Centralia Illinois Family History Center

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Center Information

Location & Map:

  • 22416  East Calumet Street, CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS 62801
  • Location Map.

Open Hours

  • Wednesday   6 pm - 8 pm
  • Friday            2 pm - 4 pm
  • Saturday      12 pm - 2 pm
  • By Appointment

Holiday Schedule: Not Open on the Following holidays, regardless of what day they are.

New Years, Valentine, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Center Contact

  • Phone: 618-532-3482
  • E-Mail: IL_Centralia@ldsmail.net


  • Director: Shem Atwater
  • Assistant: Kathryn Atwater
  • Consultant: Marilyn King
  • Adie: Jennifer Shrestha

You may also contact the Director personally.

Phone: 618-918-3150 (or 217-343-6732 message)

E-Mail: shematwater@yahoo.com

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events


Class Schedule


Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Multiple collections in Center, including many local collections.

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

  • Two Computers with Internet Access; one printer; two microfilm readers; one microfiche reader

Center Services

Resources in the Local Area


Volunteer at the Center