Missoula Montana 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.

Missoula Montana Family History Center, located in the mountain valley of Missoula, Montana, services all of Missoula County and shares this duty with the smaller FHC at Seeley Lake, Montana.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 3201 Bancroft St Missoula Montana 59801-8641 United States
  • The Center is located on the South side of the building off of Bancroft.
  • Parking is available in front of the side entrance door.
  • If the door is locked there is a door bell on the right side of the door to alert the Librarians of your presence.
  • Language:English


  • 1-406-543-6148, during Open Hours
  • Directors: Cary and Colleen Holmquist, 406-880-2076


  • MT_Missoula@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays:10:00am-4:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesdays: open by appointment only, please call to arrange
  • Appointments available at other times when appropriate staffing can be arranged or for small groups: please call the directors above

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays: Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Day, Tuesday, January, 2019

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

Informational Booth about the Center, its services and family history assistance at the annual Fourth of July celebrations at Fort Missoula in Missoula, Montana, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 July 2018.

Class Schedule:

Staff Training Meetings:

Center Resources


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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.
  • Approximately 800 microfilm and microfiche, including a variety of European and U.S. states sources. A catalog/index is in planning stages for online listing
  • Small reference library, wide variety of volumes, mostly U.S. and European topics, catalog/index in planning stages for online listing

Hardware and Equipment

The Center has:

  • 5 computers
  • 4 printers
  • a copier/scanner
  • 2 film readers
  • 1 microfiche readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Microfilm/Microfiche Readers

The Missoula Family History Center has two microfilm reader and one microfiche reader devices available for anyone using microfilm rolls (35mm and 16mm film) or microfiche sheets for genealogical research. The readers are available during Center open hours and by appointment.

Resources in the Local Area

We have approximately 800 films on permanent loan from the Missoula Family History Center. Come in and see.

Missoula Public Library has genealogical research resources, such as local daily newspapers on microfilm, located at 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT 59802, phone: (406) 721-2665


Local Links

Missoula is the name of both the county and the city, which is also the county seat, Missoula. The city is also know as the "5 Valleys" as it has five entrances that help form the large valley.

Missoula County

FamilySearch Wiki for Missoula County, Montana also background on all Montana Counties at Montana County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

Missoula City

FamilySearch Wiki for Missoula, Missoula County, Montana


FamilySearch has materials about the local and state areas in its state page Montana

Volunteer at the Center

We are in need of volunteers to help staff the Center. See our hours on this site and call us at 880-2076. A little computer knowledge is helpful. Training will be provided.