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


Days and Hours Open:

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

Holiday Schedule: 2013 Closures

  • Independence Day, Thursday July 4
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday - Friday, November 26 - 29
  • Christmas Holiday:
  • Reopening January 


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) if possible, to ensure handouts for all.  If you are preregistered you will receive a class reminder by e-mail. 

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 try the free version. 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

Staff Training Meetings 

Monthly on the last Saturday: 10 am - 12 pm

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.
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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
  • 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 - clallamhistoricalsociety.com or 360-452-2662 (main office)
  • Clallam County Washington Genealogical Society (CCGS) - olypen.com/ccgs or 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) - macsequim.org
  • North Olympic Library System (NOLS) - nols.org 



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