Using Manuscript Collections in Genealogy Research

  • Fri, February 12, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

Using Manuscript Collections in Genealogy Research

Manuscripts are original records and are often overlooked sources. They serve as primary sources that provide first-hand documentation and evidence of events that shape the development of a society, community and/or family. They are usually not indexed in the manner that we are accustomed; therefore, it takes time and patience to sift through the various pieces of papers that you might find. Manuscripts can be found in a variety of repositories from archives, public/private libraries, historical societies, and universities. Knowing exactly where and what will be found in manuscript collections can be tricky, but when found, these records can create a gold mine of information pertaining to your ancestor’s life. Presented by guest speaker Deborah A. Abbott, PhD.

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

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