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LDS Centres.

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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 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


MargaretM 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 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.


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 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 Report 4 Jun 2007 18:49

you can look-up centers on their web site.


JoyDean Report 4 Jun 2007 18:57

There is a list in the familysearch site: 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


JoyDean 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.


JoyDean 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

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