Zionsville Times Sentinel

January 30, 2013

SullivanMunce expands resources

Staff report
Zionsville Times Sentinel

Zionsville — The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is now a FamilySearch affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch.

FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from more than 130 countries.

FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public libraries. The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is now one of those libraries.

According to Paul Nauta, FamilySearch public affairs manager, “If FamilySearch has filmed the records they need, then as far as they will need to travel to view them is the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.”

There is a nominal fee of $7.50 to order a microfilm.  Once the film arrives, patrons use the microfilm reader at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center to peruse it. The Family History Library Catalog at familysearch.org can be searched to see available films for ordering.  

The SullivanMunce Cultural Center is located at 225 W. Hawthorne St. Hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 873-4900 or visit www.sullivanmunce.org for more information.