Firth Idaho 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.


The Firth Idaho Family History Center has been very popular
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with local family history researchers since opening its doors. It is available to serve members of the community free of charge. The Center is open to the public and all are encouraged to visit and let us help you find your family history!

Location:

  • 744 N. 600 E., Firth, Idaho, 83236
  • Location Map
  • Phone: 208-346-9976

Contact Information:

  • Directors: LaRita and Michael and Hannie☀
  • Phone:  208-680-8787
  • E-mail:  ID_Firth@ldsmail.net

Hours of Operation: 

  • Tuesday:  9:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Open other hours by appointment. For a reservation appointment, please contact the Temple and Family History Directors.
  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather. Please call ahead during such events.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed the last 2 weeks in December

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events
Class Schedule
Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources

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Collections

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Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

  • 12 Large Screen Patron Computers (recent models) in the main classroom
  • 3 Large Screen Patron Computers (recent models) in the resource room
  • 1 Multi-use black and white printer (color scanner and b/w printer)
  • High definition scanner for quality image saving and uploading
  • Overhead Projector and large screen (for easy classroom instruction)
  • WiFi High Speed Internet access throughout building for patron computer
  • Classroom style tables with computers for easy setup
  • Wall Chalkboard for group analysis of ideas
  • A  small collection of books containing biographies, research guidance materials, indexes, and databases
  • misc equipment

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Links and Outside Resources: (more links to come)

  • The Family History GuideA- free learning, research, and training center for genealogy.
  • Relative Finder - Check here to discover how you are related the Famous and Infamous locally and around the world. It's a Small World!
  • Create Fan / Tree Seek - Take a few minutes and see your family in a 9 Generation Colored Fan Chart, 9 Generation B/W Pedigree Chart and much more!
  • Puzzilla.org will have you mesmerized as you see your direct ancestors lined up for 12 generations and then their descendants come spinning back towards you!
  • Grandma's Pie - A visit here will help you visualize where your ancestors came from around the globe. You'll be surprised at the relatives you have in unfamiliar lands!
  • History Lines - This program will bring to life the history of a family member and show the world they lived in during their lifetime. And yes you can add and edit your stories into the mix!
  • Find A Record - This is the fastest way to analyze your tree and help you find the missing and incorrect information. Then it takes you directly to the FamilySearch record for your review and input!
  • Sandbox Training - FamilySearch has a detailed, simple step by step training system to help you become an expert a very short time... You'll be amazed at how fast you learn and share with others!
  • Master Story Interview Questions - Download this 4 page pdf file, print and take with you whenever you visit family. You will end up with the most amazing family stories to upload to your memories folder!
  • Family Locket - Finding ancestors and keeping them close to the heart.
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel - Searchable data base for details of the Mormon westward migration.

Sources

  1. Local History Genealogy Reading Room in the Library of Congress home page at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  2. National Archives home page at http://www.archives.gov/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  3. "Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx (accessed 20 February 2011).
  4. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library (accessed 20 February 2011).
  5. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  6. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 20 February 2011).

Volunteer at the Center

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