The purpose of family history centers is to help family members fulfill their divinely appointed responsibility to discover their heritage, take their ancestors’ names to the temple, and teach others to do the same.  The Annandale Family History Center (AFHC), established in 1970, is a branch of the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is open for genealogical research by both church members and the general public. Our Family History Center provides local access to Church microfilmed family history records, family history computer resources, and internet genealogical websites.

There is no charge for using the facility, nominal charges for use of the copying machines, and rental of microfilms or microfiche (current rates $7.50 for film rentals, $4.75 for microfiche).
Our all-volunteer staff is ready to answer questions about the resources available in AFHC and look forward to assisting you.
Why visit the Annandale Family History Center?  Through the FamilySearch Portal, we provide free access to the following subscription websites:

  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • ArkivDigital Online (Swedish)
  • FindMyPast
  • Fold3.com
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Kinpoint – Premium
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla.org Premium Services
  • World Vital Records – part of MyHeritage.com now
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Address:  3900 Howard Street,  Annandale, VA   22003
Phone:     703-256-5518
Email:       va_annandale@ldsmail.netPublic Hours of Operation:

Tuesday:           9:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday:     9:30am – 4:30pm; 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday:          9:30pm – 1:00pm
Friday:                9:30pm – 1:00pm
Saturday:           9:30pm – 4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Inclement Weather Schedule:

AFHC may be closed for part of the day or all day when Fairfax County Schools are delayed or closed due to inclement weather (their info can be found at fcps.edu).  Please call AFHC at 703-256-5518 after the beginning of a shift (9:30am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm on Wed.) to determine if the Center is open or not and to ask about the condition of the parking lot.  If no one answers the phone, the Center has not opened.

Closing Dates 2016:
Mar. 20 – Mar. 28, 2016           Easter Holiday and Spring Break             (reopen Tuesday, March 29)

April 2 – 3, 2016                         General Conference                                  (reopen Tuesday, April 5)

May 28 – 30, 2016                     Memorial Day Holiday                               (reopen Tuesday, May 31)

July 2 – 4, 2016                          Fourth of July Holiday                               (reopen Tuesday July 5)

Aug. 21 – Sept. 5, 2016             Inventory, Summer Break, Labor Day    (reopen Tuesday Sept. 6)

Oct. 1 – 2, 2016                          General Conference                                 (reopen October 4)

Nov. 20 – Nov. 28, 2015            Thanksgiving Holiday                               (reopen Tuesday Nov. 29)

Dec. 18, 2016  – Jan. 2, 2017   Christmas and New Year Holiday           (reopen Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017)

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