Palm Desert California 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.

Our Family History Center serves the Coachella Valley. We have 5 computers that have access to several genealogical web sites to help in your research. We also have a small collection of books, films and fiche that can be viewed on our film readers.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 72960 Parkview Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  2. Entrance to the family history center is on the north side of the building.  If door is unlocked, you will need to ring the bell for access.
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Phone:  (760) 836-0475


Open Hours: 

Monday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Thursday: By Appointment Only

Holiday Schedule: Closed the following dates:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16, 2012

Presidents Day - February 20, 2012

Memorial Day - May 28, 2012

4th of July - July 4, 2012

Closed the entire month of August.  Reopen September 5, 2012

Veterans Day - November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Week - November 19-23, 2012

Christmas Break - December 14 - January 2, 2013

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events 


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Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources


  • 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.
  • Software, Hardware and Equipment:
  • Six computers, microfilm/microfiche readers, film scanner and copier, and photocopier.


Volunteer at the Center

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