Nampa Idaho Family History Center

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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.


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  • 101 N Canyon Street Nampa Idaho 83651-2050 United States
  • Language:English


  • 1-208-467-5827
  • NOTICE: Out of consideration for our volunteers and guests it is recommended, but not required, that you wear a mask when visiting our Family History Center. Space is limited due to social distancing. It is recommended that you call ahead to check availability.
  • E-Mail:

Open Hours:

We have updated our Center with new lights, carpet, Paint and blinds. We have also installed new computer stations in the patron area. Each desk now 5 ft long, giving each station plenty of room for books or laptops or research papers.

We are looking for more volunteers. if you are interested please contact your Stake High Council Representative for Family History.

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

  • Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the ongoing restrictions, we have had to decrease the hours of operation. We hope to be open more hours and to provide additional classes in the near future.

Classes and Workshops[edit | edit source]

Classes or workshops for your group can be scheduled at the Family History Center.

Please call us at 467-5827 to schedule a time for your group.

Preparations for Groups Attending the Family History Center[edit | edit source]

1. GROUPS: Please have each Person Create a FamilySearch Account Before Coming to Class

a. Bring up the Internet on their home computer.
b. Click on the address bar (the words will turn blue) and type “” and tap the Enter key.
c. Click on “Sign In” which is found toward the top right side of the screen.
d. A sign in screen will appear. Click on “Create New Account.”
e. Click on “FamilySearch Account” and then click “Continue” and then follow the instructions on that screen.

2. Family Research: If they are coming to find or learn how to find ancestors to do temple work for, please ask them to bring a filled out Four Generation Pedigree Chart. If they do not have that information, please ask them to bring the names, birth or death dates, and birth or death places of ancestors who have passed on (one to four names will be helpful).

3. Indexing: If they are coming to do indexing, they will only need to create their Family Account before coming.

Please call 208-467- 5827 or stop in to request a workshop for your quorum, family or ward group. Please see the list below for suggested topics.[edit | edit source]

Classes will resume in March.

Class size is limited to 12 persons in the large class room and 8 persons in the small class room until covid restrictions are lifted[edit | edit source]

For Stake and Ward Family History Consultants and Family History Center Volunteers:[edit | edit source]

An 8 week course starting Tuesday March 9th at 7pm or Thursday March 11th at 7pm, or Friday March 12th

This course will start with the basics of Family Search and cover the research process and introduce learning and research sites.

Those completing this course will have a thorough understanding of how to help themselves and others with family history research.

Link for Tuesday evening classes:

Link for Thursday evening classes:

Link for Friday evening classes:

Family History Introductory Workshops
Classes coming soon

This week we are offering a class for anyone interested in this topic:

Family Search Partners: Comparing the Genealogy Giants.

April 6 and 8, at 2 pm

Which is the best online genealogy service for you?...I suspect this video [presentation by Sunny Morton at RootsTech 2017] will answer most of your questions. Topics covered include cost, record types, geographic coverage, genetic testing, DNA matching, search flexibility, languages supported, mobile-friendly, automated matching, and a lot more. Sunny provides the most information about these four sites that I have every seen in any other one document or video

Sign up for class here:

Premium Research Websites[edit | edit source]

The following Premium Subscription Websites are available for use, free of charge, at the Center:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press-The American Civil War
  • Find My Past
  • The Genealogist
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Center News[edit | edit source]

Film Ordering: Family Search no longer has a film ordering service. However, we do have a few films available.

Announcements[edit | edit source]