Torrance California Family History Center

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Torrance Stake Center

Torrance Family History Center has been serving the community since October 1989. Our Center is staffed by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable Family History Volunteers who can help with your research.

Center Contacts[edit | edit source]



  • 22605 Kent Ave., Torrance, California 90505, United States
  • Cross street is Sepulveda Blvd - our building is at the end of Kent street on the right side.
  • Language: English

Phone:      1-310-791-6256 (currently the phone line is out of order) Call Glenna Marshall


Open Hours:[edit | edit source]

  • Monday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday:  9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday:   9:30am - 1:00pm

2022 Closure Schedule:[edit | edit source]

Presidents Day (Monday, February 21), General Conference (Saturday, April 2; October 1), Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30), Independence Day Weekend (Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4), Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, September 3 and Monday, September 5), Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24 & Saturday, November 26), Christmas and New Years (Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2 ). The Center will reopen on Thursday, January 5, 2023[edit | edit source]

2022 Calendar and Events:[edit | edit source]

Staff Meeting Dates: Normally the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 am in the Family History Center. Watch for email notifications each month.[edit | edit source]

October is Family History Month. We welcome you![edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal Our Family History Center has access to the Premium Family History Websites page (Portal) which gives free access to the sites below

19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive

Alexander Street Press

American Ancestors - Institution version

ArkivDigital (Swedish Church Records)

Findmypast - Institution version


MyHeritage - Library Edition - Premium Services

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 7 Computers - Internet Access
  • 5 Microfilm and 1 Fiche Readers
  • 1 Lexmark Printer/Copier/Scanner

Center Services [edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • British Isles - French Canada
  • Search techniques for the Census

Links[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

South Bay Cities Genealogy Society[edit | edit source]

Mail to our PO Box at 4733 Torrance Blvd., #814 Torrance, California 90503

Meeting - 3301 W. Torrance Blvd.

Please come to our monthly meetings held at 7pm every 3rd Wednesday of the month (no meeting in December) at the Torrance Civic Center Library in the meeting room. Meetings are free and everyone is welcome! If you choose to join, our annual dues are only $20/individual or $23/family per year. Here are a few of the benefits you will enjoy...

- Free Genealogy library with several books and publications to help in your research.
- Our experienced members to help you at the library and at meetings.
- Interesting and informative speakers at our monthly meetings.
- Subscription to our bi-monthly newsletter.
- Books and material for sale that are helpful in genealogical research.

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We welcome anyone who is willing to serve. Call Glenna Marshall