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.
  • Location on Map 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: 2012 Closures

  • Independence Day, Wednesday July 4
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday - Friday, November 20 - 23)
  • Christmas Holiday: last two weeks of  December (Tuesday, December 18 - Tuesday, January 1, 2013)


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:

October 20, 2012 - 9 am - 4 pm.  The Fourth Annual Port Angeles Family History Center Jamboree will be held.  This is a FREE Community event.  The Keynote Speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke.  She will do a virtual presentation to start the event and present another class after lunch.  A variety of research classes will be offered to participants.  Pre-registration is recommended to assure your desired class.   More information will be forthcoming.

Class Schedule:  2012

Friday night classes start at 7 pm with computer lab at 8 pm.  Preregister (by email or phone) if possible,  to insure handouts for all. 

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

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to the following premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The Amerian Civil War
  • Ancestry.com
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3.com (previously known as Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Genline FamilyFinder
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

  • Hardware and Equipment
  • 6 Lenovo computers and 1 Dell Computer
  • 1 Multi Function Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax plus 2 printers 
  • 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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