Valley Forge Pennsylvania Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours   

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Location Map:

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  • 721 Paxon Hollow Rd Broomall PA 19008 United States
  • Located in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building
  • Enter in the back door labeled “Family History Center”
  • Language:English
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Email us to:

• Make an appointment for guided help,  or to view films outside of regular hours. 

• Sign up on our mailing list

• Receive a class schedule

• Be notified of weather closures or delays

Phone: 1-610-356-8507 only answered when we are open. There is no message machine.

Regular Open Hours: Every Wednesdays 9:30-3:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:30-12:30

Holiday Closures:

Additional Hours: By appointment

You may request to have the center open at other times by appointment. For a timely and quick response, please email to request a time. Appointments are not needed during regular hours unless you need a guided practice lab time. As usual I appreciate your replies that you have moved or are not interested etc. and would like to be removed from our list. I add and remove people promptly. If you have friends that would like to stay informed and be added to the list they may email with their request.


Hello Patrons of the Valley Forge Family History Center,

Summer Closures:

Closed July 5, 2017 - August 23, 2017

We will be closing in July due to summer vacations. However we are open to appointments as needed. You must email me to set up an appointment. Most, but not all, appointments will be scheduled during the daytime hours.  Just to verify - our last open summer day is Wednesday June 28th. The first day we reopen is Wednesday August 30th. Classes will resume in September. Please email to be put on our email list if you want to receive updates and other announcements.

Other Meetings of Interest include:

Mainline Genealogy Club:

Thursday June 8, 2017 at 1pm at the Easttown library to learn about probate files. See the website link below for more details.

Irish Immigration Center:

Tuesday June 13, 2017 11am - Irish Immigration Center located at 7 South Cedar Lane:  Deborah Large Fox, John Mc Devitt's  friend in genealogy, will be speaking about John and his legacy.  This will be a social , informational meeting and will address any new members concerns.

The Center is a valuable resource for Irish people in our community. There is much more at the Irish Center besides genealogy help. For more information / hours see their website link below.

Saturday July 15, 2017 10-12pm - Quarterly Meeting of the Italian Group held in the Valley Forge Family History Center located in Broomall,PA. Contact Bill Nichols at [[1]] more information. We are not open to the public during this time - only for those who are interested in attending the Italian Group Meeting.

See you soon!

Shelli Nye Director

Resources in the Local Area

The Mainline Genealogy Club meets at the Easttown library. They have great presentations each month!

The Irish Immigration Center located in Upper Darby at 7 S Cedar Lane. They support Irish families in our area with genealogy help and many other kinds of support.


Volunteer at the Center

We would love to have more volunteers!

We look forward to seeing you at the center!