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Educational Events

    • Thu, April 22, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference

    Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

    HistoryGeo: Land Ownership Maps

    HistoryGeo, a map database showing over 12.5 million original U.S. landowners among 30 states, is now available remotely with an HPL MyLink card! The subscription allowing remote access is provided through the generosity of the Clayton Library Friends. Greg Boyd, creator of HistoryGeo.com, will show how to use the HistoryGeo tools and techniques to unlock genealogical mysteries, such as recreating frontier communities and tracking migrations of families across the U.S.

    For registration, please click here.

    This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to cla.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-2600.

    • Fri, April 23, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference

    Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

    Researching African American Genetic Genealogy: A Guided and Focused Approach

    African American DNA research can be extremely challenging and complicated. Learn to identify, understand, and overcome road blocks through a guided and focused approach. Guest speaker Franklin Smith shares best strategies for identifying, organizing, and analyzing matches. He will also use a case study to demonstrate using matches to determine connections between families.

    For registration, please click here.

    This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to cla.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-2600.

    • Fri, April 30, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference

    Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

    Scrapbook Preservation

    Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to pass family memories on to new generations, but maintaining an older scrapbook can be a challenge. This presentation will cover the ways that scrapbooking can be a great genealogical record and will include tips and tricks for taking care of older scrapbooks. Presented by Preservation Librarian Elizabeth Mayer of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and staff of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

    For registration, please click here.

    This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to cla.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-2600.

    • Fri, May 14, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference

    Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

    A Firsthand Look at Crypto Jewish Research and Sources

    Crypto-Judaism, or anusim, refers to Jews who were forced to abandon Judaism against their will and convert to another religion, such as Spanish Jews who converted to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition. Discover research strategies and sources to learn more about these elusive ancestors. Presented by guest speaker Genie Milgrom, a genealogist, author, and international speaker who has developed a method for tracing Jewish lineages to the 1400s.

    For registration, please click here.

    This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to cla.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-2600.

    • Fri, May 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference

    Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

    Tracing Your Indigenous Roots in Northeast Mexico and Texas

    Learn to trace your indigenous roots in northeastern Mexico and south Texas. Historian, genealogist, and author John P. Schmal will discuss the various tribal groups inhabiting this region. He will share helpful websites as well as research techniques for finding your ancestors in this area.

    For registration, please click here.

    This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to cla.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-2600.

Past events

Fri, April 16, 2021 Second Cousins Once Removed and the Shared cM Project
Sat, April 10, 2021 HGF - Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers
Fri, April 09, 2021 DGS - Mastering Genealogical Research: The Right Start Leads You to Great Results
Thu, April 08, 2021 HWFGS - Using Lists to Find Proof
Fri, April 02, 2021 ABC Strategies For Working With DNA Matches
Fri, March 26, 2021 Naturalization: An Unnatural Process
Thu, March 11, 2021 HWFGS - Maximizing Your Use of Ancestry.com
Sat, March 06, 2021 HGF - 15 Ways You May Not Be Using Census Records Correctly
Sat, February 20, 2021 Freedmen’s Bureau Experience
Sat, February 20, 2021 Navigating Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Strategies for Research Success
Fri, February 19, 2021 Some Great & Seldom-Used African American Resources: A Genealogical Potpourri
Fri, February 12, 2021 Using Manuscript Collections in Genealogy Research
Thu, February 11, 2021 Researching Our Ancestors in Libraries, Archives & Repositories
Fri, February 05, 2021 The 1870 Community-Cluster: Gateway to Your Ancestor’s Enslavement
Fri, January 15, 2021 Why You Need a Library Card and Maybe More Than One
Fri, January 08, 2021 Beginning Genealogy
Fri, December 04, 2020 Medical Genealogy: Defining Obscure Medical Terms Used by Our Ancestors
Fri, November 20, 2020 BAGS General Meeting: Genealogy from a Private Investigator’s Perspective
Fri, November 20, 2020 Vivid-Pix RESTORE: Photo and Document Restoration Software
Fri, November 13, 2020 TxSGS 2020 Family History Conference
Sat, November 07, 2020 HGF - Genealogical Research Methods & Organization
Fri, October 30, 2020 Medical Genealogy - Canceled
Fri, October 23, 2020 BAGS General Meeting: Navigating the Freedmen’s Bureau Records
Fri, October 23, 2020 Sources and Methods for Researching Native American Ancestors
Fri, October 16, 2020 Using DNA to Identify Enslaved Ancestors
Fri, October 09, 2020 Researching Court Records
Fri, October 02, 2020 The Leeds Method: Identifying Common Ancestors with DNA Match Clustering
Fri, September 25, 2020 BAGS General Meeting: Digital Scrapbooking Your Pictures and Data
Fri, September 25, 2020 Thinking like a Genealogist: Using Your Five Senses – via Zoom
Sat, September 12, 2020 HGF - World War I Genealogy-Where Do I Start?
Thu, September 10, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, September 10, 2020 DNA Results!? Now What?!
Thu, September 03, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Fri, August 28, 2020 BAGS General Meeting
Fri, August 28, 2020 Clayton Library Presents - Mobile Device Genealogy
Thu, August 27, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, August 20, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, August 13, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Fri, August 07, 2020 TSGS 2020 Virtual Conference
Thu, August 06, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Fri, July 31, 2020 BAGS General Meeting: Quaker ancestry research
Thu, July 30, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Fri, July 24, 2020 Clayton Library Presents - Unusual resources for Family History Research
Thu, July 23, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, July 16, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, July 09, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, July 02, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Fri, June 26, 2020 BAGS General Meeting: Orphans, Infants, and Minors: Genealogy Nuggets, and Pitfalls in Guardianship Records
Thu, June 25, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Thu, June 18, 2020 Genealogy Face 2 Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
Fri, May 29, 2020 BAGS General Meeting: Exploring Ancestry DNA Thru Lines
Sat, April 25, 2020 DAR Day - Cancelled
Sat, April 18, 2020 Clayton Library Orientation - Cancelled
Thu, April 09, 2020 Clayton Library Orientation - Cancelled
Sat, April 04, 2020 Genealogy Online: Findmypast.com - Cancelled
Sat, March 28, 2020 Genealogy Online: FamilySearch.org
Sat, March 21, 2020 Clayton Library Orientation - Cancelled
Sat, February 15, 2020 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, February 08, 2020 Paper Trails: Tracing African American Ancestry
Sat, February 01, 2020 DAR Day
Sat, January 18, 2020 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, January 11, 2020 Where's the Book on my House? How to Research Historic Properties
Thu, January 09, 2020 Clayton Library Orientation
Mon, January 06, 2020 HistoryGeo.com: Unlocking the Past with Original and Early Landowner Maps
Sat, December 21, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, December 07, 2019 HGF - Using Y-DNA to Explore Paternal Ancestry with Janine Cloud
Fri, November 22, 2019 BAGS General Meeting: DNA Painter Tool
Sat, November 16, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, October 26, 2019 DAR Day
Fri, October 25, 2019 BAGS General Meeting: Galveston Co. Court Records
Fri, October 25, 2019 Research Break: Vertical Files & Funeral Records
Thu, October 24, 2019 Genealogy Tips & Tricks, part 2: Get the most from our computers
Wed, October 23, 2019 Research Break: Periodicals
Sat, October 19, 2019 Let’s talk Autosomal DNA: Session Five
Sat, October 19, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Fri, October 18, 2019 Genealogy After Dark: Extended Hours
Fri, October 18, 2019 Genealogy After Dark: Webinars
Thu, October 17, 2019 The World Wars: Organized on the Home Front
Tue, October 15, 2019 Research Break: Microprint
Sat, October 12, 2019 Secrets in the Genes
Fri, October 11, 2019 TxSGS 2019 - Blazing Family Trails
Thu, October 10, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Thu, October 10, 2019 Clayton Library Community Event - Family Tree Maker
Wed, October 09, 2019 Research Break: USA Books
Wed, October 09, 2019 Research Break: Clayton House
Sat, October 05, 2019 Genealogy Online: MyHeritage.com
Fri, October 04, 2019 Research Break: Over-sized Books
Thu, October 03, 2019 Thinking like a Genealogist: Using Your Five Senses
Tue, October 01, 2019 Research Break: Scanners
Sat, September 28, 2019 BAGS Special Workshop: DNA Match Clustering
Fri, September 27, 2019 BAGS General Meeting: DNA Basics
Sat, September 21, 2019 Mind the dust: brick walls coming down!
Sat, September 21, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Tue, September 17, 2019 Exhibit: Day of the Dead Ofrendas
Sat, September 14, 2019 Researching Hispanic Ancestry
Sat, August 31, 2019 DNA Basics
Mon, August 26, 2019 Training Class for Volunteer Book Shelvers
Fri, August 23, 2019 BAGS General Meeting: Annual Show & Tell
Sat, August 17, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, August 03, 2019 DAR Day
Fri, August 02, 2019 Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend
Fri, July 26, 2019 BAGS General Meeting
Sat, July 20, 2019 Let’s Talk Autosomal DNA: Session Four
Sat, July 20, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Thu, July 11, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, June 29, 2019 The Wide World of Periodicals
Fri, June 28, 2019 BAGS General Meeting
Thu, June 20, 2019 Introduction to Oral History
Sat, June 15, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, June 15, 2019 International German Genealogical Partnership (IGGP) Conference
Fri, May 31, 2019 BAGS General Meeting: DNA Solves Murder Case
Sat, May 25, 2019 Genealogy Online: Ancestry.com Library Edition
Sat, May 18, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, April 27, 2019 DAR Day
Sat, April 27, 2019 Let’s Talk Autosomal DNA: 3rd Party DNA Tools
Thu, April 25, 2019 Preservation Workshop: The Care and Keeping of your Family History
Sat, April 20, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Thu, April 11, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Thu, April 04, 2019 The Preservation of the American Storyteller
Sat, March 30, 2019 Genealogy Online: Fold3.com
Sat, March 16, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Thu, March 07, 2019 Galveston Co. Genealogical Society Meeting
Sat, February 16, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Mon, February 11, 2019 BGS - The United States Constitution and some Texas Twists!
Sat, February 02, 2019 African American History Month Celebration
Sat, January 26, 2019 From Shoeboxes to Clouds: Preserving Your Own Digital Archives
Sat, January 26, 2019 DAR Day
Sat, January 19, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Mon, January 14, 2019 Discovering Ancestors through DNA
Thu, January 10, 2019 Clayton Library Orientation
Thu, January 10, 2019 FAQ’s on DNA Research
Sat, January 05, 2019 DNA Discussion Series
Sat, December 15, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, December 01, 2018 Genealogy Online: FamilySearch.org
Sat, November 17, 2018 Cherokee Citizens League of Southeast Texas
Sat, November 17, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, November 10, 2018 Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Willie Lee Gay H-Town Chapter
Sat, November 03, 2018 Hispanic Genealogical Society of Houston
Fri, November 02, 2018 TxSGS 2018 Family History Conference
Wed, October 31, 2018 Cemetery Removal: Where did it go?
Sat, October 27, 2018 Let’s talk Autosomal DNA – DNA Discussion Series
Sat, October 27, 2018 DAR Day
Thu, October 25, 2018 Manuscripts and Special Collections
Sat, October 20, 2018 Genealogy Online: FamilySearch.org
Sat, October 20, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Fri, October 19, 2018 Genealogy After Dark: Extended Hours
Fri, October 19, 2018 Genealogy After Dark: Webinars
Thu, October 18, 2018 Keeping Your Digital Genealogy Files Organized and Accessible
Wed, October 17, 2018 A Beginner's Guide to GEDmatch.com
Wed, October 17, 2018 Using DNA to Topple Brick Walls
Sat, October 13, 2018 Mind the dust: brick walls coming down!
Thu, October 11, 2018 Going Mobile: apps, tips and tricks for the mobile genealogist
Wed, October 10, 2018 Photo Scanner Demonstration
Sat, October 06, 2018 Hispanic Genealogy with Guest Speaker Mary Torres
Thu, October 04, 2018 Genealogy Tips and Tricks: finding ancestors by not searching the known information
Wed, October 03, 2018 Webinar: Mine the Gold! Freedmen’s Bureau Records
Sat, September 22, 2018 Discover Your Ancestry
Tue, September 18, 2018 Exhibit: Ofrendas del Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Altars
Sat, September 15, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, September 08, 2018 Grandparents Day Celebration
Sat, September 08, 2018 Grandparents Day Celebration - Clayton Library
Sat, August 18, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, August 04, 2018 Genealogy Online: Ancestry.com Library Edition
Fri, August 03, 2018 FGS Memorial Genealogy Weekend
Sat, June 30, 2018 Swedish-Norwegian Genealogy
Sat, June 16, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, June 02, 2018 Welcome to America (Finding Immigrant Ancestors)
Sat, May 26, 2018 Webinar: United States Probate Records
Sat, May 19, 2018 Houston Asian American Archive
Sat, May 05, 2018 The Origins of Mother’s Day
Thu, April 26, 2018 Food and Family – Memories on our Taste Buds
Sat, April 21, 2018 DAR Day
Sat, April 21, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, March 31, 2018 Using DNA to Topple Brick Walls
Sat, March 17, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, March 10, 2018 Fáilte (Welcome) – to your Irish ancestry!
Sat, February 24, 2018 Lectures: African-American History Month with guest lecturer Tim Pinnick
Fri, February 23, 2018 Reception: African-American History Month with guest lecturer Tim Pinnick
Sat, February 17, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, February 10, 2018 DNA & the African-American Experience: Creating networks to identify family connections
Fri, February 09, 2018 2018 TSGS Virtual Conference
Sat, January 27, 2018 Swabbed and Found by Frank Billingsley
Sat, January 27, 2018 Keeping Alive and Cheating Death
Sat, December 16, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, December 09, 2017 Genealogy Online: FamilySearch.org
Sat, November 18, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, November 18, 2017 Webinar: Cherokee Genealogy
Sat, November 04, 2017 Colonial Day
Sat, October 28, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, October 28, 2017 Finding Your Female Ancestors
Thu, October 26, 2017 Genealogy Tips and Tricks: finding ancestors by not searching the known information
Sat, October 21, 2017 A Beginner's Guide to GEDmatch.com
Fri, October 20, 2017 Genealogy After Dark: Clayton Library’s Annual Full Day of Programming and Extended Hours
Wed, October 18, 2017 Photo Scanner Demonstration
Wed, October 18, 2017 Photo Scanner Demonstration
Sat, October 14, 2017 Hispanic Genealogy with Guest Speaker Moises Garza
Sat, October 14, 2017 DAR Day
Thu, October 12, 2017 ¡Lotería!
Wed, October 11, 2017 Webinar: Choosing a DNA Test for Family History Research
Tue, October 10, 2017 Exhibit: Ofrendas del Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Altars
Sat, October 07, 2017 Genealogy Online: Ancestry.com
Sat, September 23, 2017 CANCELLED - Researching Our Hispanic Ancestors
Sat, September 23, 2017 THAGS eConference
Sat, September 16, 2017 CANCELLED - Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, September 16, 2017 CANCELLED - A Beginner’s Guide to GEDmatch.com
Sun, September 10, 2017 New Avenues in Genetic Genealogy
Sat, August 19, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, August 05, 2017 Using Newspapers to Flesh Out Your Genealogy
Sat, July 22, 2017 A Family History Writing Workshop with Devon Noel Lee (Part 3)
Sat, July 15, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, July 15, 2017 A Family History Writing Workshop with Devon Noel Lee (Part 2)
Sat, July 15, 2017 DAR Day
Sat, July 08, 2017 A Family History Writing Workshop with Devon Noel Lee (Part 1)
Sat, June 17, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, June 17, 2017 World War I Centennial Commemoration
Sat, June 03, 2017 Hispanic Genealogy Research Help
Sat, June 03, 2017 Our Rural Ancestors
Sat, June 03, 2017 Midwestern Ancestors? You Betcha!
Sat, June 03, 2017 Midwestern Research: The Great Lakes States are Really Great
Sat, May 27, 2017 Fáilte (welcome) – to your Irish ancestry!
Sat, May 20, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Mon, May 08, 2017 THAGS - Publishing Your Family Histories
Sat, April 22, 2017 DAR Day
Sat, April 22, 2017 Using Historical Online Map Sites to Enhance Your Family History Research
Sat, April 15, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, April 01, 2017 Hispanic Genealogy Research Help
Sat, March 18, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, March 18, 2017 HGF March 2017 Special Seminar
Sat, March 18, 2017 NEHGS IN HOUSTON MARCH 18

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