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Revision as of 01:13, 15 May 2019

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The LAS CRUCES FAMILY HISTORY CENTER  is available to serve community members free of charge.

The Center is open to the public. We welcome all!

Contents

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 2915 E Idaho Ave Las Cruces NM 88001 United States
  • Entrance is at the back of building. Handicap entrance is located there.
  • Please ring door bell and wait for someone to come to let you in.
  • Handicap ramp available at North entrance to the building. You can navigate East on the sidewalk then turn right to the back door. If that is not possible for you then call the family history phone number and we will come and open the door for you.
  • Directors: Larry and Karen Taylor, 575-571-2910
  • Languages:
    • English: Available on all shifts:
    • Spanish: Tuesday afternoons 12:00-3:00 pm and Saturdays (call 575-382-9232 for times or special appointment)
    • Portuguese: Tuesday mornings (see "Open Hours" below)

Phone:

  • 1-575-522-1891

E-mail:

  • NM_LasCruces@ldsmail.net; thelcfhc@gmail.com

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9 AM to 3 PM; Afternoon for Spanish Speaking as well as English
  • Wednesday: 9 AM to 3 PM; 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Saturday: 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Spanish Speaking or English
  • By appointment only (call for English 575 571-2910 or for Spanish Speaking Assistance: 575-382-9232)

Holiday Schedule:

The Family History Center will be closed during the following dates in 2018:

4 July Independence Day

24-30 Nov Thanksgiving Vacation

20 Dec-3 Jan Christmas/New Year

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call 575-571-2910 for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours if in doubt whether Center will be open or not



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule: The following classes will be taught in the Family History Center[edit | edit source]

Date Time Event Organizer
May 3 10-11:30am FHC Staff Meeting Taylor
May 8 1:30pm Overlooked Census Schedules - New Discoveries Uncovered! DACGS
May 9 7-8:30pm Ward TFH Consultant Training Perez
May 12 all day Mother's Day
May 15 1:30-3:00pm Ward TFH Consultant Training Taylor
May 15 6:30-8:30pm Picacho Ward YM/YW Staff
May 16 1:30-3:00pm Answers Hiding in Plain Sight Taylor
May 21 3-5:00pm Solstice Senior Living Staff
May 27 all day Memorial Day
May 29 7-8:30pm Serving in Family History Bybee
NOTES
Family Home Evenings may be scheduled with a Family History Center Staff Member.

We are trying something new this month for the benefit of our Ward TFH Consultants.

Since everyone is so busy, we will be giving basically the same training 3 times.

Hopefully, all consultants will be able to attend one of these sessions.

Spanish Assistance Tuesdays 12-3:00pm

2nd Saturday 11-2:00pm

If there is a Family History topic you would like to have a special class or group activity, send your request to [[1]].

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Please note the change of dates for your meetings in September. Put it on your calendar and come![edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Lessons

  • Finding Duplicates "Finding &Merging Duplicate Records in the Family Tree" from BYU Webinar Kathryn Grant Text or youtube link below

https://youtu.be/I5fM1NbPnWw[edit | edit source]

  • Family Search Catalog:
    • Many of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog may be available in our library. Call ahead to have a Staff member check if we have the one you need.
  • BOOKS: A collection of genealogical and historical books. The Center has a limited number of Family Books by name. There are some books regarding most of the United States. as well as books on England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as a few European references. We are currently working on a catalog of the books we have. Check back later for a list.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
    • Sites included are:
      • 9th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
      • Alexander Street Press
      • The American Civil War:
      • Research Database
      • Letters and Diaries
      • Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera
      • Social and Cultural History
      • Women and Social Movements in the United States
      • American Ancestors - Library Rights
      • Ancestry - Institution Versions: U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom
      • ArkivDigital - web-based access (just ignore the username & password prompt and click the "Log in" button. Hit "English" in the upper right corner of the page to view the English version of the site.) Or use the legacy application-based access installed from here. (Version 1.5.4-rc3-r1114.exe - Updated 4 June 2015)
      • Install one-time only with an account with administrative rights.
      • Launch from the 'ArkivDigital Online' Start Menu icon.
      • ArkivDigital Beta Version 2.0 is not yet available.
      • Findmypast - Institution Version
      • Fold3
      • Geneanet
      • Kinpoint - Premium
      • MyHeritage - Library Edition
      • Newspaper Archive
      • Paper Trail
      • ProQuest Obituary Listings
      • Puzzilla - Premium Services

Hardware and Equipment:[edit | edit source]

*6 all-in-one touch screen computers[edit | edit source]

*8 all-in-one computers[edit | edit source]

*Lexmark laser printer with scanner[edit | edit source]

*2 Microfilm Readers: Northwest 2020 Reader, Dukane Reader

*1 Micron Microfishe Reader

*1 Canon microfilm/microfishe reader/printer


Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Two Spanish Speaking and Mexico research experts. Available on Tuesday afternoons and during the Saturday schedule. Or call for special appointment. See number above with the listed hours[edit | edit source]

Portuguese assistance on Tuesday AM[edit | edit source]

Basic familysearch experts[edit | edit source]

Great Britain research[edit | edit source]

Little known genealogical sites on the web. Thursday shifts[edit | edit source]


Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Branigan Cultural Center, P.O. Box 2000, 501 North Main Street, Las Cruces NM 88004[edit | edit source]

Dona Ana Country Genealogical Society, http://www.dacgs.org/[edit | edit source]

Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy, Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Rio Grande historical Collection, http://lib.nmsu.edu/archives/archservices.html[edit | edit source]

Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy[edit | edit source]

For a great list and description of available sources throughout New Mexico, go to[edit | edit source]

https://www.raogk.org/newmexico-genealogy/nm-society-archives/[edit | edit source]


Links[edit | edit source]

Las Cruces, New Mexico, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Cruces,_New_Mexico[edit | edit source]

Dona Ana County, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do%C3%B1a_Ana_County,_New_Mexico[edit | edit source]

New Mexico, wiki page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico[edit | edit source]


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

If you are interested in doing your own family research and helping others learn to do the same, the Center could use more staff members. The Center could be available more hours with more volunteers. There is need for early and late afternoon as well as evening staff members. Please call the Center's number (above) and leave a message with a Staff member or call 575-571-2910.[edit | edit source]