McCall 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.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 400 Elo Rd McCall Idaho 83638-5118 United States


  • 1-208-634-5910



Open Hours:

  • Wednesdays: Summer hours. 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • And by appointment

We want to help you research. To make an appointment for other times, please text or call the temple and family history consultant - center in advance at 1-208-469-0151.

Holiday Schedule/ Upcoming Closures: 


Closed All Major and Federal US Holidays as well as:

Closed - February 5-12 for staff to attend RootsTech Genealogy Conference

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Scan-a-thon - Bring your pictures, a new flash drive, for storage, and we will help you digitize them.

April 27 - April 29, 2017

Family History Fair and Discovery Day -

Attend live presentations with regional genealogy experts.

This once a year, FREE event includes a light lunch.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10 am - 2 pm

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page. At the center, patrons will have free access to use and explore over 15 premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 5 Computers
  • 1 Lexmark Printer (To scan pictures and documents directly to FamilyTree)
  • Microfilm reader
  • Microfiche reader 

Center Services

  • Discovery Area with FREE Children's and Family Activities including games, dress up clothes, books, and other engaging, multi-sensory learning activities
  • Personalized one on one coaching to overcome your researching roadblocks, get started building your family tree or make it more complete

Staff Research Specialties

Our staff of 12 includes volunteer researchers with expertise in a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • Valley County and regional Idaho history and families
  • African American Genealogy research
  • Midwest US history and research
  • Cemeteries
  • Digital photo restoration
  • Digital genealogy research
  • DNA
  • Using social media for genealogy research
  • Involving children in family history research
  • Indexing records
  • LDS Pioneer research
  • Western European research
  • Eastern European research

We also have volunteers, by appointment only who are fluent in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Korean.

Additional Resources in the Local Area

Meadows Valley Historic Preservation Society

McCall Arts and Humanities Council

City of McCall

McCall Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer at the Center

We are currently seeking volunteers willing to teach classes, help patrons in the center, or who are fluent in languages other than English.