01 June 2012

Quick Review: Special Collections & Family History, BYU Idaho

Here's the basics you need to know:

The Special Collections & Family History site offered by BYU Idaho provides indexes and derivatives of genealogical resources, focusing on the western states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah.

You can contact them at: (208) 496 - 9536 or familyhistory@byui.edu.

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The collection, housed on the Rexburg, Idaho campus, features several valuable and time saving resources for those researching in the west. Of particular interest is the Western States Marriage Record Index, Japanese Immigrants to the United States 1887-1924, and the Idaho, 1890: A Reconstructed Census from the Idaho State Historical Society.

You can follow updates and news from the archives on their blog, BYU-Idaho Family History Center, in which they cover everything from library hours to technology to conferences and regional events.