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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'': '''''[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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:*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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:*Thursday 10 am - 9 pm  
 
:*Thursday 10 am - 9 pm  
 
:*Friday 10 am - 5 pm  
 
:*Friday 10 am - 5 pm  
:*Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
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:*Saturday 10 am - 5 pm  
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:*Closed: April 6,&nbsp;October 5, November 28, 29, 30,&nbsp;December 20 - January 2&nbsp;
  
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=== <u>Upcoming events</u>  ===
  
<br>'''Closures:'''
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==== <u>Family History in the 21st Century - January 26, 2013</u>&nbsp;  ====
  
:*Saturday March 31 for LDS General Conference
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Tucson Arizona East Stake Center - 6901 E. Kenyon
:*Wed July 4
 
:*August 21-26 for cleaning and inventory
 
:*Saturday October 6 for LDS General Conference
 
:*November 22, 23, 24 for Thanksgiving
 
:*December 18-Jan 1 for Christmas
 
  
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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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*[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEeXBWZEowRjZhbDQ/edit SCHEDULE] (NEW - Posted January 14th)
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*List of Classes:
  
<br>
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:*Making the Most of Ancestry.com: With more than 11 billion records and 31,000 searchable databases, Ancestry.com is the most popular website for genealogy research. However, the sheer amount of data can make searching for your ancestors seem daunting. This class will help you navigate the records more efficiently and provide an overview of the other resources available to users of Ancestry.com. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuEZktoN1RsWlNhRW8 Handout])
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:*British Research for Beginners
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:*British Isles Research - Beyond Parish Records
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:*Genealogy subscription websites available at no charge through the FHC: Many of the major websites useful for genealogy research charge a fee. Several of these can be accessed at LDS Family History Centers without charge. This class is an overview of these websites. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEZC1Kc05xWHo2bkU/edit Handout])
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:*Civil War Records and Research: From the time of their draft or enlistment through their death from old age, veterans of both sides of the Civil War left behind a legacy of records. This program will cover the types of records generated at the beginning of service, during service, and post-service. We'll also cover eligibility and pension acts, as well as the pension records. What to look for and how to locate it. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuERFRvUXZKSy0xc00 Handout])
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:*Family History for Those Who Think It's Done and Fleshing Out Your Pioneer History: Many members of the LDS Church whose families have been members for several generations believe that their family history is complete. This class suggests several family history projects which can be considered by these individuals. Also, we will briefly consider resources one can investigate if they would like to know more about their Pioneer ancestors.
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:*German Research Tips ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=1fCadafB-FBuJ8qeGg91iH0xoG9CAk7oQOwPiaXkJOWy5UL2px7ZUYJermIif Handout])
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:*Finding the Living: Tips to get you started to find lost family and friends from Private Investigator Amy Urman. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuEUzlKSmc3bTBKajQ Handout])
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:*Finding the Dead - Sources to Research: Paper Trail of Death - Sources to locate death and burial information other than a standard death certificates. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuES2hhQUJ1YUFXbDA Handout])
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:*OK, I'm Sitting in Front of the Computer - Now What Do I Do?: Getting organized and places to go to find your ancestors.
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:*Immigration - Finding the Details of Your Ancestor's Arrival in America: This class will focus on where to search for information that will lead you to your ancestor's immigrant ship. Sources for ships' lists - both on line and in libraries - will also be discussed. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEeGk2Y0pod0NGZTg/edit Handout])
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:*Scots-Irish Research: "The Scots-Irish" a brief history of the origins of these unique people. The emphasis of this class will be finding appropriate records on individuals ranging from the 1800s in America back to the 1500s in Great Britain. On line source handouts will be provided.
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:*"Will" You or Won't You? - Wills and Probates: This wills and probates 101 class will take you through the probate process from wills to death to probate to settlement. We will discuss terminology, genealogical tidbits found in probate documents, and where and how to look for probate documents.
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:*On-Line Resources and Tools - Not Limited to the Family History Center Portal: &nbsp;Emphasis on Google Earth, Google Maps, and related resources.
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:*Family History Basics - Setting Up Space, Gathering and Entering Information, Scanning, and Preserving: &nbsp;This course will focus on how to organize your paper research and get them digitized. It will teach tips on creating an electronic filing system, naming files, scanning photographs and documents, and photo/document preservation.
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:*FamilySearch Indexing - Serving in Family History from Home or Anywhere: Over 2 billion genealogical records are searchable online for free through the efforts of volunteers. But the work is not done, and the need for indexers worldwide is growing. Anyone can index, anywhere, for just minutes a day. This class will show you how easy it is to participate in this global project by taking you through a live demonstration of the Indexing program. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuESlIwT0VIZVJqNVk Handout])<br>  
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:*Maps, the Best Kept Family History Research Secret
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:*Audio Digitizing: Use Free Software to record tapes, or real time audio and then clean up background noise. Share files as MP3's or CD's and more.
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:*Document Digitizing: Emphasis is on scanning hand written and typed documents - photo albums, etc. with brief coverage of movie and video digitization.
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:*Oral Histories: Capture Living Legends. Good questions and strategies for starting dialog and conversation that can be recorded for posterity.
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:*Gathering and Publishing Your Family History
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:*Clues to Conclusions: If you’ve been researching for a while, you probably have piles (or files) of paper – documents, notes, photocopies, etc. And you’re still missing the ONE document that proves the parents of your great-grandmother. This presentation will give you several ideas on how to take all those “clues” you’ve found and put them all together to form a conclusion and perhaps solve your problem.
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:*Becoming Familiar with the FamilySearch.org Website Including New FamilyTree: FamilySearch has undergone significant changes in the last year. There are many new resources to help people interested in family history. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEOUZmMHpxcG5VbDA/edit Handout])
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:*Family Search Family Tree: &nbsp;Introduction and trimming and sourcing your family tree {for LDS Church Members}. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEUklmbW91azdTQjg/edit Handout])
  
=== <u>Upcoming events</u>  ===
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== <u>Center Resources</u>  ==
 
 
==== <u>"Family History in the 21st Century - 2013" (DATE&nbsp;UPDATE)</u>&nbsp;  ====
 
 
 
Date has been changed from October 27, 2012 to January 26, 2013!!
 
 
 
*Tucson Arizona East Stake Center - 6901 E. Kenyon
 
*Free to all participants
 
 
 
=== <u>Center Resources</u>  ===
 
  
 
==== Collections&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Collections&nbsp;  ====
  
*&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog"&gt;'''[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog 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)
 
<br>
 
 
<br>
 
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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:*microfilm/fiche digital copier  
 
:*microfilm/fiche digital copier  
 
:*flatbed scanner
 
:*flatbed scanner
 
<br>
 
 
<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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<br>
 
  
 
==== 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 02:31, 18 January 2013

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
  • Closed: April 6, October 5, November 28, 29, 30, December 20 - January 2 

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
  • SCHEDULE (NEW - Posted January 14th)
  • List of Classes:
  • Making the Most of Ancestry.com: With more than 11 billion records and 31,000 searchable databases, Ancestry.com is the most popular website for genealogy research. However, the sheer amount of data can make searching for your ancestors seem daunting. This class will help you navigate the records more efficiently and provide an overview of the other resources available to users of Ancestry.com. (Handout)
  • British Research for Beginners
  • British Isles Research - Beyond Parish Records
  • Genealogy subscription websites available at no charge through the FHC: Many of the major websites useful for genealogy research charge a fee. Several of these can be accessed at LDS Family History Centers without charge. This class is an overview of these websites.  (Handout)
  • Civil War Records and Research: From the time of their draft or enlistment through their death from old age, veterans of both sides of the Civil War left behind a legacy of records. This program will cover the types of records generated at the beginning of service, during service, and post-service. We'll also cover eligibility and pension acts, as well as the pension records. What to look for and how to locate it. (Handout)
  • Family History for Those Who Think It's Done and Fleshing Out Your Pioneer History: Many members of the LDS Church whose families have been members for several generations believe that their family history is complete. This class suggests several family history projects which can be considered by these individuals. Also, we will briefly consider resources one can investigate if they would like to know more about their Pioneer ancestors.
  • German Research Tips (Handout)
  • Finding the Living: Tips to get you started to find lost family and friends from Private Investigator Amy Urman.  (Handout)
  • Finding the Dead - Sources to Research: Paper Trail of Death - Sources to locate death and burial information other than a standard death certificates. (Handout)
  • OK, I'm Sitting in Front of the Computer - Now What Do I Do?: Getting organized and places to go to find your ancestors.
  • Immigration - Finding the Details of Your Ancestor's Arrival in America: This class will focus on where to search for information that will lead you to your ancestor's immigrant ship. Sources for ships' lists - both on line and in libraries - will also be discussed. (Handout)
  • Scots-Irish Research: "The Scots-Irish" a brief history of the origins of these unique people. The emphasis of this class will be finding appropriate records on individuals ranging from the 1800s in America back to the 1500s in Great Britain. On line source handouts will be provided.
  • "Will" You or Won't You? - Wills and Probates: This wills and probates 101 class will take you through the probate process from wills to death to probate to settlement. We will discuss terminology, genealogical tidbits found in probate documents, and where and how to look for probate documents.
  • On-Line Resources and Tools - Not Limited to the Family History Center Portal:  Emphasis on Google Earth, Google Maps, and related resources.
  • Family History Basics - Setting Up Space, Gathering and Entering Information, Scanning, and Preserving:  This course will focus on how to organize your paper research and get them digitized. It will teach tips on creating an electronic filing system, naming files, scanning photographs and documents, and photo/document preservation.
  • FamilySearch Indexing - Serving in Family History from Home or Anywhere: Over 2 billion genealogical records are searchable online for free through the efforts of volunteers. But the work is not done, and the need for indexers worldwide is growing. Anyone can index, anywhere, for just minutes a day. This class will show you how easy it is to participate in this global project by taking you through a live demonstration of the Indexing program. (Handout)
  • Maps, the Best Kept Family History Research Secret
  • Audio Digitizing: Use Free Software to record tapes, or real time audio and then clean up background noise. Share files as MP3's or CD's and more.
  • Document Digitizing: Emphasis is on scanning hand written and typed documents - photo albums, etc. with brief coverage of movie and video digitization.
  • Oral Histories: Capture Living Legends. Good questions and strategies for starting dialog and conversation that can be recorded for posterity.
  • Gathering and Publishing Your Family History
  • Clues to Conclusions: If you’ve been researching for a while, you probably have piles (or files) of paper – documents, notes, photocopies, etc. And you’re still missing the ONE document that proves the parents of your great-grandmother. This presentation will give you several ideas on how to take all those “clues” you’ve found and put them all together to form a conclusion and perhaps solve your problem.
  • Becoming Familiar with the FamilySearch.org Website Including New FamilyTree: FamilySearch has undergone significant changes in the last year. There are many new resources to help people interested in family history.  (Handout)
  • Family Search Family Tree:  Introduction and trimming and sourcing your family tree {for LDS Church Members}. (Handout)

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.