Anchorage Alaska 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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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 2501 Maplewood Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-907-277-8433



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

2020 Holiday Closures

  • Memorial Day: 24 May to 30 May, 2020
  • Independence Day: 28 June to 4 July 2020
  • Labor Day: 6 September to 12 September 2020
  • Thanksgiving: 22 November thru 28 November 2020
  • Christmas: 20 December thru 26 December 2020
  • New Years: 27 December 2020 to 2 January 2021

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]


10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Institute Building, 2551 Maplewood Street

  • 22 February 2020
    • Cerise Nielson, "Password!"
    • Lynn Searcy, "31 Days 'Out of the Box' Genealogy Tips"
  • 28 March 2020
    • Dick Carpenter, "Family Stories or Lies?"
    • Cassie Thomas, "DNA Testing 101"
  • 18 April 2020 Anchorage Genealogical Society Spring Seminar: 9 AM to 4 PM, Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive
    • featuring Lisa Alzo
  • 23 May 2020
    • Gary Lund, "Railroad Records for Genealogy"
    • Kathy Chamberlain, "BYU Family History Library Resources"

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

News[edit | edit source]

What FamilySearch Is Doing to Preserve Electronic Records: Did you know that CDs have an expiration date? So do external hard drives, flash disk storage, and many other technologies that hold electronic records. Saving these electronic records is an important work, which is why each year on October 10th, we celebrate Electronic Records Day, a day set aside remember the vital work of preserving electronic records and the difference that these records make in our world today.

FamilySearch’s Efforts[edit | edit source]

Record preservation is the sort of thing we get passionate about here at FamilySearch! One of our main goals is to help more records become available to more people. Last year, we created 32 million images of records in North America, many of which were probate and marriage records, along with naturalization, immigration, and military records.

Some of our most exciting collections that came from those images include records from the War of 1812, World War II, and Ellis Island.

“Preserving historic records is only one-half of the equation. Making them easily accessible to family historians and researchers worldwide when they need them is the other crucial component.” —Diane Loosle, director of FamilySearch Patron Services Division

Click Here  For more information

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC 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. 
  • Click Here to search census in Heritage Quest Online

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Computers, Printers, Microfilm Readers

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

If you would like to volunteer at the Family History Center, please call 907-277-8433. Volunteers are always welcome!