Puyallup Washington South 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 Map:


  • 13420 94th Ave E Puyallup WA 98373 United States
  • Language:English


  • 253-840-1673


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: Morning: 10:00 am-1:00 pm and Evening: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: Afternoon: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm and Evening: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursday: Morning-Afternoon 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Evening: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Other times are available by appointment. Please contact your Ward High Priests Group Leader or Ward Temple and Family History Consultants

Please Note: We would like to be able to more hours. If you feel that you are able to help us please email fhcdate@gmail.com for more information!


Thursday, January 5th due to inclement weather

Closed Puyallup School District Snow days and Weather-related-school-day closures, which may be without notice and we apologize for any inconvenience.


  • January 27th through February 6th
  • March 31st through April 17th
  • June 30th through July 10th
  • August 25th through September 11th
  • September 29th through October 2nd
  • November 19th through November 27th
  • December 17th through January 2nd, 2018

Of course the center can open for individual, family or ward events by contacting your Ward Temple and Family History Consultant, or High Priests Group Leader. Don't know who that is? Email us at: WA_PuyallupSouth@ldsmail.net

What we do:

* We provide research help. We answer questions and suggest possible

sources. We do not do research or perform research services for patrons.

* Provide Service Opportunities for missionaries and volunteers.

* Tours and encouragement

* Classes and training for patrons and volunteers

Additional Possible Interests

  • Worldwide Indexing Event! 72K in 72H

Stay tuned for event details in 2017!

Center Resources


  • An extensive collection of Germans from Russia films and books.
  • Some books and films for other countries as well as US states.
  • A large collection of microfiche.

Databases and Software

Puyallup South FHC
Premium Sites
The 19th Century British Library
Access Newspaper Archives
Alexander Street Press (American Civil War)
ArkivDigital Online
Find My Past
The Genealogists
Genline Family Finder
Godfrey Memorial Library
Heritage Quest Outline
Historic Map Works Library Edition
Paper Trail
World Vital Records
  • 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

  • 7 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • Paper copiers
  • Printer/Scanner
  • Cannon microfiche/film scanner
  • Minolta Microfilm / Microfiche Reader Printer System

Resources in the Local Area

Genealogy at Washington State Library - The first American Library north of the Columbia River, the Washington State Library was established by the Organic Act of the Territory of Washington passed on March 2, 1853

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society - genealogical source material of Pierce County and the Puget Sound Region. The society contributes to the collection of genealogical material in then Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library, which is open to all researchers and the public.Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, Sept - Nov, Jan - May (6pm Educational 7pm Meeting)

Tacoma Public Library (Northwest Room) - The Library's collection contains more than 5,000 titles including bound volumes, microfilm, microfiche, compact discs, and periodicals.

Fiske Genealogical Foundation - Arthur Fiske's genealogical research notes, records of births, marriages, and deaths, cemetery inventories, family group sheets, pamphlets, photo copies of articles, photo copies of excerpts from rare books, newsletters, ephemera, and more.

Heritage Quest Research Library - Puyallup/Sumner Genealogy Group (1pm - 3pm) at Heritage Quest Research Library.

Association of Professional Geneaologists (APG) Puget Sound Chapter - Site has details on areas of expertise, specialties and backgrounds of members as well as contact information for rates and availability for research. "APG Code of Ethics sets the standard for professional conduct in genealogy, Every member of the APG signs this code of professional ethics..."

Local Genealogical Societies

Bainbridge Island, Chelan Valley, Clallam County (Port Angeles), Clark County (Vancouver), Eastern Washington (Spokane), South Widbey Island, Grays Harbor (Cosmopolis), Jefferson County (Port Townsend), Kittitas County (Ellensburg), Lewis County (Chehalis), Lower Columbia (Longview), Mason County (Shelton), Northeast Washington (Colville), Okanogan County, Olympia, Puget Sound (Port Orchard), Seattle, Skagit Valley (Conway), Sno-Isle (Lynnwood), South King County (Kent), Stillaguamish Valley (Arlington), Tacoma-Pierce County, Tri-City (Richland), Walla Walla, Wenachee Area, Whatcom (Bellingham), Whitman County (Pullman)

Volunteer at the Family History Center


* Those who want to learn more (Service always teaches us the most)

* Experienced or NON-experienced family historians. We can HELP you learn more!

* Temple and Family History Consultants and Missionaries


* Select one or more shifts

* Shifts are 10am-1pm; 1pm-4pm; 6pm-9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, or even Saturdays

* Current Needs are: 2 volunteers for Tues from 1-4, 1 brother volunteer for 1st and 3rd Saturdays


* Leave a message at the center (253-840-1673) with your name and phone number or email Wa.puyallupsouth@ldsmail.net or fhcdate@gmail.com for more information

Volunteering from Home

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We'll get you set up on the Internet and Teach you How to Participate

Part-time mission from your home

Help unite families -- be a Family History Support Missionary

How do I get started?

  • Talk with your bishop or branch president

Where can I find- -out more?

  • Telephone: 1-866-406-1830 (US & Canada)

  • E-Mail: support@familysearch.org


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