Mount Vernon 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.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 1700 Hazel St Mount Vernon WA 98274 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-360-424-7723


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm

Holiday Schedule:

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours:

Closures:  New Years Day and  Thanksgiving (when falling on a Tuesday or Thursday) and Week of Christmas. 

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Free Family History Classes offered by the Mount Vernon Family History Center[edit | edit source]

To sign up for a classes please click on the class name or on the date that class is offered

Calendar and Events: ZOOM CLASSES AVAILABLE;

Classes will be offered using Zoom technology.

Family History Classes – Spring 2021

FamilySearch – The Basics

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to begin to do family history? Have you not been on FamilySearch for years? Have you been confused by all of the changes to FamilySearch? This class will give you all of the basics on how to use to find and document your ancestors.

Understanding and Using your DNA Test Results

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

You have now received your DNA test results. But what do they mean and how can you use them? This class will discuss what your results mean and the tools that are available to assist you in using your test results to identify your DNA relatives.

Getting the most out of the Census

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

If available, censuses are one of the first sources that you should consult when trying to identify ancestors. But they are also one of the most underutilized sources. This class will discuss how to mine the overlooked detail in the census can that you can use to focus and document your research.

Organizing and Preserving Family History Photos

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Do you have a box of family photos languishing in some dark corner of a closest? This class will discuss how to organize your photos, and how to preserve your photos, both physically and electronically.

Creating and Using a Research Plan

Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

Research plans are one of the best ways to do your family history research. A research plan will allow you to avoid wasting research time when trying to find your ancestors. This class will teach you how to create a research plan and then how to use that plan for efficient family research

Breaking Through Brick Walls

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

All of us have run into problems that prevent identification of ancestors. While many of these “brick walls” are very difficult to break through, others can be solved by intelligent use of tools and sources available to us. This class will discuss approaches and tools that you can use to try to break through your brick walls.  

Genealogy Software

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

Many genealogists, even those using free or subscription-based web programs (e.g., FamilySearch or Ancestry), find it useful to have stand-alone programs to keep their family history information. This class will discuss genealogy software that you can use to keep your family history information outside of the web-based genealogy programs. It will discuss programs that can be used on computers and mobile devices using various operating software - Microsoft Windows (PC’s), Apple MacOS (Mac’s) Linux, and Android and Apple iOS – many of which interface with the web-based programs.    

To sign up for a classes please click on the class name or on the date that class is offered   

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center 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

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]