Clayton Library Friends
PO Box 271078
Houston, TX 77277-1078

Clayton Library
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004-6896


(Closed on City of Houston Holidays.)

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday:  CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm


Clayton Library Friends
Partner Societies

The Afro-American
Historical and Genealogical Society 


The Atascocita-Kingwood
Genealogical Society


The Bay Area
Genealogical Society


The Baytown
Historical Preservation Association


Heritage Society


Texas Research Ramblers
Genealogical Society


The Greater Houston Jewish
Genealogical Society


The Houston
Genealogical Forum


The Humble Area
Genealogical Society


The Matagorda County
Genealogical Society



CLF ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM - August 22, 2015

Join us! Nationally recognized genealogy speaker Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D, will present four sessions: "Cluster Genealogy: Finding Your Lost Ancestor",  "Using Manuscript and Oral Collections for your Research",  "Researching African Americans Prior to 1870: What Records Exist?" and "Critical Thinking in Genealogy Research: A Case Study Using Oral History". Additional information and tickets will be available soon.

[View Flyer] [View Dr. Aboott's Bio]

CLF GENERAL MEETING - August 8, 2015

The Clayton Library Friends general August meeting will be held on Saturday, August 8th, with registration starting at 10:15 am and the meeting starting at 10:30 am in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

Speaker, Fidel Ramirez, will present Genealogy To Go: Mobile Devices & Apps.


The Angelina College Genealogical Conference (ACGC) is scheduled to hold their 19th annual conference in Lufkin, Texas on Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th. According to Carol Taylor, the new conference coordinator, "We have some changes in store such as all new speakers, a two-day format with special rates for Saturday only, and a chance to visit with the speakers after hours." The theme this year is “Solving Genealogical Conundrums with Local History, Special Collections and the Internet.”

Randy Pace, Director, CLF Public Relations will be attending, and he is coordinating a CLF vendor table to promote Clayton Library Friends as well as Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research. Elani Hantel, Director, CLF Volunteer Coordinator, is asking any CLF members who are planning to attend to please volunteer to meet and greet conference attendees at the CLF table to promote membership growth and outreach to the genealogical community. If you can volunteer for any period of time, please contact Randy Pace at 713 869-1528 or via email at grandypace@aol.com.

If you want to find out more information about ACGC or want to register, please go to their link at: http://www.angelina.edu/gen-conf/  The next deadline for the pre-registration price of $185 for the two day conference or for Saturday only for $90 is June 25 (postmarked). Please try to attend and please volunteer to help CLF at our vendor table during the conference.

2015 TSGS Family History Conference


List can be found in the CLF Newsletter or HERE.

You can earn your “wings” by donating for one or more periodicals requested by Clayton Library for 2015. Non-specific donations are always welcome. All donations to the Angel Program will be acknowledged in the CLF newsletter, unless otherwise requested. Memorial donations will be acknowledged upon request.

The new list is available here.

Please contact Liz Hicks, 746 Edgebrook Dr., Houston, TX 77034-2030, phone: (713) 944-1118, or e-mail:erootrot@usa.net for questions. Checks should be made payable to Clayton Library Friends, and mailed to: P.O. Box 271078, Houston, TX 77277-1078. If donation is in memory or honor of someone(s), please enclose a note with your check.


On the left side of our homepage;is a list of genealogical organizations that belong to CLF. When they are hosting a special event we are happy to show it here and on our calendar [tab above].

Would you like to make a donation to Clayton Library Friends In Honor Of, or In Memory Of someone special?

Use this Donation Form.

The new books at Clayton Library can be found here.

Check out the new links on the Resource tab above.

Clayton Library Is An Affiliate of LDS Library In Salt Lake. Now film can be ordered online.

Clayton Library is a partner of the Family History Library (FHL) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Salt Lake City. Clayton Library users have the opportunity to find the needed film in the LDS Catolog, order LDS microfilm and other materials directly from the Family History Library, ordering from home and paying for them with Visa and MasterCard, and view them on-site at Clayton Library.

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Clayton Library has an exciting EMail Newsletter brought to your Inbox

The Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research  produces an email newsletter, Clayton Town Crier. The staff at the Clayton Library offers this newsletter to broaden readers' knowledge of the exciting genealogy research resources available at Clayton. The timely and easily readable information is delivered quarterly to friends, genealogical society members, the genealogical community or anyone interested!

You are invited to receive a free subscription at: [Click on the word Genealogy to read the current Clayton Town Crier]

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