Penasquitos 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.

This Center serves the Penasquitos, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, and Carmel Valley areas of San Diego. It is located within the church building at 12835 Black Mountain Rd., just inside the northwest doors. Anyone interested in family history is welcome. It is staffed by volunteers who have some familiarity with family history tools and techniques.

Location:  12835 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego, California, 92129 (Note: this is not a mailing address; the Center is not able to respond to mail inquiries.

'Phone:  1-858-484-1729'

Open Hours:  Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., additional hours by appointment (call the Center to leave a message suggesting the desired date of your appointment, staff will return your call).

Holiday Schedule:  By appointment only during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: Online film orders from the Family History Library Catalog can be sent to this Center to be viewed at the Center.  Family History Library Catalog.

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. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • The Center has four computers with internet access, one multimedia computer and scanner, and three microfilm readers.