In Clayton Library’s monthly orientation we cover the process of research and discovery in the beginning steps of a family history project. Following this brief introduction, we examine the resources available at the Clayton Library and their organization, as well as how to plan an effective visit to the Library.
Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Join Clayton Library staff member Franklin Smith for this fourth discussion session on autosomal DNA research. Previous sessions covered the basics of DNA testing, now we continue discussing 3rd party DNA tools. In this session learn to use these tools to determine how matches connect to you and each other through organizing, clustering, and networking your matches. While open to all experience levels, this discussion group is best for beginners who have completed a DNA test and are unsure what to do with their test results.
Bay Area Genealogical Society General Meeting
Meet in the Chapel on the 1st Floor in UBC, 6:30 pm for socializing and the meeting begins at 7 pm
More information available on the Bay Area Genealogy Society website.
The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the 7th annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
On-site registration for “Believe It or Not? – How to Verify Research” will begin at 9:30 a.m. for both days at the Huntsville Public Library. Programs will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 2 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. A light supper will be provided on Friday. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials will be held during the weekend and will end at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free but requires registration. Call 936-291-5471 or sign up online at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com.
Ever wonder how to join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)? Representatives from local DAR chapters will be at Clayton Library for consultation and research help in preparing lineage papers for submission to the DAR.
No reservations required. Adults/Teens.
Annual Show & Tell with Potluck Dinner.
Join Clayton Library staff member Franklin Smith for an introduction to DNA genealogy research. This session is for beginners who have yet to test and or have tested but are not sure what to do next. Topics will include why to take a DNA test, the types of DNA tests and where to test, the differences between test providers, basic terminology and suggestions on how to interpret matches. Autosomal DNA will be the focus of this presentation with brief discussions of Y and Mitochondrial DNA. This presentation is intended for beginners, but all experience levels are welcome.
Discover the rich records of Hispanic genealogy! We’ll examine records commonly found in Hispanic genealogical research, with an emphasis on Mexican records. We’ll also cover research strategies and tips for translation. Presented by staff member Joy Oria.
Into everyone’s genealogical life one or more brick walls must come. Whether employing a less-is-more approach to data searching, or a brute force bludgeoning of the data is more your style, come and hear about ways to approach genealogical brick walls that should make them develop cracks, holes, and eventually tumble to dust. Presented by staff member Irene B. Walters.
Speaker: Dana Leeds presents “DNA Basics”
Bay Area Genealogical Society Special Workshop
Speaker: Dana Leeds presents “DNA Match Clustering Workshop: The Leeds Method & Automated Adaptations” and “Working with Your Matches: A DNA Tool Kit”.
Meet in the Chapel on the 1st Floor in UBC.
The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) announces that its Annual Family History Conference, Blazing Family Trails, will be held October 11-13, 2019.
The Omni Houston Hotel Westside at 13210 Katy Freeway, Houston, has been selected as the venue. Reservations may be made online through our website or by contacting the hotel via telephone at 281-558-8338.
When making reservations by phone, the following information should be provided to insure the TxSGS rate:
Group name/code: Texas State Genealogical Society Group
This year’s conference will feature more than 55 unique lectures and 4 workshops on topics such as DNA as tool to research your family history; records and repositories; ethnic research including African American, Hispanic, and German-Texan; methodology and problem-solving, storytelling, and much more.
The three-day TxSGS 2019 Family History Conference promises to be a great opportunity for family historians to advance their research, hone their skills, and network with fellow genealogists.
The Omni extends special room rates three days prior to and three days following the conference. Attendees may want to consider coming early or staying late to take advantage of research opportunities at the Clayton Library or other repositories. Room reservations will be opening soon.
For more information and to keep up to date visit the Texas State Genealogical Society website http://www.txsgs.org/2019-conference/
Speaker: Doryn Glenn, Director of Governmental Affairs for District Clerk of Galveston County, will present “Searching Court Records and What Types Of Information Can Be Found.”
Speaker: Gale French discusses the DNA Painter tool.
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