Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

An Excellent Example of a Local Family History Center

Now that we are getting settled into our work at the Maryland State Archives, I am starting to get in touch with the local family history community. I have joined the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society and made my first visit to the Annapolis Family History Center. I am very impressed.

Here are some views of this very inviting facility.

If you live in the Annapolis area, you can contact me and I will be glad to meet you at the Annapolis Family History Center to help with your research. Here are some more photos. Don't you wish your Family History Center looked like this one? By the way, when I visited the FHC there were only two volunteers there. Apparently, it is not being overused. One comment on the above photo, I guess the microfilm viewers will be getting very little use.

A nice printer with lots of computers for support.

I will be taking time to become familiar with all the resources.

A nice selection of reference books.

Stay tuned for some additional information in the near future. Remember, I speak Spanish fluently.

Here is the FHC's contact information.
  • 1875 Ritchie Hwy Annapolis MD 21401-6229 United States
  • The Family History Center entrance is at the center of the rear of the building.
  • Phone: 1-410-757-4173
  • Email:
Open Hours:
  • Monday:9:30am-2:30pm
  • Tuesday:9:30am-2:30pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:9:30am-2:30pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday:9:30am-2:30pm


  1. If you are willing, Bev Field in AZ would love your help with early 15th and 16th century Hicks ancestors in MD.May I email you?

  2. Erm I would point out that finding ancestors in Maryland in the 15th and 16th centuries is impossible. No written records and indeed no Europeans except perhaps for the occasional ship's landing for supplies.