Maple Valley 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 26800 Southeast 236th Street, MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON
  • Our entrance is on the left side (west) side of the building. after entereing the parking lot mark in front of the chapel steeple and come to the door and ring the buzzer, we will let you in.  You are always welcome.  If our time are inconvient call my self Carl Rigtrup at 425 271-1614 or cell 206 719-4021 and we can make other arrangements 
  • Location on Map

Phone: 425 413-7566


Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 10am to 4 pm and 7pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday: 10 to 1 pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1 pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed Wednesday before Christmas til Tuesday after New Years

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings Second Tuesday of each month at Center 7 pm for one hour.

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog:; This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. if you temporarly assign your film online search to our center, you can see what films we have on hand. May save a charge to order your film at other local centers, then you have the choice to either may the $7.00 charge or drive to visit our center.  BUT don't forget if you choose to reset your home Center to that of your choice. or all future orders will come to our center.
  • (We have approximatly 500 microfilms in our cabinet and an untold number (actually about 21 inches) of microfiche including the 1881 Scotland, England and Wales Census.  Mand of our patrons doing active research in Italy and Eastern Europe. Lot of bi-lingual conversations going on I listen (but do not participate). Welcome your presence and participation in this activity.)
  • We have gone cash-less with the advent of on-line film ordering.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal:  Portal page which gives free access in the Center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Too INclude Fold3,

Hardware and Equipment

  • We currently have six computers connected to the internet and WIFI is avail for lap top or CAT5 connection. We currently are connected through Dish but will be upgrading to Comcast near term.
    We have five microfilm readers, two microfiche readers and a Canon 300 film scanner attached to a PC for saving film images. It gets a lot of use, bring a zip drive for off-line storage though CD's can be burned. at no cost.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Center

We are always looking for new volenteers to support our patron needs, regardless of skills and talents - we can use you and will give you invaluable time to become trained in what our center provides.  Give me a call Carl Rigtrup 425 271-1614 cell 206 719-4021 or