Shelton Washington 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 Shelton, WA Family History Center has recently been remodeled to make it more user-friendly.  Patrons will be enthusiastically greeted by staff who will give you as much or as little assistance as you desire. The staff is continually increasing and updating their knowledge to be more helpful to patrons.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:


  • 916 N 12 St Shelton WA 98584 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-360-432-2415


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm

Center will be closed when Shelton Public schools are closed for bad weather.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Betty Kay Anderson's Genealogy classes 3rd Tuesday each Month at 10:00 am, April - October 2016 

Center Resources


  • There are approximately 400 genealogy books, plus a large number of long-term microfilm and fiche accessible by all patrons.  Pedigree Resource File Discs are also available.  There are also the AIS, PERSI, and FamilySearch Catalog on microfiche.

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. 

The Center has 2 computers, plus wireless or cable access for patron laptops. There are 3 microfilm readers and 2 fiche readers. A camera is set up to photograph film or fiche images and edit and print or transfer to the patrons thumb drive. There is also a scanner and copy machine for patrons' use.

Center Services

Resources in the Local Area

Other resources located in Shelton include the Mason County Historical Society and Timberland Regional Library.  There is also a Mason County Genealogical Society.


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Volunteer at the Center

Volunteers are always welcome at the center.  If you would like to volunteer, please stop by, call, or email the center at .