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{{FHCpage|location=Arizona}}The Tucson Family History Center serves the Tucson area. Established in the 1980's, it houses a large collection of family histories and genealogy books which were donated by the Arizona State Genealogical Society. [[Image:Tucson Family History Center.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Tucson Family History Center.JPG]]
  
 
=== <u>Center Contacts and Hours</u>  ===
 
=== <u>Center Contacts and Hours</u>  ===
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:*500 S. Langley, Tucson, AZ&nbsp; 85710  
 
:*500 S. Langley, Tucson, AZ&nbsp; 85710  
 
:*The free&nbsp;standing building is located on the north east side&nbsp;of the Tucson East Stake Center parking lot, south of Palo Verde Park.&nbsp; There&nbsp;is ample parking and handicap accessibility.  
 
:*The free&nbsp;standing building is located on the north east side&nbsp;of the Tucson East Stake Center parking lot, south of Palo Verde Park.&nbsp; There&nbsp;is ample parking and handicap accessibility.  
:*Map'':''&lt;a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=500+S.+Langley+tucson+Arizona&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=32.216577,-110.844026&amp;spn=0.015939,0.041585&amp;sll=37.0625,-95.677068&amp;sspn=30.599615,85.166016&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;t=m&amp;z=15"&gt;'''[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=500+S.+Langley+tucson+Arizona&hl=en&ll=32.216577,-110.844026&spn=0.015939,0.041585&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.599615,85.166016&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=15 Tucson Arizona Family History Center]''''&lt;/a&gt;''&nbsp;''
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:*Map'':''[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=500+S.+Langley+tucson+Arizona&hl=en&ll=32.216577,-110.844026&spn=0.015939,0.041585&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.599615,85.166016&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=15 '''Tucson Arizona Family History Center'''']''&nbsp;''
  
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'''Phone:'''&nbsp; 520-298-0905
  
<br>'''Phone:'''&nbsp; 520-298-0905
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:az_tucson@ldsmail.net '''az_tucson@ldsmail.net''']<br>
 
 
'''E-mail:''' '''[mailto:az_tucson@ldsmail.net az_tucson@ldsmail.net]'''  
 
  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
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:*Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
 
:*Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  
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'''Closures:'''  
 
 
<br>'''Closures:'''  
 
  
:*Saturday March 31 for LDS General Conference
 
:*Wed July 4
 
:*August 21-26 for cleaning and inventory
 
:*Saturday October 6 for LDS General Conference
 
 
:*November 22, 23, 24 for Thanksgiving  
 
:*November 22, 23, 24 for Thanksgiving  
:*December 18-Jan 1 for Christmas
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:*December 20-Jan&nbsp;2 for Christmas
  
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=== <u>Upcoming events</u> ===
 
 
<br>
 
  
=== <u>Upcoming events</u>  ===
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==== <u>Family History in the 21st Century - January 26, 2013</u>&nbsp; ====
  
==== <u>"Family History in the 21st Century - 2013" (DATE&nbsp;UPDATE)</u>&nbsp;  ====
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Tucson Arizona East Stake Center - 6901 E. Kenyon
  
Date has been changed from October 27, 2012 to January 26, 2013!!
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*See [https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuEOVMtMFdqeVptc0k Flyer]
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*Free to all participants
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*9:00am to 1:30pm<br>
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*List of Classes:
  
*Tucson Arizona East Stake Center - 6901 E. Kenyon
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::*Tips for Using Ancestry.com
*Free to all participants
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::*British Research for Beginners
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::*British Isles Research - Beyond Parish Records
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::*Records of the Poor - A Rich Research Resource
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::*Free Subscription Sites at the Family History Center  
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::*Rebs or Yanks - Locating Civil War Records
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::*Family History for Those Who Think It's Done and Fleshing Out Your Pioneer History
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::*German Research Tips
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::*Finding the Living
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::*Finding the Dead - Sources to Research
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::*OK, I'm Sitting in Front of the Computer - Now What Do I Do?
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::*Immigration - Finding the Details of Your Ancestor's Arrival in America
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::*Irish/Scottish Research
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::*"Will" You or Won't You? - Wills and Probates<br>
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::*On-Line Resources and Tools - Not Limited to the Family History Center Portal
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::*Family History Basics - Setting Up Space, Gathering and Entering Information, Scanning, and Preserving
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::*Indexing - How to Serve in Family History from Home or Anywhere
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::*Maps, the Best Kept Family History Research Secret
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::*Audio Digitizing - Recording Audio then Filtering and Suppressing Noise
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::*Digitizing Records - Scanning and Converting Documents, Pictures, Journals, Scrapbooks, etc.  
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::*Interviewing for Posterity - What to Ask Family Members in Oral Interviews to Get Their Life History
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::*Gathering and Publishing Your Family History
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::*Clues to Conclusions
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::*Becoming Familiar with the FamilySearch.org Website Including New FamilyTree
  
=== <u>Center Resources</u>  ===
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== <u>Center Resources</u>  ==
  
 
==== Collections&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Collections&nbsp;  ====
  
*&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog"&gt;'''Family History Library Catalog:'''&lt;/a&gt; This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
 
*Cox Collection  
 
*Cox Collection  
*Several thousand donated family histories, books on various genealogical topics and geographical areas, and genealogical periodicals.&lt;a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S443411wSbP"&gt;'''Tucson FHC catalog'''&lt;/a&gt;
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*Several thousand donated family histories, books on various genealogical topics and geographical areas, and genealogical periodicals.[https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S443411wSbP '''Tucson FHC catalog''']
*'''F&lt;a href="http://fhc.familysearch.org/"&gt;HC Portal:&lt;/a&gt;'''<span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255)"> 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. &nbsp;Websites available are:</span>  
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*'''F[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ HC Portal:]'''<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> 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. &nbsp;Websites available are:</span>  
 
**19th Century British Newspapers&nbsp;  
 
**19th Century British Newspapers&nbsp;  
 
**Alexander Street Press &nbsp;(Civil War)  
 
**Alexander Street Press &nbsp;(Civil War)  
**Ancestry.com  
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**<span style="display: none;" id="1337194516009E">&nbsp;</span>Ancestry.com  
 
**Access Newspaper Archive  
 
**Access Newspaper Archive  
 
**Swedish church records  
 
**Swedish church records  
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**Fold 3 (specializing in military records)  
 
**Fold 3 (specializing in military records)  
 
**The Genealogist (UK)  
 
**The Genealogist (UK)  
**Godfrey Memorial Library
 
 
**Heritage Quest  
 
**Heritage Quest  
 
**Paper Trail  
 
**Paper Trail  
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:*Roots Magic (software programs that interact with newFamilySearch.)
 
:*Roots Magic (software programs that interact with newFamilySearch.)
  
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Additional computer resources include:  
 
 
<br>Additional computer resources include:  
 
  
 
:*Animap  
 
:*Animap  
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:*Some Pedigree Resource File disks  
 
:*Some Pedigree Resource File disks  
 
:*Spanish version of PAF (PAF 4)
 
:*Spanish version of PAF (PAF 4)
 
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==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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:*microfilm/fiche digital copier  
 
:*microfilm/fiche digital copier  
 
:*flatbed scanner
 
:*flatbed scanner
 
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<br>
 
  
 
=== <u>Center Services</u>  ===
 
=== <u>Center Services</u>  ===
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:*British Isles: Saturday 10-2  
 
:*British Isles: Saturday 10-2  
:*Germany: Friday 2-5  
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:*Germany: Tuesday&nbsp; 2-5  
:*Scandinavia: Tuesday 2-6
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:*Scot-Irish: &nbsp;Friday 2-5
 
:*Southern States: Tuesday 10-2  
 
:*Southern States: Tuesday 10-2  
:*US and Canada: Thursday 10-2
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:*US: Thursday 6-9 pm
 
 
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==== Classes  ====
 
==== Classes  ====
 
<u>Beginning Genealogy</u>-a 4 week session taught on Thursday evening 7:00-8:30 pm&nbsp; July 5, 12, 19, 26
 
  
 
<u>Computer tutoring</u>: Friday mornings 10-12.&nbsp; Call the center 298.0905 for an appointment.&nbsp;  
 
<u>Computer tutoring</u>: Friday mornings 10-12.&nbsp; Call the center 298.0905 for an appointment.&nbsp;  
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<u>Software User groups </u>meet the second week of the month- please call FHC to confirm.  
 
<u>Software User groups </u>meet the second week of the month- please call FHC to confirm.  
  
*Ancestral Quest - Tuesday 3:00 pm -facilitator will be leaving in June. Call FHC if you would like to volunteer.
 
 
*Family Insight - Thursday 7:00 pm  
 
*Family Insight - Thursday 7:00 pm  
*Legacy - Saturday 10:30 am&nbsp; &lt;a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w3SogUd6InqqbyZ2kk9zR5YDvkk_nWr_-vAFPYaIK6Q/edit"&gt;Topic schedule&lt;/a&gt;
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*Legacy - Saturday 10:30 am&nbsp; [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w3SogUd6InqqbyZ2kk9zR5YDvkk_nWr_-vAFPYaIK6Q/edit Topic schedule]
*Roots Magic&nbsp;- Tuesday 7:00 pm<span style="display: none" id="1337195130006S">&nbsp;</span><span style="display: none" id="1337195130576E">&nbsp;</span>
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*Family Tree Maker -&nbsp;Tuesdays 2-5 pm. One on one help
*<span style="display: none">Family Tree Maker - Friday 3:00 pm -Facilitator will be leaving for the summer in June. </span>
 
  
 
==== Volunteer at the Center  ====
 
==== Volunteer at the Center  ====
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Individuals with computer networking skills are needed on an ad hoc basis.  
 
Individuals with computer networking skills are needed on an ad hoc basis.  
  
Community volunteers with an interest in family history, and a desire to serve others,&nbsp;who are willing to commit to a weekly shift for at least one-two years are&nbsp;invited to join our staff.&nbsp; Training will be provided.&nbsp; Contact the Director for further information.  
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Community volunteers with an interest in family history, and a desire to serve others,&nbsp;who are willing to commit to a weekly shift for at least one-two years are&nbsp;invited to join our staff.&nbsp; Training will be provided.&nbsp; Contact the Director for further information.
 
 
==== Family History in the 21st Century - &nbsp;October 2011  ====
 
 
 
<br>Please click on &lt;a href="Classes - Family History in the 21st Century"&gt;'''classes'''&lt;/a&gt; for details on the classes and access to handouts
 

Revision as of 21:59, 22 December 2012

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
The Tucson Family History Center serves the Tucson area. Established in the 1980's, it houses a large collection of family histories and genealogy books which were donated by the Arizona State Genealogical Society.
Tucson Family History Center.JPG

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 500 S. Langley, Tucson, AZ  85710
  • The free standing building is located on the north east side of the Tucson East Stake Center parking lot, south of Palo Verde Park.  There is ample parking and handicap accessibility.
  • Map:Tucson Arizona Family History Center' 

Phone:  520-298-0905

E-mail: az_tucson@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closures:

  • November 22, 23, 24 for Thanksgiving
  • December 20-Jan 2 for Christmas

Upcoming events

Family History in the 21st Century - January 26, 2013 

Tucson Arizona East Stake Center - 6901 E. Kenyon

  • See Flyer
  • Free to all participants
  • 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • List of Classes:
  • Tips for Using Ancestry.com
  • British Research for Beginners
  • British Isles Research - Beyond Parish Records
  • Records of the Poor - A Rich Research Resource
  • Free Subscription Sites at the Family History Center
  • Rebs or Yanks - Locating Civil War Records
  • Family History for Those Who Think It's Done and Fleshing Out Your Pioneer History
  • German Research Tips
  • Finding the Living
  • Finding the Dead - Sources to Research
  • OK, I'm Sitting in Front of the Computer - Now What Do I Do?
  • Immigration - Finding the Details of Your Ancestor's Arrival in America
  • Irish/Scottish Research
  • "Will" You or Won't You? - Wills and Probates
  • On-Line Resources and Tools - Not Limited to the Family History Center Portal
  • Family History Basics - Setting Up Space, Gathering and Entering Information, Scanning, and Preserving
  • Indexing - How to Serve in Family History from Home or Anywhere
  • Maps, the Best Kept Family History Research Secret
  • Audio Digitizing - Recording Audio then Filtering and Suppressing Noise
  • Digitizing Records - Scanning and Converting Documents, Pictures, Journals, Scrapbooks, etc.
  • Interviewing for Posterity - What to Ask Family Members in Oral Interviews to Get Their Life History
  • Gathering and Publishing Your Family History
  • Clues to Conclusions
  • Becoming Familiar with the FamilySearch.org Website Including New FamilyTree

Center Resources

Collections 

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Cox Collection
  • Several thousand donated family histories, books on various genealogical topics and geographical areas, and genealogical periodicals.Tucson FHC catalog
  • 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.  Websites available are:
    • 19th Century British Newspapers 
    • Alexander Street Press  (Civil War)
    • Ancestry.com
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Swedish church records
    • Find My Past (UK)
    • Fold 3 (specializing in military records)
    • The Genealogist (UK)
    • Heritage Quest
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

We also have deluxe versions of the following genealogy mangement software for you to "test drive."

  • Ancestral Quest
  • Family Insight
  • Legacy
  • Roots Magic (software programs that interact with newFamilySearch.)

Additional computer resources include:

  • Animap
  • Centennia
  • Genealogy Bank
  • American Ancestors (New England Genealogical Society)
  • Family Tree Maker disks ( some--check catalog)
  • Some Pedigree Resource File disks
  • Spanish version of PAF (PAF 4)

Hardware and Equipment

  • 10 patron use computers
  • microfilm/fiche copier (paper)
  • microfilm/fiche digital copier
  • flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties 

  • British Isles: Saturday 10-2
  • Germany: Tuesday  2-5
  • Scot-Irish:  Friday 2-5
  • Southern States: Tuesday 10-2
  • US: Thursday 6-9 pm

Classes

Computer tutoring: Friday mornings 10-12.  Call the center 298.0905 for an appointment. 

Software User groups meet the second week of the month- please call FHC to confirm.

  • Family Insight - Thursday 7:00 pm
  • Legacy - Saturday 10:30 am  Topic schedule
  • Family Tree Maker - Tuesdays 2-5 pm. One on one help

Volunteer at the Center

Individuals with computer networking skills are needed on an ad hoc basis.

Community volunteers with an interest in family history, and a desire to serve others, who are willing to commit to a weekly shift for at least one-two years are invited to join our staff.  Training will be provided.  Contact the Director for further information.