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Center Contacts and Hours   

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  • 721 Paxon Hollow Rd Broomall PA 19008 United States
  • Located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building
  • Enter in the back door labeled “Family History Center”
  • Language:English
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Email us to:

• Make an appointment for guided help,  or to view films outside of regular hours. 

• Sign up on our mailing list

• Receive a class schedule

• Be notified of weather closures or delays

Phone: 1-610-356-8507 only answered when we are open. There is no message machine.

Regular Open Hours: Every Wednesdays 9:30-3:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:30-12:30

Holiday Closures: November 25-28, December 23 for the Christmas break. Reopen on January 6,2016. 

Additional Hours: By appointment

You may request to have the center open at other times by appointment. For a timely and quick response, please email to request a time. Appointments are not needed during regular hours unless you need a guided practice lab time. 

Class Schedule

Valley Forge Family History Center – Broomall Location

FREE Family History Classes Fall 2015

Classes held Tuesdays: 9:30-10:30 am and repeated 7:00-8:00pm
(Center is not open to the public during class or labs)

These are Skill Building Classes including assignments with lab time appointments to sign-up for individual help during 11am-1pm after class Tuesdays as needed.

Sept. 8 - Beginning your Family History on Family Tree
Using the tree as a way to organize your records, document your ancestors with sources and preserve it for free for future generations! Please create a free account on before coming to class and bring your user name and password with you.

Skill demonstrations and assignments:
Adding family members, editing an individual page and relationships
Attaching Record Hints and Reviewing Attachments to add new individuals in the tree
Viewing Descendant relationships to document a fuller family picture
Using the Help Center for Questions

Sept. 15 – Searching Records on
Evaluating Identity and Building a Weight of Evidence

Skill demonstrations and assignments:
Finding Indexed Records and Record Collections with filter changes.
Finding and attaching Images only Records using your source box
Ordering Microfilms

Sept. 22 - Merging Duplicate Records on Family Tree / Using the Learning Center
Making sure there is only one page and one identifier number per person and getting additional research help from the Wiki and Learning Center

Skills with assignments:
Evaluating identity and cleaning up individual pages
Exploring the Learning pages on

Sept. 29 - Adding Memories to Family Tree

Skills with assignments:
Adding Memories: photos, documents, stories and audio from your computer

Oct. 6 - Writing your Family Histories

Oct. 13 - Interviewing Family Members

Oct. 20 - Fun Family Activities for Youth, Children and Grandchildren

Valley Forge Family History Center 721 Paxon Hollow Rd Broomall Pennsylvania 19008
Located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Enter in the back door labeled “Family History Center”
Center Open Hours: Wednesdays 9:30am-3:30pm and 2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm
Phone: (610)-356-8507 (Only answered during open hours- no message machine)
Email anytime with questions and for

Resources in the Local Area


Volunteer at the Center

We would love to have more volunteers!

We look forward to seeing you at the center!


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