The Family History Center in Godfrey Memorial
Library began operation in January of 2002. The Genealogical Society of Utah
granted Godfrey a license to operate as a branch of the Family History Library
in Salt Lake, thus allowing film borrowing privileges from the FHL microfilm
repository. Godfrey's association with the Family History Library means that
the enormous collection of more than 2 million rolls of microfilmed
genealogical records are readily available to patrons for a rental
How does it work?
Patrons can order films for viewing and view them in the FHC for a
limited time. Films are returned to Salt Lake at the end of the rental period.
While the library in Salt Lake does not lend books or other publications to
Family History Centers, patrons can request photocopies of pages of published
material from Salt Lake for a fee. The Family History Library Catalog can also
be accessed from a home computer by going to
www.familysearch.org. Click on the
Library tab, then the Family History Library Catalog tab. At Godfrey FHC
microfilm readers and copiers are available for patron use, along with online
access to the Family Search website at www.familysearch.org.
How do I start?
There are various
choices for searching the catalog, the most frequently used being the Place and
the Surname searches. When film numbers have been selected, the patron must create
an account on Familysearch.org to order the film. When films arrive,
patrons are notified. We ask patrons to 'sign up' for microfilm reader/printer
viewing time. Especially for patrons who must travel a distance, it is
recommended that a reader/printer be reserved for use ahead of time. Call
860-346-4375 to schedule your appointment.
What other resources are available to
Most FHCs have a limited number of books in print,
usually local histories and genealogies. We have no books in our "room" because
we have the advantage of the Godfrey stacks being right outside the door. Along
with local histories and genealogies, there are numerous reference books, city
directories, a bible collection, and an international collection to name a
When are you
Do stop in to visit the Godfrey Family History
Center. Our hours are
Tuesday 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.,
Thursday 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., and
Friday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FHC hours are different from regular library hours.
About Us tab at the top of the page and click on Contact Us for
hours and our inclement weather policy. Also, please
keep in mind that the FHC
is staffed by volunteers, and there may be
times that our usual hours of
operation are interrupted. If you are
traveling any distance, please call in
advance to be assured
that a volunteer is on duty.
for more information.