Meridian Idaho West 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:

1985 N Black Cat Road (between Cherry Lane & Ustick Road)
Meridian, Ada, Idaho, United States

Map to Meridian Idaho West Family History Center

The entrance is at the rear (west) of the building.  Enter through the double doors and the Center is the first door on your left.  

Phone: 208-288-1338

E-mail: Margaret Loosle, Family History Center Director

Open Hours: Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

                        Wednesday: 7 to 9 p.m.

                        Thursday:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:  Closed Month of August

                                   Closed Week of Thanksgiving

                                   Closed December 19 through January 2

Center Resources


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

Databases and Software

FHC Portal  The following databases are available for free use by patrons while they are at the Family History Center:

  • Heritage Quest
  • Fold3 (formerly
  • Godfrey Memorial Library;
  • US 19th Century Newspapers
  • World Vital Records
  • Genline Family Finder
  • The Genealogist
  • Historic Map Works
  • Paper Trail
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database, Letters & Diaries, Images, Photographs & Posters
  • Find My Past
  • Access Newspaper Archive

Hardware and Equipment

  • 17 Patron Computers with internet access 
  • 2 Microfilm and 1 Microfiche Readers
  • 2 Digital Scanning from film, Microfiche
  • Copy Machines 

Resources in the Local Area