Grand Rapids Michigan Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 2780 Leonard NE Grand Rapids MI 48525-5825 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-616-949-3343



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:9:00am-8:00pm 
  • Always call to make sure we are open,  especially during questionalble weather or flu searon
  • To make an appointment for other times, please call in advance at (1-616-676-2602.)

Holiday Schedule:

We will be closed the following holidays for 2017:

New Years 2017 We will reopen after 2016 Christmas/New Years holiday on Jan 10, 2017

Easter                            Wed Apr 12 - Apr 24, 2017

Memorial day                 Wed May 24 - Jun 5, 2017

Independence Day        Wed Jun 28 -  Jul 10, 2017

Labor Day                      Wed Aug 30 - Sep 11, 2017

Thanksgiving                 Wed Nov 15 - Nov 27, 2017

Christmas/New Year     Wed Dec 13 - Jan 8, 2018

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order and view any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • POLISH Collection - films ordered by patrons that was ordered on a permanent basis. A listing of these films is available.

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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal.)

Hardware and Equipment

  • Three computers for Patron use and free WiFi is also available. A printer is available for Family History Center use.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

We would like to invite members in the community to volunteer at the Grand Rapid Family History Center. If you are interested, please call me, Joyce Offhaus, at 616-676-2602