Newark New Jersey 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: Location Map

Address: 130 Orange St, Newark NJ 07102

  • Language: English

Phone: 973-379-7315


Open Hours:

  • Wednesdays: 7pm-9pm
  • Saturdays: by Appointment ONLY 10am - 1pm - call Barrett Peck @ 908-922-0131 to schedule ahead of time.)

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


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

  • Computer, Microfilm Readers, Microfiche Readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

We speak Spanish - Please call ahead of time to make an appointment.

Resources in the Local Area


  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the Center