Before you visit a Family History Center in person, you can search various databases on the Internet on your home computer or at a public library. Many state libraries and historical societies also have indexes of vital records, naturalizations, censuses and other records that can be accessed via the Internet. You can also visit these sites to find out more about Family History Centers:
Welcome to the Family History Center is part of the official site of the LDS Church.
FamilySearch lets you search about 600 million of the 2 billion records available through Family History Centers, and has background information on the centers and family history research.
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sources on the Internet: LDS & Family History Centers has many links to related sites.
ROOTS-L Resources: Family History Centers and Library features related articles, links and mailing lists.
LDS Research Outlines includes files with the text of the outlines for US states available at Family History Centers (look for the files ending in “.txt”).
Everton’s Genealogical Helper: The Family History Library and its Family History Centers is a series of classes about Family History Centers and the Family History Library.
To learn how to prepare for your visit to a Family History Center, see the April 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine