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Valparaiso Indiana 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 Valpariaso Family History Center welcomes all who want to find their ancestors.  Please come and view our collection of extended loan films.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 503 Burlington Beach Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383, United States
  • Please use the East entrance. It is the only door on that side of the building.
  • Language: English


  • 1-219-476-7641
  • 1-219-344-0054 Cell #



Open Hours:

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday: 1:00pm-4:00pm and 6:30pm-9:00pm
    • Holiday Schedule:

Closed major holidays and during bad weather:

Calendar and Events  [edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events  
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Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

  • We have computers and printers, microfilm readers and a microfilm printers.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

We also offer training in Family Search Indexing and help with using other genealogy websites.

Resources in the Local Area
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Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society meets each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in either the Valparaiso Branch of the Porter County Public Library or the Lake County Library.  The Valparaiso library also has an extensive genealogy collection as well as readers and other materials. 

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City of Valparaiso

State of Indiana

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We love those who volunteer their time to staff the center or to teach patrons how to search!  Please contact Harold Bailey at if you would like to help.