Tacoma Washington 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

Location & Map:

Address: 5915 S 12th St Tacoma, WA 98466

  • Family History Center is located in the Tacoma Stake Center at the corner of 12th and Pearl St.
  • Family History Center entrance is on the south side of the building facing 12th St
  • Entrance marked by a small sign "Family History Center" near the steps.
Location on Map

Phone: 253-564-1103

E-mail:  wa_tacoma@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, Saturday 9:00 am -5:00 pm. 

Closed Sunday

Call in case of inclement weather

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed Major Holidays
  • Closed Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend
  • Closed the first Saturday in April and October
  • Closed Thanksgiving weekend
  • Closed the last two weeks of December

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.
  • Polk City Directories for Tacoma, Washington Dating from 1912 thru 1994, Tacoma Suburban Directories for years 1968 thru 1994, City of Puyallup, Washington for years 1947 thru 1985. and various Directories for surrounding areas and cities. Not all years available.
  • Large extensive book collection by states, regions, and countries.
  • Family Histories.
  • Large collection of Microfilm and Microfiche available.  Check for available items through the Family History Library Catalog to see if it is at the Tacoma Family History Center.

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.
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Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

We would like volunteers that would like to help the book committee.  We need people to enter data, repair books, bind books, and assist in the overall preservation of our collections.