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Our center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nashua, New Hampshire. We serve southern New Hampshire and parts of Massachusetts. Anyone is welcome to visit; we have a wide variety of books, microfilms, and microfiche available for patrons to use. 


Location Map:

Address:

  • 110 Concord St Nashua NH 03064 United States

Phone:

  • 1 603-594-8888

E-mail:

  • NH_Nashua@ldsmail.net
  • nashuafhc@gmail.com

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, 6:30 - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Contents

Dates closed in January:

Holiday closings:  None
Morning shift closings:  None
Evening shift closings: None
Saturday closings:  None

Staff Training Meetings

Next training meeting will be held on January 18, 2015, at 12:30pm at the Stake Center. Please check in the Family History Center for location when you arrive.

What's New at the Center

Workshop calendar

Workshops on specific topic are listed below.
Basics of Family Search Do you need help getting started with FamilySearch? Do you need to know how to get an account? This class is designed for the beginner with FamilySearch and will cover the basics of logging in, adding information to your family tree, bridging the gap between living and deceased family members, navigating your family tree, and printing an ordinance request. The class operates on a first-come, first-served basis. You may bring your own laptop or device to work on.
Dates and times:
January 10 - 10am-3pm
January 13 - 6:30pm-9pm
January 14 - 6:30pm-7:30pm
January 15 - 6:30pm-9pm
January 17 - 11am-12pm
January 24 - 1pm-2pm
January 27 - 7:30pm-8:30pm
January 28 - 6:30pm-9pm
January 29 - 6:30pm-9pm
January 31 - 2pm-3pm
Basics of My Heritage Are you a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Do you know how to use your free MyHeritage account? Or, if you are not a member of the church, do you need help using your MyHeritage account? Then this workshop is for you. We will cover the basics of obtaining an account, entering your family tree and basic searches. This class operates on a first-come, first served basis. You may bring your own laptop or device to work on.
Dates and times:
January 10 - 11am-12pm
January 14 - 8pm-9pm
January 15 - 7pm-9pm
January 17 - 10am-11am
January 24 - 2pm-3pm
January 27 - 6:30pm-7:30pm
January 28 - 7:30pm-8:30pm
January 31 - 1pm-2pm
Indexing Would you like to learn how to help in the church's indexing efforts? The church is working on having all their microfilms and genealogical data digitized and indexed so they can be searchable online. This effort requires many volunteers, both members of the church and non-members alike. Come to this class to learn how to index at home. This class operates on a first-come, first-served basis. You may bring your own laptop or device to work on.
Dates and times:
January 13 - 8pm-9pm
January 24 - 10am-11am
January 29 - 7pm-8pm
Sources: Why they are important Have you wondered how to use the sources section of FamilySearch? Do you understand why sources are important? Do you know how to find and organize your source box? Do you know how to cite sources correctly? This class will cover the basics of citing sources that you find by creating a record in your source box, linking the source to the applicable family member(s) in your family tree, and tagging the events to which they apply. We'll also cover the use of TreeConnect to connect sources from websites other than FamilySearch to your FamilySearch records. This class is for students who are familiar with FamilySearch and how to navigate the site; it operates on a first-come, first-served basis. You may bring your own laptop or device to work but will need to add TreeConnect to your search bar.
Dates and Times:
January 17 - 10am-11am
January 24 - 11am-12pm
January 29 - 8pm-9pm


Indexes of films and fiches

We are currently developing indexes for our films and fiches. This is a work-in-progress. You'll find the binders on top of the microfilm/fiche cabinets in the center. There will be a numerical listing with indexes by subject and title. Please feel free to use these if you are looking for something in particular. They will list all permanent film/fiche holdings in the center.


Center Resources

Collections

  • This center able to receive any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog. Patrons should order the films indicating the Nashua Family History Center as their center.
  • Corbin Collection on microfilm
  • 1881 Census of England and Wales on microfiche
  • 1881 Census of Scotland on microfiche
  • British Civil Registry including births, deaths, and marriages
  • Miscellaneous films in our permanent collection for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and some other European countries

Databases and Software

  • 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.
  • ArkivDigital Software recently installed for use by patrons.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 3 computers for patrons with access to premium websites as noted above
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • Printer
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Digital camera, card reader, and monopod


Resources in the Local Area

  • Nashua Historical Society
  • Hunt Room at the Nashua Public Library - has an extensive collection of local genealogical resources.

Volunteer at the Center

We are always happy to have volunteers.  A love of genealogy is the primary qualification.  You must be comfortable with computers and be available at least twice a month during our regularly scheduled hours of operation.  Please contact the Family History Center directors if you are interested in helping to staff the center. 

Links

Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Search Strategies
New Hampshire Directories
Nashua Family History Center facebook page

 

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