Niceville Florida Family History Center

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The Center will be closed until further notice due to COVIT 19

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

The Niceville Florida Family History Center exists to help you do your genealogy and family history. We are not professional genealogists, but we do have lots of experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we have expertise to assist you. We know where to find the answers. If you are passing through the area, please come by and visit us.

  • Languages: English (Italian & French with advanced notice)
  • Address: 1100 S Palm Blvd, Niceville FL 32578
  • Coordinates: GPS (lat long; degrees, minutes, seconds) 30°30'44.8"N 86°28'28.8"W or DECIMAL 30.512431, -86.474657
  • Location on Google Map
  • Phone: Gail Kimball...850-803-3325
  • E-mail: or
  • Open Hours: Wednesday’s 6:00-8:00pm and the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 am or by appointment
  • Holiday Schedule: Not open New Years Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; or Federal Holidays.

CENTER CAPABILITY[edit | edit source]

  • Databases and Software. This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives FREE access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions...see LINKS below.
  • Hardware and Equipment - The center has two operating online computers and a printer for your use

RESOURCES IN THE LOCAL AREA[edit | edit source]

  • Crestview Family History Center
  • Defuniak Springs Family History Center
  • Fort Walton Beach Family History Center
  • Niceville Family History Center
  • Sandestin Family History Center

LINKS[edit | edit source]

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES below are FREE to you as long as they are accessed at the Family History Center Services Portal. If you try to access them using the links below, the websites will require you to have an individual subscription. Come to the Family History Center and access them for FREE of charge.


DESCRIPTION: " is the world's largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old—including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more—to fill in the life stories you are interested in. And share those stories with others through our community at Our NewspaperARCHIVE. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable. Try exploring the above site, and discover your history today!"


DESCRIPTION: Research Data: Contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs.

  • Letters and Diaries: Contains approximately 100,000 indexed pages of diaries, letters, and memoirs, including 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts, such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland planter William Claytor.
  • Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera: Provides a vivid history of the American Civil War with over 1,400 images.
  • Social and Cultural History: Personal accounts of well-known historical figures.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States: Organized around the history of women in social movements in the United States between 1600 and 2000 A.D.


DESCRIPTION: Advance your family history research today with! Created by the expert staff at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), America's founding genealogical organization, is the portal to the nation's leading resource for the highest-quality, comprehensive family history services. Consult with our expert staff, some of the most respected genealogists in the profession. Read the most significant original scholarship and important publications in genealogy. Access millions of exclusive and sought-after records online. Learn with in-depth online courses and webinars from expert staff. Explore the largest collection of original family history research materials in America.


DESCRIPTION: Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world, including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records; newspapers and periodicals; family trees; photos and images; directories, maps, court records, land records, wills and financial records, stories, memories, and histories; and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership, and much more. It is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world.


DESCRIPTION: ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents. Click the link from the Premium Family History Websites page to install the current client version of ArkivDigital Online.

FAMNET: Unknown research

DESCRIPTION: The online family history network for those who have New Zealand roots.


DESCRIPTION: findmypast makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths to bring your family history to life. Please note that not all of the content from findmypast is available in family history centers. 1911 British Census (accessed through the findmypast website)—The 1911 UK Census is a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of those who lived at that time.

FOLD3 (formerly

DESCRIPTION: Search or browse millions of historical documents and photos. Fold3 has refocused their efforts on gathering the best online collection of military records and stories. The Fold3 name reflects military history and honor, since traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.

-Troubleshooting: Cannot access through the Family History Center Portal (54428).


DESCRIPTION: With 3 billion referenced individuals and 600,000 trees online, Geneanet is the first site dedicated to genealogy in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany. The Geneanet community has 2 million members who exchange genealogical information.


DESCRIPTION: Kinpoint is designed to make it easier for you to do your family history by letting you see what to work on at a glance, quickly find missing information in your family tree, and discover insights into the lives of your ancestors.


DESCRIPTION: Used by millions of people worldwide to help research family history, build a family tree, and add photos, historical records, and more.


DESCRIPTION: Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.


DESCRIPTION: The ProQuest obituaries collection is a premier resource for genealogical and historical research. You can use the collection to search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as the New York Times (dating back to 1851). The collection includes both famous and lesser-known individuals and can be searched by name or by keywords appearing in the body of the article.


DESCRIPTION: Find new research opportunities on descendant lines in Family Tree.


DESCRIPTION: This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies, and media courses.

Notes and troubleshooting

  • If centers have problems accessing the premium family history websites in their Family History Center Portal, click Premium Family History Website from the Family History Services Portal home page. Scroll down, and follow the instructions under "No Website Access."
  • If any of the premium sites prompt for sign-in credentials but other premium sites work, clear your browser cookies. Close the browser, and then restart the computer, and try again.
  • Family history center consultants can help you access the center's Family History Center Portal, where these premium family history websites are offered. Additional details, instructional information, and online support for resolving problems with the website features, website navigation, and so forth are provided on the vendor's website.


• You do NOT have to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to volunteer. We welcome anyone who would like to help others. Let us know what your abilities are & what interests you. We can do the rest.

• We need help with INDEXING. Training is minimal and the need is great.