Manitowoc Wisconsin Family History Center

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Manitowoc Wisconsin Family History Center

The Manitowoc Wisconsin Family History Center have wonderful staff to help you learn how to FIND, TAKE, TEACH. =

FIND an ancestor name, TAKE it to the Temple, and TEACH some other church or family members, performing vicarious ordinances , while you write your own history. Our Family History Center services are oriented to serve LDS membership fulfilling our divine purpose. At the MWFHC we are able to help in English, and by Appointment in Spanish. We look forward to serve on the best of our efforts to support our visitors in:

The uses of FamilySearch’s worldwide sources. Overall we help our families’ celestial purpose to find their place in our Heavenly Father’s Table. Every visit to our FHC, could be a step to fulfill HIS purpose to help individuals and families qualify for exaltation, our family history is a portal to connect with our ancestors. about LDS’ Church supporting FamilySearch] to help us focus on our divine appointed responsibilities as members.

MWFHC offers to Manitowoc’s community ample genealogical free online resources, microfilms, and hard-copy genealogical materials oriented to help friends or investigators to find the way to their own roots. Come visit us!. Our staff provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites.In addition, we have free "how-to" genealogy beginning classes starting soon.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 4105 Michigan Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220

  • Language: English & Spanish

Phone: 920-682-0442


Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 2:00PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00PM to 8:00 PM
  • Winter Schedule: Tuesday 5:30PM to 8:00 PM (members only) & Wednesday 2:00PM to 5:00 PM
  • For appointments, please contact the staff in general admission's open hours at 920-482-7015

Holiday Schedule:

  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather. Closed all major holidays.
  • We are closed Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week and New Years Week and other major holidays. 
  • We are also closed when the Manitowoc Area School District is closed due to inclement weather.Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours or check winter's contingencies.

Calendar and Events

MWFHC Calendar


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Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

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

  • 4 computers , 1 microfilm reader, 1 printer for temple ordenances and scan to upload family images.

Center Services

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