Vancouver Washington 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.

Welcome to the Vancouver, Washington Family History Center!  We are located in East Vancouver and look forward to serving you in all of your family research endeavors!

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 18300 NE 18th St Vancouver WA 98684 United States

(entrance to the Family History Center is on the north side of the church building.  Enter through the main doors, and turn left to find the Family History Center entrance.)


  • 1-360-944-5773


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

In 2016, we will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

General Conference (April 1 - April 4)
4th of July (July 1 - July 4)
Summer Vacation (July 24 - August 8)
Labor Day (September 4 - September 9)
General Conference (September 30 - October 3)
Thanksgiving (November 20 - November 28)
Christmas/New Year's (December 18, 2016 - January 3, 2017)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

We hold Training Meetings for all Family History Consultants the 2nd Thursday of every month (6:30 - 8:00 pm) in the Family History Center.  The exception is in July, August, and December.  Also, in September, staff meeting will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  

In 2016, dates of staff meeting are as follows:  January 14; February 11; March 10; April 14; May 12; June 9; July (no staff meeting); August 13 (Saturday - our annual picnic from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Pioneer Park); September 15; October 13; November 10; and December 8. 

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • We have a large number of microfilm containing images of WA birth and death Certificates.

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, including:

The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive–
Access Newspaper Archives–
Alexander Street Press, American Civil War––
ArkivDigital Online–
Find My Past–
1911 British Census (accessed through the Find My Past website)
Fold3 (formerly–
Historic Map Works Library Edition–
Legacy Stories -
MyHeritage-Library Edition-MyHeritageLibraryEdition
Paper Trail–
ProQuest Obituary
World Vital Records–

See this link for more information on these collections.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 8 computer work stations with printer access for patron use
  • scanner for copying film or fiche images to flash drive or paper
  • wi-fi access
  • 7 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 3 Lexmark printers
  • photo/document scanner for use with Family Search
  • 1 HP color printer
  • 1 Flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


Volunteer at the Center