Boise Idaho Amity 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.


Center Hours

Tuesday 9 a.m. – Noon   1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wednesday   7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday   7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Other times available with your ward family history consultant.

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Wards responsible to work at the family history center

FHC Schedule (revised 10/26/2017)
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Tues

7-9

Meridian 4th

Green Valley

Moon Ridge

Meridian 5th    

Blue Meadows

Meridian 16th

Desert

CLASS CLOSED
Wed

7-9

Sherbrook  

Overland

Mason Creek

Kingsbridge

Silversage

Meridian Greens

Charter Point 

Shafer View

CLOSED
 Thur

7-9

Victory

Locust Grove

Riva Ridge

Tuscany

Devonshire   

Valley Heights

CLOSED CLOSED

NEW at the Center

Geneanet, a new family history website based in France, which offers free access to Church members See below at LINKS

Closures:

February 21st carpet cleaning

All July

All Thanksgiving Week

All of Christmas Week

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All of New Years week

Calendar and Events

Monday Family Home Evening Groups

Tuesday Groups

Wednesday Groups Activities

Thursday Groups Activities

June 15 - Devinshire Ward Relief Society - tour and learn how to use the Family History Center

Classes 7 pm - 8 pm

Date Topic Instructor
January 24 Attaching photos and documents Joyce E. Lopez DeVinaspre
February 28 using the card catalog Julie Hicks
March 28 Tools for researching Danish and Scandinavian ancestors Jim & Carol Sullinger
April 25 Fixing a loop pedigree in FamilyTree John & Sandy Embury
May 23 social media to do FamilyHistory research

Zoning and Web Indexing Q&A

Lynda Avery

Irene Grames

June 27 German research Todd Johnson
July No Class this month
August 22 Researching Irish ancestors Glen Olsen
September 26 DNA and family history Ron Grames
October 24 RESEARCH USING TIMELINES Angela Vause
November No Class this month
December No Class this month

Quarterly Temple and Family History Consultant Meeting

This is for all ward temple and family history consultant's, High Priest Group leader, Stake Presidency Member and High Counselor over Temple and Family History. It's held in the Boise Amity Stake Center's high council room 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

January 18

April 19

July 19

October 18

Center Resources

Collections

  • Research books
  • Searchable database of all library books, microfilm, and microfiche

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.

Hardware and Equipment

Eight computers

       One Computer and Projector for classes

       One computer aided Microfilm / Micro-fishe reader

       Three printers

       One printer scanner .

       Two digital audio recorders for loan

Center Services

Temple and Family History Consultants

For training please see the classes offered and the online training at Temple and Family History Consultant training. For additional training contact your high priest group leader or call/email the Stake Temple and Family History Consultant - Center for training at the FHC. Ron Grames - (208) 850-0631 rgrames@msn.com

Links

  • BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy, Provo.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, LDS history 1830-now: diaries, *CensureBlock*s, Church records, photographs, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material[2]
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.[3]
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, family histories, photographs, books, *CensureBlock* collections, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[4]
  • USGenWeb Keeping Internet Genealogy Free - Celebrating in 2016 the 20th Anniversary of The USGenWeb Project!
  • Geneanet, a new family history website based in France, which offers free access to Church members

Volunteer at the Center

Contact Ron Grames, STFHC - Center if you would like to serve at the center. rgrames@msn.com (208) 850-0631