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Torrance Family History Center has been serving the community for the past 28 years. We have a group of dedicated and knowledgeable Family History Consultants who can help with any research problem you may have.


Center Contacts and Hours


  • 22605 Kent Ave  Torrance, Ca 90505 United States
  • Cross street is Sepulvada Blvd - building is at the end of the street on the right.
  • Map

Phone: 310-791-6256


Open Hours:

  • Monday      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday   9:30 am  -8:30 pm
  • Saturday     9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Holiday Schedule

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • General Conference
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas and New Years

Staff Meeting Dates: (always on Wednesday)

February 26
April 23
June 25
Aug. 27
Nov. 5

Calendar and Events

May is for Memories

Family History Conference

Conference Handouts ready for download

(individual handouts)

9:15 First Session - Cinco de Mayo and Mothers Day

1   Census Research: “Jogging Down Memory Lane” – Lisa Schumacher

2   Hearts Before Charts - Photos, Memories and Journals – Glenna Marshall

3   Listen to Your Mother! Do It Right or Do It Over! –Beginner & Brick Wall Tips- Teri Pless

4   Hidden Half - Finding Your Mothers and other Female Relatives– Connie Moretti

5   ¿Dónde está mi madre? - An overview of Hispanic Sources - Don Garcia

6   All that I Ever Hope to Be! - It’s All About Your Mother – Shelly Carter

10:15 Second SessionArmed Forces Day and Memorial Day
7    America’s Attic-Civilian & Military Records in the National Archives-Monique Sugimoto

8   Uncle Sam Wants You - Draft Registration – A First Person Data Source – Emily Brown

9    Defenders of Freedom - Military Databases – Kay Harris

10   Brother Against Brother – Records of our Civil War Ancestors – Connie Moretti

11   Digging for Details – Find-a-Grave and Billion Graves - Donna Braly

12   52 Ways to Find Pizza – A wider View of Family History - Lorna Rice

11:15 Third SessionGraduations, Weddings and Vacations
13   Speaking Well of the Dead - Obituary Research – Lisa Schumacher

14   Most Likely to Succeed - School Records –Lorna Rice

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15   Wedded Bliss – Marriage Records and Sources - Laurie Pelayo

16   On the Move – Migration Research – Connie Moretti

17   The More We Get Together - Family Reunions – Patricia Snow

18   Just To Be Sure! – Adding Sources to familytree– Glenna Marshall

Keynote Speaker: Mary Lou Royle: - Memories of a Civil War Family

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog:   This center is able to receive any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog for viewing by patrons.  Patrons may order films for delivery to the Family History Center online at

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 websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers: Internet accesable
  • Microfilm and Fiche Readers: - can create digital image 

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • British Isles - French Canada - Native American
  • Search techniques for the Census

Resources in the Local Area


Resources in the Local Area

South Bay Cities Genealogy Society 

Volunteer at the Center

We welcome anyone who is willing to serve.


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