Altoona Pennsylvania 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.

Location & Map:

  1. 778 Lower Brush Mountain Rd.
    (This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.)
  2. Enter parking lot and use side door of building. Look for sign.
  3. Please ring door bell to gain access during center's operating hours
  4. (Link to map using Google or other map sites)

Phone: 814-696-0341


Open Hours: Monday 9am-1pm

                    Wednesday 9am-4pm and 6:30pm-8pm

                     Saturday 9am-1pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and From Thanksgiving till the New Year. Also Closed on the 1st Saturday in April and October.

In case of bad weather, the Center is closed if the Schools are closed. If in doubt, please call before.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • The Altoona FHC has hundreds of microfilms in our inventory. We also have an Index to the George H Liebegott Collection that is housed in the Martinsburg Library. We also have several family histories in book form as well as on film and fiche. As well as Henshaw's Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy (all volumes on fiche).
  • 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 We have 4 computers that have access to the internet. We also have microfilm and fiche readers and printer to make copies.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Volunteer at the Center

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