The FamilySearch Center is refurbished and open to the community

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Falls FamilySearch Center is being upgraded.

The center has been recently renovated and is open to the public from Thursday to Saturday.

This open-ended tour will allow visitors to learn how volunteer family history experts can help them find new ancestors and even find famous people with whom they are related.

Visitors can discover the resources and equipment available to help people trace their origins hundreds of years back and preserve valuable family memories.

This new equipment includes:

  • VHS recorders, camcorders and projectors for transferring home video to flash drives.
  • Photo scanners and audio recorders for converting multimedia to digital formats.
  • A studio for interviewing relatives about family history on camera.
  • A green screen for providing creative ways to photograph people in various locations around the world.

There are also free courses offered to learn the basics of the FamilySearch platform, effective database search techniques, genealogy, photo editing and more.

All equipment is free to the public.

Visitors do not need to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to attend or use their resources.

Public tours of the renovated facilities will be offered:

  • Thursday 23 June: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24: 13:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday, June 25: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The community is welcome to browse those days or to find out what the center has to offer during normal business hours Monday, Friday and Saturday 9am. until 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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The center is located at 750 West Elva in Idaho Falls.

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