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{{FHCpage|location=Arizona}}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 which were donated by the Arizona State Genealogical Society. [[Image:Tucson Family History Center.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Tucson Family History Center.JPG]]  
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{{FHCpage|location=Arizona}}The Tucson Family History Center serves the Tucson area. Established in the 1980's, it&nbsp;houses a large collection of family histories and genealogy books donated by the Southern Arizona Genealogical Society and Pima County Library. <br><br>[[Image:Tucson Family History Center.JPG|right|613x613px|Tucson Family History Center.JPG]]  
  
=== <u>Center Contacts and Hours</u> ===
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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
 
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
 
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
  
:*500 S. Langley, Tucson, AZ&nbsp; 85710  
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:*500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ&nbsp; 85710-4834 United States
 
:*The free&nbsp;standing building is located on the north east side&nbsp;of the Tucson East Stake Center parking lot, south of Palo Verde Park.&nbsp; There&nbsp;is ample parking and handicap accessibility.  
 
:*The free&nbsp;standing building is located on the north east side&nbsp;of the Tucson East Stake Center parking lot, south of Palo Verde Park.&nbsp; There&nbsp;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'''']''&nbsp;''
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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:'''&nbsp; 520-298-0905  
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'''Phone:''' 520-298-0905  
  
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:az_tucson@ldsmail.net '''az_tucson@ldsmail.net''']<br>
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:az_tucson@ldsmail.net '''az_tucson@ldsmail.net''']
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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'''Facebook:''' Search "'''Tucson Family History Center'''" on Facebook to join our group to receive updates and information on Center events.<br>
  
:*Tuesday 10 am - 9 pm  
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'''Open Hours:'''
:*Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm  
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* '''Tuesday''' 10 am - 9 pm
:*Thursday 10 am - 9 pm  
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* '''Wednesday''' 10am - 2 pm
:*Friday 10 am - 5 pm  
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* '''Thursday''' 10 am - 9 pm
:*Saturday 10 am - 5 pm  
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* '''Friday''' 10 am - 5 pm
:*Closed: April 6,&nbsp;October 5, November 28, 29, 30,&nbsp;December 20 - January 2&nbsp;
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* '''Saturday''' 10 am - 5 pm
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* '''Closed:''' Sunday and Monday
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* '''FAIR CLOSURE''' - The Center will be closed for regular consulting and computer use on February 25th for the Family History Fair (below)
  
=== <u>Upcoming events:</u>  ===
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=== 2017 Family History Fair - February 25, 2017 - Saturday:  Click [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENmJ1Z0V6N24yOWM/view?usp=sharing here] for the tentative class schedule ===
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Below are the class titles and, where available, class summaries and handouts.
  
*<u></u>Repeat sessions of some of the presentations from "Family History in the 21st Century" will be offered in February, March, April and May at the Family History Center. [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-vOKgw1eK3SWlRmY1VvQ2F3WHM/edit &nbsp;REPEAT SCHEDULE]
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'''How to do Family History Research'''
*A 3 session class on German Research will be offered as a follow-up to the German Research Tips presentation. (If the minimum of 5 participants the instructor requests is met.)&nbsp;
 
*These classes will be taught on Tuesdays, April 9, 16, and 23 &nbsp;from 3-5 pm, and require pre-registration. (298-0905)
 
  
==== <u>Family History in the 21st Century - January 26, 2013</u>&nbsp;  ====
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'''Introduction to FamilySearch'''
  
Tucson Arizona East Stake Center - 6901 E. Kenyon<br>
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'''FamilySearch: Searching Records'''
  
Priesthood Leader Session ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEREFobHQ4dWdzcTg/edit Handout])
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'''Family Search: Using the Wiki'''
  
*List of Classes (see repeat schedule above):
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'''FamilySearch Family Tree Overview'''
  
:*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/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuEZktoN1RsWlNhRW8 Handout])
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'''Common FamilySearch Family Tree Errors and How to Fix Them'''
:*British Research for Beginners
 
:*British Isles Research - Beyond Parish Records
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*German Research Tips ([https://docs.google.com/open?id=1fCadafB-FBuJ8qeGg91iH0xoG9CAk7oQOwPiaXkJOWy5UL2px7ZUYJermIif Handout])
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*OK, I'm Sitting in Front of the Computer - Now What Do I Do?: Getting organized and places to go to find your ancestors.
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*"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])
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*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>
 
:*Maps, the Best Kept Family History Research Secret ([https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEbVVDWUdfdFNpb2c/edit Handout])
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*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])
 
:*Gathering and Publishing Your Family History
 
:*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])
 
:*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)]
 
:*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])
 
  
== <u>Center Resources</u> ==
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'''Adding Memories to FamilySearch Family Tree'''
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'''Using Apps and Other Programs that Can Help You with FamilySearch Family Tree'''
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'''Sourcing in FamilySearch Family Tree'''
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'''Scandinavian Research'''
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'''Will You or Won't You: Wills and Probate'''
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'''Down and Dirty on Deeds'''
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'''Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy (Beginner)'''
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'''Getting the Most out of Your DNA Results (Advanced)'''
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'''Tracing Your Italian Roots'''
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'''Secrets to Successful Ancestry.com Searches''' - 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. ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENGxPUmdxT1d0elU/view?usp=sharing handout])
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'''Deciphering AncestryDNA''' - “There are two kinds of genealogists: those who are overwhelmed by their DNA results and those who haven't done DNA testing yet.” (Kerry Scott, "5 Tricks for Using Evernote in Your DNA Research," Genealogy Insider, 10 November 2015). The technology for using DNA in our genealogy is still in its infancy. Ancestry.com is experimenting with some unique tools that use both your genealogy (family tree) and your genetics. However, most people misunderstand what their DNA results convey. If used correctly, you can make some wonderful new discoveries for your family tree. This class will help you to determine what DNA Circles, New Ancestor Discoveries (NADs), and Shared Ancestor Hints can and cannot do for you. ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEMDVmSnk1R3ptenc/view?usp=sharing handout])
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'''Exploring Ancestry.com Member Trees''' - This class will teach you how to create and manage online family trees on Ancestry.com. We will look at features like the LifeStory feature, the enhanced Facts view, and tips for managing the shaky leaf hints. You will come away with a better understanding of how to use Ancestry’s powerful features to grow your family tree. ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEVklCNk0xX0lUZjg/view?usp=sharing handout])
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'''LDS Partner Access: Introduction and Comparison of Ancestry, MyHeritage, Find-My-Past, AmericanAncestors, and Geneanet''' - Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) are able to access many family history partner services (websites, databases, etc.) These partner services are available at no charge to the public at any LDS Family History Center so everyone is invited to attend this class. What are the differences between these various partner services? Why might accessing these services help in your research? What is the relationship between FamilySearch.org and these other services? We'll try to answer these and other questions you may have about these terrific resources.
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'''British Research'''
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'''Google: Beyond the Search Button'''
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'''Finding the Living'''
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'''Paper Trail of Death'''
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'''Immigration: They Came from Where?'''
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'''Naturalization'''
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'''Research in the Old German Empire (Parts I and II, this is a two-hour class)''' - A discussion of the basic tools and knowledge needed to preform research in the old pre-twentieth century German Empire. ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEUGYtMlRhOTh2UXc/view?usp=sharing handout]) 
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'''Indexing and Handwriting Reading'''
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'''From Data to DVD: Producing You Family History Video''' - Whether you’re just curious about the process of producing a video or already have enthusiastic ideas, you’ll learn basics for collecting, capturing and organizing the many elements of your family history. You’ll get tips for interviewing, editing, and selecting the best images. If you feel ready to move ahead, please refer to suggestions on the handout and bring your questions, plans, photos, documents, or any memorabilia that you want incorporated into your project. ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEQ01WVDdfOEd1eHM/view?usp=sharing handout]) ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEV05yQnlkMThuc2c/view?usp=sharing handout])
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'''Native American Research''' - Finding information on Native American ancestors is a challenging task. We'll go over some research resources and learn from each other.
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'''African American Research'''
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'''Where to Find Records for Your Jewish Ancestors''' - Genealogists researching their Jewish ancestors find many online databases to search. Some of these databases are specifically for Jewish research (ex. JewishGen, Yad Vashem, etc), and others are for all denominations (ex. Ancestry, Fold3, Family Search, Genealogy Bank,  etc). During this presentation we will look at some of these databases and how to search them step by step to find specifically Jewish ancestors.  We will look at the ones already listed above plus many other online databases.
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'''Spanish Speaking Countries Research'''
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'''Fun Family History Discovery Activities for Children, Youth , and Families'''
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'''Kid Genealogists: Inspiring the Next Generation''' - As a mother and genealogist, I am passionate about sharing family history with children. Not only does knowing family history strengthen children to face hardships with confidence, but it ensures that precious family information will be preserved for future generations. You will leave my class with practical tips and project ideas to incorporate family history into the everyday lives of the children you love. I'll share how grandparents and parents can teach children genealogy by doing hands on projects, discussing ancestors in the context of historical events, creating kid friendly books with storyboard software, acting out family history through pretend and role play, using multimedia for storytelling, and more. ([https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEUFJ1TVctOVlHNUk/view?usp=sharing handout])
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=== NEW! - Visit The Family History Guide ===
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Go to [https://www.thefhguide.com www.thefhguide.com] for a free learning, resource, and training center for genealogy. 
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The Family History Guide Mission Statement: "Our mission is to greatly increase the number of people actively involved in family history worldwide, and to make everyone's family history journey ''easier'', more ''efficient'', and more ''enjoyable''."
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Here are some of the unique features you'll find on the site:
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* Over 1,200 Goals for learning, supported by over 2,300 flexible Choices
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* Step-by-step instructions to make learning easier
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* Links to over 2,400 videos and articles from FamilySearch, Ancestry, and more
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* QUIKLinks that take you to record searches from multiple sources, with a single click
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* Project Tracker sheets and Training materials for self-study or group instruction
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* Family history resources for children and for LDS interests
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=== Past events ===
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'''Family History Discovery Fair 2016''' - Click [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzS6FHVS1kuEMHJxdWRsc0tXWVE here] for the list of courses and links to class handouts.
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'''Family History in the 21st Century 2015''' - Click [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuEN3lWdUl6c2FEbVU/view?usp=sharing here] for the list of courses and links to class handouts.
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'''Family History in the 21st Century 2014''' - 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''' - Click [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzS6FHVS1kuENVRKdGZUSEoxS3c/edit?usp=sharing here] for the list of courses and links to class handouts.<br><br>
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=== Center Resources  ===
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[[Image:Arizonatucsonfhc.jpg|600px|Arizonatucsonfhc.jpg]]
  
 
==== Collections&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Collections&nbsp;  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has&nbsp;the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*'''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.  
*Cox Collection
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*'''[https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1t94-xis6fWpofv9yywk_uW88mP2oTrjtIS1YnnT1 Tucson FHC catalog]&nbsp;'''Several thousand donated books, film and fiche as well as webinars are part of our holdings.This&nbsp;[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxX_gjnYgg4cUlhQU9VM1BMUDA/view?usp=sharing User guide] explains how to search it.
*'''[https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S443411wSbP Tucson FHC catalog]&nbsp;'''Several thousand donated books, film and fiche as well as webinars are part of our holdings.This&nbsp;[https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-vOKgw1eK3STEM1UDVNRHA5YWs/edit User guide] explains how to search it.  
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* '''[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ FHC Portal:]'''<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> 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. &nbsp;Websites available are:</span>  
*'''F[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ HC Portal:]'''<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> 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. &nbsp;Websites available are:</span>  
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**19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive&nbsp;  
**19th Century British Newspapers&nbsp;  
 
 
**Alexander Street Press &nbsp;(Civil War)  
 
**Alexander Street Press &nbsp;(Civil War)  
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**American Ancestors (New England Historic and Genealogical Society)
 
**<span style="display: none;" id="1337194516009E">&nbsp;</span>Ancestry.com  
 
**<span style="display: none;" id="1337194516009E">&nbsp;</span>Ancestry.com  
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**Create your "Who Do You Think You Are?" story for free
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**Find My Past (UK)
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**Fold3.com (military records)
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**Geneanet (NEW)
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**Historic Map Works
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**Kinpoint
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**MyHeritage / World Vital Records (all content has been added to MyHeritage.com)
 
**Access Newspaper Archive  
 
**Access Newspaper Archive  
**Swedish church records
 
**Find My Past (UK)
 
**Fold 3 (specializing in military records)
 
**The Genealogist (UK)
 
**Godfrey Memorial Library
 
**Heritage Quest
 
 
**Paper Trail  
 
**Paper Trail  
**World Vital Records
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**ProQuest Obituary Listings
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**Puzzilla.org
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**ArkivDigital Online - Swedish church records
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**Scottish Records (DOS&nbsp;program version)<br>
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==== Periodicals and Magazines  ====
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:*Internet Genealogy
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:*NGS quarterly
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:*American Ancestors (NEHGS online magazine)
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==== Computer Software Programs and Resources  ====
  
We also have deluxe versions of the following genealogy mangement software for you to "test drive."  
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We&nbsp; have deluxe versions of the following genealogy management software for you to "test drive."  
  
:*Ancestral Quest  
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:*Ancestral Quest 12
:*Family Insight
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:*Legacy 8
:*Legacy  
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:*Roots Magic 6 and 7 (software programs that interact with Family Search and My Heritage)
:*Roots Magic (software programs that interact with newFamilySearch.)
 
  
 
Additional computer resources include:  
 
Additional computer resources include:  
 
:*Animap
 
:*Centennia
 
 
:*Genealogy Bank  
 
:*Genealogy Bank  
:*American Ancestors (New England Genealogical Society)
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:*Family Tree Maker disks (some--check catalog)  
:*Family Tree Maker disks ( some--check catalog)  
 
 
:*Some Pedigree Resource File disks  
 
:*Some Pedigree Resource File disks  
:*Spanish version of PAF (PAF 4)
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:*PAF 4 and PAF 5
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:*Genelines Universal Edition
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:*Generation Maps Consultation Software
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:*Charting Companion for FamilySearch
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:*Map My Family Tree
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:*MagiKey Family Tree
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Family Search Compatible and Verified Programs
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:* Many interesting and helpful programs that tie to information in Family Search can be found at FamilySearch.org/apps
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
 
:*10 patron use computers  
 
:*10 patron use computers  
:*microfilm/fiche copier (paper)
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:*microfilm digital copier  
:*microfilm/fiche digital copier
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:*scan pictures directly to FamilySearch (NEW)
 
:*flatbed scanner
 
:*flatbed scanner
  
=== <u>Center Services</u> ===
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=== Center Services  ===
  
==== Staff Research Specialties&nbsp;  ====
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==== Individual Consulting ====
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* Center staff are available for personal consulting with no appointment needed and at no cost
  
:*British Isles: Saturday 10-2
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==== Staff Research Specialties&nbsp; ====
:*Germany: Tuesday&nbsp; 2-5
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* British Isles: Saturday, 10am - 2pm
:*Scot-Irish: &nbsp;Friday 2-5
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* US: Thursday, 10am - 2pm
:*Southern States: Tuesday 10-2
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* Other specialty times and languages available; send your request to az_tucson@ldsmail.net
:*US: Thursday 6-9 pm
 
  
==== Classes  ====
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==== Presentations ====
 
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* Center staff are available for presentations to community and religious groups. Please send an email to the address above with your request. There is no charge for such presentations.
<u>Computer tutoring</u>: Friday mornings 10-12.&nbsp; Call the center 298.0905 for an appointment.&nbsp;
 
 
 
<u>Software User groups </u>meet the second week of the month- please call FHC to confirm.
 
 
 
*Family Insight - Thursday 7:00 pm
 
*Legacy - Saturday 10:30 am&nbsp; [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w3SogUd6InqqbyZ2kk9zR5YDvkk_nWr_-vAFPYaIK6Q/edit Topic schedule]
 
*Family Tree Maker -&nbsp;Tuesdays 2-5 pm. One on one help
 
  
 
==== Volunteer at the Center  ====
 
==== Volunteer at the Center  ====
 
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* Community volunteers with an interest in family history, a desire to serve others,&nbsp;and are willing to commit to a weekly or bi-weekly shift for at least one to two years are&nbsp;invited to join our staff.&nbsp; Training will be provided.&nbsp; More information can be found on the [[justserve.org]] website.  Contact the Director through our email above for specific opportunities that fit your schedule.
Individuals with computer networking skills are needed on an ad hoc basis.
 
 
 
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.
 

Latest revision as of 17:33, 24 January 2017

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 Southern Arizona Genealogical Society and Pima County Library.

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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

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Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 2 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Closed: Sunday and Monday
  • FAIR CLOSURE - The Center will be closed for regular consulting and computer use on February 25th for the Family History Fair (below)

2017 Family History Fair - February 25, 2017 - Saturday: Click here for the tentative class schedule

Below are the class titles and, where available, class summaries and handouts.

How to do Family History Research

Introduction to FamilySearch

FamilySearch: Searching Records

Family Search: Using the Wiki

FamilySearch Family Tree Overview

Common FamilySearch Family Tree Errors and How to Fix Them

Adding Memories to FamilySearch Family Tree

Using Apps and Other Programs that Can Help You with FamilySearch Family Tree

Sourcing in FamilySearch Family Tree

Scandinavian Research

Will You or Won't You: Wills and Probate

Down and Dirty on Deeds

Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy (Beginner)

Getting the Most out of Your DNA Results (Advanced)

Tracing Your Italian Roots

Secrets to Successful Ancestry.com Searches - 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. (handout)

Deciphering AncestryDNA - “There are two kinds of genealogists: those who are overwhelmed by their DNA results and those who haven't done DNA testing yet.” (Kerry Scott, "5 Tricks for Using Evernote in Your DNA Research," Genealogy Insider, 10 November 2015). The technology for using DNA in our genealogy is still in its infancy. Ancestry.com is experimenting with some unique tools that use both your genealogy (family tree) and your genetics. However, most people misunderstand what their DNA results convey. If used correctly, you can make some wonderful new discoveries for your family tree. This class will help you to determine what DNA Circles, New Ancestor Discoveries (NADs), and Shared Ancestor Hints can and cannot do for you. (handout)

Exploring Ancestry.com Member Trees - This class will teach you how to create and manage online family trees on Ancestry.com. We will look at features like the LifeStory feature, the enhanced Facts view, and tips for managing the shaky leaf hints. You will come away with a better understanding of how to use Ancestry’s powerful features to grow your family tree. (handout)

LDS Partner Access: Introduction and Comparison of Ancestry, MyHeritage, Find-My-Past, AmericanAncestors, and Geneanet - Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) are able to access many family history partner services (websites, databases, etc.) These partner services are available at no charge to the public at any LDS Family History Center so everyone is invited to attend this class. What are the differences between these various partner services? Why might accessing these services help in your research? What is the relationship between FamilySearch.org and these other services? We'll try to answer these and other questions you may have about these terrific resources.

British Research

Google: Beyond the Search Button

Finding the Living

Paper Trail of Death

Immigration: They Came from Where?

Naturalization

Research in the Old German Empire (Parts I and II, this is a two-hour class) - A discussion of the basic tools and knowledge needed to preform research in the old pre-twentieth century German Empire. (handout)

Indexing and Handwriting Reading

From Data to DVD: Producing You Family History Video - Whether you’re just curious about the process of producing a video or already have enthusiastic ideas, you’ll learn basics for collecting, capturing and organizing the many elements of your family history. You’ll get tips for interviewing, editing, and selecting the best images. If you feel ready to move ahead, please refer to suggestions on the handout and bring your questions, plans, photos, documents, or any memorabilia that you want incorporated into your project. (handout) (handout)

Native American Research - Finding information on Native American ancestors is a challenging task. We'll go over some research resources and learn from each other.

African American Research

Where to Find Records for Your Jewish Ancestors - Genealogists researching their Jewish ancestors find many online databases to search. Some of these databases are specifically for Jewish research (ex. JewishGen, Yad Vashem, etc), and others are for all denominations (ex. Ancestry, Fold3, Family Search, Genealogy Bank,  etc). During this presentation we will look at some of these databases and how to search them step by step to find specifically Jewish ancestors.  We will look at the ones already listed above plus many other online databases.

Spanish Speaking Countries Research

Fun Family History Discovery Activities for Children, Youth , and Families

Kid Genealogists: Inspiring the Next Generation - As a mother and genealogist, I am passionate about sharing family history with children. Not only does knowing family history strengthen children to face hardships with confidence, but it ensures that precious family information will be preserved for future generations. You will leave my class with practical tips and project ideas to incorporate family history into the everyday lives of the children you love. I'll share how grandparents and parents can teach children genealogy by doing hands on projects, discussing ancestors in the context of historical events, creating kid friendly books with storyboard software, acting out family history through pretend and role play, using multimedia for storytelling, and more. (handout)

NEW! - Visit The Family History Guide

Go to www.thefhguide.com for a free learning, resource, and training center for genealogy.

The Family History Guide Mission Statement: "Our mission is to greatly increase the number of people actively involved in family history worldwide, and to make everyone's family history journey easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable."

Here are some of the unique features you'll find on the site:

  • Over 1,200 Goals for learning, supported by over 2,300 flexible Choices
  • Step-by-step instructions to make learning easier
  • Links to over 2,400 videos and articles from FamilySearch, Ancestry, and more
  • QUIKLinks that take you to record searches from multiple sources, with a single click
  • Project Tracker sheets and Training materials for self-study or group instruction
  • Family history resources for children and for LDS interests

Past events

Family History Discovery Fair 2016 - Click here for the list of courses and links to class handouts.

Family History in the 21st Century 2015 - Click here for the list of courses and links to class handouts.

Family History in the 21st Century 2014 - Click here for the list of courses and links to class handouts.

Family History in the 21st Century 2013 - Click here for the list of courses 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.
  • 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)
    • Geneanet (NEW)
    • 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 management 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:

  • 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

Individual Consulting

  • Center staff are available for personal consulting with no appointment needed and at no cost

Staff Research Specialties 

  • British Isles: Saturday, 10am - 2pm
  • US: Thursday, 10am - 2pm
  • Other specialty times and languages available; send your request to az_tucson@ldsmail.net

Presentations

  • Center staff are available for presentations to community and religious groups. Please send an email to the address above with your request. There is no charge for such presentations.

Volunteer at the Center

  • Community volunteers with an interest in family history, a desire to serve others, and are willing to commit to a weekly or bi-weekly shift for at least one to two years are invited to join our staff.  Training will be provided.  More information can be found on the justserve.org website. Contact the Director through our email above for specific opportunities that fit your schedule.