Join us for an introduction to the website Ancestry.com, the Library Edition, available for use at all Houston Public Library locations. Learn to navigate the home page and find the records you need out of Ancestry’s 16 billion digitized records and indexes. Bring a laptop if you wish to follow along during the class. Class size is limited.
Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Bay Area Genealogical Society General Meeting (program change)
Speaker: League City Police Department representatives will discuss the genealogy and DNA research performed to determine the identities of the victims in the Jane Doe and Janet Doe unsolved murder cases.
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 International German Genealogical Partnership (IGGP) Conference will be held June 15-17th, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, CA.
Please see IGGP website: https://iggpartner.org/ for 2019 Conference information.
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.
The term “oral history” is used a lot in popular culture, but what exactly is it? Is oral history and StoryCorps the same thing? Is an interview an oral history? Thinking about starting an oral history project, but don’t know where to begin? This presentation will be an overview of the practice of oral history, from idea to finished product. It will cover oral history concepts and best practices and describe specifics in the oral history process. Presenters are oral history archivists Abra Schnur from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center and Valerie Wade from the African American Library at the Gregory School.
Bay Area Genealogical Society General Meeting
Speaker: Kevin Kinney, Archivist at Rosenburg Library in Galveston, will discuss an overview of research materials are available at that library.
Some of the most underused and potentially fruitful genealogy resources are periodicals. Discover the types of genealogical treasures you can find in magazines and journals and how to find them.
Can’t make it to our monthly Saturday orientations? Then come to our Thursday evening orientation, now offered quarterly, to hear about Clayton Library resources and learn how to get started in your family history research.
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
Annual Show & Tell with Potluck Dinner.
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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