Penticton British Columbia Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

 Our Purpose

  • We welcome all family history researchers, freely helping each other find our roots.
  • We assist members of the Church to submit their ancestors’ names to the temples to weld generations together for time and eternity.
  • We help patrons preserve genealogical information, and encourage relationships with other researchers around the world.
  • In this way, we fulfill the last prophecy of Malachi:
                 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
                         and the heart of the children to their fathers.


Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 2946 South Main St.
    Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, V2A 6W7
  • Rear South entrance (ring lower bell)

Phone: 250-493-5580


Open Hours:

  • Wed - Thur: 10 AM - 4 PM  
  • For more information call (250) 276-4234

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed July and Augusteach year

Center Director: Barbara Sevy - 250-493-4688

Centre Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Numerous genealogical reference books, gazeteers, and other instructional materials for aspiring family researchers.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal
  • Numerous CD and microfiche indexes, including A.I.S., for North American and European Vital Records.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Desktop computers with internet access (for family history use only, please)
  • Microfilm and microfiche readers(Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )
  • Printer


Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

Our volunteers will help you trace your family tree and preserve your records for posterity. OPEN September through June. TEL. 250-493-5580; after hours 250-493-4688. <fck:hr>

Resources in the Local Area

South Okanagan Genealogical Society (S.O.G.S.)

785 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Canada <fck:hr>


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Volunteer at the Centre

Individuals are needed who are:

• Skilled in teaching and working with church members and the public.
• Comfortable using technology to help patrons with their family history.
• Able to exercise good judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive family matters.  </fck:hr></fck:hr></fck:hr></fck:hr></fck:hr>