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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints runs many Family History Centres in Perth and in country centres. They are open to the public and are free, but a donation is appreciated. Each Centre has different opening hours and these are changeable, so it would be advisable to check the website before visiting.

Each centre holds different records, though most have birth, death and marriage indexes for Australasia on microfiche. The International Genealogical Index is compiled by church members and is available at all centres.

Their major source of information is their website, which provides free access to family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources from around the world. It provides access to the International Genealogical Index, the Family History Catalogue, the USA Social Security Index and Ancestral File (which is a master index of personal family histories compiled and submitted by church members or members of the public) and many others. The website also provides access to all Salt Lake City Library facilities and allows patrons to order microfilm copies of records such as parish records, military and convict records, society journals (eg the Harleian Society), and much more. The records may be held on microfiche at the centres. 

Other microfiche and microfilm holdings vary at the different centres. The Family History Centres provide a major source for Western Australians searching for ancestors and to access personal research and records from all over the world. Check LDS Maps to find a map of an appropriate meeting house (to which the family history centre is usually attached).

Family History Centres

Albany Family History Centre
91 Seymour Street
Albany  WA  6330
Telephone: (08) 9841 3641
Hours: Thursday 10.00am-12noon, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Bridgetown Family History Centre
Lot 8 Smith Street
Bridgetown  WA  6255
Telephone: (08) 9761 2414
Hours: As requested

Bunbury Family History Centre
6 Preston Road
Bunbury  WA  6230
Telephone: (08) 9721 1822
Hours: Tuesday 10.00am-8.30pm, Wednesday 10.00am-6.00pm, Saturday 1.00pm-5.00pm

Dianella Family History Centre
163-173 Wordsworth Avenue
Yokine  WA  6060
Telephone: (08) 9275 2608
Hours: Wednesday 12.00noon-4.00pm & 6.30pm-9.30pm, Thursday 10.00am-2.00pm, Friday & Saturday 12.00noon-4.00pm

Geraldton Family History Centre
Archer Street
Utakarra  WA  6530
Telephone: (08) 99239612
Hours: Monday 12.00noon-3.00pm, Tuesday & Saturday 1.00pm-4.00pm

Greenmount Family History Centre
21-25 Gabo Road
Greenmount  WA  6056
Telephone: (08) 9294 3990
Hours: Monday 12.00noon-4.00pm, Thursday 6.00pm-9.30pm, Saturday 1.00pm-4.00pm

Kalgoorlie Family History Centre
118 Egan Street
Kalgoorlie  WA  6430
Telephone: (08) 9091 7869
Hours: Wednesday 7.00pm-9.00pm

Karratha Family History Centre
Lot 3841 Galbraith Road
Karratha  WA  6714
Telephone: (08) 9144 2364
Hours: Tuesday 7.00pm-9.00pm

Melville Family History Centre
308 Preston Point Road
Attadale  WA  6156
Telephone:  (08) 9330 3750
Hours: Tuesday 10.00am-1.30pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10.00am-1.30pm & 7.00pm-9.30pm, Saturday 9.00am-12.30pm

Narrogin Family History Centre
66 Kipling Street
Narrogin  WA  6312
Telephone: (08) 9881 2596
Hours: By appointment only

Northam Family History Centre
Lot 1002 Roediger Drive
Northam  WA  6401
Telephone: (08) 9622 2472
Hours: Wednesday 6.00pm-9.00pm, Friday & Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm

Port Hedland Family History Centre
Steamer Avenue
Port Hedland  WA  6722
Telephone: (08) 9172 3420
Hours: Tuesday 7.00pm-9.00pm

Rockingham Family History Centre
38 Casserley Road
Rockingham  WA  6168
Telephone: (08) 9527 4707
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30am-1.30pm, Thursday 9.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-12noon

Southern River Family History Centre
215 Yale Road
Thornlie WA 6108
Telephone: (08) 6258 5694
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30am-1.30pm and 6.30-9.30pm (booking recommended for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings), Thursday to Saturday 9.30am-1.30pm

Warwick Family History Centre
44 Hawker Avenue
Warwick  WA  6024
Telephone: (08) 9243 1429
Hours: Tuesday 12noon-4.00pm & 7.00pm-10.00pm, Wednesday to Friday 12noon-4.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-12.30pm

Please note that these are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centres are unable to respond to mail enquiries. As the details of Family History Centres may change from time to time and new centres may open, it is advisable to check the Church’s website for up-to-date information.

Page last updated: Tuesday 17 September 2013