Lancaster 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours


1200 East King Street,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The easiest way to reach the Family History Center is from the back of the church building. Traveling east on US 30 take the Walnut Street exit. Continue on Walnut Street ( route 23). Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto Rank Avenue. Cross over King Street to City Mill Road. Keep left at the Y. A short distance beyond the Y on the left is a big parking lot. The FHC door is on the far right of the church building. Ring the doorbell on the left side of the door.

Phone: 717-295-1719

Open Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
During inclement weather, please call to make sure we are open.

Holiday Schedule

The center will be closed:

General Conference, Saturday April 5, 2014;
Easter, Friday-Saturday April 18, 19, 2014;
Memorial Day, May 26, 2014;
Independence Day, July 4, 2014;
Labor Day, September 1, 2014;
General Conference, October 4, 2014;
Thanksgiving, November 26 through 29, 2014;
Christmas,Monday December 22, 2014 through Thursday January 2, 2015

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.
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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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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