Family History Center
The Church of Jesus Christ of
620 N. Alpine Road (corner of Rural)
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: (815) 399-2660 (during library hours)
The Family History Center will soon have 52
rolls of Winnebago County vital records available.
MAIL ADDRESS: c/o Ron Winebrenner, 1312 Arnold
Ave., Rockford, IL (815) 226-0631
- There is no charge to use the library.
- There is a rental fee for ordering microfilm and
microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake.
- The film rental fees are as follows:
- Three-week loan - $3.00
- Six-month loan - $4.50
Films arrive in approximately 2 weeks.
Fiche: $.15 each
Fiche remain permanently in the Family History Center.
- Pedigree Charts, Family Group Sheets, and Census Forms
are on sale for .05 each.
- Larger charts and binders are available at reasonable
- Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the building.
- Plan to pay for your microfilms when ordering.
- CHECKS ONLY FOR ORDERS OF $3.00 AND UP.
- Our books do not circulate.
- All microfilms and microfiche must be used within our
- You may bring your lunch but please do not plan to eat at
Our staff is made up of unpaid volunteers. None are
professionals. We do not do the research for you. We will direct
you in any way in the use of our library. The more groundwork
that you lay before you visit us, the more help we can be to you.
Most records are pre-1900.
On-line tutorial on
using the Family History Center.
Family History Center Link
- Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) Computerized
microfiche catalog of microfilm and fiche copies of
records organized in 4 sections: Locality, Surname,
Author-Title, and Subject. Patrons may rent films from
this vast collection in Salt Lake City. Three week loans
are $3.00. Also on computer.
- International Genealogical Index (IGI) Computerized
microfiche index of 189 million names extracted by the
Genealogical Society from civil and church records or
names submitted by L.D.S. members. Surnames are
alphabetically filed within specific localities (state,
province, etc.) and from more than 90 different countries.
Also on computer.
- Parish and Vital Records Listings (PVRL) Microfiche
guide shows which records have been extracted and are
listed in the IGI (above) for each geographical area and
time period. It also shows which records are currently
being extracted and whose names will appear in a future
edition of the IGI.
- Accelerated Index System (AIS) Microfiche indexes
are alphabetical listings of people living in the U.S.
from 1607-1906; basically from census records 1790-1850.
- Family Registry An alphabetical listing on
microfiche of thousands of names being researched,
together with names and addresses of those who have
registered. Registration is free. Updated periodically.
- Everton's Root Cellar Vol I This register was
donated by Everton Publishers. It is used much like the
Family Registry but registration is not handled through
the Family History Library.
- Microfiche Reference Collection This is a
collection of reference books most frequently requested
in the Family History Library in Salt Lake. It is on
microfiche and will eventually include 1,000 titles.
- Local Card Catalog Includes beginning research,
special area helps, directories, atlases, gazetteers,
research outlines,periodicals, newsletters, etc. These
are to be used in the Family History Center only. They
- Microfilms and Microfiche on loan from Salt Lake
Indefinite loans include Hamburg Passenger Lists,
Swedish Emigration, Gazetteers. Index to Scottish Parish
Registers. Current printouts by country available of
films ordered by individuals, which can be used by all
- Ancestral File and Social Security Death Index The
Ancestral File is only on the computer. It shows families
linked together, pedigrees and descendency charts. The
Social Security Death Index includes the Vietnam and
Korean War Death Index. It has deaths from 1962 to 1989.
- Assistance in Beginning Research Staff direction
on where to search and how to fill out pedigree charts,
family group sheets, etc. Staff are unpaid volunteers and
do not undertake professional research. When you have
exhausted local resources, a reference questionnaire may
be sent to the Family History Library for direction on
where to do further research.
- List of Accredited Genealogists This is a list of
genealogists who have passed accreditation exams given by
the Family History Library. They are listed under their
area of accreditation. The FHL does not recommend
individual genealogists nor is it responsible for the
performance of the genealogist you hire.
- Work Already Compiled by Church Members
- Copy Service Librarians can make copies from
microfilm or microfiche for 25 cents per exposure.
- Supplies Pedigree charts, family group sheets,
binders and various forms for sale at reasonable prices.
- World Conference on Records 1969 conference on
microfilm and the 1980 conference partially in paperback.
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Last updated: Monday, 18-Apr-2005 10:03:17 MDT