Raleigh North Carolina 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.

The Raleigh Family History Center serves Raleigh and Eastern Wake County.[edit | edit source]

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 5060 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC 27609 United States
  • This is not a mailing address, only the physical address of the Center.
  • Main entrance is on the south side of the building (small parking lot) in the back.
  • Door is located at top of stairs.
  • Language:English

Phone: 1-919-783-7752

E-mail: NC_Raleigh@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:


Wednesday & Friday 10am-1pm

Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm

Holiday Schedule: 

Closed for the following in 2019:

  • All Federal Holidays
  • 4th of July Week, July 1-5
  • Thanksgiving, November 25-29
  • Christmas/New Years, December 16-31, January 1-3, 2020

Inclement Weather:

Closed for Inclement weather when the Wake County School System is closed. If in doubt, please call before coming.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Classes are held quarterly on various Family History related topics. Please register online to attend at raleighfhc.eventbrite.com.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

    • Family History Center 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. 
  • Several genealogy software programs are available to try on the patron computers.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 10 patron computers
  • 1 microform reader/copier (makes digital copies in addition to printouts)
    1 multimedia card reader
  • 1 photocopier 
  • 2 black and white laser printers

Center Services[edit | edit source]

We offer one-on-one sessions with an expert on various topics. Appointments can be made online here

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Apex Family History Center
590 Bryan Drive
Apex, NC 27502

Durham Family History Center
1050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC

Olivia Raney Public Library
9016 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC

State Library of North Carolina
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

State Archives of North Carolina
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC

Links[edit | edit source]

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

  • Need additional help on most shifts
  • Teach patron classes

Please contact nc_raleigh@familyhistorymail.org if you are interested in volunteering or have questions.


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