McLean Virginia 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

Location and Map:


  • 2034 Great Falls St Falls Church VA 22043 United States
  • Enter through the doors facing the playing fields and Idylwood St.
  • Ring doorbell for entry as doors are locked during daytime hours. Please use the link below to sign up for an appointment.
  • Language:English


  • 1-703-532-9019



Open Hours: please use this link to sign up for an appointment

  • Wednesday:9:30am-4:30pm
  • Friday:9:30am-1:00pm
  • 2nd/4th Saturday:9:30am-3:30pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Memorial Day: Labor Day weekend: July 4th: Week of Thanksgiving: Christmas-New Years holiday: General Conference Saturday (usually 1st Saturday) in April and October: When Fairfax County Schools are closed or delayed for inclement weather (announced on tv, radio and internet):

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]

  • Large and extensive Irish collection with over 3000 films plus books, one of largest in metro area/east coast; good concentrations for British Isles, Germany, etc. 

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

Hardware and Equipment
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  • 9 computers
  • 2 digital film scanners
  • 6 microfilm readers
  • 1 digital fiche reader/printer
  • 4 network printers
  • Wi-Fi Access & Wireless printer
  • Free internet access
  • Ability to Print Fan Charts on 11x17 Card Stock.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area
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McLean Family History Center is located about 1 mile from the West Falls Church Metro Station.  This allows ease of access to Washington, DC, where you can visit the DAR Library, Library of Congress, and National Archives.  There are a number of major universities as well such as Georgetown, George Washington, American University, Catholic University and the University of Maryland. 

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]