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=== Center Resources  ===
=== Center Resources  ===

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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.

We are a small Family History Center located in Nogales, Arizona, not far from the US-Mexico Border.  We are open to all residents of Santa Cruz County, and other interested visitors.  We have an enthusiastic staff who are trained to assist in your search for your family and  roots.  We look forward to visiting with you!

Location & Map:

  • Address: 621 West Green Place, Nogales, AZ 85621
  • Enter through the west doorway on the side of the building.  When you enter we are the first door on the left.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 520 980-1551

E-mail: kar.hop@gmail.com

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • By appointment at other times

Holiday Schedule: We are closed holidays unless prior arrangements have been made.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:  Mesa, AZ family history conference in January

Class Schedule:     "Using FamilySearch"-- Classes taught every Sunday 10:15-11:00

Staff Training

  • Meetings as announced

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.
  • The Center also has genealogical journals from a variety of states, Books covering family histories in the United States and Mexico and other resources

Databases and Software

  • 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. <u
  • Hardware and Equipment
  • There are nine computers, 2 printers, and 2 microfilm readers available for use in finding your ancestors, as well as an extensive collection of microfilm covering Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States and Europe.  Other films can be ordered as needed

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Many staff members are bilingual in English and Spanish, and experienced in researching individuals and families in the United States, Mexico, Great Britian, Northern and Eastern Europe.  

Staff are trained in use of FamilySearch.org, new.familysearch.org, Ancestry.com, family search wiki, family search forums, and  and other online search engines.  

Staff members are proficient in locating and ordering microfilm from around the world to access information not as yet on the Web.


Resources in the Local Area

The Tumacacori National Park has done extensive research of the early records of the Santa Cruz Valley area and the Pimeria Alta in Mexico and Arizona.  These records are available on line through Mission2000, a National Park site.  See link below

Museum of the Pimeria Alta, located in Nogales, Arizona

The Nogales Public Library

Links  www.nps.gov/tuma/historyculture/mission-2000.htm 

Volunteer at the Center

Contact center director if you are interestied in serving as a volunteer