White Plains Maryland 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 White Plains Family History Center serves the Charles County area of Southern Maryland.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains, MD 20695 United States
  • The Family History entrance is on the east side of the church. The door is usually locked but there is a doorbell. Please park in the parking lot on the north side of the church.
  • Location Map

Phone: 301-392-6100

E-mail: MD_WhitePlains@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Mondayclosed
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm;
  • 3rd Thursday 7 pm - 9 pm January-May, September-November
  • Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed
  • Closed when Charles County Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
  • When Charles County Schools open late due to weather the morning shifts will close and the evening shifts will be open.

2016 Holiday Closing Schedule:

  • Good Friday, March 25
  • Friday May 27th (Friday before Memorial Day)
  • July 1st
  • Friday September 2nd (Friday before Labor Day)
  • Veteran's Day, Friday 11 November
  • Thanksgiving: 23-25 November
  • Christmas: 20 Dec - 2 Jan 2017

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • The White Plains Family History Center has a small collection of books and microfilms which primarily focus on Southern Maryland research.

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.

Hardware and Equipment

  • This center has ten computers, two printers, one microfilm readers, one microfiche reader and a microfilm/microfiche scanner to assist patrons in their research.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area

The Southern Maryland Studies Center(SMSC) was founded by the College of Southern Maryland in 1976 in order to provide a central location for research on this historically important region. Students, historians, genealogists, and community members use SMSC’s resources to study the culture and development of Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and southern areas of Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties. Visitors will find a variety of materials for historical, cultural, and genealogical research. The Southern Maryland Studies Center is located within the Library (LR Building) at the College of Southern Maryland’s main campus in La Plata, Maryland, Room LR 211. The Reading Room of the Southern Maryland Studies Center has the same hours of operation as the College of Southern Maryland Library. The archival collections are available during the hours of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The address is 8730 Mitchell Road, PO Box 910, LaPlata, Md. 20646-0910.


Charles County, Maryland

Charles County (old), Maryland

Volunteer at the Center