Pittsburgh 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.

Our location is in Greentree, just off the Parkway West. but we also are close to Carnegie, Collier Township, Robinson Township, Heidelberg, Crafton and the western suburbs of Pittsburgh.  We are close to all areas reached by the Parkway West and Interstate 79.   We are also very close to the North, South and West Sides of Pittsburgh.  We are within walking distance of a bus stop at Poplar Street and Mansfield Avenue.

Please do not confuse us with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Family History Center on Forbes Avenue in Oakland  or the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 3rd Family History Center on New Texas Road in Plum Borough near Monroeville since we are all separate locations with separate holdings. 

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • Address:
  • 46 School Street Pittsburgh, PA 15220, United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-412-921-2115


  • PA_PittsburghWest@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:30am-6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-1:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed in August, Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Week until after New Year's Day:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: Check our book display, Take a pamphlet. Check bulletinboard for What's New with FamilySearch.

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • We have over 1,000 films found on the FamilySearch Catalog on site and hundreds of books, pamphlets and microfiche in our collection which started in 1978.

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

  • We have four computers and a printer/copier, which has scanning capabilities.  There is a Canon Digital Imaging System to make paper copies or scans of films, fiche paper and photographs.  It will also save these items to a flash drive.   We also have two Minolta reader/printers that quickly print paper copies of film or fiche.  We have four microfilm readers available for use and one reader dedicated to fiche only.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

If you are able to work one shift a month, we will be happy to have you help at our Family History Center. Our shifts are 10:30 am. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.on Tuesdays.  Thursday shifts are 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.then 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. with an evening shift that is 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  On Saturdays we are open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We ask that our volunteers be computer literate (at least be able to type) and have their own transportation.   There is a bus stop within walking distance of our Family History Center.