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Visit The Yuma Family History Center and learn how to access millions of genealogical records from all over the world using on - site resources. The Yuma Family History Center has a large collection of extended loan films. We also have multiple books about many countries and all states, a collection of immigration books,Native American records, and historical records of Arizona and Yuma County.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address:4300 West 16th Street, Yuma, Arizona 85364, United States
  • The Yuma Family History Center is located on 16th Street, just west of Avenue C. The center occupies two rooms at the rear of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. For your convenience, park on the north side of the church and ring the bell at the northwest entrance of the church.

Phone: (928) 782- 6364

E-mail: AZ_Yuma@ldsmail.net ldsfhcyuma@adelphia.net

Open Hours:
Summer Hours: April through October

  • Tuesday:9:00 am - 4:00 pm & 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Saturday:9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Winter Hours: November through March

  • Tuesday:9:00 am - 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday:9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Thursday:9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Friday:9;00 am - 1;00 pm
    Satuday:9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday
    Closed for the full month of August

Holiday Schedule: Holiday Closures - Please call for information to verify hours during holidays.

November 25 thru November 29 - Family History Center will be closed during week of Thanksgiving

For further dates, times and events, visit wiki.familysearch.org using key word "Yuma Family History Center."

Calendar and Events

Class ScheduleFree Family History Classes

6:30-8:00 pm

4300 W. 16th St. Yuma, Arizona

April 16, 2014



Do you have a copy of your great grandmother's marriage certificate, a letter written by your great uncle or and Internet source that you would like to share? Come to this class, taught by Linda Harris, and learn how to add your personal sources to the Internet through FamilySearch Family Tree.

May 21, 2014


Would you like to see photos and to read stories about your ancestors that others have posted on the Internet?  The "others" would like to see the photos and stories that you have to share. Come to this class, taught by Betty Lundholm, and learn how to easily upload your photos, write your stories and preserve your documents forever and for free on the FamilySearch Family Tree.

October 15, 2014


Linda Harris is experienced in Internet searches for living persons. She has used her expertise in helping individuals as well as law enforcement agencies find missing people. Linda will have handouts and interesting case histories to share. Learn how, through searching both free and paid sites, that you, too, can do these searches.

November 19, 2014


Coming soon...the updated and improved Indexing program. At any given time, there are as many as 150 available indexing projects, so the first step is choosing the project that is best-suited to your skill level and interests. You will be able to Search the project titles and descriptions for keywords. Filter the list of projects by difficulty level, location, language, or time period, and Set your favorites to show only those projects that you are interested in indexing at the moment. If you have an interest in Indexing, beginner or experienced, this class is for you. Let our teacher, Marcia Wanner, walk you through the new Indexing website and answer your Indexing questions.

January 17, 2015


More information later.

Staff Training Meetings

First Wednesday of each month

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Stake Center 4300 W. 16th St.

Yuma, Arizona

Center Resources


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

Basic Reference Materials:

Genealogical Guidebooks

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Maps and Gazetteers

State and Country Research Guides

  • 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.

Hardware and Equipment

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Our Center is staffed by volunteers who understand the basic principles of family history research.

They can guide you in using the Family History Center's resources and equipment and can suggest

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