Duluth Minnesota 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.

Duluth Minnesota Family History Center

Service Area: The Duluth Minnesota Family History Center is a center staffed by volunteers and serves an area, by patron sign in, from as far north as the Canadian Border to far south as Askov, Minnesota, as far west as Carlton, Minnesota and as far east as the Upper Pennisula of Michigan.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 521 Upham Rd, Duluth, MN 55811-5534

  • Language: English

Phone: 218-726-1361

E-mail: MN_Duluth@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Schedule and closures:

Closed Major Holidays and Conference Weekends. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Day, Independence Day, General and Stake Conference

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

None scheduled at this time

Class Schedule

Beginning to intermediate instructions provided every Saturday morning 9:00 an to 11:00 am.

No class available 13 & 27 April 2019, however, intermittent help available with staff scheduled.

Staff Newsletters monthly and as needed via email

Center Resources


  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

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

  • The Duluth Family History Library has Microsoft based computers connected to the internet, capable of reading PAF files and creating PDF files of the documents to be read on Microsoft or IOS machines.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties:

Increased knowledge in Finish, Swedish, Norwegian Records

Resources in the Local Area

Duluth Pubic Library

Superior Public Library


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Finnish Research: Tips for Finnish-American Researchers

Minnesota Swedish American

Minnesota Genealogy

Volunteer at the Center

The Duluth Minnesota Family History Center is always looking for volunteers to staff the center. You must be able to use a computer and understand the software commonly used to help beginners start and continue to find family members. You must have a good grasp of Family Search and be able to use microfilm and microfiche equipment, as well as understand the hard copy information available in the library.