Getting Started in Family History
Our free Family Search Center in the John P. Parker Library is a great place to get started with family research. But if you can't visit, here are some tools from Family Search to get you started:
Start with what you already know, write it down, and work back gradually to earlier generations. Don’t worry right now about “how far back you can get”—start at home. Interview your parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Seek out old photos. Then you can add information from other sources.
Enjoy lunch and snacks at local eateries and restaurants at The Banks and in nearby locations in Downtown Cincinnati and around the riverfront in Northern Kentucky. Click here to view local listings.
Have you ever been interested in discovering your family's origins, but never had the tools? Now you can take advantage of the FREE family history resources available at the FamilySearch Center at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Volunteers provide free, personalized assistance in tracing your family tree.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Directions to Main Entrance (see below for parking info).
Telephone: 513.333.7500 or 877.648.4838
The Freedom Center is handicap accessible, call 513.333.7504 for details.
Visitors come from across the United States and many countries to experience the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in person.
We hope you will consider a visit with us soon, to experience our immersive exhibits that share the stories of freedom's heroes, past and present.
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets sold until 4:00 p.m.
Click here to purchase tickets online.