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Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Libary Open

01/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Location: 1901 S. 12th Ave

The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society operates a library open to the public at no charge for genealogical research. The 7,200 sq ft library, considered one of the top genealogical research facilities in the Pacific Northwest, is located at 1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, Washington. Besides the main floor of the library there are three archive rooms, a media room for microfilm/fiche research, a work room and a kitchen. Between the bound volumes on the shelf and the massive microfilm/microfiche collection, the library hosts an equivalent collection of 35,000 volumes of genealogical research material covering all of the states in the United States and a large number of foreign countries. This collection also covers a large amount of published family histories. Some of the highlights of this collection and facility are:
Books: There are approximately 20,000 bound volumes of genealogical research material on the shelves. Besides a large amount of family histories, these volumes also contain records and resource material for all of the states in this country and many foreign countries.
Microfilm / microfiche: The library is the new repository for the massive Yakima Family History library collection that used to be housed in the LDS Yakima Family History library. This collection of genealogical material is made up of approximately 6,000 microfilm and 6,000 microfiche. This collection covers genealogical research material from all over the United States and a huge amount of family histories. In addition to this collection, the library has achieved an affiliate status with the main Family History Library in Salt Lake which means that patrons can access digitized records that are locked and unable to be viewed at home.


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