Preston Idaho South Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 55 E 1st South Preston Idaho 83263 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-208-852-0710



Open Hours:



  • Thursday:9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday:9:00am-5:00
  • Saturday:11:00-3:00

Holiday Schedule:  We will be closed November 22th-26th will open again on November 30th. We will be closed December 21st -24th. We will be closed from

December 26th to January 4th for regular hours. Between Christmas and New Years we will open by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment for

this time please call Jerry Waddoups (208)851-1259.

We would be very happy to open on days that we are not regularly open by appointment. For appointments on Mondays please call Jerry

Waddoups at (208)851-1259. For appointments on Tuesdays please call Lee or Deanna Foster at (208)244-8157. For appointments after 3:00 on Saturday please call

Carolyn or Clair Davis at (208)241-7065..

If you would like to schedule for a group to come into the Family History Center on a Tuesday night please call Judy Mitchell at (208)852-2735 or (208)851-0156.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: We are giving a class : Introduction to Family Tree. This is a 4 week class. New Classes begin on the 1st Thursday in each month and are on each Thursday during the month. In order to register for these classes please contact Judy Mitchell (208)852-2735 or (208) 851-0156. We can only register 10 people for the class for each month. You will need an LDS account to take this class.

Staff Training Meetings: Staff Training meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  In place of training meetings in August, we will be having a summer party. In December we will be having our Christmas Party on the 1st Tuesday.

NOTICE OF INTEREST: Brown Photography just brought 5 boxes of photographs into the Family History Center. Very few have phone numbers. If you would like to check and see if any of these pictures belong to you please come to the Family History Center and you can go through the boxes. Most are very nice pictures. We would really like to return these to their rightful owners.

Center Resources


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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

At the Family History Center we have a piece of equipment that you can use to convert slides to digital. It is very fast and is a wonderful way to make it so you can see the pictures that you took as slides.
  • We have 14 computers, Microfilm, microfiche readers and 1 copy/printers and a very nice scanner . We also have a collection of local history books. We have the records of the local Mortuaries. Our Mortuary records begin with 1925 and are updated to 2014.

Center Services

Our Regular Staff:

,Alane Beck (208) 852-0449,   Alexis Beckstead (208) 852-2428, John Brough  (208)220-9000, Craig Casperson (208)705-6432, Clare & Linda Christensen (208)852-2638, Saundra Clark (208)747-3312, Carolyn & Clair Davis (208)747-3060, Bill & Myrna Despain (208)852-9199 Bruce Dunn (208)852-1404, Clint Dunn (208)747-3692, Margie Evans (208)583-7970 , Joshua Farrell (208)705-6485, Lee & Deanna Foster (208)244-8157, Shelly Gilbert (208)851-8171, Robert Hendrickson (208)852-2140 or (208)705-7175, Vicki Harris (208)646-2491, Lynne Howard (435) 770-3364, Trevor Staples Iseman (540)487-1388, Marilyn Knutsen (208)852-2990, Cecil LaFevre (208)2490, Linda Lind (503)260-2026, Karen Lowe (208)646-2397, Barbara Martin (951)227-5507, LaDawn Miner (208)852-0779,John Olinger (208)417-9711, Susan Oliverson (208)852-1056, Ann Palmer (208)747-3343, Janice Porter (208)852-1070, Donald & Faye Reeves 1-801-576-9788, Julie Sharp 208)852-0414, Joanne Smith (208)852-0767, Ruth Ann Steele (208)317-5016 Janet Stricko (208)501-5009, Constanza Theile(253)298-6318, Jerry & Carolyn Waddoups (208)851-1259, Shawn Weaver (208)851-3325,Greta Woodward (208)705-8458,Janet Wright (208)852-3055.

Substitute Staff:

Deloy & Glenna Barnes (801) 573-3875,Brian Chipman (208)540-0325, Teresa Chipman (208) 540-0468, Bill Ishan (208)852-2470, Clifford & LaDawn Jensen (208)852-2537, Ron Malouf (208)497-2054, David & Judy Mitchell (208)852-2735,Kris Morrison (208) 646-2414, Leo and Kitty Silvernagel (208)852-2434, Dorothy B. Thomas (208)852-2763.


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