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===Visit Our Website ===
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= Center Contacts and Hours =
 
[[Image:Idahorexburgfhc.JPG|400px|right]]
 
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''
 
  
The Rexburg FamilySearch Center is located at 29 West 1st North, Rexburg, Idaho. It is west of the Rexburg Tabernacle and south of the Rexburg branch of the Madison County Library.
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* '''Empowering links, videos & handouts and '''
  
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* '''Inspiration to help you succeed!'''<br>
  
'''Phone:''' <br>
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===Location Map===
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rexburg+Family+History+Center/@43.827315,-111.785007,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x502d9a94eb0aa20a Location Map]
  
(208) 656-3273<br>  
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===Address===
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29 West 1st North<br>Rexburg Idaho  83440<br>United States
  
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''(West of the Rexburg Tabernacle and South of the Madison County Library)''
  
'''Email''':'''<br> '''
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===Phone===
  
ID_Rexburg@ldsmail.net
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'''1-208-656-3273'''
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===Email===
  
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<ul><li>id_rexburg@ldsmail.net
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===Open Hours===
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* '''Mondays & Fridays'''
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''9:00 am - 5:00 pm''
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* '''Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays'''
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''9:00 am - 9:00 pm''
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* '''Saturdays in Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec'''
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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* '''Saturdays in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May'''
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1:00 pm - 5:00pm
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* '''Saturdays in June, July, Aug we are closed AND open only for groups!'''
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(See info just below about our "Summer Saturday Groups" offer)
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* '''Sundays'''
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<nowiki> </nowiki>3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  
'''Hours of Operation:'''<br>
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=== '''Summer Saturday Group Opportunities!''' ===
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We will open on Saturdays in the Summer for specially requested group activities such as:
  
*Sunday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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''- Family Reunions''
*Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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*Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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*Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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*Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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*Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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*Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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<br> '''Usual Closures:'''  
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''- Youth Conferences''
  
*Closed on major holidays
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(Call the Center at 208-656-3273 to discuss your groups needs and we will build a wonderful experience for your group)
*Closed on General Conference weekends
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*Closed on Madison School District snow days
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<br> '''Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2013:'''  
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=== <br>'''Holiday Closures''' ===
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Closed on all Major Holidays
  
April 6-7 for General Conference
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(Go to [[https://familyhistorynow.org/]] for specific dates)<br>
  
*May 25-27 for Memorial Day
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=== Databases and Software ===
*July 4-7 for Independence Day Weekend
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[[FHC Portal | FHC Portal]] in the Center offers FREE access to:
*August 22 for Cleaning
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* Premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions
*August 31-September 2 for Labor Day Weekend
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*October 5-6 for General Conference
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*Closed beginning at 12:00 pm on November 27 through December 1 for Thanksgiving<br>
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*Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays
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*Dozens of links to genealogical websites 
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*RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and PAF genealogical database<br>
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== Main Computer Room ==
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<ul><li>24 computers available in this room 
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</li><li>Wi-Fi throughout the building (bring your own laptop if you would prefer)
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== 2nd Compter Room ==
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* 16 computers available primarily for classes and group activities
  
= Classes and Training<br>  =
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== Media Room- All services are FREE ==
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Please call ahead (208-656-3273) to reserve date(s) & time(s) you want to use the following transfer equipment
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* '''Scan photos & documents'''
  
Please sign up at our website for classes. [http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org Click here to register at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center website.]<br>
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''- Kodak PS80 scans 80''
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pictures in 60 seconds
  
If you have questions about registering you can call: (208) 656- 3273
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- Lexmark scanner scans
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55 pages per minute
  
== 2013 Class Handouts<br>  ==
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- 4 flatbed scanner also
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available
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* '''Convert VHS to DVD'''
  
Click below to access handouts for classes from previous months:<br>  
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- 2 transfer VCR's available using Roxio software
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* ''<nowiki/>'''''Transfer cassettes to CD or MP3'''
  
[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hdhrm7g652risau/TJgKuerKfS Handouts for January 2013 Classes]
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* '''Scan slides'''
  
[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3fn7w1bs3etgpkn/TfF6awrZVd Handouts for February 2013 Classes]
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* '''Scan film negatives'''
  
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* '''Upload treasured 'Memories' to FamilySearch'''
  
== April 2013 Classes  ==
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* '''Several printers throughout the Center'''
  
For information about April 2013 Classes, please [http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org click here to go to the Rexburg FamilySearch Center website.]<br>
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* '''A microfilm reader-printer'''
  
== &nbsp;Classes for&nbsp;Ward Youth&nbsp;Groups&nbsp;  ==
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* '''A hand crank microfilm reader'''
  
'''Tuesday YM/YW Night'''<br>Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. <u>“YOUth, the Plan, and Family History.</u> This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event. <br>
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* '''2 microfiche readers'''
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''ATTENTION:''
  
<br>'''“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”'''<br>On Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the work FOR the dead here in mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.
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·      Up to 5 complimentary copies allowed per patron each day''(We do not accept money for any services)''
  
== &nbsp;Prospective Missionary Class&nbsp;  ==
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·      Photocopying and printing from computers is available for genealogical purposes only
  
Announcing '''“Family History in the Mission Field”''' for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.
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·      Printing Temple Ordinance Cards is always free and unlimited
  
<br><u>1st Month:</u> Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. &nbsp; Attend four, two-hour training sessions to learn how to do family history and prepare names for temple ordinances using Family Tree and research with Family Search.
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== Multi-Purpose Room ==
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This large room has banquet tables and chairs that can be set up to accommodate all kinds of experiences (a piano is also in this room)
  
<u>2nd Month:</u> Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!
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·      Refreshments can be served in this room after an activity''(please let us know if you will be serving refreshments when you schedule)''
  
<br>Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.
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·      A computer and ceiling mounted projector are available in this room to show videos or display training presentations on a large projection screen
  
== &nbsp;Sunday Classes for Ward Groups&nbsp;  ==
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·      A large screen TV is available to show videos on
  
'''Ward Consultants:''' Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.<br>
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·      A small wall mounted TV is available with a DVD player
  
<br><u>Topics to Learn:</u> Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.<br>
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Please call to request your desired usage of this room (208-656-3273)
  
<u><br>Who Teaches:</u> You as the Ward Family History Consultant will teach the class in the Computer Room or be teamed up with a Family Search Consultant who is on duty to assist. The video presentation in the Training Room can be done by one of your ward members with five minutes of coaching.
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== Staff Research Specialties ==
 
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<p>The Rexburg Family History Center is staffed by volunteers from the community. These volunteers possess a wide array of skills and knowledge in various genealogical research areas. Visitors to the Center may receive assistance in genealogical research, technology usage, ways to share your research, etc. We do have some Specialists who will schedule to meet with you one-on-one. Call to inquire about our Specialists.  
<br><u>Or your choice of topics:</u> If you want to teach another topic, be our guest. You might teach about Indexing, Ancestry.com research tips, Descendant Research, etc. If you want a specialist to help teach your group, please contact the Family Search Directors to check on this option.
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===Resources in the Local Area ===
<br>Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.<br>Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.
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<p>BYU-Idaho has a Family History Center with extended hours on some days. See their blog at: [http://byu-idaho-fhc.blogspot.com/ byu-idaho-fhc]<br>  
 
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== &nbsp;Classes for Young Adults&nbsp;  ==
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Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.&nbsp; <u>Fast-Track for Young Adult</u> family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.
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= Events  =
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Registration is now open for the first Bi-Annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference. Please see the information below and click on the link to register.<br>
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= Upcoming Events  =
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==== The first bi-annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference<br>  ====
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<u>'''March 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.'''</u><br>
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Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing. <br>
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Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk to one of several nearby restaurants.<br>
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A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.<br>
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Click the following link to learn more and register for the conference:<br>
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[http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference&nbsp;Website]
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= Center Resources  =
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=== Collections  ===
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.''<br>''
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:*Books: Hundreds of books and a collection family history magazines are available to read in the Rexburg FamilySearch Center. Personal and family histories, research guides, "how-to" books, maps and gazeteers, etc.<br>
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=== Databases and Software  ===
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:*'''[[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.
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:*The American Ancestors website is a subscription site available for free at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.<br>
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:*Dozens of links to genealogical websites are available on most computers in the Computer Room.<br>
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:*RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and PAF genealogical database software are installed on all computers at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.<br>
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=== Hardware and Equipment  ===
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*Wi-Fi throughout the building<br>
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*Twenty-four computers in the Computer Room, several more throughout the Center<br>
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*Several printers (many in color)
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*A microfilm reader-printer
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*Two flatbed scanners (to scan photographs, slides, photo negatives and documents, and save them to a removable drive or to an Internet storage account, like Dropbox)
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*Two microfilm readers
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*Two microfiche readers
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*Audio transfer equipment and software (to save audio cassette tapes to digital format)
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*Video transfer equipment and software (to save video tapes to digital format)
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= Center Services  =
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=== Photocopies  ===
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Photocopying and printing from computers is available for genealogical purposes only. The charge is five cents per copy for black and white and twenty-five cents per copy for color copies. <br>
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=== Staff Research Specialties  ===
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The Rexburg FamilySearch Center is staffed by volunteers from the community. These volunteers possess a wide array of skills and knowledge in all areas of genealogical research. Visitors to the center may receive assistance in genealogical research, technology usage, ways to share your research, etc., from various staff members.  
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=== Resources in the Local Area''<br>''  ===
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BYU-Idaho has a Family History Center with extended hours on some days. See their blog at: [http://byu-idaho-fhc.blogspot.com/ byu-idaho-fhc.blogspot.com/]<br>  
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[[Category:Idaho Family History Centers]]
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Latest revision as of 16:40, 23 May 2016

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Visit Our Website

FamilyHistoryNow.org

  • Class calendar


  • Empowering links, videos & handouts and
  • Inspiration to help you succeed!

Location Map

Location Map

Address

29 West 1st North
Rexburg Idaho 83440
United States

(West of the Rexburg Tabernacle and South of the Madison County Library)

Phone

1-208-656-3273

Email

  • id_rexburg@ldsmail.net

Open Hours

  • Mondays & Fridays

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Saturdays in Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Saturdays in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

1:00 pm - 5:00pm

  • Saturdays in June, July, Aug we are closed AND open only for groups!

(See info just below about our "Summer Saturday Groups" offer)

  • Sundays

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Summer Saturday Group Opportunities!

We will open on Saturdays in the Summer for specially requested group activities such as:

- Family Reunions

- Youth Conferences

(Call the Center at 208-656-3273 to discuss your groups needs and we will build a wonderful experience for your group)


Holiday Closures

Closed on all Major Holidays

(Go to [[1]] for specific dates)

Databases and Software

FHC Portal in the Center offers FREE access to:

  • Premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions
  • Dozens of links to genealogical websites
  • RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and PAF genealogical database

Main Computer Room

  • 24 computers available in this room
  • Wi-Fi throughout the building (bring your own laptop if you would prefer)

2nd Compter Room

  • 16 computers available primarily for classes and group activities

Media Room- All services are FREE

Please call ahead (208-656-3273) to reserve date(s) & time(s) you want to use the following transfer equipment

  • Scan photos & documents

- Kodak PS80 scans 80 pictures in 60 seconds

- Lexmark scanner scans 55 pages per minute

- 4 flatbed scanner also available

  • Convert VHS to DVD

- 2 transfer VCR's available using Roxio software

  • Transfer cassettes to CD or MP3
  • Scan slides
  • Scan film negatives
  • Upload treasured 'Memories' to FamilySearch
  • Several printers throughout the Center
  • A microfilm reader-printer
  • A hand crank microfilm reader
  • 2 microfiche readers

ATTENTION:

·      Up to 5 complimentary copies allowed per patron each day(We do not accept money for any services)

·      Photocopying and printing from computers is available for genealogical purposes only

·      Printing Temple Ordinance Cards is always free and unlimited

Multi-Purpose Room

This large room has banquet tables and chairs that can be set up to accommodate all kinds of experiences (a piano is also in this room)

·      Refreshments can be served in this room after an activity(please let us know if you will be serving refreshments when you schedule)

·      A computer and ceiling mounted projector are available in this room to show videos or display training presentations on a large projection screen

·      A large screen TV is available to show videos on

·      A small wall mounted TV is available with a DVD player

Please call to request your desired usage of this room (208-656-3273)

Staff Research Specialties

The Rexburg Family History Center is staffed by volunteers from the community. These volunteers possess a wide array of skills and knowledge in various genealogical research areas. Visitors to the Center may receive assistance in genealogical research, technology usage, ways to share your research, etc. We do have some Specialists who will schedule to meet with you one-on-one. Call to inquire about our Specialists.

Resources in the Local Area

BYU-Idaho has a Family History Center with extended hours on some days. See their blog at: byu-idaho-fhc