The Washington, D.C. FamilySearch Center is one of over 5,000 branches of the FamilySearch Library worldwide. Our all-volunteer staff look forward to assisting you with your research needs.

We are located at:
10000 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: 301-587-0042;   Email: wdcfhc@gmail.com

We provide local access to FamilySearch digitized records and internet genealogy websites.

Bring in your laptop to access digitized FamilySearch records in the Center. Our staff will assist you in setting up personal access.

Our FHC offers the following resources:

FamilySearch Portal – free access to the following subscription websites:

  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • ArkivDigital Online (Swedish)
  • MyHeritage.com
  • FindMyPast
  • Fold3
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers
  • Puzzilla
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • The Genealogist
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • Paper Trail

Generations newsletter – free monthly e-newsletter; to subscribe send email to: wdcfhc@gmail.com

Special Interest Groups – These groups are focused on specific areas of research (see separate heading for details).

Computer Resources – Our computers can operate genealogy software: RootsMagic, Legacy, Family Tree Maker. All computers have internet access and direct links to hundreds of genealogical websites.

Books – Our large collection includes volumes on immigration, religious records, census, military, ethnic research and foreign countries. We have collections for every U.S. state, and maps and atlases.

Patrons can use our resources at no charge, but materials cannot leave our Family History Center. Smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted on the premises.

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