Genealogy Face2Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
This is a weekly roundtable discussion for Clayton Library Friends members and the general public related to genealogy research.
Topic: "Linkpendium" with Barbara Richards
Linkpendium.com is a 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. This website covers both free and subscription sites, with a strong emphasis upon free resources provided by libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals. Barbara Richards is CLF Director of Volunteers and Hospitality and the 2020-2021 President of the Houston Genealogical Forum.
Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.
Topic: "FamilySearch Wiki " with Sue Yerby
The Family History Research Wiki provides handbook reference information, and educational articles to help genealogists find and interpret records of their ancestors. It is a free-access, free-content, online encyclopedia on a wiki, hosted as part of the FamilySearch site. Sue will tell us about her favorite features of the FS Wiki. Sue Yerby is Past President of Clayton Library Friends and a FamilySearch Expert Trainer.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -
Long Live Your French Ancestors!
In this program you will explore some methods of finding and understanding the records created by your French ancestors. Huguenot, French Canadian, and direct migration from France to America will be touched upon, as well as church and civil registration in France and Canada. Presented by Clayton Library staff member Irene B. Walters.
For registration, please click here.
This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to email@example.com or 832-393-2600.
Topic: "J-Stor" with Gay Carter
JSTOR is an online library of hundreds of years of academic research. Use the rich JSTOR library to build out your family tree’s historical, cultural, and social contexts. Gain the knowledge and details around places, times, and historical trends. Gay Carter retired as the Government Documents Librarian at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She is a frequent presenter at genealogical events.
Get started in your family history research! Learn the beginning steps in genealogical research, view samples of typical records, and discover library resources. Presented by Clayton Library staff member Joy Oria.
Quarterly meeting of the Clayton Library Friends Executive Board.
The Board meets via Zoom Video Conference.
Topic: "Wide World of Periodicals" with Joy Oria
Underused and somewhat daunting, periodicals can actually yield rich rewards. Discover the genealogical gold hiding in magazines and journals and learn how to obtain articles for your research. Joy Oria is a Senior Library Services Specialist and the Outreach and Programming Coordinator for the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.
Genealogy Research in the New Orleans City Archives & Special Collections
Learn how to navigate the genealogy research resources available in the City Archives & Special Collections at New Orleans Public Library with archivist Amanda Fallis. Find out exactly which records might help with your New Orleans genealogy research, and how to access them at home or in person.
The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Our featured speaker will be Susan Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Sue will be presenting the Annual State of the Clayton Library Presentation 2021.
Registration is required to attend this meeting online.
Register: a registration link will be posted soon.
A video recording of this meeting will be available on our YouTube channel.
Topic: "Fold3 Search Basics" with Jessica Collins
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records. Jessica Collins is CLF Director of Membership and co-host of Genealogy Face2Face.
Genealogy Online: Ancestry Library Edition
Join us for an introduction to the database Ancestry Library Edition, available for use at all Houston Public Library locations and temporarily to MY Link library card holders at home. Learn to navigate the home page and find the records you need out of Ancestry’s 16 billion digitized records and indexes. Presented by Clayton Library staff member Irene B. Walters.
Topic: "Lineage Society Books: You don’t have to be a member to use lineage society books." with Melissa Hayes
Obscure, outdated and defunct lineage societies books can help you find your missing ancestor. Don’t pass up that lineage society book because you think only members will be listed. Come on open the cover and sneak a peek. Melissa did!
Melissa Hayes, MLIS is the Assistant Branch Manager, for the Houston Public Library, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Genealogy Online: FamilySearch.org
Join us for an introduction to the website with the world’s largest free collection of family trees, genealogy records, and learning resources: FamilySearch.org. Learn how to find both indexed and unindexed records, add to the world family tree, navigate and record memories, and even help out other genealogists by indexing records. Presented by Clayton Library staff member Irene B. Walters.
Topic: "The Texas and Local History Collection (TLHC) of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC)" with Joanna “Jo” Collier
The TLHC consists of books, periodicals, maps, and vertical files that can be used in the reading room area of the archives. Like Clayton the books do not check out. Much of these materials are not duplicated in the Clayton Library collection and can help you contextualize the events that took place in the lives of your Texian ancestors.
Jo Collier is the Collection Development Librarian at HMRC Fourth Quarter
Your 19th & 20th Century Mexican Ancestors in the U.S.
Historical records and social history paint a rich picture of the lives of our Mexican ancestors who were in the U.S. after the mid-19th century. A new border, new laws, a violent revolution, two world wars, and changing economic and political conditions significantly impacted your Mexican ancestors who came to or were born in the United States. Sharing a border, and sharing a long common history in certain regions of the U.S. has presented situations unique to those of Mexican descent compared to other immigrant and ethnic groups. Presented by guest speaker Colleen Robledo Greene.
Topic: Researching Before Restoring Historic Buildings by Randy Pace
Researching historic buildings reveal many stories about the people who have lived and worked in them as well as their physical architectural characteristics that define their style. Historic buildings can qualify for various historic designations as well as the owners can reap economic benefits for appropriate and approved restoration.
Topic: "Overview of Houston Genealogical Forum Programs"
Topic: "It’s In Clayton But Not on the Internet!" by John Dorroh
Don't neglect the resources at the library. The vast majority of books and sometimes microfilm at Clayton Library is not available online.
John Dorroh is the Director of Acquisitions for the Clayton Library Friends.
The Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
Presentation: Proving Long-Lost Family the Indirect Way: Finding the Ancestors of F. N. Raymond by Patti Gillespie
Sometimes we must go all the way around before we can prove what is right in front of us. This is a presentation chock full of records and research with a resolution to a mystery that has been misunderstood for decades. Hold on for the ride as this presentation demonstrates the use of “long way round” research strategies while offering hope for those with direct brick walls.
Patti Gillespie, B.A., M.S. is a Professional Genealogist & Personal Historian with over 30 years of experience. She is the owner of Family Lines & Stories and specializes in Wise County, Texas and U.S. Research.
Registration is required. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting.
Register: registration link coming soon
This event will be recorded. CLF members will have access from our website.
Face2Face will be taking a Holiday Hiatus starting in late November and all of December. We hope too see you again in 2022!
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