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PO Box 271078
Houston, TX 77277-1078


Clayton Library
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004-6896
832-393-2600

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Hours:
(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

        



CLF Partner Societies
 

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical 
[Link]
 
Angelina College Genealogy Conference
[Link]

Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society
[Link]

The Bay Area Genealogical Society
[Link]

Baytown
Historical
Preservation
Association
[Link]

Cherokee County
Genealogical Society
[Link]

German-Texan Heritage Society
[Link]

Texas Research Ramblers
Genealogical Society
[Link]

The Galveston County
Genealogical Society
[Link]

The Greater Houston
Jewish
Genealogical Society
[Link]

The Houston Genealogical Forum
[Link}

The Humble Area Genealogical Society
[Link]

The Matagorda County
Genealogical Society
[Link]

The Polish
Genealogical Society
of Texas
[Link]

Announcements
 

 NICK KOTZ, A PULITZER PRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST AND GENEALOGIST TO SPEAK AT CLAYTON ON OCTOBER 30 FROM 10:30 UNTIL NOON

As part of Family History Month in October, Clayton Library Friends (CLF) is hosting a lecture by Nick Kotz, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and genealogist. His talk, "AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORIES: LOST, FORGOTTEN, FOUND" argues that family histories are an essential element for people to understand and appreciate American History. Every genealogist has wondered about the importance and validity of a family story or lore that has been passed down for generations, and Kotz's lecture is a perfect fit for the special programming being offered by Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research during the month of October as a part of the celebration of Family History month !! The free lecture will be held on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30 am until noon in the Carriage House at Clayton Library.

He will also be available to sign his latest book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, which will be available for sale at the end of the lecture.

Much more information can be found here.


CLF ANNUAL MEETING TO BE ON NOVEMBER 8

The next meeting of Clayton Library Friends will be on November 8 with registration starting at 10:15 and the meeting starting at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton. We will be electing officers for the next year. The speaker will be Andy Hall, with his topic Captain Dave v. The Yankees: The Civil War Blockade on the Texas Coast.  He is an expert on the Civil War in Galveston and Texas.

We will have more information here later.


CLF Board Job Descriptions

The CLF Executive Board Nominating Committee is working to identify members who are qualified and interested in volunteering to serve on the CLF Executive Board, 2015-2017 term. We would appreciate your input into this process, as well as your participation as a board member.

There are six open positions which will be voted on by the membership at the Annual meeting November 8, 2014. The newly elected Board members will begin serving January 1, 2015.

If you are interested in serving, would like to nominate someone (with their approval), or if you have any questions about the position requirements please contact the Nominating Committee at info@ClaytonLibraryFriends.org , or Resa Hennings at resa@resa.us .

Link for CLF Board Job Descriptions.

Many thanks,

CLF Executive Board Nominating Committee
   Resa Hennings, Chairman
   Vernon Gillette
   Elani Hantel
   Loren Martin
   Sue Yerby


GENEALOGY ROADSHOW

The PBS series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW (GR) is seeking more family mysteries and fascinating genealogical stories to uncover for an upcoming season of their popular program! Each season, they select some cities for their focus area. Let’s persuade GR to come to HOUSTON by sending them lots of interesting family mysteries!!! Click this link for helpful suggestions on making your submission.  Let’s get HOUSTON and CLAYTON LIBRARY – and maybe even YOU -- on national TV!


CLF MEMBERSHIP IS FOR A CALENDAR YEAR--HAVE YOU RENEWED YET?

The 2014 Membership application can be found above under the Join/Renew tab and also at this link.
 


 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Clayton Library is currently in need of Clayton House Welcome Desk Volunteers for the following time slots:

     Tuesday 4 – 5:30
     Wednesday 4 – 7:30
     Thursday 4 – 5:30 
     Friday   12 - 2:00
    
Saturday 2 – 4:30 (1st/2nd Saturdays)  

Interested in becoming a Clayton Library Shelving Volunteer? Training classes will be offered this summer! 


 2014 ANGELS COMPLETE!

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.

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.

 


WHAT OUR PARTNER SOCIETIES ARE DOING~~

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 new links on the Resource tab above.


 Cayton 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 TOWN CRIER SUBSCRIPTION

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:
http://www.houstonlibrary.org/nextreads. [Click on the word Genealogy to read the current Clayton Town Crier]

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