Attention, genealogists! Have you ever visited FamilySearch.org? This absolutely free service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also known as the Mormons) searches millions of genealogical records, historical books, websites, as well as their famous library of ancestry resources — absolutely FREE!

The Mormon church offers genealogical resources to the public outside of Utah. In fact, there are thousands of Family History Centers throughout the world, including one in Winston-Salem. These centers provide research assistance and allow the public to request microfilm and microfiche that often is not found anywhere else. Contact information for the location in Winston-Salem:

The Family History Center
4780 Westchester Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 768-8878
Sunday: closed
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 9 am – 12 pm; 6 pm – 9 pm
Thursday: 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm

Come prepared for your research trip by searching the LDS Family History Library Catalog online to see if there are resources you would like to request for a small fee. You can always access the library catalog through the Family Search homepage: just click “Library Catalog” under the “Search Records” tab. Be sure to call beforehand to check for any schedule changes.