Valparaiso Indiana 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.

The Valpariaso Family History Center welcomes all who want to find their ancestors.  Please order films online or come and view our extended collection of extended loan films

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 503 Burlington Beach Rd, Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States 56383
  • Pleae use the West entrance and the center is the first door on the left.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 219-476-764


Open Hours: Tues: 9-12 Wed: 1-4 and 6-9  Also Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday Evening 6-8 PM

Holiday Schedule:

Closed major holidays and during bad weather.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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

  • We have computers and printers, microfilm readers and a microfilm printers.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

We also offer training in Family Search Indexing and help with using other genealogy websites.

Resources in the Local Area

Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society meets each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in either the Valparaiso Branch of the Porter County Public Library or the Lake County Library.  The Valparaiso library also has an extensive genealogy collection as well as readers and other materials. 


City of Valparaiso

State of Indiana

Volunteer at the Center

We love those who volunteer their time to staff the center or to teach patrons how to search!  Please contact Diane Jortner at if you would like to help.