Flagstaff Arizona 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.

Flagstaff Arizona Family History Center is in the Farmington, New Mexico mission and serves the northern Arizona region.  

Location Map:

  • 625 E. Cherry Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-4732 United States
  • The center is accessed from the parking lot nearest Cherry Avenue.
  •  There is a sign marking the entrance.
  • Location Map

Phone:  928-774-2930

E-mail:  WallyFelder11@aol.com 

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday   10am - 3pm   6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday  10 am-3pm 6;30pm -8:30pm
  • Thursday    CLOSED YOU MAY CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT @ 527-0108 Holiday Schedule:
  • We are closed whenever the stake sets family week. Family weeks normally coincide with major holidays or community events: spring break for Northern Arizona University and the Flagstaff Public Schools, Fourth of July and Pioneer Day, Thanksgiving week, and two weeks at Christmas.
  • Other Closing Times: When the public schools close for inclimate weather, we generally close as well.This is for the safety of staff members who must travel some distance to reach the center.


Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events:  [edit | edit source]

  • Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings:[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • We have approximately 400 books in our library, which includes family histories written by local members. We have drawers of microfilm and microfiche on indefinite loan.  

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center 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, including Ancestry.com.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Seven computers
  • 3 microfilm readers
  • 1 printer
  • 1 copier
  • 1 microfiche readers  
  • 1 flatbed scanners

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area
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Our community has an active chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The Northern Arizona University Cline Library has "a rich array of archival material which documents the history and development of the Colorado Plateau in a variety of disciplines. The public treasures found in Special Collections and Archives take the form of several million items including letters, diaries, and ledgers; vintage and contemporary photographs; oral history interviews; films; and maps." (from the NAU Cline Library website) All items are part of the Arizona Memory Project.  Included in this collection are family histories of pioneers who settled in northern Arizona.

Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library.
Flagstaff Public Library Oral History Project
Dates: 1975-1977.
88 Interviews (audio tapes and transcripts)
The Flagstaff Public Library collection includes audio tapes, abstracts and transcripts of interviews from long-time Flagstaff residents. Common topics include family history, Flagstaff growth and change, contributions made to the city, and general Flagstaff history. (from the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library website)

Links[edit | edit source]

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

The center welcomes volunteers from the community to gather and index obituaries for our area.  We also need people to visit our local cemeteries and upload pictures and information for the cemetery project. Volunteers can be used to work in the center to help patrons with their research needs.  We could use those who can read and speak Spanish or have expertise in Native American research for our area.