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== Classes and Workshops  ==
 
== Classes and Workshops  ==
  
'''Priesthood and Consultant&nbsp;Introductory Classes'''<br>1. “Registration, Doctrinal and Organizational&nbsp;Foundation (To Turn the Hearts Leader's Guide), Online Training Resources”<br>2. “Introduction to PAF, FamilySearch web site, New FamilySearch, Family History Center Resources”
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'''Priesthood Leader and Consultant&nbsp;Training Classes'''  
  
'''Family History&nbsp;Introductory Classes''' <br>Each class is a hands-on workshop experience. This is a 5 week course with the option of starting with the second class if you are familiar with the computer.  
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These classes are taught during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.  
  
1. “Basic Computer Skills” (You may skip this class if you are an experienced computer user.)<br>2. “Where Do I Begin?/PAF Overview and Basics”<br>3. “New FamilySearch Overview and Basics”<br>4. “FamilySearch web site”<br>5. “Family History Center Resources: Computer programs, Research Resources”
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Please call or come by to sign up for this four week course.&nbsp;
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1.&nbsp; Blessing Lives Through Temple and Family History Work&nbsp;
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2.&nbsp; Leader's Guide to Temple and Family History Work:&nbsp; To Turn the Hearts
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3.&nbsp; FamilySearch.org and Online Training Resources
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4.&nbsp; Family History Center Resources
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'''Family History&nbsp;Introductory Classes''' <br>Each class is a hands-on workshop experience. These classes are being redesigned at this time.&nbsp;
  
 
<br>'''Topic-Specific Classes''' <br>The following classes are taught from one to four times a year, according to patron interest, by staff members.  
 
<br>'''Topic-Specific Classes''' <br>The following classes are taught from one to four times a year, according to patron interest, by staff members.  
  
“PAF: Basics” - Using the basic functions of Personal Ancestral File<br>“PAF: Sourcing” -&nbsp;Sourcing in PAF using Source Description,&nbsp;Repository and Citation <br>“PAF: Sourcing Workshop” - Bring your PAF file for help with sourcing<br>“PAF: Clean up Your Source Files” - Get help cleaning up your source file<br>“PAF: Using Multimedia” - Include pictures, sound clips and video clips in PAF<br>“PAF: Using Multimedia Workshop” - Bring your multimedia files and get help including them in your family file<br>“PAF: Creating Focus Lists” (Intermediate level) - Use Focus Lists to create GEDCOMs or create lists of ancestors with common dates or places<br>“PAF: Editing Names and Places” - Editing names and dates already in your PAF family file<br>“New FamilySearch: Registration, Intro, Help Center/Training and Resources”&nbsp;- Introduction to New Family Search<br>“New Family Search: Adding and Editing Names and Places” - Add or edit information about your ancestors<br>“New FamilySearch: Deleting, Adding Opinions, Discussions, Watch” - Editing information and coordinating with other contributors to correct information already in the system<br>“New FamilySearch: Combining and Separating Records” - Combine duplicate records and separate records that don’t belong together<br>“New FamilySearch: Temple Ordinances and FOR’s” - Prepare a name for Temple ordinances<br>“FamilySearch Indexing” - Learn the basics of the Indexing program and how to get started<br>“FamilySearch Wiki” - What WIKI can do to help in your research efforts and how to add information to the WIKI<br>“Research: Basic Research Process” - How do I get started<br>“Research: Finding Your Ancestors Online” - Investigate many of the websites that can help you in your research<br>“Research: Census Records” - What Census records are available and where can I find them<br>“Research: Immigrations” - Where can I find immigration records and what information can&nbsp;in them<br>“Editing and Archiving Photos” - Touch up those old photos and how to store them<br>“Organizing Your Paper Files” - Suggestions on how to manage all those paper files that have accumulated during research<br>“Writing Your Personal History” - Recording your history for your descendants <br>"Family Insight (Basic)" – Learn how to use the basic features of Family Insight<br>"Family Insight (Synchronization)" – Learn how to use the NewFamilySearch synchronization feature of Family Insight<br>
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“PAF: Basics” - Using the basic functions of Personal Ancestral File<br>“PAF: Sourcing” -&nbsp;Sourcing in PAF using Source Description,&nbsp;Repository and Citation <br>“PAF: Sourcing Workshop” - Bring your PAF file for help with sourcing<br>“PAF: Clean up Your Source Files” - Get help cleaning up your source file<br>“PAF: Using Multimedia” - Include pictures, sound clips and video clips in PAF<br>“PAF: Using Multimedia Workshop” - Bring your multimedia files and get help including them in your family file<br>“PAF: Creating Focus Lists” (Intermediate level) - Use Focus Lists to create GEDCOMs or create lists of ancestors with common dates or places<br>“PAF: Editing Names and Places” - Editing names and dates already in your PAF family file<br>“FamilySearch FamilyTree:&nbsp;- Introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree<br>"FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Adding Photos<br>“FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Adding,&nbsp;Editing, and Deleting; Relationships<br>“FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Adding Sources<br>“FamilySearch FamilyTree: -&nbsp;Merging; Preparing a Name for the Temple<br>“FamilySearch Indexing” - Learn the basics of the Indexing program and how to get started<br>“FamilySearch Wiki” - What WIKI can do to help in your research efforts and how to add information to the WIKI<br>“Research: Basic Research Process” - How do I get started<br>“Research: Finding Your Ancestors Online” - Investigate many of the websites that can help you in your research<br>“Research: Census Records” - What Census records are available and where can I find them<br>“Research: Immigrations” - Where can I find immigration records and what information can&nbsp;in them<br>“Editing and Archiving Photos” - Touch up those old photos and how to store them<br>“Organizing Your Paper Files” - Suggestions on how to manage all those paper files that have accumulated during research<br>“Writing Your Personal History” - Recording your history for your descendants <br>"Family Insight (Basic)" – Learn how to use the basic features of Family Insight<br>"Family Insight (Synchronization)" – Learn how to use the NewFamilySearch synchronization feature of Family Insight&nbsp;<br>Family Tree
  
 
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== '''Priesthood and Consultant&nbsp;Training Classes'''  ==
 
== '''Priesthood and Consultant&nbsp;Training Classes'''  ==
  
Tuesdays:&nbsp; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
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Tuesdays:&nbsp; 7:00 PM&nbsp;- 8:30 PM
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These classes are taught during the months of January, March,&nbsp;May, July, September, and November.
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The first two classes are for Priesthood Leaders and Consultants.&nbsp; The last two classes are continued training for Consultants.&nbsp; Priesthood leaders are welcome to continue with these classes if they choose.
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Class Titles:&nbsp;
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1.&nbsp; Blessing Lives Through Temple and Family History Work
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2.&nbsp; Leader's Guide to Temple and Family History Work:&nbsp; To Turn the Hearts
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3.&nbsp; FamilySearch.org and Online Training Resources
  
10 Jan&nbsp;-&nbsp;Registration, Doctrinal and Organizational Foundation (To Turn the Hearts"), Training Resources
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4.&nbsp; Family History Center Resources<br><br>January&nbsp;2013
  
17 Jan&nbsp;- Introduction to PAF, FamilySearch web site, New FamilySearch, Family History Center Resources
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New Priesthood Leader and Consultant training will be held Tuesdays&nbsp;from 7:00 - 8:30&nbsp;PM. Current course is January 8, 15 22, 29, 2013.&nbsp; Next Course:&nbsp; March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013
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Please call the Family History Center to have your name added to the class list.&nbsp; Seating is limited to 16 participants.&nbsp; Thank you
  
 
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== '''Family History&nbsp;Introductory Classes'''  ==
 
== '''Family History&nbsp;Introductory Classes'''  ==
  
Tuesdays:&nbsp; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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These classes are being redesigned at this time.  
 
 
24 Jan&nbsp;-&nbsp;Basic Computer Skills (Optional if you are comfortable&nbsp;using the computer.)<br>31 Jan&nbsp;-&nbsp;Where Do I Begin? PAF Overview and Basics<br>21&nbsp;Feb&nbsp;-&nbsp;New FamilySearch Overview and Basics<br>28 Feb&nbsp;-&nbsp;FamilySearch web site<br>6 Mar&nbsp;-&nbsp;Family History Center Resources: Computer programs, Research Resources
 
  
 
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== '''Topic-Specific&nbsp; Classes'''  ==
 
== '''Topic-Specific&nbsp; Classes'''  ==
  
April 2012<br>All Topic-Specific classes in&nbsp;April will be on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.<br>5 Apr - Indexing<br>12 Apr - New Family Search - Temple Ordinances and FORs<br>19 Apr - PAF&nbsp;Basic<br>26 Apr - PAF&nbsp;Sourcing<br>
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April 2013 <br>3 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Introduction<br>10 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Add, Edit, Delete, Relationships<br>16 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Adding Sources<br>24 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Merging; Preparing a Name for the Temple<br>
 
 
May 2012<br>All Topic-Specific classes in&nbsp;May will be on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.<br>3 May - New Family Search - Registering, Introduction, Help Center<br>10 May - PAF&nbsp;Using Multimedia<br>17 May - New Family Search - Adding and Editing Names and Places<br>24 May - PAF&nbsp;Using Focus Lists<br>31 May - New Family Search - Deleting, Adding an Opinion, Watch, Discussions<br><br>June 2012<br>All Topic-Specific classes in&nbsp;June will be on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.<br>7 Jun - PAF&nbsp;- Multimedia Workshop<br>14 Jun - New Family Search - Combining and Separating Records<br>21 Jun - Family History Scrapbooking<br>28 Jun - New Family Search - Temple Ordinances and FORs
 
  
July - Aug 2012<br>There will be no Topic Specific classes taught in July or August 2012
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May 2013<br>22 May&nbsp;10:00 AM - Family Tree - Introduction<br>29 May&nbsp;10:00 AM - Family Tree - Adding Photos<br><br>June 2013<br>5 Jun 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Add, Edit, Delete, Relationships<br>12 Jun&nbsp;10:00 AM - Family Tree - Adding Sources<br>18 Jun&nbsp;10:00 AM - Family Tree - Merging; Preparing a Name for the Temple
 
 
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== Premium Research Websites ==
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Premium Research Websites  
  
 
The following Premium Subscription Websites are available for use, free of charge,&nbsp;at the Center:  
 
The following Premium Subscription Websites are available for use, free of charge,&nbsp;at the Center:  
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== &nbsp;Announcements  ==
 
== &nbsp;Announcements  ==
  
=== "Western Idaho/Eastern Oregon Spring Family History Conference  ===
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=== "Western Idaho/Eastern Oregon&nbsp;Family History Conference  ===
  
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Date to be determined
  
 
Nampa North Stake Center  
 
Nampa North Stake Center  
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6111 Birch Lane (Northwest of the Idaho Center)  
 
6111 Birch Lane (Northwest of the Idaho Center)  
  
8:45 am - 4:30 pm  
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8:45 am - 4:30 pm&nbsp;  
 
 
Register online at www.byui.edu/community-connections/conferences
 
 
 
or at the door. &nbsp;Cost is $11.00
 
 
 
Questions: &nbsp;Please call 208-496-1221
 
 
 
Handouts will be posted online at the above website.
 
 
 
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Holiday Schedule  ==
 
== &nbsp;&nbsp;Holiday Schedule  ==
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Jan 1: New Years Day<br>April 2: General Conference<br>May 30: Memorial Day<br>July 4: Independence Day<br>Sep 5: Labor Day<br>Oct 1: General Conference<br>Nov 23-26: Thanksgiving<br>Dec 24-31: Christmas<br>
 
Jan 1: New Years Day<br>April 2: General Conference<br>May 30: Memorial Day<br>July 4: Independence Day<br>Sep 5: Labor Day<br>Oct 1: General Conference<br>Nov 23-26: Thanksgiving<br>Dec 24-31: Christmas<br>
  
Also closed April 9th and October&nbsp;15th for the &nbsp;Area Family History Conferences.<br>
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Also closed&nbsp;for the &nbsp;Area Family History Conferences.<br>

Revision as of 21:31, 11 April 2013

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


Address: 101 N. Canyon Street, Nampa, Idaho
Phone: 208-467-5827
Hours of Operation: Mon, Fri, Sat 10-5; Tue, Wed, Thurs 10-9

Map to Nampa Idaho Family History Center

Classes and Workshops

Priesthood Leader and Consultant Training Classes

These classes are taught during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Please call or come by to sign up for this four week course. 

1.  Blessing Lives Through Temple and Family History Work 

2.  Leader's Guide to Temple and Family History Work:  To Turn the Hearts

3.  FamilySearch.org and Online Training Resources

4.  Family History Center Resources


Family History Introductory Classes
Each class is a hands-on workshop experience. These classes are being redesigned at this time. 


Topic-Specific Classes
The following classes are taught from one to four times a year, according to patron interest, by staff members.

“PAF: Basics” - Using the basic functions of Personal Ancestral File
“PAF: Sourcing” - Sourcing in PAF using Source Description, Repository and Citation
“PAF: Sourcing Workshop” - Bring your PAF file for help with sourcing
“PAF: Clean up Your Source Files” - Get help cleaning up your source file
“PAF: Using Multimedia” - Include pictures, sound clips and video clips in PAF
“PAF: Using Multimedia Workshop” - Bring your multimedia files and get help including them in your family file
“PAF: Creating Focus Lists” (Intermediate level) - Use Focus Lists to create GEDCOMs or create lists of ancestors with common dates or places
“PAF: Editing Names and Places” - Editing names and dates already in your PAF family file
“FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree
"FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Adding Photos
“FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Adding, Editing, and Deleting; Relationships
“FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Adding Sources
“FamilySearch FamilyTree: - Merging; Preparing a Name for the Temple
“FamilySearch Indexing” - Learn the basics of the Indexing program and how to get started
“FamilySearch Wiki” - What WIKI can do to help in your research efforts and how to add information to the WIKI
“Research: Basic Research Process” - How do I get started
“Research: Finding Your Ancestors Online” - Investigate many of the websites that can help you in your research
“Research: Census Records” - What Census records are available and where can I find them
“Research: Immigrations” - Where can I find immigration records and what information can in them
“Editing and Archiving Photos” - Touch up those old photos and how to store them
“Organizing Your Paper Files” - Suggestions on how to manage all those paper files that have accumulated during research
“Writing Your Personal History” - Recording your history for your descendants
"Family Insight (Basic)" – Learn how to use the basic features of Family Insight
"Family Insight (Synchronization)" – Learn how to use the NewFamilySearch synchronization feature of Family Insight 
Family Tree


Preparations for Groups Attending the Family History Center


1. GROUPS: Please have each Person Create an LDS User’s Account Before Coming to Class
     a. Bring up the Internet on their home computer.
     b. Click on the address bar (the words will turn blue) and type “familysearch.org” and tap the Enter key.
     c. Click on “Sign In” which is found toward the top right side of the screen.
     d. A sign in screen will appear. Click on “Create New Account.” 
     e. Click on “LDS FamilySearch Account” and then click “Continue” and then follow the instructions on that screen.   

2. Family Research: If they are coming to find or learn how to find ancestors to do temple work for, please ask them to bring a filled out Four Generation Pedigree Chart. If they do not have that information, please ask them to bring the names, birth or death dates, and birth or death places of ancestors who have passed on (one to four names will be helpful).

3. Indexing: If they are coming to do indexing, they will only need to create their LDS Account before coming.


Classes and Workshops Schedule

Register for Classes

Please call 467- 5827 or stop in to sign up for classes.

Class size is limited to sixteen persons in the large class room and six persons in the small class room.


Priesthood and Consultant Training Classes

Tuesdays:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

These classes are taught during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

The first two classes are for Priesthood Leaders and Consultants.  The last two classes are continued training for Consultants.  Priesthood leaders are welcome to continue with these classes if they choose.

Class Titles: 

1.  Blessing Lives Through Temple and Family History Work

2.  Leader's Guide to Temple and Family History Work:  To Turn the Hearts

3.  FamilySearch.org and Online Training Resources

4.  Family History Center Resources

January 2013

New Priesthood Leader and Consultant training will be held Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Current course is January 8, 15 22, 29, 2013.  Next Course:  March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013

Please call the Family History Center to have your name added to the class list.  Seating is limited to 16 participants.  Thank you


Family History Introductory Classes

These classes are being redesigned at this time.



Topic-Specific  Classes

April 2013
3 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Introduction
10 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Add, Edit, Delete, Relationships
16 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Adding Sources
24 Apr 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Merging; Preparing a Name for the Temple

May 2013
22 May 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Introduction
29 May 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Adding Photos

June 2013
5 Jun 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Add, Edit, Delete, Relationships
12 Jun 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Adding Sources
18 Jun 10:00 AM - Family Tree - Merging; Preparing a Name for the Temple

Premium Research Websites

The following Premium Subscription Websites are available for use, free of charge, at the Center:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com
  • Find My Past
  • Footnote.com
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records


Microfilm Collection

The Center has a significant selection of microfilm on hand with access to many thousands more. An indexed list is available in the Center.

Books and Maps

The Center has many volumes available. A binder with the listings is available in the Center.

Center News

The Center has staff members serving Monday morning, Tuesday evening, and Thursday evening who speak Spanish.

Wednesday evening is a great time to schedule a visit to the Center for youth groups.


Online Film Ordering https://www.familysearch.org/films/   Films are now to be ordered online instead of at the Family History Center.

 Announcements

"Western Idaho/Eastern Oregon Family History Conference

Date to be determined

Nampa North Stake Center

6111 Birch Lane (Northwest of the Idaho Center)

8:45 am - 4:30 pm 

  Holiday Schedule

Jan 1: New Years Day
April 2: General Conference
May 30: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
Sep 5: Labor Day
Oct 1: General Conference
Nov 23-26: Thanksgiving
Dec 24-31: Christmas

Also closed for the  Area Family History Conferences.