Fardale New Jersey Family History Center

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


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location map

Address: 30 Youngs Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430, United States

  • Entrance is located at the back door. Ring doorbell for assistance.
  • Language: English
  • Mask Required (until further notice)

Phone: 973.296.4593

E-mail: NJ_Fardale@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours: Reopened September 2, 2021

Tuesday & Thursday 10-1. Text Terry @ 201.264.4189 to confirm availability

Other times by Appointment. Send request via email or text Cindy @ 973.296.4593

Email NJ_Fardale@familyhistorymail.org

Closed for all major holidays


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

Family History Center Portal
The Family History Center (FHC) Portal page gives free access, in the center, to family history websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
ANCESTRY
FIND MY PAST
MY HERITAGE
KINPOINT
GENEANET
FOLD 3
PAPER TRAIL
AMERICAN ANCESTORS
19TH CENTURY BRITISH LIBRARY NEWSPAPER DIGIAL ARCHIVE
ALEXANDER STREET PRESS
ARKIVDIGITAL
NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE
PROQUEST OBITUARY LISTSINGS

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

3 Computers with FHC Portal access

Printer

WiFi Available


Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • Assistance with Scout Genealogy Merit Badge
  • Translation Services for Dutch, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, German, and Korean
  • We offer access to and assistance with the use of many internet research sites
  • Assistance with basic research techniques
  • Training available for Indexing (which can be done on your home computer)

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.



Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Center, try one or more of these other repositories.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalization, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.