Flagstaff Arizona Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Flagstaff Arizona Family History Center is in the Farmington, New Mexico mission and serves the northern Arizona region. We are the closest center to Snowflake, Winslow, Holbrook, Prescott, Kingman, Cottonwood, and Camp Verde.
Location & Map:
- 625 E. Cherry Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-4732
- The center is accessed from the parking lot nearest Cherry Avenue. There is a sign marking the entrance.
Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Holiday Schedule: We are closed whenever the stake sets family week. Family weeks normally coincide with major holidays or community events: spring break for Northern Arizona University and the Flagstaff Public Schools, Fourth of July and Pioneer Day, Thanksgiving week, and two weeks at Christmas. Other Closing Times: When the public schools close for inclimate weather, we generally close as well. This is for the safety of staff members who must travel some distance to reach the center.
Calendar and Events
- Staff Meeting 18 May 2011
Staff Training Meetings:
- June (TBA)
- Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
- We have approximately 400 books in our library, which includes family histories written by local members. We have drawers of microfilm and microfiche on indefinite loan.
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
- Seven computers
- 3 microfilm readers
- 1 printer
- 1 copier
- 2 microfiche readers
- 2 flatbed scanners
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
Our community has an active chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Northern Arizona University Cline Library has "a rich array of archival material which documents the history and development of the Colorado Plateau in a variety of disciplines. The public treasures found in Special Collections and Archives take the form of several million items including letters, diaries, and ledgers; vintage and contemporary photographs; oral history interviews; films; and maps." (from the NAU Cline Library website) All items are part of the Arizona Memory Project. Included in this collection are family histories of pioneers who settled in northern Arizona.
Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library.
Flagstaff Public Library Oral History Project
88 Interviews (audio tapes and transcripts)
The Flagstaff Public Library collection includes audio tapes, abstracts and transcripts of interviews from long-time Flagstaff residents. Common topics include family history, Flagstaff growth and change, contributions made to the city, and general Flagstaff history. (from the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library website)
Volunteer at the Center
The center welcomes volunteers from the community to gather and index obituaries for our area. We also need people to visit our local cemeteries and upload pictures and information for the cemetery project. Volunteers can be used to work in the center to help patrons with their research needs. We could use those who can read and speak Spanish or have expertise in Native American research for our area.