The Gaylord Branch of the LDS Library is located at 600 Elm Street, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). Telephone 989-732-9626.

Family History Center Director: Judy Binkley, Telephone 989-786-3133, E-Mail:

CENTER'S HOURS: Effective 6/18/01
TUESDAY (A.M.) 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
TUESDAY (P.M.) 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (A.M.) 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (P.M.) 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

All Family History Centers coordinate their efforts with the worldwide Family History Library in Salt Lake City that has over two million rolls of microfilm containing copies of original records from more than a hundred countries. Two main types of family history records are (1) original records, such as birth, marriage, and death records, and (2) compilations of information found in original records, such as biographies. They include vital, census, land, probate and other genealogical records.

On-site resources in Gaylord at this time are limited but the Library Catalog is available on CD or microfiche. From this you can order a film from Salt Lake City for a small fee. It will come to the Gaylord Family History Center in about two weeks, at which time you will be notified. You then return to the center where the librarian will help you to read the film.

FamilySearch software, available on computers at the Family History Center, also provides access to the church's Ancestral File, a genealogical database that compiles names in families and pedigrees. Deceased members of your family may be already listed in that database or in the International Genealogical Index (I.G.I) where names are listed with dates and places of birth, christenings and marriages of millions of deceased people who lived in the period from the1500s to the early 1900s.

The Gaylord Branch has microfiche family history software. To aid in your search the Gaylord Family History Center has new family search equipment, namely two computers, two microfilm readers and two microfiche readers. Also available is the Where Do I Start? guide that introduces five simple steps to help you identify your ancestors.