Websites, history handouts, records, & more

Open Textbook in Library


  • A list of free or partially free websites and what type of documents subscription sites will provide, for example, a transcription of the document, but not the actual document for which you will have to pay elsewhere.

  • Websites about conserving photographs and how to take photos of gravesites

  • Immigration, port, and passenger lists

  • Websites for specific countries & continents like England, Germany, Spain, North, South & Latin America

  • Understanding DNA results, for example, Autosomal, Y Chromosome, Mitochondrial, and Haplogroup types.

Research Center


The Menlo Park Family History Center reopens:

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Operating Hours:  9:00 – 11:00 am

MPHC has a library with books and online resources to help you connect with ancestors from many countries.  Stop by and a consultant will show you available resources to help you find ancestors from a specific country or jurisdiction.

All FHC staff and patrons are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Please bring your vaccination card to present upon arrival.

Please contact Ron Mason or Janet Jennings at for questions or special circumstances.

 - Janet Jennings

MPFHC Operations Manager

Handouts & History


Inge puts a lot of time into compiling handouts that will make your research much easier and faster to do.

The following  is a include the following:

  • A comprehensive list of what information is available in the MP Family History Center like what books are available at the center.

  • What sources are fraudulent

  • A list of history books that are fun to read, but accurate resources.

  • More that 80,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications available online.

  • International newspaper collections

  • Keeping genealogical data in charts, key to understanding handwriting & old style abbreviations.

  • Vital records and censuses

  • Much, much more