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Upcoming Events

    • Fri, February 23, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1300 Victor Street, Houston, Texas 77019

    Clayton Library is pleased to present Tim Pinnick - book author, article writer, and national speaker with more than 30 years of research experience. Since 2008 he has been an associate instructor in the biennial “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He is at the intersection of history and genealogy, having presented historical papers at four large conferences, and served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Federation of Genealogical Societies.

    Reception - Friday, February 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    No reservations required. Adults/Teens.

    Join us Friday evening at the African American Library at the Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street, Houston, Texas 77019, for a reception featuring our guest lecturer Tim Pinnick.


    • Sat, February 24, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Clayton Library

    Clayton Library is pleased to present Tim Pinnick - book author, article writer, and national speaker with more than 30 years of research experience. Since 2008 he has been an associate instructor in the biennial “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He is at the intersection of history and genealogy, having presented historical papers at four large conferences, and served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Federation of Genealogical Societies.

    Lectures - Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 3:15 PM

    10:30 AM – 11:45 AM | The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do African American Research Without It!

    WWI registration cards contain valuable imbedded pieces of information that can become leads in solving some genealogical roadblocks for researchers, including African Americans. An understanding of the history and intent of registration are key to getting the most out of this resource.

    11:50 AM – 1 PM | Developing the Genealogy of an African American Community: A Case Study

    Learn the details of a long-term project revolving around the collection of information on a group of African Americans in a specific community into a major database of integrated genealogical data, with the goal of constructing the genealogy of a community. Audience members will see how building such a database can be a worthwhile endeavor for any serious researcher.

    1 PM – 1:55 PM | Lunch Break

    2 PM – 3:15 PM | Using Newspapers as Part of the African American Research Process

    Individuals conducting African American research will find newspapers, both black and mainstream, an extremely valuable part of their search strategy. Developed from years of work in this field, a compilation of 25 key tips, strategies, and resources will be shared with the audience, each designed to empower the researcher.

    Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.


    • Sat, March 10, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clayton Library

    Clayton Library Lecture Series

    In this class you will explore some 21st century methods of finding and understanding the records created by your Irish ancestors. Civil registration, census, and church records in Eire and Northern Ireland will be explored. Many databases, both free and paid, which contain Irish records, will be touched upon. This program will be presented by Clayton Library staff member Irene B. Walters. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.

    • Sat, March 17, 2018
    • 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Clayton Library

    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.

    • Sat, March 31, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Clayton Library

    Join Clayton Library staff member Rodney Sam for a case study of how combining a paper trail with DNA results led to a previously unknown ancestor and confirmed relationships.

    Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.

    • Fri, April 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clayton House Board Room

    Quarterly meeting of the Clayton Library Friends Executive Board. The Board meets in the CLF Board Room located on the second floor of the Clayton House. All members are invited to the CLF Board meetings and, with a submitted request, you can address the Board. Please come and see what we are doing on your behalf.

    • Sat, May 12, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

    • Fri, July 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clayton House Board Room

    Quarterly meeting of the Clayton Library Friends Executive Board. The Board meets in the CLF Board Room located on the second floor of the Clayton House. All members are invited to the CLF Board meetings and, with a submitted request, you can address the Board. Please come and see what we are doing on your behalf.

    • Sat, August 11, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 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.

    • Fri, October 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Clayton House Board Room

    Quarterly meeting of the Clayton Library Friends Executive Board. The Board meets in the CLF Board Room located on the second floor of the Clayton House. All members are invited to the CLF Board meetings and, with a submitted request, you can address the Board. Please come and see what we are doing on your behalf.

    • Sat, November 10, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

    • Sat, February 09, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

    • Sat, May 11, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

    • Sat, August 10, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

    • Sat, November 09, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Carriage House Meeting Room, Clayton Library

    The Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Registration will start at 10:15 and the meeting will start at 10:30 in the Carriage House Meeting Room at Clayton Library.

Past events

Sat, February 17, 2018 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, February 10, 2018 CLF General Meeting Feb 2018
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
Fri, January 26, 2018 CLF Board Meeting
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 11, 2017 CLF Annual Meeting November 2017
Sat, November 04, 2017 Colonial Day
Sat, October 28, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
Sat, October 28, 2017 Finding Your Female Ancestors
Fri, October 27, 2017 CLF Board Meeting
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 DAR Day
Sat, October 14, 2017 Hispanic Genealogy with Guest Speaker Moises Garza
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 12, 2017 CLF General Meeting August 2017
Sat, August 05, 2017 Using Newspapers to Flesh Out Your Genealogy
Fri, July 28, 2017 CLF Board Meeting
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 DAR Day
Sat, July 15, 2017 A Family History Writing Workshop with Devon Noel Lee (Part 2)
Sat, July 08, 2017 A Family History Writing Workshop with Devon Noel Lee (Part 1)
Sat, June 17, 2017 World War I Centennial Commemoration
Sat, June 17, 2017 Clayton Library Orientation
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
Sat, May 13, 2017 CLF General Meeting May 2017
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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