Palos Verdes Homes Owners Visit Family History Centers

Palos Verdes Homes Owners Visit Family History Centers

Census Taker courtesy of Palos Verdes Library District

More and more Palos Verdes homes owners are interested in their family history.  The internet has given us the ability to learn about our ancestors and Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States.  Internet accessibility seems to be luring us into the past whether it be to learn about extended families, or who lived in my house before me, or just when did my family arrive in this country.

The Family History Center located at the Palos Verdes Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rancho Palos Verdes has found that so many of us are interested in this information that they now are staffed with trained volunteers on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to help residents fill in the branches of their family trees.  Whether you are quite “techy” or more of the “old school” type, there are seven computers that are loaded with premium genealogy sites where you can get plenty of data.  Lots of families feel that knowing their past history makes them feel more a part of an extended family.  In addition to the staffed hours, the Center is also open each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., (until 3:00 p.m. during the Summer) and on the last Sunday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  For more information on the Family History Center call (310) 697-3264.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is located at 5845 Crestride Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.

The Palos Verdes Library District also offers a genealogy service to Palos Verdes homes owners.  Go to the library’s homepage,, click on the Online Resources tab, then under Genealogy & Local History, click on either Ancestry Library (this database can be used in the library only) or Heritage Quest Online (this database can be used from your home) and input your PVLD library card number.  You can search for ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790 to 1930 through these two resources.

To read my previous article on Palos Verdes homes owners Family History Search, click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Library District

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