The Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.
During the meeting there will be a program and election of the CLF Board members.
The FREE lecture will be presented by Mary Anthony Startz whose talk is entitled: "The Cuban Papers – An Overview to Researching this Treasure of Spanish Colonial Documents from the 16th, 17th and early 18th century."
Many genealogists are not familiar with the Cuban Papers. If your ancestor was an early English Loyalist or American immigrant into the Spanish Colonies prior to 1821, you will want to look for them in a resource called the Cuban Papers!! In this presentation, Mary Anthony Startz will review the resource guides to drill into these reels of microfilm. Want to find out how the Spanish government activities helped the American colonists in their war of independence? Startz will discuss the variety of documents within the Cuban Papers, a collection housed at Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research, Houston, Texas.
For more information about the Cuban Papers, please go to: http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/cuban.html
Mary "Anthony" Startz is a native of Pensacola, Florida. She has lived in Houston for more than thirty years. As an active member of National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), she is currently serving as a National Vice Chair for the Units Overseas Committee and is on the board of Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR for a fifth term. She is also Texas State Chairman for the Spanish Task Force as well as twice past National Vice Chairman, Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR. Anthony is a member of the Order of Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez where she works to promote the history of Spain’s role in the American Revolution. She is also a board member of this organization serving as National Secretary and Secretary/Treasurer of the Houston chapter.