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LDS Centres.

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Margaret

Margaret Report 4 Jun 2007 17:49

I've never been to an LDS Centre before, so don't know what to expect. I have a centre not too far from where I live but it's only open for a couple of hours on a Wednesday evening. Should I go there and just 'see how it works'? M. Steer

Clive

Clive Report 4 Jun 2007 18:06

I would definitely phone first - they get heavily booked. I found them helpful and friendly and they did not try to convert me. I had already heard from other peole this is how it would be. Very well worthwhile. Clive

Margee

Margee Report 4 Jun 2007 18:06

I guess it just depends where you live, Margaret. I always just drop into mine and have never had a problem but then I live in a small city in Canada. Margaret

Foggy

Foggy Report 4 Jun 2007 18:08

Hi Margaret, I think it is a good idea to phone them first just to check if they have space for you. They only have several micro machines and sometimes they are all in use.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2007 18:11

Each LDS Family History Centre is different - the largest, main one is in London - the one nearest to me in Poole is quite small and is only open certain hours and not every day.
I found the staff very helpful.
I would telephone first.
I have a thread about them, records offices, etc. I'll find it.

Margaret

Margaret Report 4 Jun 2007 18:29

Thanks everyone for your replies. I shall 'phone first. Though less than 3 miles away - London, around 5-7 pm, is an absolute nightmare! M. Steer

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Report 4 Jun 2007 18:43

Is there a list of LDS Centres in the UK? I live in Hertfordshire and will go into London if necesary, but would like to know if there is one close by.

Foggy

Foggy Report 4 Jun 2007 18:49

you can look-up centers on their web site.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2007 18:57

There is a list in the familysearch site: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp?PAGE=library_fhc_find.asp Aldershot England St. Georges Road Aldershot, Hampshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 125-232 1460 Hours: M-W, F 10am-12pm; Th 10am-4pm Ashton England Patterdale Road Crowhill Estate Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England Phone: 44 (0) 161-330 3453 Hours: M-F 10am-3pm; W-F 7pm-9pm Closed: 22 Dec - 3 Jan Barrow England Abbey Road Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England Phone: 44 (0) 122-982 0050 Hours: W-Sat 10am-4.30pm. Billingham England The Linkway Billingham, Cleveland, England Phone: 44 (0) 164-256 3162 Hours: T-Th 10am-4pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm Birkenhead England 2 Reservoir Road Birkenhead Merseyside, Cheshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 151-608-7723 Blackpool England Warren Drive Cleveleys Blackpool, Lancashire, England Phone: 44 (0) 125-385 8218 Hours: T 10am-3pm, W, Th 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm, T 7:30pm-9pm LDS only Boston England Woodthorpe Avenue Fishtoft Boston, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, England Phone: 44 (0) 152-268 0117 Hours: W, Sat 10am-12pm; F 7pm-9pm (1st only) Bristol England 721 Wells Road Whitchurch Bristol, Somerset, England Phone: 44 (0) 127-583 8326 Hours: M-W, F 10am-4pm; 7pm-9.30pm, Sat by appt only Attention: Please telephone for bookings on 01275 838326 Cambridge England 670 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 4DR, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 122-324 7010 Hours: T 2pm-5pm; T, W 7pm-9pm. Closed: 21 Aug - 5 Sep Canterbury England Forty Acres Road Canterbury, Kent, England Phone: 44 (0) 122-776 5431 Hours: T, W 10am-2pm; W, Th 7pm-9pm; Sat upon request Carlisle England Langrigg Road Morton Park Carlisle, Cumbria, England Phone: 44 (0) 122-852 6767 Hours: T-W 9.30am-2pm; W 7pm-9pm Closed: 11-18 June 2007 Cheltenham England Thirlestaine Road Cheltenham, Gloucesteshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 124-252 3433 Closed: Temporarily closed Coventry England Riverside Close Whitley Coventry, West Midlands, England Phone: 44 (0) 247-630 3316 Hours: M 10am-12pm; T-F 10am-2pm; T-Th 7pm-9pm. Closed: 23 Dec - 8 Jan Crawley England Old Horsham Road Crawley, West Sussex, England Phone: 44 (0) 129-351 6151 Hours: T-Th 10am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4pm; Th 7pm-9pm; 1st & 3rd Sat 10am-12:30pm Dereham England Yaxham Road East Dereham, Norfolk, England Phone: 44 (0) 136-285 1500 Hours: T-Th 6pm-9pm Exeter England Wonford Road Off Barrack Road Exeter, Devon, England Phone: 44 (0) 139-225 0723 Hours: M 9.30am-1pm; W 9.30am-3pm, Th 12pm-5pm Forest of Dean England Wynols Hill Queensway Colesford, Gloucestershire, England Phone: 44 (0) 159-483 2904 Hours: M, T 10.30am-2.30pm; F 7.30pm-9pm Gillingham England 2 Twydall Lane Gillingham, Kent, England Phone: 44 (0) 163-438 8900 Hours: W-F 10am-1pm; T-Th 7pm-9pm Grimsby England Linwood Avenue Waltham Road Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 147-282 8876 Hours: M, W, Sat 10am-2pm; Th 7pm-9pm. Harborne England 38-42 Lordswood Road Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, England Phone: 44 (0) 121-427 6858 Hours: M,W,F 10am-1pm; T,F 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm Hastings England 2 Ledsham Avenue St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7, East Sussex, England Phone: 44 (0) 142-475 4563 Hours: M, T, W, F 10am-12pm; T 7pm-9pm; Th 3.30pm-5.30pm, 7.30pm-9pm Closed: 18 Dec - 8 Jan Helston England Clodgey Lane Helston, Cornwall, England Phone: 44 (0) 132-656 4503 Hours: M 10am-7pm; T-F 10am-4pm. High Wycombe England 743, London Road High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 149-445 9979 Hours: T-Th 11am-6pm; all other times by appointment Closed: 15 Dec - 9 Jan Huddersfield England 12 Halifax Road Birchencliffe Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 148-445 4573 Hours: M 10am-4pm; T-Th 10am-3pm; Evenings by appointment only Closed: 28th to 29th May 2007 Hull England 725 Holderness Road Hull, Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 148-270 1439 Hours: M-W, F 11am-4pm; W 7:30pm-9pm; Th 1pm-4pm Closed: 22 Dec - 2 Jan, 10-13 Jan Ipswich England 42 Sidegate Lane West Ipswich, Suffolk, Suffolk, England Phone: 44 (0) 147-372 3182 Hours: T,W,Th. 10:00-12:45, 13:30-16:30, Closed: Public Holidays, August Kings Lynn England Reffley Lane Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Phone: 44 (0) 155-367 0000 Hours: M 9.30am-12.00, 12.30pm-3pm; W, Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 9am-12pm Lancaster England Overangle Road Lancaster, Lancashire, England Phone: 44 (0) 152-433 571 Hours: W 10am-4pm. Closed: 13 Dec - 10 Jan Leeds England Vesper Road Hawksworth Leeds, West Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 113-258 5297 Hours: M 1pm-3pm; T 10am-4pm, 7pm-9pm; W 10am-2pm

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2007 18:58

Leicester England Wakerley Road Leicester, Leicestershire, England Phone: 44 (0) 116-249 0099 Hours: M 1.30pm-4pm; T 10.30am-9pm; W 7pm-9pm; Th 10am-4pm. Closed: Dec 20-2Jan Lichfield England Purcell Avenue Lichfield, Staffordshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 154-341 4843 Hours: T, Th 10am-1pm; W 1pm-4pm; Th 7pm-9pm. Closed: 27 July to 3 September 2007 inclusive. Attention: Please telephone during opening times for an appointment. Lincoln England Skellingthorpe Road Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 152-268 0117 Hours: W-F 10am-1pm; T, W, F 7pm-9pm Closed: 18 Dec - 6 Jan Liverpool England 4 Mill Bank West Derby Liverpool, Merseyside, England Phone: 44 (0) 151-252 0614 Hours: M-Th 10am-4pm. Closed: 18 Dec - 8 Jan London England Hyde Park 64-68 Exhibition Road London, Greater London, England Phone: 44 (0) 207-589 8561 Hours: M, F 10am-6pm; T-Th 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm London England Wandsworth 149 Nightingale Lane Balham London, Greater London, England Phone: 44 (0) 208-675 4811 Hours: W 5pm-9pm Lowestoft England 165 Yarmouth Road Lowestoft, Suffolk, Suffolk, England Phone: 44 (0) 150-257 3851 Hours: T 2pm-4pm; W 9am-12pm; T-Th 7pm-9pm. Macclesfield England Victoria Road Macclesfield, Cheshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 162-542 7236 Hours: T, Th 12.30pm-2.30-pm, 7pm-9pm Closed: 21 Jul, reopen 5 Sep Maidstone England 76B London Road Maidstone, Kent, England Phone: 44 (0) 162-275 7811 Hours: M, T, Th, F 10am-2pm; T, W 7:30pm-9pm; W 10am-2pm (alt.); Th 7.30pm-9pm LDS only Manchester England Altrincham Road Wythenshawe Manchester, Lancashire, England Phone: 44 (0) 161-902 9279 Hours: M-W 9.30am-12.30pm, 12.45pm-3pm; T 7pm-9pm Closed: 21 Aug - 4 Sep Mansfield England Berry Parklea Southridge Drive Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 162-366 2333 Hours: T 10am-4pm; W 6.30-9pm; 1st,2nd,4th Th 6.30-9pm; Sat 9.30am-12.30pm (1st & 3rd only) Moreton England 389 Hoylake Road Moreton Wirral, Cheshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 151-678 0194 Newcastle-Under-Lyme England The Brampton Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 178-263 0178 Hours: M-W 10am-12.30pm, 1pm-3pm; W 6.30pm-9pm; F 10am-12.30pm; Th 11am-1.30pm Newchapel England London Temple, West Park Road Newchapel, Surrey, England Hours: T, Th, F 9am-11am, 4pm-6pm; W open by appt. Attention: Please note, this FHC is closed to community patrons (non-LDS). Newport England Chestnut Close Shide Road Newport, Isle of Wight, England Phone: 44 (0) 198-353 2833 Hours: T, Sat 10am-1pm; Th 10am-4pm; T 6pm-9pm Closed: 18 Dec - 8 Jan Northampton England 137 Harlestone Road Duston Northampton, Northamptonshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 160-458 7630 Hours: M 9am-12pm; W 9am-4pm; T, Th 7pm-9pm; 1st Sat 9am-12pm Closed: 19 - 25 September Norwich England 19 Greenways Eaton Norwich, Norfolk, England Phone: 44 (0) 160-345 2440 Hours: T 9:30am-1pm; W 9:30am-5pm; Th 9:30am-5pm,7pm-9pm Nottingham England Stanhome Square West Bridgford Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, England Phone: 44 (0) 115-923 3856 Hours: M, Th, Sat 10am-1pm; T, W 10am-4pm; F 10.30am-1.30pm; Th 1pm-4pm 1st & 3rd only, W, Th 6pm-9pm, T 6pm-9pm LDS only Closed: August 2007 Orpington England Station Approach Orpington, Kent, England Phone: 44 (0) 168-983 7342 Hours: T, W, Sat 10am-1pm; Th 10am-1pm 1st & 3rd only. Peterborough England Cottesmore Close, off Atherstone Ave Netherton Estate Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 173-326 3374 Hours: W,F 10am-1pm; W 5:30pm-9pm; Th 2pm-5pm Closed: 18 Dec - 10 Jan Plymouth England Mannamead Road Hartley Plymouth, Devon, England Phone: 44 (0) 175-266 8666 Hours: M-F 10am-3pm; T-F 7pm-9pm. Pontefract England Park Villas Drive Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 197-760 0308 Hours: M, T, Th, F 10am-12:30pm; T 7pm-9pm Poole England 8 Mount Road Parkstone Poole, Dorset, England Phone: 44 (0) 120-273 0646 Hours: T, W,Th 9.30am-4pm; T, W 6.30pm-9pm; Closed: Dec 18 - Jan 3rd Attention: Phone during opening hours only for appointments. Portsmouth England Kingston Crescent Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 239-269 6243 Hours: M 10am-4pm; T, Th 10am-1pm; W 10am-2pm; F 6.30pm-9pm; Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Preston England Temple Way Hartwood Green Chorley, Lancashire, England Phone: 44 (0) 125-722 6145 Hours: M, Sat 10am-4pm; T, Th 10am-6pm; W, F 10am-9pm Closed: 22 July to 5 August 2007 Attention: Closed when Temple is closed for maintenance Rawtenstall England Haslingden New Road Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England Phone: 44 (0) 128-241 2748 Hours: T 9.30am-12pm; F 10am-2pm Attention: This centre has been temporarily moved to Burnley.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jun 2007 19:01

Reading England 280, The Meadway Tilehurst Reading, Berkshre, England Phone: 44 (0) 118-941 0211 Hours: M 10am-3pm; T 10am-4pm; Th 10.30am-2.30pm; T,Th 7pm-9pm; 2nd, 4th W 7.30pm-9.15pm F 11am-4pm. Redditch England 321 Evesham Road Crabbs Cross Redditch, Worcestershire, England Phone: 44 (0) 152-740 1543 Hours: W, F 10am-1pm; T, F 7pm-9pm. Romford England 64 Butts Green Road Hornchurch, Essex, England Phone: 44 (0) 170-862 0727 Hours: M 10am-4pm; T,W 10am-12pm, 7:30pm-9:30pm; Sat 10am-1pm Closed: 21 Aug - 4 Sep Runcorn England Clifton Road Runcorn Cheshire, Cheshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 192-856 9541 Scarborough England Stepney Road Scarborough North Humberside, North Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 172-350 7239 Hours: M 2pm-5pm; T 6.30pm-9pm LDS only; W 6pm-9pm; Th 12.30pm-3.30pm; F 2pm-5pm. Sheffield England Wheel Lane Grenoside Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 114-245 3124 Hours: T, Th, F 10am-2pm, 7pm-9pm; W 10am-12pm. St Albans England Cutenhoe Road Luton, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 158-248 2234 Hours: M, W, F 9.30am-1pm, W 7pm-9pm. St Austell England Kingfisher Drive St Austell, Cornwall, England Phone: 44 (0) 172-669 912 Hours: T, W 1pm-4pm; Th 6.3pm-9pm; F 6pm-9pm Attention: Open other times by appointment Staines England 41 Kingston Road Staines, Middlesex, England Phone: 44 (0) 178-446 2627 Hours: W 9am-3.30pm; Th 10am-4pm; W,Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 9am-1.30pm Closed: August Stevenage England Buckthorne Avenue Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 143-835 1553 Hours: T 7pm-9pm; W 10am-2pm. Sunderland England Queen Alexandra Road Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, England Phone: 44 (0) 191-528 5787 Hours: T-Th 10am-4pm; T, F 6pm-9pm Sutton Coldfield England 187 Penns Lane Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England Phone: 44 (0) 121-386 4902 Hours: T-Th 10am-4pm; T-F 7pm-9pm; Sat 9.3am-1.30pm Telford England 72 Glebe Street Wellington Telford, Shropshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 195-225 7443 Hours: T, W 10am-12pm, T, Th 7pm-9pm Closed: 19 Dec to 4 Jam Thetford England Station Road Thetford, Norfolk, England Phone: 44 (0) 184-275 5472 Hours: By appointment only Trowbridge England Brook Road Trowbridge, Wiltshire England, Wiltshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 122-577 7097 Hours: T 10am-4pm; Th 6pm-9pm. Watford England Hempstead Road Watford, Hertfordshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 192-325 1471 Hours: W, F 10am-1pm; T, W, F 7pm-9.30pm Wednesfield England Linthouse Lane Wednesfield Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England Phone: 44 (0) 190-272 4097 Hours: W-F 9.30am-4.30pm; T 9.30am-1pm, 7pm-8.30pm Weymouth England 396 Chickerell Road Weymouth, Dorset, England Hours: Th 9am-4pm, 7pm-9pm. Worcester England Canada Way Lower Wick Worcester, Worcestershire, England Phone: 44 (0) 190-542 0341 Hours: W 11am-1pm; Th 2pm-4pm, 7pm-9pm Worthing England Goring Street Worthing, West Sussex, England Phone: 44 (0) 190-324 1829 Hours: M, W, F 10.30am-12.30pm; 1st W 7pm-9pm Yate England Wellington Road Yate, Avon, England Phone: 44 (0) 145-432 3004 Hours: T, F 9.30am-12pm, 7pm-9.30pm. Closed: Dec 8 - Jan 9 Yeovil England Lysander Road Forest Hill, Yeovil Somerset, Somerset, England Phone: 44 (0) 193-542 6817 Hours: T 10.30am-4.30pm; W 10.30am-1.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm LDS only York England West Bank Acomb, Yorkshire, England Phone: 44 (0) 190-478 6784 Hours: M-Th 10am-1pm; T,Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-12pm Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 4 Jun 2007 21:07

This may seem like a silly question, but as there's a centre very near me I thought I'd ask... what information do they hold at the LDS centres? What's the difference vs say, the local records office? (the website is being extremely difficult and I keep getting a maintainence message) Thanks, Liz

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 4 Jun 2007 21:21

Local centres generally hold permanently, local information. They also have GRO indexes on fiche and usually have local census too. They also have a huge pile of other, local stuff which isnt necessarily in the CRO. Impossible to generalise - each centre is different. OC

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 4 Jun 2007 21:33

Thanks, might be worth a call to see what they have. Quite funny, it's in the building where the special needs school I once worked at was before it moved.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 4 Jun 2007 23:24

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