Seneca Maryland 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:


  • 18900 Kingsview Rd Germantown MD 20874-1413 United States
  • Language: English


  • 1-301-972-5897



Open Hours: Effective 1 June 2021

  • Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Additional hours may be arranged by leaving a phone message or sending an email.
  • NOTE:
    • the Seneca Maryland FHC will close at NOON the first Saturday of April and October.
    • the Seneca Maryland FHC will be closed when MCPS has weather-related closures or early release.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Saturday, 3 Jul 2021
  • Wednesday, 22 Dec 2021
  • Wednesday, 29 Dec 2021
  • Wednesday, 13 Apr 2022
  • Saturday, 16 Apr 2022
  • Saturday, 2 Jul 2022

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • This Family History Center offers access to digitized collections that are not available on the FamilySearch site from home.
  • Family History Center Portal The Family History Center Portal gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions, including:
    • Swedish archives
    • 19th century British newspapers
    • (many military records)

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • Denmark
  • United States
  • France
  • Sicily and Piemonte, Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Yorkshire and Sussex, England

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: 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]