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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona, United States Genealogy|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Libraries and Archives]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mesa FamilySearch Library'''
The '''Mesa FamilySearch Library''' serves 74 Stakes in the Phoenix/Mesa Metroplex <br>
The '''Mesa FamilySearch Library'''&nbsp;is also known as both the '''Mesa&nbsp;Family History Center''' and the '''Mesa Arizona Large Multistake Center&nbsp;'''and serves 59 Stakes in the Phoenix/Mesa Metroplex. The Center has 150 Missionaries trained to help more than 35,000 patrons who visit the Center each year.<br>
{{Mesa Menu}}
*'''Website:''' [http://mesarfhc.org mesarfhc.org]<br>''The website is also available in [http://mesarfhc.org/Spanish_Site/default_7.html Spanish]''
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<BR> TEMPLE LIGHTS – The Library will close November 27 to December 22 at 5 pm.
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<BR> CHRISTMAS CLOSING - The Library will be closed December 25 to January 1, 2018.
=== Location and Contact Information  ===
<BR> UP COOMING CLASSES - Click on the CLASSES link to the right to see the wonderful classes offered in December and January.}}
41 South Hobson Mesa,<br>Maricopa, Arizona, United States<br>Phone: 480-964-1200<br>Email Address: [mailto:admin@mesarfhc.org admin@mesarfhc.org]
The building is located on the east side of Hobson, just south of Main Street and east of the Temple.
The Mesa FamilySearch Library also uses a building for training purposes located at:<br>464 E. 1st Avenue, Mesa, Arizona<br>
[http://maps.google.com/?q=41+S+Hobson,Mesa,Arizona+85204&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=15&ll=33.414069,-111.815457&spn=0.014293,0.042572&iwloc=A <br>Map showing Mesa FamilySearch Library]
=== [http://www.mesarfhc.org/ '''''Original Mesa FamilySearch Web Page''''']    ===  
=== [https://www.familysearch.org/register/1 '''Create a FamilySearch Account''']  ===
=== Check out the <u>[[Mesa Arizona FamilySearch Library-Bulletins|Bulletin]]</u> page for happenings in the valley ===
=== Contact Information  ===
*'''Address''' <br>Mesa FamilySearch Library <br>464 E. 1st Avenue, Mesa Arizona 85204 <br>at the NW corner of 1st Avenue and Lesueur.
*Telephone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">480-964-1200</span>
=== Hours of Operation and 2011 Calendar ===
===  [https://www.google.com/maps/place/464+E+1st+Ave,+Mesa,+AZ+85204/@33.4131425,-111.8209367,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x872ba7d081a50ecb:0x81820dafceba9a45 Location Map] ===
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=== Hours of Operation  ===
:View the updated [http://www.mesarfhc.org/calendar.html Calendar and Hours of Operation][[Image:Mesa Family History Building.jpg|right|300x220px|Mesa Family History Building.jpg]]
'''Open Hours:'''
=== Schedule of Classes  ===
*'''Monday''' 9am - 5pm
*'''Tuesday''' 10am - 8:30pm
:'''Classes are free although some classes may have a nominal charge for elective materials'''.<br>
*'''Wednesday''' 10am - 8:30pm
*'''Thursday''' 10am - 8:30pm
:Classes are held daily and taught by volunteers and missionaries at the Center. The Center uses class rooms both in the main building at 41 South Hobson and also at the Training Center which is located at 464 E. 1st Avenue, just west of the Temple.<br>
*'''Friday''' 10am - 6pm
:There are two schedules of classes, one for the Main building and one for the Training Center. The Class Schedules are updated regularly and are on the main Mesa FamilySearch Library Website.
:[http://mesarfhc.org/classes_workshops.html Class Schedules]
=== General Resources  ===
:*129 computers and 14 film/fiche readers
:*Free access to subscription based Internet web sites, Including FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, Footnote, HeritageQuest, AmericanAncestors.org (formerly New England Historic Genealogical Society), World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library and many other sites.
:*[[Pedigree Resource File]] CDs
:*Over 700 Commercial CDs with genealogical research data.
:*Over 30,000 to 40,000 Books, including many digital books. [http://mesarfhc.org/digital_books_index.html Index of the Digital Books]
:*Over 81,000 rolls of microfilm and 52,000 microfiche. Additional films and fiche may be rented from the [[Family History Library]].
:*Copiers and printers are available.
:*Genealogy software programs, forms, research outlines, word lists, etc., available at cost in our Copy Room.
:*Free Classes and Workshops --- Over 90 classes and workshops scheduled each month.
:*Research Specialty Committees.
:*Workshops -- with 26 computers at the Family History Training Center, 464 E. 1st Avenue for hands-on-training. See current class topics being taught below.
=== Library Catalog  ===
:The books and other resources of the Mesa FamilySearch Library can be searched through the library catalog.
:[http://mesarfhc.org/search/search_catalog.asp Library Catalog search page]<br>
:You can also search for microfilm and microfiche by number to see if the Mesa FamilySearch Library has any particular microfilm or microfiche. The numbers for searching must be obtained from the Family History Library Catalog. Please see the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog]]
:[http://mesarfhc.org/search/film.asp Film/Fiche Search]
=== Unique Resources  ===
:The Mesa FamilySearch Library has maintained several online resources of a local nature. These resources include the following:
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/search/azobits.htm Mesa&nbsp;FamilySearch Library&nbsp;Arizona Obituary Search]: The Arizona Obituary Search allows you to search through a partial listing of obituaries published in Arizona newspapers. This is an index only. For original obituaries, go to the indicated newspaper. [Note: The [http://www.mesalibrary.org/Home.aspx City of Mesa Public Library] also maintains a microfilm copy of the [http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/ Arizona Republic Newspaper] and charges $15.00 per obituary search request. The City of Mesa Public Library performs obituary searches only for persons whose obituary appeared in the Arizona Republic newspaper. An index to obituaries from 1997 appearing in the [http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/obits/ East Valley Tribune] is available online. Microfilm copies of the East Valley Tribune and its predecessor newspapers for most years back to 1893 are available only at the Mesa Public Library Main Library.]
::*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2171898&CScn=mesa+city+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=5& Interment search in the Mesa City Cemetery]. This resource is a listing of most of the burials in the Mesa City Cemetery through Find a Grave.
=== Digital Books  ===
:The Mesa FamilySearch&nbsp;Library&nbsp;has an extensive collection of digitized books online. Including some books not available anywhere else. These books are mostly listed in the regular catalog with a link to the individual books, but there is also an index.
:[http://mesarfhc.org/digital_books_index.html Index of digital books].
=== What We Do  ===
:*Provide Research Help. We do not perform the research for patrons, but we answer questions and suggest possible sources. Come to our reference desk.
:*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/research_help.html Provide Training]. See the schedule of classes listed above.
:*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/youth_tours.html Conduct Tours]. Tours of the center are available during our regular hours for groups of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a time for Youth Tours and discuss the goals of the tour. Call after 3:00 pm for tours scheduled between 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Take a [http://mesarfhc.org/photo_tours.html photo tour] on line in English and Spanish any time.
:*Assist in cleaning up data files.
:*Provide Service Opportunities for missionaries and volunteers. (Call 480-964-1200)
=== Research and Geographic Committees  ===
:The missionaries and volunteers at the Mesa FamilySearch Library&nbsp;are organized into committees by research interests and geographical areas. Each of the committees has a basic introduction to its area of expertise called a Quick Start. Quick Starts are short statements about how to start doing research on a particular subject or in a particular geographic area.
:Below are each of the committee's mission statements and links to its QuickStarts. <br>
==== Land/Probate  ====
:The committee teaches research techniques for finding land and probate records in both federal and state jurisdictions. These records often contain detailed family relationship information.
::*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Land-Probate/land_records_quickstart.html Land Records: Individuals to Individuals Quick Start]
::*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Land-Probate/state_land_grant.html Land Records: State-Land States to Individuals]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Land-Probate/federal_land_grant.html Land from Federal Government to Individual]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Land-Probate/probate_records_quickstart.html Probate Records Quick Start]
==== LDS Records  ====
:The LDS Records Committee assists patrons in finding their LDS ancestors. Many records are available from the early days of the LDS Church to the present day. Some of these records include membership records, LDS passenger immigration lists, pioneer journals, travel logs of handcart and wagon trains, Bishop’s reports, histories, newspapers, cemetery and burial records. The Quick Start will direct patrons to many useful sources.
::[http://mesarfhc.org/lds_records_quick_start.html LDS Records Quick Start]
==== British Isles  ====
:The British Isles committee helps and assists patrons research their ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Assistance may include searching the three major research sources for these countries, which are Census Records, Civil Registration and Church Records. Information that can be found in these records are; parents name, children, age, occupation, birth, marriage, death, burial and immigration dates. For additional help, please select the Quick Start below that applies to the area you are researching.
::*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts//British%20Isles/england_wales.html England &amp; Wales Quick Start]
::*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/British%20Isles/Ireland_Quick_Start.html Ireland Quick Start]
::*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/British%20Isles/scotland.html Scotland Quick Start]
==== German  ====
:[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/German%20Records/german_research.html German Research Quick Start]
==== Military  ====
:All of the Military Quick Starts link to a PDF file directly from the Quick Start link page on the Mesa FamilySearch Library Website. Please go to the link page by clicking on one of the entries below:
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/military/New_Revolutionary_Qstart.pdf Revolutionary War]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/military/New_Civil_War_Qstart.pdf Civil War]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/military/New_Pre_20th_Other_Qstart.pdf Pre-20th Century Wars]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/military/New_20th_Century_Qstart.pdf 20th Century Wars]
==== Native American, African American, Hawaiian  ====
:The Native American Committee assists patrons to find Native American records and the history of their ancestors. We also help the African American patrons to make the connection with the Native Americans. We also have resources to help with Polynesian records and those resources found in Hawaii. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 9:30 am.
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/African-Native_American/native_american_quick_start.pdf Native American Quick Start]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/African-Native_American/african_american_.html African American Quick Start]<br>
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/pdf_files/Hawaii/Genealogical_Records_of_Hawaii.pdf Hawaiian Quick Start]
==== Canadian  ====
:*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Canadian%20Records/Canada_Quickstart.pdf Canada Quick Start]
:*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Canadian%20Records/OntarioQuickStart.html Ontario Quick Start]
:*[http://www.mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Canadian%20Records/Quebec_Quickstart.pdf Quebec Quick Start]
==== Hispanic  ====
:The Hispanic Committee is concerned with all aspects of Hispanic research. The Mesa&nbsp;FamilySearch Library has over 2000 rolls of microfilm relating to Latin American records and many other resources. The committee members provide support for patrons doing research in the Spanish language.
::[http://mesarfhc.org/hispanic_training/english/hispanic_training_2.html Hispanic Training]
:To view the information in Spanish:
::[http://mesarfhc.org/hispanic_training/espanol/capcitaci%C3%B3n_en_espa%C3%B1ol.html Capacitación in Español]
==== Immigration/Emigration  ====
:Our committee helps direct patrons in their search to find records and information on their US immigrant. Since many researchers are trying to find the country of origin - assistance may include help in finding; naturalization records, passenger lists, border crossings, US passport applications, US census records, etc. Any of these records may include an immigrant’s name, age, occupation, destination, and sometimes the place of origin or birth. Researching an ancestor before 1820 is vastly different than after 1820, when passenger arrival records began. Please select the QuickStart for the appropriate time frame you are researching.
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Immigration/immigration_before_1820.html Immigration Before 1820 Quick Start]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Immigration/immigration_after_1820.html Immigration After 1820 Quick Start]
==== Netherlands  ====
:[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/netherlands_quickstart.html Netherlands Quick Start]
==== Scandinavian  ====
:The Scandinavian Committee helps and assists patrons, missionaries, and volunteers to identify and find their Scandinavian ancestors, primarily in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Our purpose is to be a resource for patrons, missionaries, and volunteers. We update our skills continually to be able to assist and educate others in the use of the resources available here at the Mesa FamilySearch Library to help them in their genealogical research. The expertise we offer includes many quick starts that explain how to read the different languages, interpret Census records, birth dates, christening dates, death dates, and other pertinent information to the seeker of genealogy records of Scandinavia. You may select from the multiple quick starts below to get started.<br>
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/denmark_.html Denmark Quick Start]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/norway_.html Norway Quick Start]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/sweden_and_finland_.html Sweden and Finland Quick Start]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/scandinavia_.html Scandinavia Quick Start]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/books_for_scandinavian_research.html Books for Scandinavian Research]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/other_tools_for_scandinavian_research.html Other Tools for Scandinavian Research]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/how_to_arkivalieronline.html How to Use the Danish National Archives]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/how_to_dansk_demografisk.html Notes on Dansk Demografisk Database]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/how_to_dis_danmark.html Notes on Using DIS-Denmark, a Danish Genealogical Resource]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/how_to_landsarkivet.html Landsarkivet]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/how_to_norwegian_maps.html Notes on Norway.no and Norge.no for Maps of Counties and Communes]
::*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Scandanavian/how_to_norway_national_archives.html How to Use Norway National Archives]
==== Eastern European  ====
:*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Russia/eastern_europe_research.html Eastern European Quick Start]
:*[http://mesarfhc.org/quick_starts/Russia/eastern_european_countries.html Eastern European Map and List of Countries]
=== Other Resources  ===
:*[http://mesarfhc.org/classes_workshops.html Family History Research Training and Class Schedule]
:*[[Mesa Regional Family History Center Volunteer's Page|Mesa FamilySearch Library Volunteer's Page]]
=== Links  ===
:See the [[Regional Family History Centers]] for information on all of the regional centers.<br>
:Click here for more information on [[Mesa, Arizona]]
[[Category:Arizona_Family_History_Centers]] [[Category:Maricopa_County,_Arizona]]

Latest revision as of 15:04, 24 November 2017

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The Mesa FamilySearch Library serves 74 Stakes in the Phoenix/Mesa Metroplex

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General Resources
What We Do
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International Research (also español)
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Important Events:

For upcoming events click on CALENDAR in the menu to the right.

TEMPLE LIGHTS – The Library will close November 27 to December 22 at 5 pm.

CHRISTMAS CLOSING - The Library will be closed December 25 to January 1, 2018.

UP COOMING CLASSES - Click on the CLASSES link to the right to see the wonderful classes offered in December and January.

Original Mesa FamilySearch Web Page

Create a FamilySearch Account

Check out the Bulletin page for happenings in the valley

Contact Information

  • Address
    Mesa FamilySearch Library
    464 E. 1st Avenue, Mesa Arizona 85204
    at the NW corner of 1st Avenue and Lesueur.
  • Telephone: 480-964-1200
  • mfslcalendar@gmail.com

Location Map

Hours of Operation

Open Hours:

  • Monday 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 8:30pm
  • Thursday 10am - 8:30pm
  • Friday 10am - 6pm