Scranton 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.

Scranton Family History Center serving Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and other counties in Northeast Pennsylvania

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 505 Griffin Pond, Clarks Summit, PA 18508
  2. Park at the back of the building.
  3. Google Map Location: 

Phone: 570-587-5123

Open Hours: Tuesday 12pm-4pm; Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm; Evening-1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm-9:00pm  (during inclement winter weather please call ahead to see if center is open)                            

Holiday Schedule: Closed all holidays, including 2 week Christmas break

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.
  • Wide collection of Italian films
  • Verna Ann Hill Jacobs Collection - A wide variety of microfilms containing newspaper clippings, family information, church records for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and other states.  (Films are  not cataloged in the Family History Library Catalog)
  • A wide variety of books containing information for families in Pennsylvania and New York.

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

  • Computers, Microfilm readers, Microfilm reader/printer, Microfiche readers available for patron's research.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties


Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center