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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.

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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 or 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 the key word "Yuma Family History Center."


Calendar and Events:

OUR ANNUAL YUMA FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR

January 17, 2015, 8 am to 3 pm - FREE LUNCH!  For the schedule of classes and to register, go to www.ldsyuma.org and click on Family History Center at the top of the page.  Pre-registration NOT required and you can register at the door starting at 7:30 am.  Keynote addess to be given by Steve Packer which starts at 8 am, and classes begin at 8:55 am. Laptops and other electronic devices are welcome.

Class Schedule for Free Family History Classes:

6:30-8:00 pm (Typically on Wednesdays)

4300 W. 16th St. Yuma, Arizona

For information, call Betty at (928) 366-2288


February 21, 2015 (Saturday)

ROOTS TECH DAY

We will feature selected classes presented at the RootsTech Conference held in Salt Lake City on the weekend of February 14.  This will be a fun, informal day of learning new things coming to Family History.  More information soon.


March 18, 2015 (Wednesday)

EXPLORING NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES

Your ancestors are more than names, dates, and places.  Newspaper articles fill in the details of their lives.  Learn how to access these sources, both for free and from paid internet sites.


April 15, 2015 (Wednesday)

ADDING PHOTOS, STORIES, DOCUMENTS AND AUDIO FILES TO FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE

This class will teach you how to upload your photos, documents, and audio files to FamilyTree.  Learn how to add a story by using copy and paste.  We will also show you how to add data from other sources using "Tree Connect," "IrfanView," and the "Snipping Tool."


May 20, 2015 (Wednesday)

USE DESCENDANCY RESEARCH TO "FIND YOUR COUSINS"

We have always been taught, in genealogy, that we start our research with ourselves and work back to our ancestors.  NOW, with the use of the Internet and the billions of records available on FamilyTree, we can start our research with an ancestor and work forward toward ourselves.  In this class, you will learn how easy it is to fill in your family using Descendancy Research.


Staff Training Meetings

First Wednesday of each month

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Stake Center located at 4300 W. 16th St.

Yuma, Arizona

Center Resources

Collections

  • 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

local libraries, archives, and societies that also provide genealogical and historical information.


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