Raleigh North Carolina 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.

The Raleigh Family History Center serves Raleigh and Eastern Wake County.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 5060 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC 27609 United States
  • This is not a mailing address, but only the physical address of the Center.
  • Main entrance is on the south side of the building (small parking lot), in the back.
  • Door is located at top of stairs.
  • Language:English

Phone: 1-919-783-7752

E-mail: NC_Raleigh@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-1pm

Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm

Saturdays by appointment

Holiday Schedule: 

Closed for the following in 2017:

  • All Federal Holidays
  • Thanksgiving, November 20 -25
  • Christmas/New Years, December 16-31, January 1, 2018

Inclement Weather:

Closed when the Wake County School System is closed. If in doubt, please call before coming.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

At 7-8pm, every third Thursday of the month, January through October, we have a class on various family history related topics. Please register online to attend at raleighfhc.eventbrite.com.

Family History Class - March 16th - What in the World is Indexing?

Ever wonder what indexing is and why it’s important? Join us Thursday, March 16th @ 7pm to learn why indexing is vital to temple and family history work.

Indexing is a wonderful service activity for people of all ages. It:

- Gives individuals and families a way to be involved in family history work in short amounts of time.

- Provides a service opportunity for those who may not be able to serve in other ways.

- Gives everyone a way to say “thank you” after finding family names through records others have indexed in the past.

Join us on March 16th for a short discussion on “Why Index?” followed by real-time indexing.

Sign up for the class at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-in-the-world-is-indexing-tickets-32708041633

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

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. 
  • Several genealogy software programs are available to try on the patron computers.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 10 patron computers
  • 1 microform reader/copier (makes digital copies in addition to printouts)
  • 1 multimedia card reader
  • 1 photocopier 
  • 2 black and white laser printers

Center Services

We offer one-on-one sessions with an expert on various topics. Appointments can be made online here

Resources in the Local Area


Volunteer at the Center

  • Need additional help on most shifts
  • Teach patron classes

Please contact nc_raleigh@ldsmail.net if you are interested in volunteering or have questions.

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