Seattle Washington Shoreline 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.


Located in the north wing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we serve the areas of Shoreline, Edmonds, Brier, Kenmore, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. We are open over 200 hrs a month and are staffed by 30 + volunteers (mostly they volunteer). Our Facility covers more than 2000 sq ft with 5 different rooms for computers, Microfilm\fiche, library, instructional classrooms, and Audio/Visual recording.

Center Contacts and Hours: DO TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THE END OF MARCH.[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 22015 48th Ave W Mountlake Terrace WA 98043 United States
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-425-776-6678

E-mail:

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: Temporarily closed for the morning shift, will be open from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • NEW SATURDAY HOURS BEGINNING MARCH 2020, OPEN 9 AM - 12 NOON
  • Sunday: 1:30 pm - 4 pm

Weather Advisory:

And a winter weather reminder -  if the Edmonds School District has closed school, our Library will be closed, also.

Holiday Schedule:

When the Edmonds School District is closed for a Holiday so is the Family History Library. This usually happens on Mondays.

Easter: Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th



Calendar and Events: ZOOM CLASSES AVAILABLE; IN-PERSON CLASSES CANCELLED

Classes will be offered using Zoom technology.

Classes are offered in English, and Spanish. Para las clases de español ofrecidas, ver más abajo.

Classes are taught by Keith and Janice Allred. To register for any of these classes, please click on the class name or date. When you click on the class to register, this will send an email to the Allreds. They will then send a return email with a Zoom invitation. If you need help using Zoom, reply to the Allreds requesting information about how to use Zoom.

Upcoming Free Family History Classes of Particular Interest to Church members (see below for class descriptions and times presented).

Temple and Family History Consultants; The Basics

Temple and Family History Consultants: How to Find Temple Names on a Full FamilyTree

To register for any of our classes, please click on the class name or date. When you register, you will be given instructions on how to join the Zoom class.

FamilySearch – Tips and Tricks

Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 am

This class will discuss ideas of how to maximize your use of FamilySearch. It will discuss in detail the powerful tools available to you to find and document your ancestors and their lives. This will give you skills that will make you more effective when using FamilySearch.

Class duration: 1 ½ hours

To register for any of our classes, please click on the class name or date. When you register, you will be given instructions on how to join the Zoom class.

Temple and Family History Consultants; The Basics[edit | edit source]

Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Are you a newly called Temple and Family History Consultant? Have you been serving for some time and still need to understand what you are asked to do? This class will assist you to understand your calling, from the basics of what you are asked to do, to understanding where your calling fits into the ward and stake temple and family history work.

Class duration: 1 ½ hours

To register for any of our classes, please click on the class name or date. When you register, you will be given instructions on how to join the Zoom class.

Family Search Wiki[edit | edit source]

Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 am

Professional genealogists call FamilySearch Wiki “the least known and the most powerful genealogical research aid.” This class will demonstrate how to use FamilySearch Wiki to direct your family history research. Don’t waste your time in fruitless research efforts. Learn how to use the Wiki to narrow and focus your research.

Class duration: 1 ½ hours

To register for any of our classes, please click on the class name or date. When you register, you will be given instructions on how to join the Zoom class.

Introduction to DNA for Family History

Saturday, November 7 at 10:00 am

Christmas season is rapidly approaching when the DNA testing companies offer their DNA test kits at bargain prices. This class will discuss the basics of DNA as it applies to family history. You will learn about what DNA can and cannot do to assist you in discovering and understanding your ancestors. The class will discuss the types of DNA tests that are offered by the testing companies, and what each type of test will do. This will allow you to select the company and test which best fits your family history goals

Class duration: 1 ½ hours

To register for any of our classes, please click on the class name or date. When you register, you will be given instructions on how to join the Zoom class.

Family History Evidence: How to Understand, Evaluate and Use It

Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 am

The documents that evidence the family history events in your ancestors’ lives vary greatly in its ability to prove what happened. This class will give you the tools to understand types of documents, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to use them to properly to evidence the events in your ancestors’ lives.

Class duration: 1 ½ hours

To register for any of our classes, please click on the class name or date. When you register, you will be given instructions on how to join the Zoom class.

Temple and Family History Consultants: How to Find Temple Names on a Full FamilyTree

Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 am

Temple and Family History Consultants are often asked to help members find names for temple work on family trees that are very full. This class will discuss ways to find temple ready names when the person’s family tree has much of the temple work already done.

Class duration: 1 ½ hours

Clases en Español

Las clases son enseñadas por Keith y Janice Allred. Para registrarse en cualquiera de estas clases, haga clic en el nombre o la fecha de la clase. Al hacer clic en la clase para registrarse, esto enviará un correo electrónico a los Allreds. A continuación, enviarán un correo electrónico de devolución con una invitación a Zoom. Si necesita ayuda para usar Zoom, responda a los Allreds solicitando información sobre cómo utilizar Zoom.

Para registrarse en cualquiera de nuestras clases, haga clic en el nombre o la fecha de la clase. Cuando se registre, se le darán instrucciones sobre cómo unirse a la clase Zoom.

Introducción a FamilySearch.

Jueves, Augusto 27 a las siete de la noche.

Esta clase les presentará familysearch.org, que es un sitio web que la iglesia utiliza para permitir que la gente use el internet para encontrar a sus antepasados. Los antepasados que se encuentran están conectados a FamilyTree, una parte de familysearch.org. Una vez conectado a FamilyTree, podras obtener permiso para hacer la obra del templo para tus antepasados. Los ancestros se encuentran en grandes colecciones de registros de familysearch.org, incluyendo muchos registros de México, América Central, América del Sur y el Caribe. Esta es una clase introductoria y no se requiere experiencia previa con familysearch.org.

Duración de la clase: 1½ horas.

Staff Training Meetings: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 pm at the Shoreline Family History Center.[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • (List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • (Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]


Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Fiske Genealogical Library (Website) 1644 43rd Ave.E., Seattle, WA 98112; 206-328-2716.

The National Archives at Seattle (Website) 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-7999.

Washington State Digital Archives (Website) Washington state vital records online.

Washington State Genealogical Society (Website).

Washington State Library (Website).


Links[edit | edit source]


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

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