The Clayton Library will remain closed through the month of May. More information is available on their COVID-19 Closure page.

All members are invited to the CLF Board meetings and, with a submitted request, you can address the Board. Please come and see what we are doing on your behalf.

All meetings are posted on our Events page.

2020 Membership Renewal

Online renewal of CLF membership is now available. Visit our Membership Renewal page for details. To renew by mail, follow the instructions on this printable membership form

Upcoming CLF Meetings

Upcoming Events

BAGS Webinar Invitation

Clayton Library Friends members are invited to join the Bay Area Genealogical Society General Meeting on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 7pm for a special webinar.

Speaker Devon Lee: Ancestry ThruLines: A Blessing, a Curse, or Both?

Ancestry released a tool that combines genetics and genealogical tools. But do Ancestry ThruLines create more problems than they solve or are they on the cusp of something transformative?

This will be an online webinar. Please register prior to the presentation by clicking this link.

After you register, you will receive an email giving you instructions for signing on the night of the presentation. On the night of the meeting, log into the webinar by 6:50 to allow time to resolve any connection issues. Handouts for this meeting will be available at and on the webinar presentation site during the event.


Clayton Library Friends wants to wish all of our friends and supporters of Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research (CL), Houston, Texas, the best of health and safety during this time of challenges. Although Houston Public Library (HPL), including CL, is currently closed due to COVID-19 concerns, a myriad of genealogy resources is still available so you can continue your genealogy quest from home.

First, get your HPL card and pin number. If you have forgotten your PIN, you may reset it on the HPL website under the "My Account" tab.

Then go to
Then click on Research

Then click on Popular Research Sources and/or Search on-line Databases or click on Genealogy Resources for a list of online databases which include:

        • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers Digital Archives
        • African American Heritage
        • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
        • American Civil War: Research Database
        • Fold3
        • Genealogy Connect
        • HeritageQuest Online
        • MyHeritage
        • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
        • Ancestry Library (temporary remote access!)

The webpage also includes links to other recommended (and free) websites for genealogical research.

Please be safe. Also here are some guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization which will be useful to you and to your family.

Blessings to all of you !!

Board Members, Clayton Library Friends

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