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*Closed Snow days and Weather related school day closures  
*Closed Snow days and Weather related school day closures  
*Closed Thanksgiving week (Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2014)
*Closed Thanksgiving week (Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2014)
*Closed Last 2 weeks of December for Christmas holidays (Dec 19, 2014 thru Jan 5, 2015)
*Closed Last 2 weeks of December for Christmas holidays (Dec 19, 2014 thru Jan 5, 2015)

Revision as of 04:06, 22 January 2014

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 13420 94th Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98373 United States


  • 253-840-1673 During hours the center is open.


  • WA_PuyallupSouth@ldsmail.net

FHC Director:

  • Jennifer and Jerry Bryan

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday through Thursday 10am.-4pm. and 6pm.-9pm.

Temporary Closures: Do to staffing issues we are currently closed Tuesdays 10-1 and 6-9.

Please Note: We are still able to serve you Tuesdays 1-4 and all other days as normal. If you feel that you are able to help us reopen fully please scroll down to our volunteer section.

Holiday Closure Schedule

  • Closed Snow days and Weather related school day closures
  • Closed Thanksgiving week (Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2014)
  • Closed Last 2 weeks of December for Christmas holidays (Dec 19, 2014 thru Jan 5, 2015)

What we do:

* We provide research help. We answer questions and suggest possible

sources. We do not do research or perform research services for patrons.

* Provide Service Opportunities for missionaries and volunteers.

* Tours and encouragement

* Coming Soon: Classes and training for patrons and volunteers

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

Monthly Classes Will be Held on a Tuesday and Repeated Again on a Saturday

Class Times are Tuesdays @ 7pm & Saturdays @ 11am

January - Using FamilySearch (FamilyTree)

Jan 7th
Jan 18th

February - Genealogy Websites

Feb 4th
Feb 15th

March - Becoming a Genealogy Merit-Badge Counselor

Mar 4th
 Mar 15th

April - Censuses, Directories, and Timelines

Apr 8th
Apr 19th

May - FamilySearch Wiki

May 6th
May 24th

June - Organizing your Genealogy

Jun 10th
Jun 21st

Upcoming Special Events

Mar 11th - Genealogy Merit-Badge (for Scouts) – part I *

Apr 15th - Genealogy Merit-Badge (for Scouts) – part II *

*Note: Both parts of this class are required for scouts seeking to earn the

Genealogy Merit-Badge. Please contact the Family History Center for reservations.

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.
  • An extensive collection of Germans from Russia films and books.
  • Some books and films for other countries as well as US states.
  • A large collection of microfiche.

Databases and Software

Puyallup South FHC
Premium Sites
The 19th Century British Library
Access Newspaper Archives
Alexander Street Press (American Civil War)
ArkivDigital Online
Find My Past
The Genealogists
Genline Family Finder
Godfrey Memorial Library
Heritage Quest Outline
Historic Map Works Library Edition
Paper Trail
World Vital Records
  • 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

Resources in the Local Area

Volunteer at the Family History Center


* Those who want to learn more (Service always teaches us the most)

* Experienced family historians (Your knowledge and skills have value to those in need)

* Family History Consultants and Missionaries


* Select one or more shifts

* Shifts are 10am-1pm; 1pm-4pm; 6pm-9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays

* Current Needs are:Tues for 10-1 and 6-9; Thurs 1-4


* Contact our center Co-Director, Jennifer Bryan at 253-840-1673 or by email for an Interview

Volunteering from Home

Want to Help From Home with the Greatest Genealogy Project on Earth?
Join up to Index the Records of the Family History Library for all the world to use for FREE!!!

                    Call Jerry & Sue Foster: (253) 848-5063

We'll get you set up on the Internet and Teach you How to Participate

Part-time mission from your home

Help unite families -- be a Family History Support Missionary

How do I get started?

  • Talk with your bishop or branch president

Where can I find- -out more?

  • Telephone: 1-866-406-1830 (US & Canada)

  • E-Mail: support@familysearch.org


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