Genealogy Research At The
Los Angeles FamilySearch Library

The Los Angeles Family History Library

United States Flag on lafhl web site 10741 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90025
Telephone 310-474-9990
or 310-474-2202
United States Flag on lafhl web site

Revised 27 March 2014 by Jon Schweitzer.

This web site is not associated with any
FamilySearch Center or FamilySearch Library or
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


The Los Angeles Family History Library or lafhl has changed its name to
Los Angeles FamilySearch Library or lafsl
The NEW main page is HERE.

Monday, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 AM to 9 PM
Closed Sunday



I am NOT the Webmaster for the NEW LAFSL website.

I am still the Webmaster for the OLD LAFSL website.
There are now new procedures for ordering microfilm/microfiche. All film/fiche orders must be made by the patrons using on-line ordering and patrons will be able to order from home. If patrons need help, information and instructions will be given by the staff at the LAFSL. The website for ordering the film/fiche is at: Patrons without an account will need to create an account at the "Sign In" at the upper right at

NEW The large collection of red 3-ring self-help genealogy research notebooks that was in the Los Angeles Family History Library has a new home at the Burbank Family History Center. Their website is HERE. The collection is shown at

There is now free unsecured wireless Wi-FI service in the LAFSL.

The inventories of LAFSL film and fiche are up to date at Film and Fiche by Number Search

The inventories of LAFSL books, film, fiche and maps are up to date at Book, Film, Fiche and maps Content Search

LAFSL Computer Resources - most computers

LAFSL Computer Resources - 5 computers for DOS programs

LAFSL Holdings and Resources

LAFSL Floor Plan

Maps at the LAFSL

LAFSL Consultants and Teachers

ANCESTRY.COM IS BACK! Better than ever! See more information at

ONLINE DATABASES AT THE LAFSL See more information at

Heritage Quest (H.Q.) is now available Free online at the LAFSL
See this link about how to research H.Q..
H.Q. has all 1790 - 1930 census images online.

Scottish Research at the LAFSL - Censuses and Administration Districts

LAFSL Rules and Procedures

Instructions For The Beginning Genealogist at the LAFSL

Latin American Microfilms at the LAFSL

Removed from the LAFSL
76 Red 3-Ring Self Help Notebooks
"F" Special Microfilms at the LAFSL
CD Collection by Locality
CD Collection by Subject
Census Index Books - MOST OF THEM


The Newest FAMILYSEARCH Website with images to view is at:

NEW FamilySearch Site Map

4 Effective FamilySearch Search Techniques in 4 Parts from The Ancestry Insider
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Complete FamilySearch Research HERE

Search the new FamilySearch IGI HERE. More information is HERE.

FamilySearch Wiki Research Advice

FamilySearch Indexing Projects - All patrons are invited to participate. They will take the place of and will be free to everyone online. See the information HERE. You must have Broadband and XP, Vista or 7.


Genealogy Research In The Los Angeles Area

Guide For Genealogy Research At UCLA

The wonderful Heritage Quest website with it's U.S. Census resources and more may NOW be accessed from the Los Angeles CITY Public Library's (LAPL) website at: You need a Los Angeles CITY Public Library card number to access the Heritage Quest website. Scroll down and click on HeritageQuest Online. Enter your card number and the last 4 digits of your phone number you have on file with the LAPL, Enter and chose Search Census or something else.

You can also use Heritage Quest at home if you have LA COUNTY Public Library card at Look under "Genealogy" to find and click on "Heritage Quest". Enter your 13 digit (no spaces) card number and proceed.

The great Sanborn Maps for only California cities may be accessed from the Los Angeles City Public Library's website at: You need a Los Angeles City Public Library card number to access the maps. Scroll down and click on Sanborn Maps 1867-1970. Enter your card number and the last 4 digits of your phone number you have on file with the LAPL, Click Browse Maps and select California, Select City and Select Date. Select State Search the sheets for the street and address. Suggest you use city directories to find the address. For the best printed copy I suggest you do not choose "Print Current View" but choose "Download Map" and print the Acrobat Reader PDF image or right mouse click on the image and "Save Picture As" to a file and print. If you need the free Acrobat Reader to read PDF files you can download it at

City Directories on Microfilm at the LAPL


The Biggest and Best Toolbox of Genealogy Tools is at Stephen P. Morse's Website at

Sources Of Genealogical Information

Home Sources for Genealogy Information

Free SLC Photoduplication Services is HERE

U.S. Census Research

"Computer Internet Security" made by me is at Learn how to install the security you need in your computer. Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Best Genealogy Web Sites - Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites and Family Tree Magazine's Site 101 Best Websites for 2011 at and the NEW Great Genealogy Research Site

The Best Blog Sites - BlogFinder

Civil War Photographs Online Catalog is explained at

WWII Army Enlistments Online Searchable Database of  9+ million names is explained and linked to

Nationwide Veterans Gravesite Locator - VA Offers On-Line "More than 3 million records showing where veterans have been buried in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries are now available online. The innovation will make it easy for anyone with Internet access to search for the gravesite locations of deceased family members and friends." You can access this resource by using the link "The National Grave Locator" on the left at

BLM (Bureau of Land Management) website with GLO Records is at

The Sites with the Latest Genealogy News

Other Helpful Web Sites
Ship Research
Cyndi's List Of Genealogy Sites On The Internet
FamilySearch Search Service (Salt Lake Web Site)
Find Living Persons
Using A Digital Camera For Genealogy Images

Online Classes
Beginning Genealogy
Social Security Research
Newspaper Research
Genealogy Research By Mail
Finding Birthplaces and Parents
Computer Internet Security Class
Land Research - U.S. Class
DAR Research Class
Genealogy Research On The Web Class
Military Research U.S. Class
PC Computer System Care And Maintenance Class
Royalty, Nobility And Medieval Research Class
Web Site Design For Beginners Class
Web Site Design - Intermediate Class
Web Site Design - Advanced Class

Computers and Internet
Buying a Computer
Copy and Transfer Genealogy Data Using a Split Screen
Publishing your Family History on the Internet
Fix PC Computers
Computer Internet Security
eBay Buying Hints
Finding And Choosing An ISP and Website Hosting
How to Add Sources Efficiently To A Genealogy Program
Money Saving Hints For Inkjet Printers And Refilling Cartridges

Genealogy Papers
Twenty Ways To Avoid Genealogical Grief
Boring Genealogist Versus Good Genealogist
Sending A "Not to Exceed" Check
The Genealogy Garbage Collector
The Family Treasure Chest

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