Genealogy Face2Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
This is a biweekly roundtable discussion for Clayton Library Friends members and the general public related to genealogy research.
Topic: "Spanish Patriots of The American Revolution" with Mary Anthony Startz
Mary Anthony Startz will discuss her latest book THE MILITIAMEN OF St. LOUIS AND STE. GENEVIEVE 1779-1783 which explores the role of Spanish citizens living in North America’s midlands during the American Revolution.
Mary Anthony Startz has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Randolph Macon College. In retirement, she spends her time conducting research in Spanish documents, writing, and volunteering. She holds both GPHR and Shrm-SPC certifications. She is a member of NSDAR, the Order of Granaderos y Damas de Galvez, the Clayton Library Friends, the Hispanic Genealogical Society of Houston, the Rio Grande Valley Genealogical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society. She has also written THE PAPERS OF JOAQUIN ORTEGA.
Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -
Learn clues in the genealogical records to find ancestors that may have been Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer. Guest speaker Stewart Traiman shares stories of many LGBTQ ancestors in the historical context of LGBTQ rights. Clues to ancestors can be found in photographs, census, newspapers, obituaries, cemeteries, military records, marriage records, and LGBTQ Archives around the world.
Register here: https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/9060608
This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-393-2600.
This is a weekly roundtable discussion for Clayton Library Friends members and the general public related to genealogy research.
Topic: "You Can Do More Than Google Your Ancestors!” with Mitch Clendenning
The word Google is more than a name or a website. It's become a verb. It's something you do to find whatever answer you're seeking. Whether it's the address to the nearest coffee bar or the name of that movie you watched last week, you can always Google it, and some type of useful information will turn up. Over the years, Google has added other services, such as email, chat, document creation and storage, just to name a few. Many of the services offered by Google can be used to uncover, record and even share your family history. Find out how creating a personal Google account gives you access to this wide array of online services, and how to use them to turbo-boost your family history research. It all starts with a Gmail account.
Mitch Clendening is a Senior Library Service Specialist with the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. He has been with the Houston Public Library system since early 2017, but his roots in family history go much deeper. Intrigued by a folder of incomplete family group sheets, Mitch began the job of filling in the blanks left by his great-grandfather. This, of course, led to more names and more questions. Fast-forward 35 years, and Mitch is still filling in the blanks on a much larger family tree. Along the way, he has also followed an interest in technology, and how to use it in the search for his ancestors.
Tracing Your Ancestors in Jamaica: A Beginner's Guide
Join guest speaker Phillip Nicholas to learn the methodologies and techniques needed to uncover your roots in Jamaica. You will be prepared for the challenge of tracing ancestors born out of wedlock, as well as researching immigrant and enslaved ancestors, all by following the paper trail.
Register here: https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/9123477
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Discover the resources available from one of the nation’s leading research centers for Texas and United States historical study – the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, part of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Guest speaker Margaret Schlankey will also share how to prepare for a visit and how to find material on the center’s website.
Register here: https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/9124092
Clayton Library Friends General Meeting
This general meeting will be held via Zoom online meeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by our guest speaker.
Program Title: the details of this meeting are still being determined
Registration is required. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting.
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Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting
This annual meeting will be held via Zoom online meeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by our guest speaker.
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