Lancaster Pennsylvania Family History Center

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The Lancaster Pennsylvania Family History Center (FHC), located in Lancaster, PA, of Lancaster County with genealogy materials and services.

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
Amish Farm Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

FHC Contacts and Hours





1210 E King St Lancaster Pa 17602 United States

The FHC door is on the far right at the back of the church building. Ring the doorbell on the left side of the door.

Location Map:

Open Hours:

  • Monday:  9:30am-1:00pm
  • Tuesday:  9:30am-1:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday:  9:30am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule: 2017

Closed on Independence Day - July 4;  Labor Day -  September 4; Thanksgiving - November 23, Christmas - December 14-January 1


  • From west or east on US 30 take the Walnut Street exit. Continue on Walnut Street (Route 23). Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto Ranck Avenue. Cross over King Street to City Mill Road. Keep left at the Y. A short distance beyond the Y on the left is the parking lot.
  • From 222 south, exit east on Route 30. Follow the directions above.
  • From Quarryville, Routes 222/272 become Queen Street in Lancaster city. Turn right at the intersection with King Street (Soldiers and Sailors Monument/Marriott Hotel at this intersection) Follow King Street to City Mill Road as above.

FHC Resources


  • 5 computers
  • 1 copier/scanner
  • 4 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfilm and fiche reader/scanner/printer

To order microfilm or fiche, patrons must have an account with FamilySearch online film ordering Click on the link and follow instructions.

Available at the FHC

  • Printed general and local research helps
  • Some microfilm and fiche (Call with film or fiche number to see if it is available at the FHC.)

Free Family History Portal website

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  • Ancestry- Institution version
  • Fold3
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
  • Access Newspaper
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla