) calendar day rental period; or $11.00 for a 90 calendar day period; or $16.50 for an "indefinite" period (until patron has completed searching that film). If originally ordered at $5.50, can be "rolled over" once at $5.50 for each extra 60 calendar days; then with the next "roo over" it becomes "indefinite". Microfiche are $0.15 each for indefinite loan to FHC.

e.    Microfilm  Readers (16mm/35mm)

f.     Microfiche Readers

g.    One (1) each Microform Reader/Printer [Minolta RP 605Z] for 16mm/35mm Roll Microfilm and Microfiche.

h.    2 each DELL Optiplex Computers, with HP Laser Printers, and CD-ROM "Family Search" Programs [Family History Library Catalog; Ancestral File; Social Security Death Index, Military Index; International Genealogical Index; and other Genealogical Software Programs.]

i.   One (1) each 16mm Microfilm Copy of the Juneau, Alaska (Area) Funeral Records covering the period of 2 January 1898 through 20 April 1964 (as microfilmed by the Gastineau Genealogical Society in 1987).

NOTE:   Except for Item a (Genealogical Forms), none of the Items listed in b through i above may be removed from the Family History Center.

 

SPECIFICALLY - Some of the "Aids" that are available are:

1. AIS  - Accelerated Indexing System  On Microfiche:  9 sets of Searches covering period from 1608 to 1906 in the U. S.

Basically - information is from:  (1)  Federal Censuses; (2)  Tax & Military Lists; (3)  Church & Land Records.  Indexed alphabetically by Surname. 

[NOTE:   Will not be up-dated;  contains many errors and omissions.]

2.  Family Registry Index Jan. 1996 -  On Microfiche:  Contains Alphabetical List of

(1) Names being researched by an individual; (2)  Family Organizations doing research;  (3)  Proposed Family Organizations. 

[NOTE:  Search by individual Surname.  No longer being kept current.]

3.   FHLC - Family History Library Catalog - On Microfiche (3 Oct. 1998):  A list, with descriptions, of the Research Sources  (books, Microfilms, Microfiche, etc.) available at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah [and to a lesser extent through local Family History Centers (FHCs) throughout the world.] 

Information appears under the name of the LOCALITY to which a record pertains; the SUBJECT of the record; the name of the AUTHOR; or the TITLE of the record.   [The FHLC is also now available on Computer CD-ROM.]

NOTE:  Both the FHLC and the IGI (see definition later in this guide) may now be purchased  (in Microfiche format) by Libraries, Individuals, etc. directly from Salt Lake City (FHL).

4.     IGI - Batch Number Index - On Microfiche:  For use with the IGI (see #5).  By use of Batch Number you can determine the FHL Call Number (Microfilm, Book, etc.) for the source of the data.  [NOTE:  Books not available from FHL.]

5.      IGI - International Genealogical Index - On Microfiche:  Contains about 200+ Million entries,  covering deceased individuals only (not families) from more than 90 Countries Worldwide, and is arranged by Locality. Most come from Vital Records from the early 1500s to 1875. 

Types of  "Events" you may find are:  1)  A - Adult Christening; 2)  B - Birth;  3)  C - Christening; 4)  D  -  Death or Burial;  5)  F - Birth or Christening of first known children (in lieu of Marriage date);  6)  M - Marriage;  7)  N - Census;  8)  S - Miscellaneous;  9)  W - Will or Probate.

To use, you need to know:  1)  Name of Person you are seeking;  2)  Place of an "Event" (in that person's life; such as Birth, Christening, or Marriage);  3)  Date of the "Event".  [NOTE:  Place and Date of the "Event" may be approximate to begin the search.]  [NOTE:  The IGI is also now available on Computer CD-ROM (Probably contains more names than the Microfiche Edition)].

NOTE:  The IGI is not limited to names of Members of the LDS Church or their Ancestors!!

6.     Parish & Vital Records List - On Microfiche:  Lists in Alphabetical Order, by State or Country, the records that have been extracted (indexed) as part of the LDS Church Family History Department Extraction Program.  [For example:  Records created to record Births, Christenings, Marriages, Deaths, or Burials.  May be Government created (known as Civil Records); Church(es) created (known usually as Parish Records); or Family created (usually in the form of Family Bibles).]

7.     Ancestral File - On Computer CD-ROM (1998).  [Information on millions of  people throughout the world.]

8.    Social Security Death Index - On Computer CD-ROM.  [ 40 Million records of deaths reported to Social Security Administration – basically 1962 through end of 1988; some earlier – some later].

9.    Military Index - Records of U. S. Military Personnel who died in Korea or Vietnam from 1950 to 1975.  One CD-ROM.

10.  Scottish Old Parochial Register - Christenings and Marriages by Given Name and by Surname to 1885.  Microfiche (1500  – 1854 - - some as late as 1900); [also on same CD-ROM as FHLC].

 

NOTE:  In addition to the 16mm Microfilm Copy shown in Item i above, the FHC also has a "paper" copy of the Funeral Records of the Juneau, Alaska (Area), covering the period of 2 January 1898 through 20 March 1964; complete with Composite Index, Mini-Gazetteer, etc.  This "paper" copy is on Long-Term Loan from the Gastineau Genealogical Society.

The Family History Center (FHC) also has "200 Genealogical Reference Works" on Microfiche.

 

COMPUTERIZED RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT FHC

1. ANIMAP 2.5 (with sitefinder U. S. place name database GGS (1 CD)

2. CENSUSES:

3. FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY CATALOG (1 CD)

4. FAMILY TREES – ACADIAN-CAJUN (1 CD)

5. FREEDMAN’S BANK RECORDS (1 CD)

6. GENERATIONS, Deluxe Edition (Family Tree Software): (2 CDs + Program Disk)

7. INDEX BRITISH - SCOTLAND REGION, 1881 (1 CD)

8. MORMON IMMIGRATION INDEX (1CD)

9. TEMPLE READY for WINDOWS, Version 2.0 (2 CDs)

10. VITAL RECORDS INDEXES:

11. WORLD ATLAS DELUXE 3-D, COMPTON’S (1 CD) GGS

[with COMPTON’S COMPLETE U.S. STREET GUIDE (1 CD) GGS]

 

Gastineau Genealogical Society:

The Gastineau Genealogical Society  (GGS)  is a loosely-knit, non-dues paying type organization whose basic intent is: to encourage and assist you in your own Genealogical work;  and to give all of us an additional avenue as we "track our ancestors back into antiquity and/or infinity".

Members of the Society (GGS) have a multitude of materials which they have been using or may be using.  Many of these materials may be available on a loan basis.  Member's Inventories of available materials, aids, etc. are included in a Binder and are available for review at the Family History Center.

The Society (GGS) also maintains a small "Lending Library" (for Members or Member Sponsored Persons) at the Family History Center (FHC).  FHC Librarians will assist you in the use of this "Lending Library".

For further information on the Gastineau Genealogical Society, meeting dates, etc. contact Dick Kent at 3270 Nowell Avenue, Juneau, 99801-1934, phone #  586-3695; or access the following home page:  http://ggsalaska.org.

 

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(Rev. 31 May. 2009 dak)