Family History Libraries

Family history research, or genealogy, is the fastest growing hobby in the United States. 

Research shows that children who are best able to handle stress are those who know the most about their family's history.  Family history can bring an understanding of common backgrounds, experiences and interests.  As children, grandchildren and descendants hear about the past, they are more able to meet the future. 

Learn more about researching your family history at family-history-spokane.php

What You Can Do

Visit one of the genealogy libraries
in Spokane County (listed below) to receive personal help and learn research skills.

  • Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Spokane Public Library - Downtown Library
3rd Floor
906 W. Main
Spokane, WA   99201
(509) 444-5300
Volunteers are on duty to answer questions and assist beginning genealogists.

  • Family History Centers.  The following four Family History Centers are located inside the chapels belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The public is welcome.  Look for a door sign to enter the Family History Center.
Spokane Northside
401 W. Regina
Spokane, WA
(509) 466-4633
  Tues, 10 am - 2 pm
               W-Th,  9 am - 9 pm
  Week of Thanksgiving, last 2 weeks of December, and Major Holidays
Located across the street from Brentwood Elementary School.  Enter the East side of the building, glass enclosure.
Spokane South Hill
1620 E. 29th Avenue
Spokane, WA
(509) 624-9407
Hours:    Tu-Th, 10 am - 5 pm
                Sat,       9 am - 4 pm
Closed:   One week for Thanksgiving
                 Two weeks Christmas
                 Saturday thru Monday for Major Holidays

Spokane Valley
13608 E. 40th Avenue
Spokane, WA
(509) 926-0551
Hours:     Tues     10 am - 9pm
                  Wed.   10 am - 5pm
                  Sat.     10 am - 2 pm
Closed:   Major Holidays

Spokane West
10405 W. Melville Rd
Cheney, WA 
(509) 455-9735
Hours:   T-Th         6 pm - 9 pm
                W-Th     10 am - 2 pm