State College Pennsylvania Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 842 Whitehall Road, State College, PA 16801 United States
  • When coming in the driveway look for the brown sign for the Family History Center - continue all the way around to the opposite side of the building
  • Enter the first door on the left.
  • Language:English


  • 1-814-308-8467



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 5pm - 8:30pm
  • Other times by appointment. Call 814-308-8467

Coronavirus Closure: to protect our patrons and staff and to comply with government advisories, we will be closed until further notice.

Closed: Week of Thanksgiving Last two weeks in December and first week of January: Center closes when State College District public schools close because of inclement weather or when a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Books, a good collection of Centre County and Pennsylvania titles, also a collection of Virginia reference books and some other states. We do not have Centre County documents; for those please contact the Pennsylvania Room at the Centre County Library.

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]

Computers, printer, readers for microfilm and microfiche.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

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