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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 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



Email us to:

• Make an appointment

• Sign up on our mailing list

• Receive a class schedule

• Register for classes

• Be notified of weather closures or delays

Phone: 1-610-356-8507 only answered when we are open

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

Holiday Closures: Nov. 26, 2014 and  Dec. 17, 24, 31, 2014 

(Reopening on Jan 7, 2015)

Additional Hours:

November 13 and 20, 2014 7-9pm

Dec.6th and 13th 9:30-12:30pm

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.

Class Schedule

FREE Family History Classes 2014 and 2015

  • Class Registration: Email your name, am or pm time slot, and class dates

Classes held Wednesdays: 10-11 am and repeated 7:30-8:30pm (Sign up after class for individual help or for guided practice labs as needed.)

Sept. 10 Beginning your Family History on'Bold text' Overview of - including: create a free account, Family Tree individual pages and pedigree views, Records Search Collections, Help Center- Training and Learning Resources. See what is possible and how easy it is!

Sept. 17 Family Tree Part 1 - Using an individual’s page: adding and editing details and relationships, reviewing and merging duplicate records of an individual

Sept. 24 Family Tree Part 2 – Adding documentation on an individual’s page using Records Hints links, your Source Box, and tips on searching the digital Record Collections

Oct. 1 Family Tree Part 3 - Adding Memories: photos, documents, and stories

Oct. 8 Searching the FH library Catalog and Ordering Films Online at (Free account is required to order films.)

Oct. 15 My Johnstown Story – a case study learning to use a variety of sources

Oct. 22 Using the Wiki and Learning Center

Oct. 29 Useful Genealogy websites and Pennsylvania Research Help

Nov. 5 Temple Name Preparation

Dec. 5 Temple Name Preparation

Dec. 10 Using the 3 new free subscription services for LDS members

2015 Classes

Family Tree Series

Jan. 14  - - See What is Possible!
Jan. 21 -  Adding Relationships in your Family
Jan. 28 -  Adding Documentation to Individuals
Feb. 4 -   Adding Memories

Spring Classes Include:
Catalog and Film Ordering
Historical Maps and other Helps
Research Helps
Writing Your Histories
Sharing Your Family With Your Family

Other Topics and Dates to be determined

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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