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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.
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. 
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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

Upcoming dates closed:

Holiday closings:  Saturday, May 23, 2015 for Memorial Day weekend

Morning shift closings:

Wednesday, May 6

Tuesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 26

Evening shift closings: None

Saturday closings:  

May 9

May 16

May 23

May 30

Staff Training Meetings

Next training meeting will be held on March 15, 2015, at 4:30pm at the Stake Center. Please check in the Family History Center for location when you arrive.
Future training meetings are scheduled as follows at 4:30pm in the Stake Center:
April 26
June 21
August 16
October 18
December 20

What's New at the Center

New look for the Family History Center

Major renovations at the center are complete! Everything is in place and ready to go. Come in and see the "new and improved" family history center! Check out the photos on our facebook page!  (posted April 17, 2015)


New books!

We have some new books at the center that are wonderful aids to research. If you're stuck and don't know where to look next, come take a look at these reference books. They will be displayed until the end of April on the microfilm/fiche cabinets and then put on the bookshelves after that. The books are:

The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy 3rd edition by Val D. Greenwood; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc; Baltimore, Maryland, (c) 2000
Third Edition Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, ed. by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., C.G.; Ancestry Publishing, a division of The Generations Network, (c) 2004
The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, 3rd edition, ed. by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking; Ancestry, a division of MyFamily.com, Inc.; (c) 2006

Expertise available on various topics

Expertise on specific topic are listed below. When possible, dates that a librarian with particular skills is working will be listed.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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

New Hampshire research:

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

General research

Genealogy Gophers - a website with over 40,000 searchable genealogy books

 

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