Nampa 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.
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 and Consultant Training Classes
1. “Registration, Doctrinal and Organizational Foundation (To Turn the Hearts"), Training Resources”
2. “Introduction to PAF, FamilySearch web site, New FamilySearch, Family History Center Resources”

Family History Introductory Classes
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.

1. “Basic Computer Skills” (You may skip this class if you are an experienced computer user.)
2. “Where Do I Begin?/PAF Overview and Basics”
3. “New FamilySearch Overview and Basics”
4. “FamilySearch web site”
5. “Family History Center Resources: Computer programs, Research Resources”

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

“PAF: Basics”
“PAF: Sourcing”
“PAF: Sourcing Workshop”
“PAF: Clean up Your Source Files”
“PAF: Using Multimedia”
“PAF: Using Multimedia Workshop”
“PAF: Creating Focus Lists” (Intermediate level)
“PAF: Editing Name and Place”
“New FamilySearch: Registration, Intro, Help Center/Training and Resources”
“New Family Search: Adding and Editing Names and Places”
“New FamilySearch: Deleting, Adding Opinions, Discussions, Watch”
“New FamilySearch: Combining and Separating”
“New FamilySearch: Temple Ordinances and FOR’s”
“FamilySearch Indexing”
“FamilySearch Wiki, Forums, Facebook, Twitter”
“Research: Basic Research Process”
“Research: Finding Your Ancestors Online”
“Research: Census Records”
“Research: Immigrations”
“Editing and Archiving Photos”
“Organizing Your Paper Files”
“Writing Your Personal History”
“Family Insight”

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:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

1 Nov - Registration, Doctrinal and Organizational Foundation (To Turn the Hearts"), Training Resources

8 Nov - Introduction to PAF, FamilySearch web site, New FamilySearch, Family History Center Resources

Family History Introductory Classes

Tuesdays:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

15 Nov - Basic Computer Skills (Optional if you are comfortable using the computer.)
22 Nov - Where Do I Begin? PAF Overview and Basics
29 Nov - New FamilySearch Overview and Basics
6 Dec - FamilySearch web site
18 Dec - Family History Center Resources: Computer programs, Research Resources

Topic-Specific  Classes

October 2011
all classes in October will be on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
6 Oct - New Family Search - Deleting, Adding an Opinion, Watch, Discussion
13 Oct - Editing & Archiving Photos
20 Oct - New Family Search - Combining & Separating Records
27 Oct - Personal Ancestral File - Using Multimedia

November 2011
All Topic-Specific Classes in November will be on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
3 Nov - New Family Search - Temple Ordinances and FORs
10 Nov - Personal Ancestral File - Using Focus Lists
17 Nov - Editing Names & Places
24 Nov - Thanksgiving, Center Closed

December 2011
All Topic-Specific Classes in December will be on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7 Dec - Finding Your Ancestors Online
14 Dec - Family Search WIKI

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
  • Find My Past
  • 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   Films are now to be ordered online instead of at the Family History Center.



Family History and Technology Conference, February 2-4, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah
For more information, visit

  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 April 9th and October 15th for the  Area Family History Conferences.