Centralia Illinois 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 Information

Location Map: Location Map

  • Address: 22416 East Calumet Street, Centralia, Illinois 62801
  • Phone: 618-532-3482

Open Hours

  • Wednesday: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • By Appointment

Holiday Schedule: Not Open on the Following holidays, regardless of what day they are.

New Years, Valentine, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas


  • FHC Consultant - Center: Shem Atwater
  • FHC Consultant - Center Assistant: Kathryn Atwater
  • Consultant: Marilyn King
  • Adie: Jennifer Shrestha

You may also contact the FHC Consultant - Center personally.

Phone: 618-918-3150 (or 217-343-6732 message)

E-Mail: shematwater@yahoo.com

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events


Class Schedule


Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources


  • Multiple collections in Center, including many local collections.

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

  • Two Computers with Internet Access; one printer; two microfilm readers; one microfiche reader

Center Services

Resources in the Local Area


  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: 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.

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Volunteer at the Center