Thursday, September 19, 2013

September Schedule

We'd love to help you in the Family History Center! We're located in the second floor in the Mckay Library.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Family History Center Hours for September 2013


BYU-Idaho Family History Center
208-496-9536
familyhistory@byui.edu

Location: David O. McKay Library, East Wing, 2nd floor
                  Sundays: Manwaring Center Crossroads - bring own laptop

Directors: Douglas R. and Aldene Poole
Assistant Directors: John and Diane Pierce

We are to do temple work for OUR ancestors!  Come to the BYU-Idaho Family History Center and let us help!  FamilySearch Family Tree, Ancestry.com, Indexing, Beginning Research, Advanced Research are all there just for you!  We will help you search your ancestors on the Internet, using books, and through the Spirit. 

Missionaries are available to assist in the Family History Center or in the Manwaring Center Crossroads at the following times:

Regular Family History Center Hours for Fall Semester 2013

Day
Time
Notes
Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
East Wing, 2nd Floor
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
East Wing, 2nd Floor
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
East Wing, 2nd Floor
Saturday
Closed

Sunday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
MC Crossroads-bring laptop

Exceptions:  Oct 5-6, 2013

Day
Time
Notes
Saturday-Sunday Oct 5-6
Closed
General Conference

Exceptions: Nov 25-30 and Dec 22-31, 2013

Day
Time
Notes
Monday -Tuesday – Nov 25-26
10:00-4:30 pm
Thanksgiving week
Wednesday - Saturday –Nov 27-30
Closed
Thanksgiving Break
Saturday - Tuesday – Dec 22-31
Closed
Christmas Break

Exceptions:  January 1 & January 4, 2014

Day
Time
Notes
Wednesday – Saturday  Jan 1-4
Closed
New Year's Holiday


Monday, July 15, 2013

Google Chrome - Special Family History Search Extension



Google Chrome
Special Family History Search Extension

 A new easy way of finding sources.

Installing:
            Step 1: Open Google Chrome
            Step 2: In the bottom right corner click “Web Store”
                        - If “Web Store” is not there, open a new tab
            Step 3: At the top left, in the search box, type RootsSearch and press Enter
            Step 4: At the right of “Roots Search” click “Add to Chrome”
                        - There will be no apparent change at this time to indicate it was added to Chrome but it was added
           
Using:
Step 1: While in Chrome go to FamilyTree
- Get there by going to FamilySearch.org | click FamilyTree
Step 2: Select a deceased ancestor for which you are seeking sources | go to their “Person Detail Page”
Step 3: At the right end of the Chrome address bar will be a “wand” icon | click the wand
- If the boxes contain data go to step 4, if the boxes are blank, you have Chrome opened twice.  Close the other instance of Chrome and click the wand again
Step 4: Select the website to search (Ancestry, Billion Graves, FamilySearch, Find A Grave, Geni, or WeRelate)
- Note: If you are searching for a female in BillionGraves or Find A Grave you will need to change their surname from their maiden name to their married name
Step 5: Search through the list to find your ancestor