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{{FHCpage|location=Idaho}}'''The Twin Falls Family History Center covers the Twin Falls and the western Magic Valley. Visitors Welcome.'''  
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== Twin Falls Family History Center ==
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'''The Twin Falls Family History Center covers the Twin Falls and the western Magic Valley. Visitors Welcome.'''
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*We have Spanish-speaking consultants on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, from 9:00 to 1:00. Tenemos consultores de habla española el martes, miércoles, sábado, 9:00-1:00.
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
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[[Image:Idahotwinfallsfhc.jpg|right|300px|Photos of our Family History Center]]
  
'''Location & Map:'''
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== Center Contacts and Hours ==
  
*'''Address''': 399 Maurice Street North, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 83301-4954
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=== Location ===
*One block south of the Twin Falls High School
 
*Handicapped parking and access
 
*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=399+Maurice+Street,+Twin+Falls,+Idaho+83301&hl=en&ll=42.569012,-114.452949&spn=0.026928,0.037723&sll=47.039333,-122.893869&sspn=0.199345,0.301781&oq=399+Maurice+Street+North+TWIN+FALLS,+IDAHO+83301&t=m&hnear=399+Maurice+St+N,+Twin+Falls,+Idaho+83301&z=15 Location on Google Map]
 
  
'''Phone: 208-733-8073'''
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/399+Maurice+St+N,+Twin+Falls,+ID+83301/@42.5690355,-114.452951,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54aca3cbc644d1db:0x3d6eb8b256bba82e 399 Maurice Street North Twin Falls Idaho 83301 United States]
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*One block south of the Twin Falls High School.
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*Handicapped parking and access.
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:id_twinfalls@ldsmail.net id_twinfalls@ldsmail.net]  
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=== Contacts ===
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/twinfallsfamilyhistorycenter/ Facebook]
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*[tel:12087338073 1-208-733-8073]
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*[mailto:ID_TwinFalls@ldsmail.net ID_TwinFalls@ldsmail.net]
  
'''Open Hours''':
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=== Hours ===
*'''T,W,Th''': 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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*'''Tuesday:'''9:00am-9:00pm
*'''Sat''': 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM'''  
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*'''Wednesday:'''9:00am-9:00pm
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*'''thusday:'''9:00am-9:00pm
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*'''Saturday:'''10:00am-3:00pm
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
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{| class="wikitable"
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| Tuesday|| 9:00 am|| 9:00 pm
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|-
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| Wednesday|| 9:00 am|| 9:00 pm
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| thusday|| 9:00 am|| 9:00 pm
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| Saturday|| 10:00 am|| 3:00 pm
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Closed all major holidays
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== Events Calendar and Announcements ==
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'''November 2017 Classes'''
  
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Tues. Nov. 28 10:00 am Creative Approaches to Solving Research Problems  Mary Edgar
  
=== Calendar and Events ===
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Tues. Nov. 28 6:00 pm Questions and Answers on Family Tree and Otherwise Carl Edgar
  
==== Upcoming Events ====
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Tues, Nov. 28 7:00 pm Consultants' Roundtable – Christmas Gifts You can Make staff
  
==== Class Schedule ====
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Wed. Nov. 29 11:00 am Merging Records in familysearch.org staff
  
'''Classes for Spring 2013 at the Twin Falls Family History Center'''
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Thur Nov. 30 7:00 pm Workshop - Putting Audio Items on familysearch.org.  Carl Edgar
  
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'''December 2017 Classes'''
|-
 
! style="border:1px solid black;" | Date
 
! style="border:1px solid black;" | Time
 
! style="border:1px solid black;" | Class
 
! style="border:1px solid black;" | Instructor
 
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| colspan="4" | <center>'''FEBRUARY'''</center>
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Feb 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 10:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Photos and How to Identify Them
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Feb 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 11:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Research from Newspapers
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | John Cox
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Feb 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 12:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree - FamilySearch Adding Sources
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Marti Pike
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Feb 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 1:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Step by Step Family History
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Feb 19
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Roots Magic – How to get Started
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Feb 21
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree - Editing &amp; Correcting Information
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Feb 26
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree – Training
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Feb 26
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 7:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Staff Meeting
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | John Cox
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Feb 28
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Roots Web - Researching the records
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" | <center>'''MARCH'''</center>
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Mar 5
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Roots Magic – What is New
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Mar 7
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Research Logs – What do you want them to do?
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Mar 12
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Ancestry.com
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Mar 14
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree - Making Family Ordinance Requests
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Mar 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 10:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Time Lines and Maps
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Mar 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 11:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Research in New Hampshire
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | David Putnam
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Mar 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 12:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree - FamilySearch
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Marti Pike
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Mar 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 1:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | How to Organize records on one Family Line
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | David Putnam
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Mar 19
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree – Training
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thur Mar 21
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Ancestry.com – How I use it
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | John Cox
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Mar 26
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Descendancy Research
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Mar 26
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 7:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Staff Meeting
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | John Cox
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thur Mar 28
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | On line Cemetery Records – Billion Graves &amp; Findagrave
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" | <center>'''APRIL'''</center>
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Apr 2
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Roots Magic – Sourcing
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Apr 4
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Digitalizing Records – Why and How to do it?
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Apr 9
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Finding Maiden Names
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Apr 11
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Documentation - Importance and Quality
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Apr 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree Training
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Apr 18
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Google Searches and other Web sites
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Apr 20
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 10:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family History Center – Premium Sites
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Apr 20
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 11:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree from FamilySearch
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Marti Pike
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Apr 20
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 12:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Pennsylvania Records - How to search them
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | David Putnam
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat Apr 20
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 1:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Organization and Research Logs
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Apr 23
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Cemetery Research
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Apr 23
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 7:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Staff Meeting
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | John Cox
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu Apr 25
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | FamilySearch How to Search effectively
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue Apr 30
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Storing Files Online
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Kelli Watts
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" | <center>'''MAY'''</center>
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu May 2
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree - FamilySearch Correcting
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue May 7
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Roots Magic – Create a Website
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu May 9
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Using Roots Magic
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue May 14
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Writing your own Personal History
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu May 16
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Quick Start to Family History
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat May 18
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 10:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Research - Looking at old data in a new way
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat May 18
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 11:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Records for Veterans from the Colonial Wars
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | David Putnam
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat May 18
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 12:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Searching Ancestry.com
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Carl Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Sat May 18
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 1:30 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree from FamilySearch
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Marti Pike
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue May 21
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Family Tree – Training
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Thu May 23
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 9:30 AM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Descendancy Research
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Mary Edgar
 
|-
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Tue May 28
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | 4:00 PM
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Organizing your Files – Digital and Paper
 
| style="border:1px solid black;" | Karen Prestwich
 
|}
 
  
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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Tues. Dec. 5 9:30 am Making Sure it is Your Family on familysearch.org.  Mary Edgar
  
Staff meeting are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
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Wed. Dec. 6 11:00 am Great Treasures to be Found in U.S. Census Records  staff
  
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Thur. Dec. 7  7:00 pm Cemetery Records are Abundant – How to find them easily  Carl Edgar
  
=== Center Resources ===
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Sat. Dec. 9 12:00 noon How to Start a Family Search Tree Tree with ancestry.com  Carl Edgar
  
==== Collections ====
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Sat. Dec. 9 1:00 pm How to Start a Free Family Tree with familysearch.org Carl Edgar
  
:*[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.
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Tues. Dec. 12 10:00 am How to get help as you do your Family History Work  Mary Edgar
:*The Twin Falls Family History Center has a book collection of over&nbsp;3,000&nbsp;books. They have a computer printout, by book title, of books in their collection.
 
:*The center also has a collection of about 1,500 microfilms on indefinite loan, and have a country, and, a&nbsp;state-by-state listing of them. They also have a large&nbsp;microfiche collection.
 
:*The center has cemetery and many obituary records for Twin Falls and some surrounding communities. Volunteers can do obituary look-ups.<br>
 
  
:*The center has a number of random city directories and phone books for Twin Falls and other regional towns.<br>
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Accessing Guides along the Way
  
==== Databases and Software ====
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Tues. Dec. 12 2:00 pm Rekindle Your Indexing Skills for the New Year  J. Merkley
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''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.
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Thur. Dec. 14  7:00 pm  Sources Available for Do-it-yourself Learning  Carl Edgar
:*A number of the most popular personal pedigree programs have been installed on our computers.
 
:*The complete Pedigree Resource File has been installed on some of our computers.&nbsp;
 
  
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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The Family History Center will be open Dec. 19, 20, and 21, and will be closed Sat. Dec. 23, and Dec. 26-30, re-opening on Jan. 2, 2018.
  
:*20+ computer stations.<br>
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'''SLC FHL – always updates to current month:''' 
:*Digital Microfilm/Fische reader, plus conventional readers.<br>
 
:*Separate classroom/training and research areas.<br>
 
:*Completely handicapped accessible.<br>
 
  
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(printable .PDF) [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library#Current_Month_Schedule] (This link is not currently working. See the Family History Library's link on the internet.)
  
=== Center Services  ===
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'''BYU FHL Webinars - See Wiki page for the BYU Provo family history center'''   
  
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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(printable .PDF) [https://sites.lib.byu.edu/familyhistory/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2016/09/10-October-1.pdf] (This link is not currently working. See the BYU Family History Center link on the internet.)
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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==== Consultant Training Schedule ====
  
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== Consultant Training and Roundtable ==
  
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
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Consultant training and Roundtable are for all Family History Consultants, as well as those who work at the Family History Center.
  
''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''
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=== Center Resource Collections ===
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*FamilySearch Catalog:
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*The Twin Falls Family History Center has a book collection of over 2,000 books. The center also has a collection of about 1,000 microfilms on indefinite loan, and have notebooks with listings of them. They also have a large microfiche collection.
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*The center has cemetery and many obituary records for Twin Falls and some surrounding communities. Volunteers can do obituary look-ups.
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*The center had a large number of city directories and phone books for Twin Falls and other regional towns. These were digitized in 2014 and can now be viewed at familysearch.org. See the Family History Library Catalog and look under the city or town - Directories. The center no longer has the actual city directory books.
  
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==== Databases and Software ====
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*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.
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*A number of the most popular personal pedigree programs have been installed on our computers.
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*The complete Pedigree Resource File is available in FamilySearch.org, under the Search tab, then Genealogies. This includes the notes.
  
=== Links  ===
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==== Hardware and Equipment ====
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*20+ computer stations.
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*Digital microfilm/fiche reader, plus conventional readers.
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*Separate classroom/training and research areas.
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*Completely handicapped accessible.
  
'''http://twinfalls.newspaperarchive.com/'''
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== Center Services ==
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=== Staff Research Specialties ===
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*BSA - Genealogy merit badge - There is a class offered as part of the annual Discovery Day at the family history center.
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*English (England) Research Specialist - Jeanette Gailey - Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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*New England - David Putnam Jr. - Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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*Scandinavian Research Specialist - Brian Halling- thusday evenings
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*Scandinavian Research Specialist - Ross Gedeborg - contact him at home [tel:2089690034 208-969-0034] or by email at [mailto:ross@gedeb.org ross@gedeb.org]
  
This site requires a log-in. username: ''twinfalls &nbsp;''password: ''archive''<br>
 
  
This site has good search features.  
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=== Resources in the Local Area ===
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[https://goo.gl/maps/nzuMoqgLey42 Twin Falls Public Library]
  
The Twin Falls papers have all been digitized from the beginning.  
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201 4th Ave. East
  
'''http://twinfallspubliclibrary.org/'''<br>
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Twin Falls, ID 83301
  
This site will provide access to Heritage Quest with Twin Falls zip code 83301 as well as another access to the digitized Twin Falls newspapers. <br>
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[tel:2087332964 208-733-2964]
  
''&nbsp;''
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They have the ancestry.com library program, it's free to use at the library.
  
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They have a local history room on the main floor, with a good collection of books relating to the Twin Falls area.
  
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
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The Twin Falls newspaper, now called the Times News, has good search features.
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The Twin Falls newspapers have all been digitized from the beginning.
  
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
 
  
<br>
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=== Volunteer at the Center ===
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There are many opportunities to serve at the Twin Falls Family History Center.
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The only requirement is a desire to serve, no experience with family history is necessary.
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Volunteering is a great way to learn.
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If you are interested in helping out please contact the Twin Falls Family History Center, at [tel:2087338073 208.733.8073]. We look forward to serving with you.

Latest revision as of 19:44, 28 November 2017

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


Twin Falls Family History Center

The Twin Falls Family History Center covers the Twin Falls and the western Magic Valley. Visitors Welcome.

  • We have Spanish-speaking consultants on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, from 9:00 to 1:00. Tenemos consultores de habla española el martes, miércoles, sábado, 9:00-1:00.
Photos of our Family History Center

Center Contacts and Hours

Location

Contacts

Hours

  • Tuesday:9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:9:00am-9:00pm
  • thusday:9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00 am 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am 9:00 pm
thusday 9:00 am 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Closed all major holidays

Events Calendar and Announcements

November 2017 Classes

Tues. Nov. 28 10:00 am Creative Approaches to Solving Research Problems Mary Edgar

Tues. Nov. 28 6:00 pm Questions and Answers on Family Tree and Otherwise Carl Edgar

Tues, Nov. 28 7:00 pm Consultants' Roundtable – Christmas Gifts You can Make staff

Wed. Nov. 29 11:00 am Merging Records in familysearch.org staff

Thur Nov. 30 7:00 pm Workshop - Putting Audio Items on familysearch.org. Carl Edgar

December 2017 Classes

Tues. Dec. 5 9:30 am Making Sure it is Your Family on familysearch.org. Mary Edgar

Wed. Dec. 6 11:00 am Great Treasures to be Found in U.S. Census Records staff

Thur. Dec. 7 7:00 pm Cemetery Records are Abundant – How to find them easily Carl Edgar

Sat. Dec. 9 12:00 noon How to Start a Family Search Tree Tree with ancestry.com Carl Edgar

Sat. Dec. 9 1:00 pm How to Start a Free Family Tree with familysearch.org Carl Edgar

Tues. Dec. 12 10:00 am How to get help as you do your Family History Work Mary Edgar

Accessing Guides along the Way

Tues. Dec. 12 2:00 pm Rekindle Your Indexing Skills for the New Year J. Merkley

Thur. Dec. 14 7:00 pm Sources Available for Do-it-yourself Learning Carl Edgar

The Family History Center will be open Dec. 19, 20, and 21, and will be closed Sat. Dec. 23, and Dec. 26-30, re-opening on Jan. 2, 2018.

SLC FHL – always updates to current month:

(printable .PDF) [1] (This link is not currently working. See the Family History Library's link on the internet.)

BYU FHL Webinars - See Wiki page for the BYU Provo family history center

(printable .PDF) [2] (This link is not currently working. See the BYU Family History Center link on the internet.)

Consultant Training Schedule

Consultant Training and Roundtable

Consultant training and Roundtable are for all Family History Consultants, as well as those who work at the Family History Center.

Center Resource Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog:
  • The Twin Falls Family History Center has a book collection of over 2,000 books. The center also has a collection of about 1,000 microfilms on indefinite loan, and have notebooks with listings of them. They also have a large microfiche collection.
  • The center has cemetery and many obituary records for Twin Falls and some surrounding communities. Volunteers can do obituary look-ups.
  • The center had a large number of city directories and phone books for Twin Falls and other regional towns. These were digitized in 2014 and can now be viewed at familysearch.org. See the Family History Library Catalog and look under the city or town - Directories. The center no longer has the actual city directory books.

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.
  • A number of the most popular personal pedigree programs have been installed on our computers.
  • The complete Pedigree Resource File is available in FamilySearch.org, under the Search tab, then Genealogies. This includes the notes.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 20+ computer stations.
  • Digital microfilm/fiche reader, plus conventional readers.
  • Separate classroom/training and research areas.
  • Completely handicapped accessible.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • BSA - Genealogy merit badge - There is a class offered as part of the annual Discovery Day at the family history center.
  • English (England) Research Specialist - Jeanette Gailey - Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • New England - David Putnam Jr. - Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Scandinavian Research Specialist - Brian Halling- thusday evenings
  • Scandinavian Research Specialist - Ross Gedeborg - contact him at home 208-969-0034 or by email at ross@gedeb.org


Resources in the Local Area

Twin Falls Public Library

201 4th Ave. East

Twin Falls, ID 83301

208-733-2964

They have the ancestry.com library program, it's free to use at the library.

They have a local history room on the main floor, with a good collection of books relating to the Twin Falls area.

The Twin Falls newspaper, now called the Times News, has good search features. The Twin Falls newspapers have all been digitized from the beginning.


Volunteer at the Center

There are many opportunities to serve at the Twin Falls Family History Center. The only requirement is a desire to serve, no experience with family history is necessary. Volunteering is a great way to learn. If you are interested in helping out please contact the Twin Falls Family History Center, at 208.733.8073. We look forward to serving with you.