Q. What does it mean to be a FamilySearch™ Affiliate Library?
As a FamilySearch affiliate library, TCGHS researchers have onsite access to more than two billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are not currently available to the public outside an affiliate library or a FamilySearch family history center.
While anyone can access the basic FamilySearch collection from their own home computers, the additional 400 million images that will are available are a great addition to the resources TCGHS can offer you at our library.
No, the Library is a non-circulating research library. All materials must be used in the Library.
Q. What if I am unable to visit the Library?
If you are unable to visit in person, our society offers a wide array of Research Services. If none of those help you, you can always drop our research staff a note about your needs for an estimate of cost.
Q. How do I visit the Library?
No appointment or admission fee is required to visit our Library. Location, hours, and other information are listed in the left column of all library pages.
Unexpected closings can occur but are very rare (usually to inclement weather) – any unscheduled closing will be listed prominently on our home page.
Parking is free and the library is handicapped accessible. Copiers, microfilm readers, and computers are available for your use (small fee for copies). We also provide free wi-fi access.
If you are coming through town and can't stop by during our normal hours, email us in advance and we'll try to make arrangements to meet you at the library.
Q. Who can use the Library?
The Library is open to all researchers. There are no membership or age requirements. No admission fee is charged although we do appreciate donations (we receive no government funding). And, of course, you are always welcome to join the society!
We do charge a small fee for each page copied or printed in the library.
Q. What can I bring into the Library?
You can bring paper, pens/pencils, laptops and other mobile computing devices, research notes, and a camera. We ask you to leave all coats and briefcases in the main research area before going into the stacks.
Please do not make notes in any of our sources! If you find something you think is in error, please advise our librarian.
Please ask staff before photographing collection items. Drinks are allowed but please be cautious. Water & soda are available for a small donation.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the library, including restrooms!!
Q. What can I do to make the most of my limited time in the Library?
We recommend prioritizing one or two goals for your visit.
Drop us an email if you have a specific item you are looking for - we'll try to have it ready when you arrive.
Note: All our publications are available to consult for free at the library as well as available for purchase.
Q. What if I have questions before I visit?
We recommend emailing the society with any questions you have. Our webmaster will make sure your message gets to the person best suited to answer your question.
You are also welcome to call the society but be aware that all our librarians are volunteers whose knowledge and background vary widely. The individual you speak to may or may not be able to answer your question immediately.
Q. Are your meetings open to the public?
Our monthly meetings are always open to the public. Our monthly meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the library. The meeting begins with a one hour presentation followed by a short business meeting.
There are no membership or age requirements. No admission fee is charged although we do appreciate donations (we receive no government funding). And, of course, you are always welcome to join the society!
Q. How can I donate something to TCGHS?
Monetary donations are gladly accepted on our Donations Page. If you have a non-monetary item you'd like to donate to our collection, please consult our How to Donate page.
In either case, thank you for considering supporting TCGHS with your donation!