Kuna 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.
Entrance to FH Center
Kuna FH Center
3305 W Kuna Rd
Kuna, Idaho
Tue: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wed-Thr: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
FHC Pages
Contact Information
Upcoming Events
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The Kuna Family History Center serves the communities of Kuna and Melba and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy and family history by giving personal one-on-one assistance to patrons, providing access to genealogical records through the Internet, providing Classes and Workshops.
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To schedule the use of the FH Center for Youth or Adult Groups or for other times –call the Petersen's: Brian(208) 249-9845/Taunra(208)891-2695
Main Computer Room

Media Room

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Kuna Family History Center Calendar[edit | edit source]

To schedule the use of the FH Center for Youth or Adult Groups or for other times –call the Petersen's: Brian(208) 249-9845/Taunra(208)891-2695

Class Schedule [edit | edit source]

Monthly Family History Class –Special Interest Topics and Current Events
held on 3rd Sun of the month at 6:00pm, except June is week after Fathers Day and No Meeting in Dec
Melba FH Class and Computer Lab, 4th Tuesday on the Month at 7pm: 2 Computers available, Topics or Help as Requested

Upcoming Classes[edit | edit source]

May 20, DNA Research: Discover what you are made of and more!

Family History Staff Meetings and Training[edit | edit source]

Every 3rd Sunday following the Monthly Class, except June is week after Fathers Day and No Meeting in Dec

FamilySearch Indexing[edit | edit source]

Kuna Stake Indexing Lead: Michael Law (208)761-7290, pronralaw@gmail.com
Kuna East Stake Indexing Lead:  Frank Malquist (208) 570-1084, fmalquist@hotmail.com

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

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.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Consists of 3 Rooms, 12 Computers, 1 copier/scanner/printer, mircofilm reader w/digital camera, and projector cart. There are screens in all 3 rooms that the projector cart can be moved to and shown on.

Main Computer Room

Classroom Chairs

Classroom Horseshoe

Media Room

  • Main Computer Room with 9 Computers, 1 copier/scanner/printer,

  • Classroom with Chairs, 25 capacity

  • Classroom in Horse Shoe Configuration

  • Media Room, has projector and sound system

Microfilm[edit | edit source]

Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop
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Genealogy Merit Badge Resources, Requirements and Worksheet[edit | edit source]

Requirements to be completed before coming to the library:[edit | edit source]

  • Contact a family member by telephone, e-mail or letter, and interview them about their life. Ask about events that have occurred and where they happened. Record the information you learn and bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete a pedigree chart. Click here for a .pdf fill-in pedigree chart. The information can also be handwritten. List yourself and at least two additional generations. Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete two family group sheets, one listing your parents and all of the children in your family, and another listing one of your parents and their siblings in a family group with your grandparents. Click here for a .pdf fill-in family group sheet. The information can also be handwritten. Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Please also bring the name of an ancestor or relative who was alive in 1940.
  • List 8 to ten important events in your life (time line) and bring the list to the workshop.

If Scouts complete the items above before coming to the library, and bring their documents with them, they will be able to complete the following requirements at the library, and have authorized personnel certify the completion of their merit badge requirements.

Requirements to be completed at the library:[edit | edit source]

  • Define the terms "genealogy," "ancestor," and "descendant."
  • Using your time line, write a short autobiography of your life.
  • Name three types of genealogical records and explain how they help you chart your family tree. Obtain one genealogical document that supports your family tree and evalutate this information.
  • Contact a genealogical repository.
  • Explain the effects of computers and the internet on genealogy. Explain how photography and microfilm have influenced genealogy.
  • Discuss what you have learned about your family through your genealogical research.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Resources in the Local Area
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Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]