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.
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.
Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Our featured speaker is Melissa "Mel" Hayes, presenting "Beyond the Mainland: International Resources Available at Clayton Library."
Join Clayton Friends for an overview of select sources for international research at the Clayton Library. This presentation is meant to show you a small slice of our international collection in hopes that it will help you jump from the Mainland across the pond.
Melissa "Mel" Hayes joined the staff at Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research, Houston, Texas in June 2013, having worked in Adult services and youth services with Houston Public Library (HPL) for fourteen years. She started working for HPL as a Senior Library Services Assistant. Upon completing her masters degree in 2008 from University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, she has attained the position of Librarian III, Assistant Branch Manager, Clayton Library. Her passion for genealogy started over 30 years ago and still remains strong. Her goal is to help Clayton Library customers in finding their family!
Come early to register at 10:15 am for the free lecture. Refreshments will be available !!
ALL ARE WELCOME !!
(This presentation was originally scheduled for May, but the meeting was cancelled due to weather conditions.)
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.”
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.
Speaker: Gale French discusses the DNA Painter tool.
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