Twin Falls 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.

The Twin Falls Family History Center is a multi-stake facility covering Twin Falls and the western Magic Valley. Visitors Welcome.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 399 Maurice Street North, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 83301-4954
  • One block south of the Twin Falls High School
  • Handicapped parking and access
  • Location on Google Map

Phone: 208-733-8073


Open Hours: T,W,Th -- 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM,  Sat 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Classes for Spring 2013 at the Twin Falls Family History Center

Date Time Class Instructor
Sat Feb 16 10:30 AM Photos and How to Identify Them Mary Edgar
Sat Feb 16 11:30 AM Research from Newspapers John Cox
Sat Feb 16 12:30 PM Family Tree - FamilySearch Adding Sources Marti Pike
Sat Feb 16 1:30 PM Step by Step Family History Carl Edgar
Tue Feb 19 4:00 PM Roots Magic – How to get Started Karen Prestwich
Thu Feb 21 9:30 AM Family Tree - Editing & Correcting Information Mary Edgar
Tue Feb 26 4:00 PM Family Tree – Training Karen Prestwich
Tue Feb 26 7:00 PM Staff Meeting John Cox
Thu Feb 28 9:30 AM Roots Web - Researching the records Carl Edgar
Tue Mar 5 4:00 PM Roots Magic – What is New Karen Prestwich
Thu Mar 7 9:30 AM Research Logs – What do you want them to do? Carl Edgar
Tue Mar 12 4:00 PM Karen Prestwich
Thu Mar 14 9:30 AM Family Tree - Making Family Ordinance Requests Carl Edgar
Sat Mar 16 10:30 AM Time Lines and Maps Mary Edgar
Sat Mar 16 11:30 AM Research in New Hampshire David Putnam
Sat Mar 16 12:30 PM Family Tree - FamilySearch Marti Pike
Sat Mar 16 1:30 PM How to Organize records on one Family Line David Putnam
Tue Mar 19 4:00 PM Family Tree – Training Karen Prestwich
Thur Mar 21 9:30 AM – How I use it John Cox
Tue Mar 26 4:00 PM Descendancy Research Karen Prestwich
Tue Mar 26 7:00 PM Staff Meeting John Cox
Thur Mar 28 9:30 AM On line Cemetery Records – Billion Graves & Findagrave Carl Edgar
Tue Apr 2 4:00 PM Roots Magic – Sourcing Karen Prestwich
Thu Apr 4 9:30 AM Digitalizing Records – Why and How to do it? Carl Edgar
Tue Apr 9 4:00 PM Finding Maiden Names Karen Prestwich
Thu Apr 11 9:30 AM Documentation - Importance and Quality Mary Edgar
Tue Apr 16 4:00 PM Family Tree Training Karen Prestwich
Thu Apr 18 9:30 AM Google Searches and other Web sites Carl Edgar
Sat Apr 20 10:30 AM Family History Center – Premium Sites Mary Edgar
Sat Apr 20 11:30 AM Family Tree from FamilySearch Marti Pike
Sat Apr 20 12:30 PM Pennsylvania Records - How to search them David Putnam
Sat Apr 20 1:30 PM Organization and Research Logs Carl Edgar
Tue Apr 23 4:00 PM Cemetery Research Karen Prestwich
Tue Apr 23 7:00 PM Staff Meeting John Cox
Thu Apr 25 9:30 AM FamilySearch How to Search effectively Carl Edgar
Tue Apr 30 4:00 PM Storing Files Online Kelli Watts
Thu May 2 9:30 AM Family Tree - FamilySearch Correcting Carl Edgar
Tue May 7 4:00 PM Roots Magic – Create a Website Karen Prestwich
Thu May 9 9:30 AM Using Roots Magic Carl Edgar
Tue May 14 4:00 PM Writing your own Personal History Karen Prestwich
Thu May 16 9:30 AM Quick Start to Family History Carl Edgar
Sat May 18 10:30 AM Research - Looking at old data in a new way Mary Edgar
Sat May 18 11:30 AM Records for Veterans from the Colonial Wars David Putnam
Sat May 18 12:30 PM Searching Carl Edgar
Sat May 18 1:30 PM Family Tree from FamilySearch Marti Pike
Tue May 21 4:00 PM Family Tree – Training Karen Prestwich
Thu May 23 9:30 AM Descendancy Research Mary Edgar
Tue May 28 4:00 PM Organizing your Files – Digital and Paper Karen Prestwich

Staff Training Meetings

Staff meeting are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM

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 Twin Falls Family History Center has a book collection of over 3,000 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 state-by-state listing 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 has a number of random city directories and phone books for Twin Falls and other regional towns.

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 has been installed on some of our computers. 

Hardware and Equipment

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

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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This site requires a log-in. username: twinfalls  password: archive

This site has good search features.

The Twin Falls papers have all been digitized from the beginning.

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.


Volunteer at the Center

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