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Nogales Arizona Family History Center

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

We are a small Family History Center located in Nogales, Arizona, not far from the US-Mexico Border.  We are open to all residents of Santa Cruz County, and other interested visitors.  We have an enthusiastic staff who are trained to assist in your search for your family and  roots.  We look forward to visiting with you!

Language: English

Location & Map:

  • 621 West Green Place, Nogales, AZ 85621  United States
  • Enter through the west doorway 
  •  We are the first door on the left.
  • Location Map

Phone: 520 343-0346


Open Hours:

  • Wednesday 6:30pm -8:00pm
  • or By appointment 

Holiday Schedule:

  • We are closed holidays unless prior arrangements have been made.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events:  

Class Schedule:     "Using FamilySearch"-- Classes taught every Sunday 10:15-11:00

Staff Training

  • Meetings as announced

Center Resources


  • The Center also has genealogical journals from a variety of states, Books covering family histories in the United States and Mexico and other resources

Databases and Software

  • 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. <u
  • Hardware and Equipment
  • We have 10 computers, 2 printers, and 2 microfilm readers available to use in finding your ancestors, as well as an extensive collection of microfilm covering Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States and Europe.  Other films can be ordered as needed

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Many staff members are bilingual in English and Spanish, and experienced in researching individuals and families in the United States, Mexico, Great Britian, Northern and Eastern Europe.  

Staff members are trained in use of,, family search wiki, family search forums, Family Search indexing and other online search engines.

Resources in the Local Area

The Tumacacori National Park has done extensive research of the early records of the Santa Cruz Valley area and the Pimeria Alta in Mexico and Arizona.  These records are available on line through Mission2000, a National Park site.  See link below Other resosurces:

Museum of the Pimeria Alta, located in Nogales, Arizona

The Nogales Public Library

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: 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

Contact temple and family history consultant - center if you are interested in serving as a volunteer.