Preston Idaho South Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 55 E 1st South Preston Idaho 83263 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-208-852-0710



Open Hours:



  • Thursday:9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday:9:00am-5:00
  • Saturday:11:00-3:00

Holiday Schedule:  We will be closed November 22th-26th will open again on November 30th. We will be closed December 21st -24th. We will be closed from

December 26th to January 4th for regular hours. Between Christmas and New Years we will open by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment for

this time please call Jerry Waddoups (208)851-1259.

We would be very happy to open on days that we are not regularly open by appointment. For appointments on Mondays please call Jerry

Waddoups at (208)851-1259. For appointments on Tuesdays please call Lee or Deanna Foster at (208)244-8157. For appointments after 3:00 on Saturday please call

Carolyn or Clair Davis at (208)241-7065..

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events: We will nearly always have a class from in the Family History Center every third Tuesday of each month. All classes will start at 6:00 unless stated otherwise.

Staff Training Meetings: Staff Training meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  In place of training meetings in August, we will be having a summer party. In December we will be having our Christmas Party on the 1st Tuesday.

NOTICE OF INTEREST: The Preston Citizen has been in the process of closing their store on main street in Preston. They have given the Family History Center 3 boxes of pictures. After looking at some of these pictures we have decided that they are pictures that individuals have given to the Citizen to put into their paper. From the looks of them they date back approximately 20 years. Some have names on them, very few have phone numbers. If you would like to check and see if any of these pictures belong to you please come to the Family History Center and you can go through the boxes. One of our staff organized these pictures into several different containers making it a lot easier to look through them. Some are very nice pictures some just snapshots. We would really like to return these to their rightful owners.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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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. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)

Hardware and Equipment

At the Family History Center we have a piece of equipment that you can use to convert slides to digital. It is very fast and is a wonderful way to make it so you can see the pictures that you took as slides.
  • We have 14 computers, Microfilm, microfiche readers and 3 copy/printers . We also have a collection of local history books. We have the records of the local Mortuaries. Our Mortuary records begin with 1925 and are updated to 2014.

Center Services

Our Regular Staff:

,Alane Beck (208) 852-0449,   Alexis Beckstead 852-2428, John Brough  (208)220-9000, Craig Casperson, Saundra Clark (208)747-3312, Carolyn & Clair Davis (208)747-3060, Bruce Dunn, Clint Dunn, Joshua Farrell (208)705-6485, Lee & Deanna Foster (208)244-8157, Shelly Gilbert (208)851-8171, Robert Hendrickson, ,(208)852-2140, Vicki Harris, Lynne Howard, Marilyn Knutsen, Cecil LaFevre (208)2490, Linda Lind, Barbara Martin, LaDawn Miner,John Olinger (208)417-9711, Susan Oliverson (208)852-1056, Ann Palmer (208)747-3343, Janice Porter (208)852-1070, Donald & Faye Reeves 1-801-576-9788, Julie Sharp, Joanne Smith, Ruth Ann Steele, Constanza Theile, (208)852-0767, Jerry & Carolyn Waddoups (208)851-1259, Shawn Weaver,Greta Woodward (208)705-8458,Janet Wright (208)852-3055.

Substitute Staff:

Deloy & Glenna Barnes (801) 573-3875,Brian Chipmon (208)540-0325, Teresa Chipmon (208) 540-0468, Bill Ishan (208)852-2470, Clifford & LaDawn Jensen (208)852-2537, Ron Malouf (208)497-2054, David & Judy Mitchell (208)852-2735,Kris Morrison (208) 646-2414, Karen Lowe (208)646-2397.


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