The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Family History Center in Philadelphia

Major Genealogical Resources

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the largest genealogical collection in the world. Much of this collection has been microfilmed and can be borrowed through this Family History Center. A catalog is available on site.

Also available on site is the International Genealogical Index, the Ancestry File, the Social Security Death Index, and a listing of servicepersons killed during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Guides to the Collection

Excellent guides to all aspects of this collection are available at all Family History Centers for a nominal fee.

One important factor that most guides do not mention concerns the difference between Philadelphia City and Philadelphia County. Both of these headings should be searched for relevant records.

See the LDS Family Search site.

Points of Contact for More Information

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Family History Center: Two locations in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Metro, 2076 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA. (215) 673-2770.
Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

West Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 3913 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. (215) 382-2359.
Hours: Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Closed major holidays
Attention: Please call before coming for update on hours

Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

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