Meridian Idaho East 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 Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 11443 McMillan Rd., Boise, Idaho  83713
  2. Entry is at the back of the meetinghouse.
  3. Link to map of the Meridian East Family History Center

Phone:  (208) 376-0452

Open Hours:  Mon. 3 pm - 5 pm, Tues. - Thurs. 9 am - 3 pm, 7 pm - 9:30 pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed week of Thanksgiving and the last 2 weeks of December.



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources

Collections

Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.

  • Our library has over 1,000 microfiche & microfilm on permanent loan for patrons to use.

Library Resources:   Our bookshelves contain all of the basic genealogy resources, as well as historic maps several volumes of special interest for those with pioneer ancestry.  They include:

"The Handybook for Genealogists"

"Crash Course in Family History"

"The Census Book" by Dollarhide

"The Source"

"The Redbook"

"Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"

"Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude" - 4 volume set


Databases and Software

Software installed on our computers include:  PAF, Rootsmagic, Legacy, and Animap

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.  These premium sites include:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (formerly Footnote)
  • The Genealogist (British Ressearch)
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • World Vital Records

Hardware and Equipment

  • This center has 8 computers with high-speed internet, microfilm readers, microfiche readers, and a digital microfilm & microfiche scanner and printer.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Our librarians are prepared to give one-on-one help with:  New Family Search, familysearch.org, Temple file submissions and Rootsmagic. 





Resources in the Local Area

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Links

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