Discover Your Family's Story at the FamilySearch Center in the John Parker Library
Have you ever been interested in discovering your family's origins, but never had the tools? Now you can take advantage of the FREE family history resources available at the FamilySearch Center at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Volunteers provide free, personalized assitance in tracing your family tree.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The FamilySearch Center is located in the John Parker Library, on the fourth floor of the Freedom Center. The Library is open to everyone, from beginners to advanced genealogists.
Walk-ins are welcome! Reservations are available, but not required. Call 513.333.7654 to schedule an appointment.
If you don't have time in advance, that's fine; but talking to relatives first will add to the experience. Try to obtain the names of your grandparents and great-grandparents (including maiden names), and their dates of birth and death. Ask your relatives for any family stories or folklore.
Volunteers will help you organize your information and will show you how to search census records, the Social Security Death index, and other record groups. The volunteers will also suggest future searches you can conduct on your own.
For tips on how to get started click here.
For tips on how to start by collecting oral history click here.
To download a Basic Family Tree click here.
For a more complete guide to tracing your family tree, click here.
The genealogy notebook helps researchers further their work. Since not everyone can come to the genealogy library, this is an online resource to offer tips and share new discoveries. We welcome queries - post a question and check back for responses.
The FamilySearch Center is presented in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.