Pasadena 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.

The Pasadena California Family History Center serves the communities of Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Temple City, Rosemead, Alhambra, South Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Monterey Park, Altadena, Sierra Madre and parts of several other communities.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Pasadena California Family History Center

770 N. Sierra Madre Villa Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91007

Exit 210 freeway at Madre/Sierra Madre Villa and go north three and one half blocks(toward mountains).

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Phone:  (626) 351-8517


Open Hours: Tues. 2pm-9pm, Wed 10am-4pm, Thur. 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11am-3pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed most major holidays

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: You may order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog using the online ordering system and have them shipped to the Pasadena Family History Center for your use there.
  • The Pasadena Family History Center has a nice collection of indefinite loan microfilm covering a broad range of countries and consisting of 800 micrfilm reels in 11 cabinet drawers.  We also have thousands of microfiche in 5 cabinet drawers.
  • The Pasadena Family History Center has a large collection of books and society journals along on long wall.  The collection contains almost 2600 books and journals.

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. 
  • 2 computer stations have Ancestry World Edition programs on them.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 computer stations, 11 microfilm readers, 5 fiche readers, 1 film fiche reader/printer, 1 network printer/copier.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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