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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1721 30th Ave Longview WA 98632-3404 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-360-577-8234


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • 3rd Thursday Night:  6:30-9:00pm (Hosted by Rainier Ward)
  • Wednesday and Thursday nights:  by appointment

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Thanksgiving week and the last 2 weeks of December.

Calendar and Events

Family Discovery Day

Oct 17, 2015
10:00  Family History Staff Kick-off
11:30  Technology set-up
12:30-4:30  The Event

                      Community and Families encouraged to attend.

Class Schedule: Class matrix is closer!
We need to confirm one last session of our 16 adult and young adult sessions. The matrix will be published here. Hold tight!

Staff Training Meetings

Next Staff Meeting:

26 August 2015, 7 PM

High Priest Leaders invited again.  Rick Marshall to speak.

Review of "My Family" and the Online Consultant Training series.
Preparation for the October, 17, 2015 Family Discover Day.
Introduction to ZOOM! (not the cereal)

30 June 2015, 7 PM

High Priest Leaders, FHC Librarians, Ward Consultantss
Our meeting is to stress the importance of supporting the priesthood in their ward and stake goals, and the importance of the leadership of the high priest group leadership. 

Assignments:  All staff are to fill out the online "My Family" booklet and to finish the online consultant training at All Callings-->Family History-->Consultants-->Online Training.  the 6 lessons range from 15-30 minutes long.  We will discuss experiences at the 25 August 2015 meeting. 

PowerPoint presentation available to consultants having missed the meeting by emailing Joan Enders at deweydame@msn.com. 

Directors' Meeting:  28 July 7 PM, FHC, 20 Aug 2015, FHC, 3 Sep 2015 Zoom

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • General genealogical reference books with a Northwest emphasis, in house microfilms and microfische.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 8 PC stations for online research
            One with a dual-screen for teaching or low vision use
  • Microfilm scanning and printing
  • Document FamilySearch scanning
  • Photographic FamilySearch scanning
  • Right and left-handed microfilm readers
  • And yes, even a classic microfische reader

Books and other materials

  • Genealogical reference books, print
  • Genealogical referene books, digital format
  • Microfische film (cataloged)
  • Microfilms library
  • Genealogical forms (fees)
  • Microfilm rentals


  • Start your visit discussing your research goal for the day with one of our librarians.
  • Ask for a consultation at any point of your visit.
  • Discover the unique online sources with a librarian's introduction.

Center Services

Special appointments for groups and families.  Email deweydame@msn.com.

Staff Research Specialties

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FamilySearch:  Myles Jones
                         Yvonne Wedgworth
                         Paula Anderson
                         Joan Enders
                         Marie Job

Ancestry.com  Laurie Stuart

Danish Research:  Myles Jones

Swedish Research:  Diane Wilkinson

Scottish Research:  Wayne Cooke

Use of technology:  Joan Enders

FH Smart Storage:   Bob Vernon

Find-A-Grave:  Bob Vernon

Midwest Research:  Marie Job

Print Research Techniques:  Laurie Stewart

Online Research Techniques:  Yvonne Wedgworth
                                                 Paula Anderson

Salt Lake Inquiries:  Sandra Saunders

Secretary Hand:  Joan Enders

BillionGraves:  Talea Jones

Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

The Longview Washington Family History Center is looking for, not a few good men and women, but for many good men and women and youth to volunteer at the center!  

Not only will you have a set time to discover more about YOU and your ancestors' influence on you, but you can share your enthusiasm with others who want to start this exciting and fulfilling journey!

Call or stop by the Center during our posted hours to see how you can help.


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