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Kuna FH Center
3305 W Kuna Rd
Kuna, Idaho
Tue: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tue-Thr: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Sun: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Contact Information
Upcoming Events
Classes & Handouts
Genealogy MB
FamilySearch Indexing
Center Resources
Ordering Microfilm

The Kuna Family History Center serves the communities of Kuna and Melba and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by providing the following:

  • Giving personal one-on-one assistance to patrons
  • Providing access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program .
  • Providing Classes and Workshops


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Calendar and Events

Kuna Family History Center Calendar

Upcoming Events

Kuna Family History Fair

On Sep 13th as Part of Kuna's 150th Birthday! 10am-2pm at Kuna Public Library, Opening by Mayor Nelson, Keynote by Author Sharon Fisher, 9 FH Classes following,

Sign up at www.lds.org/familyhistoryfair & find Kuna FH Fair

Class Details:

Kuna Family History Fair Schedule of Events
10:00 To 10:45  Keynote Address by Sharon Fisher in Large Meeting Room

11:00 to 11:45   Sourcing Standards and Methods in Large Meeting Room by Dan Mahoney.  Learn to evaluate sources for value, accuracy and information.  Find out which sources are best and how to document them.  Sources are the centerpiece of Famly History work.

                         Intro to Indexing in Conference Room by Glen Edwards

                         Attaching Photo's and Stories in Computer Area by Jay Young

12:00 to 12:45  Getting Started on Family History in Large Meeting Room by Jay Young

                         Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.com in Conference Room by Karen Parish

                        Indexing Workshop in Computer Area by Glen Edwards

13:00 to 13:45  Desendancy Research, Find your Cousins in Large Meeting Room by Dan Mahoney

                         Intro to DNA for Genealogists in Conference Room

                         Indexing & Arbitrator Workshop in Computer Area by Glen Edwards

Questions  call Jay & Sandy Young 989-0794

Class Schedule and Handouts

Monthly Family History Class –Special Interest Topics and Current Events
held on 3rd Sun of the month at 6:00pm, except April is on 13 April due to Easter
Family History Basics Class, Every Tue 2:30-3:30pm and Every Thur 7:00-8:00pm.  This is a continuous 5 Week Series, Join at anytime,5 Week Class Series with Workshop Time: Getting Started, FamilySearch Family Tree, Prepare Names for the Temple, Sources, Stories, Photos.
Melba FH Class and Computer Lab, 2nd Wed on the Month at 7pm: 6 Computers available, Topics or Help as Requested
Personal Genealogy Program Training: Getting Started, Migrating from PAF, Using Features, Topics as Requested. 'Help available on any program on any Thursday. User groups as follows:
Legacy Famiy Tree Maker Users Meeting and Training, 1st Thr at 7pm
RootsMagic Users Meeting and Training, 2nd Thr at 7 pm
Ancestral Quest Users Meeting and Training, 4th Thr at 7pm
Mesa FamilySearch Library Webcasts check here for Webcasts.

Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop

Genealogy Merit Badge Resources, Requirements and Worksheet

Requirements to be completed before coming to the library:

  • Contact a family member by telephone, e-mail or letter, and interview them about their life. Ask about events that have occurred and where they happened. Record the information you learn and bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete a pedigree chart. Click here for a .pdf fill-in pedigree chart. The information can also be handwritten. List yourself and at least two additional generations. Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete two family group sheets, one listing your parents and all of the children in your family, and another listing one of your parents and their siblings in a family group with your grandparents. Click here for a .pdf fill-in family group sheet. The information can also be handwritten. Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Please also bring the name of an ancestor or relative who was alive in 1940.
  • List 8 to ten important events in your life (time line) and bring the list to the workshop.

If Scouts complete the items above before coming to the library, and bring their documents with them, they will be able to complete the following requirements at the library, and have authorized personnel certify the completion of their merit badge requirements.

Requirements to be completed at the library:

  • Define the terms "genealogy," "ancestor," and "descendant."
  • Using your time line, write a short autobiography of your life.
  • Name three types of genealogical records and explain how they help you chart your family tree. Obtain one genealogical document that supports your family tree and evalutate this information.
  • Contact a genealogical repository.
  • Explain the effects of computers and the internet on genealogy. Explain how photography and microfilm have influenced genealogy.
  • Discuss what you have learned about your family through your genealogical research.

Family History Staff Meetings and Training

Every 3rd Sunday at 7pm, except April is on April 13 due to Easter

FamilySearch Indexing

Kuna Stake Indexing Director is Glen Edwards, contact him at eagappraisal@yahoo.com or 888-9592

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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Ordering Microfilm

  • The FamilySearch Catalog is available online, and can be searched by place name, family surname, resource title, author, subject, call number, film number or key word. Click the down arrow at the end of the Search field to select the category of information you wish to search. If you find a film you’d like to view, you can order that film using the on-line film ordering.
  • For more information, see Ordering Microfilm Online. You may obtain a paper Microfilm Request form at your local Family History Center if on-line ordering is not available in your area.
There is a small fee charged for ordering films and fiche that helps defray the cost of copying and shipping. There is no charge to view films from a center’s “Resident Film Collection.” Some Centers offer access to printers and digital scanners at a per-page cost. Check with a FHC Staff member to ask that Center’s fee schedule.
Microfilms are typically available at the center for 90 days. Films can become “extended” status films and be made available at that center indefinitely. Microfiche become part of a center's permanent collection (not returned). For more specific information about film ordering, ask a staff member at your local Family History Center.
All microfilm and microfiche must be viewed at the Family History Center where they were ordered. They cannot be transferred to another Family History Center facility, or be removed from the center to view at another location.

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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

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