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VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
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VICTORIA TEXAS FAMILY HISTORY CENTER


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
3408 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901; 361.575.0055
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00am - Noon; Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Research Resources, Forms, Film Rental Fees, Local Records, Salt Lake City Hints

RESEARCH RESOURCES AVAILABLE

The following resources are available at the Victoria Family History Center:

  • Four computers for patron use
  • Printer available to copy from computers (10 cents per copy)
  • Four microfilm readers for patron use
  • Micro printer to copy from film and microfiche (15 cents per copy)
  • Three microfiche readers for patron use
  • Online access to Family Search.org
  • Personal Ancestral File 5.2 (PAF) on all 4 computers
  • Ancestry.com on all 4 computers (no charge)

FILM: Approximately 700 rolls of microfilm on indefinite loan at the Family History Center

FICHE: Thousands of fiche available indefinitely.

SOFTWARE:

  • Pedigree Resource File, Discs 1 through 115 with Master Index
  • 1880 United States on compact disc
  • 1881 British Census on compact disc
  • 1881 Canadian Census on compact disc
  • Freedman's Bank Records on compact disc
  • Family History Source Guide
  • Morman Immigration Index on compact disc
  • U.S. Military Index (Korea and Vietnam) 1950-1975
  • Scottish Church Records on compact disc
  • Ancestral File on compact disc
  • IGI on compact disc:
    • North America
    • British Isles
    • Central Europe
    • Denmark
    • Sweden
    • Finland/Iceland
    • Norway
    • South America/Central America/Caribbean/Asia/Africa/Southwest Pacific Ocean Islands and other
    • Germany
    • Mexico

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ACCESS ANY OF THE ABOVE RESOURCES.

FORMS AND RESEARCH AIDS

  • "How Do I Start My Family History?" (free). Also available in Spanish (free)
  • Family Group Sheets (vertical) (free)
  • Pedigree Charts (vertical) 5 Generation, 11 cents each
    Pedigree Charts, 15 Generation, $1.00 each
  • Research Logs, 5 cents each
  • United States Federal Census Work Sheets (1790-1930), 15 cents each
  • 1851 British Census Work Sheets, 15 cents each
  • Canadian Census Work Sheets, 15 cents each
  • Ireland Census Work Sheets (1901/1911), 15 cents each
  • Genealogical Word Lists, $1.25 each
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin Genealogy Word List
    • Norwegian
    • Portuguese
    • Polish
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
  • Genealogical Letterwriting Guides, $1.25 each
    • Czech
    • French
    • German
  • Genealogical Handwriting Guide: German Gothic Handwriting Guide (free)
  • Research Outlines $3.25 each
    • African American records, $3.25 each
    • Canada Research Outline, $3.25 each
      • Canadian Provinces, $2.50 each: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
    • China Research Outline
    • Denmark Research Outline
    • Germany Research Outline
    • Jewish Research Outline
    • Mexico Research Outline
    • Netherlands Research Outline
    • Norway Research Outline
    • Philippines Research Outline
    • Peru Research Outline
    • Scotland Research Outline
    • Sweden Research Outline
    • Wales Research Outline

    • United States Research Outlines, $2.50 each. We have all states except Alaska and Hawaii

  • Other:
    • Hamburg Passenger Lists Guide 1850-1934 (free)
    • Ireland Householders Index (free)
    • Japan/Asian Microfilm Catalog (free)
    • Korea Microfilm Catalog (free)
    • Old Parochial Register Index for Scotland, $1.25
    • Poland Gazetteer (free)
    • Polish State Archives (free)

FILM RENTAL FEES
Salt Lake allows 15 days shipping each way

ORIGINAL ORDER, 60 days - $5.50 plus .25 ($5.75) - 30 days Patron time

FIRST RENEWAL, 60 days - $5.50 - 90 days Patron time

SECOND RENEWAL, - $5.50 - Extended or as long as you need it.

LOCAL MICROFILMED RECORDS

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Victoria, TX. Parish Registers, 1875-1957 (includes surname index)

  • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Victoria, TX. Parish registers, 1912-1957.

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Victoria, TX. Parish registers, 1841-1957 (includes surname index).

  • First Methodist Church, Victoria, TX. Church records, 1870-1908

(The following important information is from the Bowens at the Local Family History Library.)

BEFORE PATRONS VISIT THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY

The Family History Library in Salt Lake CIty has one of the largest collections of genealogical records in the world, but not all of the films listed in the FHLCatalog are housed in the library because of space limitations. Copies of the most films for the US, Canada, Britain, Germany, and Scandinavia are available in the library. However, copies of many films from other parts of the world must be ordered by library staff from the Granite Mountain Records Vault or the Salt Lake Distribution Center when needed by patrons. If a copy of a film must be ordered, it may not be available at the library for a day or two.

A patron who plans to visit the FHL in Salt Lake should search the FHLCatlog in advance at a Family History Center or at www.familysearch.org to determine if the films are in the library. The patrons can then send a letter or an e-mail to the library, preferably four weeks before the visit, listing the films needed in the priority order. Library staff can verify which films are available in the library and which need to be ordered. The request should include the patron's telephone number or e-mail address.

Requests should be sent to:

Family History Library Library Attendant Supervisor
35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
E-mail address: fhl@ldschurch.org

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