Centralia 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.

This Family History Center provides genealogical assistance for patrons in the Lewis County Washington area and from southern Thurston County, parts of Pacific County and northern Cowlitz County. It is located in the rear of the Centralia Washington Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 2195 Jackson Hwy Chehalis WA 98582 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-360-748-1516


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed the week before and after Christmas

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Second Thursday of each month, 1:30 pm

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center 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[edit | edit source]

The Center is equipped with 6 computers and monitors for on-line research work. These computers are connected to the Family Search Portal, which has access to some other selected third-party web site resources, such as Ancestry.com and Roots Magic 6.
  • The Center also has one microfilm reader, a microfiche reader and a microfilm scanner

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

The Center is working on getting one or two personnel capable of working with Spanish-speaking patrons and then access and train on Spanish language versions of some of the research software.

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

The Lewis County Genealogical Society is close at hand and some members are also volunteers at the Family History Center.[edit | edit source]

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]