Port Angeles 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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The Port Angeles Family History Center is located on the south side of the Port Angeles meetinghouse.  We serve the west end of Clallam County including the communities of Port Angeles, Sequim, Joyce, and Forks.  All interested in genealogy and family history are invited to come to the center for assistance, to research, or to attend classes.  

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 591 Monroe Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
  • Enter on the southwest side of building.  Use the sidewalk from the parking lot on the south side to the front of the building.  Enter the Family History Center from the first set of doors facing Monroe Road.  Please ring doorbell (on the wall to your right) for admission.
  • Port Angeles Washington Family History Center

Phone: 360-565-8322


Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Friday: 6 pm - 9 pm

2013 Closures and Holiday Schedule:

  • Independence Day, Thursday July 4
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday - Friday, November 26 - 29
  • October 18, closed for preparation for the Jamboree on October 19
  • Christmas Holiday: December 17 - January 1
  • Reopening January 2, 2014  


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

Friday night classes start at 7 pm with computer lab at 8 pm.  You may attend any class of your choosing or attend all the classes. Preregister (by e-mail  pafhcjamboree@gmail.com or phone 360-565-8322) to ensure handouts for all.  If you are preregistered you will receive a class reminder by e-mail.  These classes are  FREE.   

2013 Class Schedule

January 4:  Taming Your Paper Tigers

January 11: Genealogy Software Comparisons

January 18: Censuses, Part 1.  1850 - 1940

January 25: Censuses, Part 2.   1790 - 1840

February 1: Naturalization

February 8: Roots Magic 6  Beginning Class. If you have RootsMagic 5 come to the class to find out what is new or has been added.  If you have not used Roots Magic come to class to see if you want to try the free version at home. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it is a good way to test out the program to your hearts delight.

February 15: Roots Magic 6  Intermediate Class

February 22: Roots Magic 6 Advanced Class

March 1: Using DropBox to backup and share your important files.  What is DropBox? How will it work for genealogists and family history. 

March 8: FamilySearch Family Tree for Beginners.

March 15: FamilySearch Family Tree Intermediate class.

March 22: FamilySearch Family Tree Advanced class.

March 29: FamilySearch.org.  Learn what this Free website offers.

April 5: FamilySearch.org.  What's  new and the changes that are upcoming (including Family Tree)

April 12: FamilySearch.org.  What's new.....  continued.

Staff Training Meetings 

Monthly on the last Saturday: 10 am - 12 pm

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog:  Any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog may now be ordered through your home computer.
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Databases and Software

  • Hardware and Equipment
  • 6 Lenovo computers and 1 Dell Computer
  • 1 Multi Function Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax 
  • 2 other printers in addition to the above
  • Canon 300 microfiche/microfilm digitizer.  You can use this to save images from films and fiche to a flash drive or a CD or print the images.
  • one flatbed scanner
  • five microfilm readers
  • two microfiche readers  


Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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  • Clallam County Historical Society - http://clallamhistoricalsociety.com 
  • Clallam County Genealogical Society (CCGS) - http://olypen.com/ccgs                                                 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362    phone: 360-417-5000
  • Computer Genealogy Users Group (CGUG) - Contact: Jim Harris 360-681-2456.  Meetings held monthly on the first Friday at 1:30 - 3 pm at the Sequim Public Library meeting room. Free and open to all.
  • Museum and Arts Center (Sequim) - http://macsequim.org    Exhibit Center at 175 W. Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382  Phone: 360-683-8110.  Research Center and Administrative Offices Location: 544 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382  Phone: 360-681-2257
  • North Olympic Library System (NOLS) - www.//www.nols.org  Library locations are in Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks and Neah Bay.  See web page for hours, addresses and phone numbers.



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