Puyallup Washington South Family History Center

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

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 13420 94th Ave E Puyallup WA 98373 United States
  • Language:English


  • 253-840-1673


Open Hours: (Summer May through August)

  • Tuesday:10:00 am-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday:1:00 pm-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Please Note: We would like to be able to continue to serve you on Saturdays from 1-4. To do so we would like 1 additional brother (or couple.) We are also looking for 1 additional brother to serve Tuesday afternoon, 1-4. If you feel that you are able to help us please scroll down to our volunteer section.


Closed Snow days and Weather related school day closures, which may be without notice and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Closed Tuesday May 31st and July 5th.

Summer closure August 21st through September 5th.

Closed Thanksgiving week November 22nd-24th 2016:

Closed Last 2 weeks of December for Christmas holidays December 19th-January 2nd 2017

Of course the center can open for individual, family or ward events by contacting your Ward Family History Consultant, or High Priest Group Leader. Don't know who that is? Email us at: WA_PuyallupSouth@ldsmail.net

What we do:

* We provide research help. We answer questions and suggest possible

sources. We do not do research or perform research services for patrons.

* Provide Service Opportunities for missionaries and volunteers.

* Tours and encouragement

* Classes and training for patrons and volunteers

Additional Possible Interests

  • Worldwide Indexing Event! 72K in 72H

Our goal is for the Family History Center to be available for 72 straight hours July 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2016 to allow for members and community to contribute to the 72,000 records to be indexed in those three days! Email us if you're interested in participating! WA_PuyallupSouth@ldsmail.net

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • An extensive collection of Germans from Russia films and books.
  • Some books and films for other countries as well as US states.
  • A large collection of microfiche.

Databases and Software

Puyallup South FHC
Premium Sites
The 19th Century British Library
Access Newspaper Archives
Alexander Street Press (American Civil War)
ArkivDigital Online
Find My Past
The Genealogists
Genline Family Finder
Godfrey Memorial Library
Heritage Quest Outline
Historic Map Works Library Edition
Paper Trail
World Vital Records
  • 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

  • 7 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • Paper copiers
  • Printer/Scanner
  • Cannon microfiche/film scanner
  • Minolta Microfilm / Microfiche Reader Printer System

Resources in the Local Area

Genealogy at Washington State Library - The first American Library north of the Columbia River, the Washington State Library was established by the Organic Act of the Territory of Washington passed on March 2, 1853

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society - genealogical source material of Pierce County and the Puget Sound Region. The society contributes to the collection of genealogical material in then Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library, which is open to all researchers and the public.Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, Sept - Nov, Jan - May (6pm Educational 7pm Meeting)

Tacoma Public Library (Northwest Room) - The Library's collection contains more than 5,000 titles including bound volumes, microfilm, microfiche, compact discs, and periodicals.

Fiske Genealogical Foundation - Arthur Fiske's genealogical research notes, records of births, marriages, and deaths, cemetery inventories, family group sheets, pamphlets, photo copies of articles, photo copies of excerpts from rare books, newsletters, ephemera, and more.

Heritage Quest Research Library - Puyallup/Sumner Genealogy Group (1pm - 3pm) at Heritage Quest Research Library.

Association of Professional Geneaologists (APG) Puget Sound Chapter - Site has details on areas of expertise, specialties and backgrounds of members as well as contact information for rates and availability for research. "APG Code of Ethics sets the standard for professional conduct in genealogy, Every member of the APG signs this code of professional ethics..."

Local Genealogical Societies

Bainbridge Island, Chelan Valley, Clallam County (Port Angeles), Clark County (Vancouver), Eastern Washington (Spokane), South Widbey Island, Grays Harbor (Cosmopolis), Jefferson County (Port Townsend), Kittitas County (Ellensburg), Lewis County (Chehalis), Lower Columbia (Longview), Mason County (Shelton), Northeast Washington (Colville), Okanogan County, Olympia, Puget Sound (Port Orchard), Seattle, Skagit Valley (Conway), Sno-Isle (Lynnwood), South King County (Kent), Stillaguamish Valley (Arlington), Tacoma-Pierce County, Tri-City (Richland), Walla Walla, Wenachee Area, Whatcom (Bellingham), Whitman County (Pullman)

Volunteer at the Family History Center


* Those who want to learn more (Service always teaches us the most)

* Experienced family historians (Your knowledge and skills have value to those in need)

* Family History Consultants and Missionaries


* Select one or more shifts

* Shifts are 10am-1pm; 1pm-4pm; 6pm-9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays

* Current Needs are: 2 volunteers for Tues from 1-4


* Contact our center Co-Directors, Paul and Diane Bryan at 253-840-1673 or by emailing Wa.puyallupsouth@ldsmail.net for an Interview

Volunteering from Home

Want to Help From Home with the Greatest Genealogy Project on Earth?
Join up to Index the Records of the Family History Library for all the world to use for FREE!!!

                    Call Jerry & Sue Foster: (253) 848-5063

We'll get you set up on the Internet and Teach you How to Participate

Part-time mission from your home

Help unite families -- be a Family History Support Missionary

How do I get started?

  • Talk with your bishop or branch president

Where can I find- -out more?

  • Telephone: 1-866-406-1830 (US & Canada)

  • E-Mail: support@familysearch.org


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