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Scranton Family History Center serving Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and other counties in Northeast Pennsylvania


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 505 Griffin Pond, Clarks Summit, PA 18508 United States
  • Park at the back of the building, use the left door at the back of the building.
  • Language:English





Open Hours: NOTICE: Beginning 1 June 2015, the Family History Center will only be open Wednesdays, 1 pm - 5 pm and 6 pm - 8:30 pm !!

  • Tuesday:12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday:6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday:9:30am-1:30pm
  • During inclement winter weather please call ahead to see if center is open

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed all holidays
  • Including 2 week Christmas break

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to receive, store, and make available for your use any of the films and fiche you order through the FamilySearch Catalog.  Just specify the Scranton Pennsylvania Family History Center as your servicing FHC.
  • Wide collection of Italian films
  • Verna Ann Hill Jacobs Collection - A wide variety of microfilms containing newspaper clippings, family information, church records for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and other states.  (Films are  not cataloged in the FamilySearch Catalog)
  • A wide variety of books containing information for families in Pennsylvania and New York.

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

  • Computers, Microfilm readers, Microfilm reader/printer, Microfiche readers available for patron's research.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Italian (call to make an appointment with our Italian specialist)

Resources in the Local Area


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