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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.


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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

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

Phone:

  • 1-360-424-7723

E-mail:

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 of Particular Interest to Church Members Mount Vernon Stake Center[edit | edit source]

If you want to take a class below please double click on the class title or the class date[edit | edit source]
Temple and Family History Consultant Calling Basics[edit | edit source]
Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 am[edit | edit source]

This class will help Temple and Family History Consultants learn the basics of their callings. It will discuss the role of the temple and family history consultant, the training resources available to the temple and family history consultant, and tools that the consultant can use to do their calling.

If you want to take a class below please double click on the class title or the class date[edit | edit source]
Introduction to DNA for Family History[edit | edit source]
Saturday, January 25th at 12:30 pm[edit | edit source]

The class will discuss the basics of DNA as it applies to family history. You will learn about what DNA can and cannot do to assist you in discovering and understanding your ancestors. The class will discuss the types of DNA tests that are offered by the testing companies, and what each type of test will do. This will allow you to select the company and test which best fits your family history goals. In March 2020, a follow up class will be offered to help you understand how to use the results of your DNA test.

If you want to take a class below please double click on the class title or the class date[edit | edit source]
Finding Names on a Full Family Tree[edit | edit source]
Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am[edit | edit source]

One of the most difficult things for members is to find names for temple work on a full family tree. If your family has been in the Church for generations, temple work has been done for many of your ancestors. This class will give you strategies to find names for temple work when much of the work for easily identified ancestors has been completed.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE[edit | edit source]

Understanding Your DNA Test Results[edit | edit source]
Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am[edit | edit source]

Once you have received your DNA test results, you are confronted with a bunch of data. What does it mean? This class will help you understand the test results and how to use them to learn more about your family. What the results mean can vary by DNA testing company. The class will discuss the tools that are available at the various testing companies to dig into the meaning of your results.

If you want to take a class below please double click on the class title or the class date[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch – Tips and Tricks[edit | edit source]
Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 am[edit | edit source]

This class will give you ideas of how to maximize your use of FamilySearch. It will discuss in detail the powerful tools available to you to find and document your  ancestors and their lives. This will give you skills that will make you more effective when using FamilySearch.

If you want to take a class below please double click on the class title or the class date[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch Wiki[edit | edit source]
Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 am[edit | edit source]

Professional genealogists call FamilySearch Wiki “the least known and the most powerful genealogical research aid.” This class will demonstrate how to use FamilySearch Wiki to direct your family history research. Don’t waste your time in fruitless research efforts. Learn how to use the Wiki to narrow and focus your research.

The 1 ½ hour classes will be held at the Mt Vernon Stake Center, either in the family history center in the building or the high council room, depending on attendance.

These classes will be taught by Brother and Sister Allred, the Area Temple and Family History Consultants for the 11 stakes in the Everett Mission.[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

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.
  • 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]