Altoona 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.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 778 Lower Brush Mountain Rd Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 United States
  • Location about 1/2 mile off Frankstown Rd in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints
  • (This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.)
  • Enter parking lot and use side door of building. Look for sign.
  • Please ring door bell to gain access during center's operating hours.
  • Language:English


  • 1-814-696-0341



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:10am -2pm and 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday:9:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Easter Weekend: Memorial Day Weekend: July 4th weekend: Labor Day Weekend: Thanksgiving till the New Year: Also Closed on the 1st Saturday in April and October: In case of bad weather, the Center is closed if the Schools are closed. If in doubt, please call before:

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • The Altoona FHC has hundreds of microfilms in our inventory. We also have an Index to the George H Liebegott Collection that is housed in the Martinsburg Library. We also have several family histories in book form as well as on film and fiche. As well as Henshaw's Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy (all volumes on fiche).
  • 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 websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Including: Ancestry, Fold 3 (formerly Footnote), Heritage Quest, Newspaper Archives, World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library,
  • Hardware and Equipment We have 4 computers that have access to the internet. We also have microfilm and fiche readers and printer to make copies.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area
[edit | edit source]

The Blair County Genealogical Society is just a short distance away.

Here is their weblink

Links[edit | edit source]

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Cambria County Historical Society Research  (Cambria)

Huntingdon County PAGenWeb  (Huntingdon)    

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We are in need of people that can read and translate foreign languages to assist other patrons. If you have that skill, please email Tina at