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The Tucson Family History Center serves the Tucson area. Established in the 1980's, it houses a large collection of family histories and genealogy books donated by the Arizona State Genealogical Society.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ  85710-4834 United States
  • The free standing building is located on the north east side of the Tucson East Stake Center parking lot, south of Palo Verde Park.  There is ample parking and handicap accessibility.
  • Location Map

Phone: 520-298-0905

E-mail: az_tucson@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Closed: Sunday and Monday
  • Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday:  Tuesday, November 24th through Saturday, November 28th.  Open again on Tuesday, December 1st
  • Closed for Christmas and New Year's Holidays: Tuesday, December 22nd through Saturday, January 2nd.  Open again Tuesday, January 5th.

UPCOMING - 2016 Family History Discovery Fair - January 30, 2016

Past events

"Optimizing Google as a Genealogical Research Tool" by Amy Urman  was taught April 17, 2014. Handout

Family History in the 21st Century 2015 - This Family History Fair was presented on January 31, 2015 at the Tucson East Stake Center. Click here for the list of courses and links to class handouts.

Family History in the 21st Century 2014 - This Family History Fair was presented on January 25, 2014 at the Tucson East Stake Center.  Click here for the list of courses and links to class handouts.

Family History in the 21st Century 2013 - This Family History Fair was presented on January 26, 2013  at the Tucson East Stake Center.  Click here for the list of cources and links to class handouts.

Center Resources



  • The Cox Collection: This microfilm collection contains copies of US county histories published in newspapers in the 1875-1900 period, as well as city directories for major cities of the time.
  • Tucson FHC catalog Several thousand donated books, film and fiche as well as webinars are part of our holdings.This User guide explains how to search it.  New acquisitions and "staff favorites" are updated quarterly.
  • 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.  Websites available are:
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive 
    • Alexander Street Press  (Civil War)
    • American Ancestors (New England Historic and Genealogical Society)
    • Ancestry.com
    • Create your "Who Do You Think You Are?" story for free
    • Find My Past (UK)
    • Fold3.com (military records)
    • Historic Map Works
    • Kinpoint
    • MyHeritage / World Vital Records (all content has been added to MyHeritage.com)
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Paper Trail
    • ProQuest Obituary Listings
    • Puzzilla.org
    • ArkivDigital Online - Swedish church records
    • Scottish Records (DOS program version)

Periodicals and Magazines

  • Internet Genealogy
  • NGS quarterly
  • American Ancestors (NEHGS online magazine)

Computer Software Programs and Resources

We  have deluxe versions of the following genealogy mangement software for you to "test drive."

  • Ancestral Quest 12
  • Legacy 8
  • Roots Magic 6 and 7 (software programs that interact with Family Search and My Heritage)

Additional computer resources include:

  • Archives.com
  • Genealogy Bank
  • Family Tree Maker disks (some--check catalog)
  • Some Pedigree Resource File disks
  • PAF 4 and PAF 5
  • Genelines Universal Edition
  • Generation Maps Consultation Software
  • Charting Companion for FamilySearch
  • Map My Family Tree
  • MagiKey Family Tree

Family Search Compatible and Verified Programs

  • Many interesting and helpful programs that tie to information in Family Search can be found at FamilySearch.org/apps

Hardware and Equipment

  • 10 patron use computers
  • microfilm digital copier
  • scan pictures directly to FamilySearch (NEW)
  • flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties 

  • British Isles: Saturday 10am - 2pm
  • US: Thursday10am - 2pm
  • Spanish: Tuesday 7pm - 9pm

Volunteer at the Center

Community volunteers with an interest in family history, and a desire to serve others, who are willing to commit to a weekly shift for at least one-two years are invited to join our staff.  Training will be provided.  Contact the Director for further information.


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