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'''Location & Map:'''  
 
'''Location & Map:'''  
  
:*500 S. Langley, Tucson, AZ  85710  
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:*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.  
 
:*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.  
:*Map'':''[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=500+S.+Langley+tucson+Arizona&hl=en&ll=32.216577,-110.844026&spn=0.015939,0.041585&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=30.599615,85.166016&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=15 '''Tucson Arizona Family History Center'''']'' ''
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:*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Church+of+Jesus+Christ+of+Latter-day+Saints/@32.2144237,-110.844452,17z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1s500+S.+Langley+Ave.,+Tucson,+AZ++85710-4834+United+States!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x588e054a08e2e610 Location Map]
  
'''Phone:'''  520-298-0905  
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'''Phone:'''&nbsp; <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">520-298-0905</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertocall="+15202980905" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">520-298-0905</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>
  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:az_tucson@ldsmail.net '''az_tucson@ldsmail.net''']<br>  
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:az_tucson@ldsmail.net '''az_tucson@ldsmail.net''']<br>  
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'''Open Hours:'''  
 
'''Open Hours:'''  
  
:*Tuesday 10 am - 9 pm  
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:*'''Tuesday''' 10 am - 9 pm  
:*Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm  
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:*'''Wednesday''' 10 am - 2 pm  
:*Thursday 10 am - 9 pm  
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:*'''Thursday''' 10 am - 9 pm  
:*Friday 10 am - 5 pm  
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:*'''Friday''' 10 am - 5 pm  
:*Saturday 10 am - 5 pm  
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:*'''Saturday''' 10 am - 5 pm
:*Closed: April 6,&nbsp;October 5, August 20-24, &nbsp;November 28, 29, 30,&nbsp;December 20 - January 2&nbsp;
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:*'''Closed:''' Sunday and Monday
  
=== Upcoming events ===
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=== Recent Event -&nbsp;2015 Family History Fair ===
  
<u></u>Family History Fair 2014 will be held on January 25th from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM, with classes for all levels of genealogists. &nbsp;A full schedule will be posted at a later date.&nbsp;  
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The 2015 Fair was held on January 31st.&nbsp; Nearly 300 people attended the fair, a new record! '''A special THANK&nbsp;YOU to our presenters, helpers, and those who had great displays in the Cultural Hall.&nbsp; '''Below are the classes presented along with links to any handouts or websites. &nbsp;  
  
==== Past events  ====
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<u>'''BEGINNER&nbsp;TRACK'''</u>
  
'''"Optimizing Google as a Genealogical Research Tool"''' by Amy Urman &nbsp;was taught April 17.[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-vOKgw1eK3SYU1CQnF5bWtCVmc/edit Handout]  
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'''''Beginner 1'''''<b>''01 - Starting from Scratch''</b> (J.L. Strait) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEMjZhOEN6bVdkT0k/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
  
Family History in the 21st Century - This Family History Fair was presented January 26, 2013&nbsp; at the Tucson East Stake Center. Links to the class handouts are below.  
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'''''How to Do Research''''' (P. Ingermanson) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENVJOLUM4bGpVUlk/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
  
*&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Priesthood Leader Session ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEREFobHQ4dWdzcTg/edit Handout])<br>
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'''''Introduction to FamilySearch''''' (P. Ingermanson) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEcTktWE1ZNVV5ZzQ/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>  
  
:*Making the Most of Ancestry.com: With more than 11 billion records and 31,000 searchable databases, Ancestry.com is the most popular website for genealogy research. However, the sheer amount of data can make searching for your ancestors seem daunting. This class will help you navigate the records more efficiently and provide an overview of the other resources available to users of Ancestry.com. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuESFlVbWpqcDlzcUE/edit?usp=sharing Handout])
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'''''Basic FamilySearch.org Resources for the Beginning Genealogist''''' (P. Ingermanson) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEQmNzLWh1djNpRDA/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*British Research for Beginners
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:*British Isles Research - Beyond Parish Records
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'''''Getting Help - Using the Wiki''''' (P. Ingermanson) - [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Tour wiki help site] <br>
:*Genealogy subscription websites available at no charge through the FHC: Many of the major websites useful for genealogy research charge a fee. Several of these can be accessed at LDS Family History Centers without charge. This class is an overview of these websites. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEZC1Kc05xWHo2bkU/edit Handout])
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:*Civil War Records and Research: From the time of their draft or enlistment through their death from old age, veterans of both sides of the Civil War left behind a legacy of records. This program will cover the types of records generated at the beginning of service, during service, and post-service. We'll also cover eligibility and pension acts, as well as the pension records. What to look for and how to locate it. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuERFRvUXZKSy0xc00 Handout])
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<u>'''FAMILY&nbsp;TREE TRACK'''</u><br>
:*Family History for Those Who Think It's Done and Fleshing Out Your Pioneer History: Many members of the LDS Church whose families have been members for several generations believe that their family history is complete. This class suggests several family history projects which can be considered by these individuals. Also, we will briefly consider resources one can investigate if they would like to know more about their Pioneer ancestors. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEM2N2bnAxUmxRUXc/edit Handout])
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:*German Research Tips ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=1fCadafB-FBuJ8qeGg91iH0xoG9CAk7oQOwPiaXkJOWy5UL2px7ZUYJermIif Handout])
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'''''Family Tree Overview'''''&nbsp; (L. Ingermanson) - Provides a quick tour of FamilySearch Family Tree to become familiar with all the aspects available to create your personal family tree. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEeWlncHkwcUphTnM/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*Finding the Living: Tips to get you started to find lost family and friends from Private Investigator Amy Urman. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuEUzlKSmc3bTBKajQ Handout])
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:*Finding the Dead - Sources to Research: Paper Trail of Death - Sources to locate death and burial information other than a standard death certificates. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuES2hhQUJ1YUFXbDA Handout])
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'''''Getting Started in Family Tree''''' (L. Ingermanson) - Discusses how to begin the process of creating your family tree and connecting with your ancestors. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuERHZaRTFTekxIeFk/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*OK, I'm Sitting in Front of the Computer - Now What Do I Do?: Getting organized and places to go to find your ancestors.
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:*Immigration - Finding the Details of Your Ancestor's Arrival in America: This class will focus on where to search for information that will lead you to your ancestor's immigrant ship. Sources for ships' lists - both on line and in libraries - will also be discussed. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEeGk2Y0pod0NGZTg/edit Handout])
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'''''Entering Sources in Family Tree'''''&nbsp; (L. Ingermanson) - Sourcing is the most important aspect in creating a proper and correct family tree. Learn several ways of entering sources correctly. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEd0xqZ2Y1ekFXN1k/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*Scots-Irish Research: "The Scots-Irish" a brief history of the origins of these unique people. The emphasis of this class will be finding appropriate records on individuals ranging from the 1800s in America back to the 1500s in Great Britain. On line source handouts will be provided.([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENlFsM3JfcVNWdDA/edit?usp=sharing Handout])
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:*"Will" You or Won't You? - Wills and Probates: This wills and probates 101 class will take you through the probate process from wills to death to probate to settlement. We will discuss terminology, genealogical tidbits found in probate documents, and where and how to look for probate documents. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEZkg5YkRsOXF6NGM/edit Handout])
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'''''Common Family Tree Errors and How to Fix Them''''' (L. Ingermanson) - My tree is all messed up! Come and learn about the common errors you will encounter and how you can fix you tree, correctly. If you have discovered errors in your tree, bring them to the class and we will work on them. Information needed: name of person where the error occurs and the person’s ID number. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEWEJtYnN2OHg3bFU/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*On-Line Resources and Tools - Not Limited to the Family History Center Portal: &nbsp;Emphasis on Google Earth, Google Maps, and related resources. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEZ0EtWHFNYUhMaUU/edit Handout])
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:*Family History Basics - Setting Up Space, Gathering and Entering Information, Scanning, and Preserving: &nbsp;This course will focus on how to organize your paper research and get them digitized. It will teach tips on creating an electronic filing system, naming files, scanning photographs and documents, and photo/document preservation. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuELUxvRHZHTTlOa1U/edit?usp=sharing Handout access])
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<u>'''GENERAL&nbsp;INTEREST&nbsp;TRACK'''</u><br>
:*FamilySearch Indexing - Serving in Family History from Home or Anywhere: Over 2 billion genealogical records are searchable online for free through the efforts of volunteers. But the work is not done, and the need for indexers worldwide is growing. Anyone can index, anywhere, for just minutes a day. This class will show you how easy it is to participate in this global project by taking you through a live demonstration of the Indexing program. ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuESlIwT0VIZVJqNVk Handout])<br>  
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:*Maps, the Best Kept Family History Research Secret ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEbVVDWUdfdFNpb2c/edit Handout])
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'''''Google - Beyond the Search Button''''' (A. Urman) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEV2FvVGtJajZ3eHM/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*Audio Digitizing: Use Free Software to record tapes, or real time audio and then clean up background noise. Share files as MP3's or CD's and more. ([https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B7uenNEzv38SdWhfbDU4dGRiN2c/edit?usp=sharing Handout])
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:*Document Digitizing: Emphasis is on scanning hand written and typed documents - photo albums, etc. with brief coverage of movie and video digitization.([https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B7uenNEzv38SdWhfbDU4dGRiN2c/edit?usp=sharing Handout])
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'''''I'''''<i>'''mmigration - They Came In From Where?'''</i> (L. Carney)<br>
:*Oral Histories: Capture Living Legends. Good questions and strategies for starting dialog and conversation that can be recorded for posterity.([https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B7uenNEzv38SdWhfbDU4dGRiN2c/edit?usp=sharing Handout])  
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:*Gathering and Publishing Your Family History  
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'''''Naturalization''''' (B. Salyer) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEV2ExTnZfQ2x3eW8/view?usp=sharing handout 1], [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuESkRVcnhwRjdvSEk/view?usp=sharing handout 2], [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEMU1PSXBDVktxaUU/view?usp=sharing handout 3], [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENVM0ZU1SU2lYV1U/view?usp=sharing handout 4]<br>
:*Clues to Conclusions: If you’ve been researching for a while, you probably have piles (or files) of paper – documents, notes, photocopies, etc. And you’re still missing the ONE document that proves the parents of your great-grandmother. This presentation will give you several ideas on how to take all those “clues” you’ve found and put them all together to form a conclusion and perhaps solve your problem. &nbsp;([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEdHVRcVRpZ05yNU0/edit Handout])
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:*Becoming Familiar with the FamilySearch.org Website Including New FamilyTree: FamilySearch has undergone significant changes in the last year. There are many new resources to help people interested in family history.[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-vOKgw1eK3SMDRQUl94ZXNrb2s/edit (Handout)]  
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'''''I'''''<i>'''ntroduction to DNA for Family History'''</i> (J. Caccarozzo) - Learn how DNA testing can help your expand your family tree. We will discuss the three main types of DNA tests, help you determine which test is best for you, and show you what tools are available for analyzing your results when they come in. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEYkMxZmQtcEp0dm8/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
:*Family Search Family Tree: &nbsp;Introduction and trimming and sourcing your family tree {for LDS Church Members}. ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEUklmbW91azdTQjg/edit Handout])
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'''<u>PREMIUM&nbsp;SITES&nbsp;TRACK</u>'''<br>
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'''''Finding Family and Ancestors Using MyHeritage.com''''' (J. Martinez) - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyHeritage wiki site]<br>
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'''''Old World, New Records: FindMyPast.com Key Resource for Tracing British Ancestry''''' (J. Martinez) - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Findmypast wiki site]<br>
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'''''Secrets to Ancestry.com Searches''''' (S. Hessick) - Ancestry.com is the most popular website for genealogy research. However, the sheer amount of data can make searching for your ancestors seem daunting. This class will help you navigate the records more efficiently and offer suggestions for maximizing your online research experience. We will only cover records search techniques and strategies in this class—the Ancestry.com Power Tools class will cover the other features available on Ancestry.com. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEYUluSmYzUHdMbGM/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
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'''''Ancestry.com Power Tools''''' (S. Hessick) - Ancestry.com has many powerful tools to help you grow your family tree and expand your research knowledge. This class will take you beyond the record searches and introduce you to these other tools including how to create and manage online family trees, tools to collaborate with others, using the Learning Center, and Ancestry DNA. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEMmkyc3lHNkNJVVE/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>  
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'''<u>SPECIAL&nbsp;INTEREST&nbsp;TRACK</u>'''<br>
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'''''German Research''''' (C. Hofmann) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEak1MbHl6d3dNN00/view?usp=sharing handout],[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEdGZjVnpaSFVQOU0/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
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'''''Google Earth Magic''''' (M. Kaplan) - [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuESFZXNmdzeWtucW8/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
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'''''Using Evernote for Research''''' (M.L. Call) - Evernote is a free program/app that allows you to save your work in a "file cabinet" in the cloud and seamlessly sync it across all your devices. You can clip and save pages from the Internet, while preserving all hot links--very useful when planning a research trip or preserving documentation found online. You can upload photos to Evernote and search text within the photos (such as images of newspaper articles). "Notebooks" can be nested within notebooks, allowing a sophisticated file structure and tagging for research notes, photos, and web pages. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuESzhkSndPXzU1cGM/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
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'''''Scandanavian Research''''' (L. Ingermanson) - A broad overview of researching in the Scandinavian countries and problems you may encounter. [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEcTJEelhZR3pJRWM/view?usp=sharing handout]<br>
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'''''iPad Family Tree Apps''''' (S. Christensen)<br>
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'''<u>YOUTH/LDS&nbsp;TRACK</u>'''<br>
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'''''Scripture Genealogy''''' (L. Jones)<br>
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'''''Speed Family History Temple Names''''' (E. Bedell) and '''''FHC Computers - Puzzilla''''' (H. McDaid) - [https://puzzilla.org/ puzzilla website]<br>
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'''''Smart Phone Family History Apps''''' (K. Cluff)<br>
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'''"Optimizing Google as a Genealogical Research Tool"''' by Amy Urman &nbsp;was taught April 17, 2014. [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-vOKgw1eK3SYU1CQnF5bWtCVmc/edit Handout]  
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'''Family History in the 21st Century 2014''' - This Family History Fair was presented on January 25, 2014 at the Tucson East Stake Center.&nbsp; Click [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEQ2JLTWJuSlR0cTg/view?usp=sharing here] for the list of courses and links to class handouts.
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'''Family History in the 21st Century 2013''' - This Family History Fair was presented on January 26, 2013&nbsp; at the Tucson East Stake Center.&nbsp; Click [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENVRKdGZUSEoxS3c/edit?usp=sharing here] for the list of cources and links to class handouts.<br>
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== Center Resources  ==
 
== Center Resources  ==
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**Swedish church records  
 
**Swedish church records  
 
**Find My Past (UK)  
 
**Find My Past (UK)  
**Fold 3 (specializing in military records)  
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**Fold 3 (specializing in military records)<br>
**The Genealogist (UK)
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**Godfrey Memorial Library  
 
**Godfrey Memorial Library  
 
**Heritage Quest  
 
**Heritage Quest  
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**World Vital Records
 
**World Vital Records
  
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==== Periodicals and Magazines ====
  
 
*Internet Genealogy  
 
*Internet Genealogy  
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*American Ancestors (NEHGS online magazine)
 
*American Ancestors (NEHGS online magazine)
  
We also have deluxe versions of the following genealogy mangement software for you to "test drive."  
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==== Computer Software Programs and Resources  ====
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We&nbsp; have deluxe versions of the following genealogy mangement software for you to "test drive."  
  
 
:*Ancestral Quest  
 
:*Ancestral Quest  
:*Family Insight  
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:*Family Insight (support for this program has ended, but it can still be used for now)
 
:*Legacy  
 
:*Legacy  
:*Roots Magic (software programs that interact with newFamilySearch.)
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:*Roots Magic (software programs that interact with Family Search and My Heritage)
  
 
Additional computer resources include:  
 
Additional computer resources include:  
  
:*Animap
 
 
:*Centennia  
 
:*Centennia  
 
:*Archives.com  
 
:*Archives.com  
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==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*10 patron use computers<br>  
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:*microfilm/fiche digital copier  
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:*microfilm digital copier  
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:*scan pictures directly to FamilySearch
 
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:*flatbed scanner
  
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:*British Isles: Saturday 10-2<br>  
 
:*British Isles: Saturday 10-2<br>  
:*German: Wednesday 10-2
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:*US: Thursday10-2 pm
:*Scot-Irish: &nbsp;Friday 2-5
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'''Software User groups '''meet the second week of the month- please call FHC to confirm.
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*Family Insight - This group no longer has formal meetings-You can contact the FHC Director for contact information of the group leader who will provide personal help by appointment.
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*Family History Consultant and High Priest Group Leadership ongoing training:&nbsp; 1st and 2nd Wednesdays, 7:00pm, taught by Scott Christensen<br>
*Legacy - Saturday 10:30 am&nbsp; [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w3SogUd6InqqbyZ2kk9zR5YDvkk_nWr_-vAFPYaIK6Q/edit Topic schedule]
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*Family Tree Maker -&nbsp;Tuesdays 2-5 pm. November-April. One on one help. &nbsp;Please call to schedule an appointment with Charles Hofmann.
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==== Volunteer at the Center  ====
 
==== Volunteer at the Center  ====
  
Community volunteers with an interest in family history, and a desire to serve others,&nbsp;who are willing to commit to a weekly shift for at least one-two years are&nbsp;invited to join our staff.&nbsp; Training will be provided.&nbsp; Contact the Director for further information.
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Community volunteers with an interest in family history, and a desire to serve others,&nbsp;who are willing to commit to a weekly shift for at least one-two years are&nbsp;invited to join our staff.&nbsp; Training will be provided.&nbsp; Contact the Director for further information.  
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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.
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[[Image:]]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

Recent Event - 2015 Family History Fair

The 2015 Fair was held on January 31st.  Nearly 300 people attended the fair, a new record! A special THANK YOU to our presenters, helpers, and those who had great displays in the Cultural Hall.  Below are the classes presented along with links to any handouts or websites.  

BEGINNER TRACK

Beginner 101 - Starting from Scratch (J.L. Strait) - handout

How to Do Research (P. Ingermanson) - handout

Introduction to FamilySearch (P. Ingermanson) - handout

Basic FamilySearch.org Resources for the Beginning Genealogist (P. Ingermanson) handout

Getting Help - Using the Wiki (P. Ingermanson) - wiki help site

FAMILY TREE TRACK

Family Tree Overview  (L. Ingermanson) - Provides a quick tour of FamilySearch Family Tree to become familiar with all the aspects available to create your personal family tree. handout

Getting Started in Family Tree (L. Ingermanson) - Discusses how to begin the process of creating your family tree and connecting with your ancestors. handout

Entering Sources in Family Tree  (L. Ingermanson) - Sourcing is the most important aspect in creating a proper and correct family tree. Learn several ways of entering sources correctly. handout

Common Family Tree Errors and How to Fix Them (L. Ingermanson) - My tree is all messed up! Come and learn about the common errors you will encounter and how you can fix you tree, correctly. If you have discovered errors in your tree, bring them to the class and we will work on them. Information needed: name of person where the error occurs and the person’s ID number. handout

GENERAL INTEREST TRACK

Google - Beyond the Search Button (A. Urman) - handout

Immigration - They Came In From Where? (L. Carney)

Naturalization (B. Salyer) - handout 1, handout 2, handout 3, handout 4

Introduction to DNA for Family History (J. Caccarozzo) - Learn how DNA testing can help your expand your family tree. We will discuss the three main types of DNA tests, help you determine which test is best for you, and show you what tools are available for analyzing your results when they come in. handout

PREMIUM SITES TRACK

Finding Family and Ancestors Using MyHeritage.com (J. Martinez) - wiki site

Old World, New Records: FindMyPast.com Key Resource for Tracing British Ancestry (J. Martinez) - wiki site

Secrets to Ancestry.com Searches (S. Hessick) - Ancestry.com is the most popular website for genealogy research. However, the sheer amount of data can make searching for your ancestors seem daunting. This class will help you navigate the records more efficiently and offer suggestions for maximizing your online research experience. We will only cover records search techniques and strategies in this class—the Ancestry.com Power Tools class will cover the other features available on Ancestry.com. handout

Ancestry.com Power Tools (S. Hessick) - Ancestry.com has many powerful tools to help you grow your family tree and expand your research knowledge. This class will take you beyond the record searches and introduce you to these other tools including how to create and manage online family trees, tools to collaborate with others, using the Learning Center, and Ancestry DNA. handout

SPECIAL INTEREST TRACK

German Research (C. Hofmann) - handout,handout

Google Earth Magic (M. Kaplan) - handout

Using Evernote for Research (M.L. Call) - Evernote is a free program/app that allows you to save your work in a "file cabinet" in the cloud and seamlessly sync it across all your devices. You can clip and save pages from the Internet, while preserving all hot links--very useful when planning a research trip or preserving documentation found online. You can upload photos to Evernote and search text within the photos (such as images of newspaper articles). "Notebooks" can be nested within notebooks, allowing a sophisticated file structure and tagging for research notes, photos, and web pages. handout

Scandanavian Research (L. Ingermanson) - A broad overview of researching in the Scandinavian countries and problems you may encounter. handout

iPad Family Tree Apps (S. Christensen)

YOUTH/LDS TRACK

Scripture Genealogy (L. Jones)

Speed Family History Temple Names (E. Bedell) and FHC Computers - Puzzilla (H. McDaid) - puzzilla website

Smart Phone Family History Apps (K. Cluff)

Past events

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

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

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Collections 

  • 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 Newspapers 
    • Alexander Street Press  (Civil War)
    • Ancestry.com
    • Access Newspaper Archive
    • Swedish church records
    • Find My Past (UK)
    • Fold 3 (specializing in military records)
    • Godfrey Memorial Library
    • Heritage Quest
    • Paper Trail
    • World Vital Records

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
  • Family Insight (support for this program has ended, but it can still be used for now)
  • Legacy
  • Roots Magic (software programs that interact with Family Search and My Heritage)

Additional computer resources include:

  • Centennia
  • Archives.com
  • Genealogy Bank
  • American Ancestors (New England Genealogical Society)
  • Family Tree Maker disks ( some--check catalog)
  • Some Pedigree Resource File disks
  • Spanish version of PAF (PAF 4)

Hardware and Equipment

  • 12 patron use computers
  • microfilm digital copier
  • scan pictures directly to FamilySearch
  • flatbed scanner

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties 

  • British Isles: Saturday 10-2
  • US: Thursday10-2 pm

Classes

  • Family History Consultant and High Priest Group Leadership ongoing training:  1st and 2nd Wednesdays, 7:00pm, taught by Scott Christensen

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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