Las Vegas Nevada FSL/Resources
Over 100 helpful staff members are available to provide the patron with individual and group experiences. We will support you in your efforts to find and preserve your family history. We hope you come to feel the joy of connecting with family past, present and future.
Library Staff as a Resource[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch Library staff will show you how to use the center’s resources. To make your visit most effective a patron should collect and organize their information at home. Bring as much information as you have about the ancestor you wish to research. Our Staff will help you:
- Increase your skills using FamilySearch, Ancestry, MyHeritage and Fold3
- How to access resources in the FamilySearch Wiki and the FamilySearch Catalog
- Help with research materials written in Spanish, Portugese, German and Scandinavian language.
- Researching in the early United States’ records or lack thereof
- Finding information in our 9000 genealogical related books
- How to research online digitized microfilm
- Preserve memories using our free digitizing equipment
Click to view[equipment available equipment and how to reserve it]
Library Services Include:[edit | edit source]
- Individual personalized assistance
- Permission to view sources available only in the FamilySearch Library system
- Weekly scheduled classes to help you with your family history skills and research.
- Group experiences tailored to your choice of activities and training experiences. Click Here-Group Experiences
- Historic building tour available during any visit.
- Third Saturday workshops and seminars
- Our monthly publication “Family History Happenings” - Sign up in the menu at right.
Thousands of Books Available[edit | edit source]
The Las Vegas FamilySearch Library has over 9000 genealogical related books. It is the largest collection of books in the FamilySearch systems second only to the FamilySearch Library collection in Salt Lake City.
Collections including Mayflower Descendants, Germans to America, Civil War, Writings of Washington, Italians to America and much more:
- Canada and United States books
- Black History books
- Collection of maps dating back to late 1700's
- Hundreds of family histories by surname
- And a special collections of books that are more than 100 years old
Other Library Resources:[edit | edit source]
- Training lab with 15 computer teaching stations for class participants
- Classroom seating for 25 persons and projection screen
- Main floor has 35 personal computers stations
- A wide variety of digitizing equipment to accommodate 13 patrons at one time. Click to see equipment
- Gated toddler play area with close parent access to 3 computer stations and one on one help
- Video recording studio for filming and preserving individuals and their stories. Capacity of 15 persons
Internet Genealogical Resources[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch Centers have computers that provide free access to many subscription genealogy websites. For more information about these websites
Available genealogical sites include:
- Ancestry.com (Family History Library Edition)
- 19th Century British Newspapers
- Newspaper Archives
- Alexander Street Press (American Civil War Collections)
- ArkivDigital Online
- HeritageQuest Online
- Historic Map Works (Library Edition)
- Paper Trail, A Guide to Overland Pioneer Names and Documents