Sunday, October 25, 2009

Texas Genealogy Events: Week of October 26 - November 1, 2009

Straight from the Texas Genealogy Events calendar, here's what is happening in Texas for the week of October 26 - November 1, 2009:

Monday, October 26:

Genealogy Program, 6:30pm
Speaker: Tami Glatz Topic: "Have You Really Looked Everywhere? Genealogy Research on the Internet" Location: W. Walworth Harrison Public Library #1 Lou Finney Lane Greenville, TX 75401-3096 903-457-2992

Tuesday, October 27:

Austin Genealogical Society General Meeting Social time: 6:30-7 Meeting 7-8:30 Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones, Austin, Texas Topic: Gray and Blue Civil War Pensions Presenter: Earle McBride and Peggy Fox

Wednesday, October 28:

Clayton Library Event, 6pm
ProQuest: Historical Newspapers Webinar Historic Newspapers from ProQuest include the New York Times, the Chicago Defender, the Atlanta Daily World and more. This webinar will be training presented via the Internet and will offer tips and hints for searching historic newspapers. The Historic Newspapers from ProQuest are available at all HPL locations and from home with your HPL Powercard Library Card.
Thursday, October 29 - October 31:

Allen County Public Library
Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Thursday, October 29:

Clayton Library Bown Bag Lunch Event, 11am
Roots Television: Cemetery Records-Brown Bag Discussion Each Roots television session offers a 30 minute web based video to be followed by a 30 minute question and answer session with a staff member. Participants may bring their own brown bag lunch to consume during the presentation of the video. Registration required. Call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens

Friday, October 30:

Clayton Library Event, 3pm
Unusual Sources for Genealogy Research - Hey that is Some Cool Stuff! Description: Learn about some very unusual record groups for genealogical research, sources not often thought of or known. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens

Bay Area Genealogical Society Meeting Speaker: David Bowles Topic: Research techniques Social coffee time: 6:30pm, Meeting at 7 University Baptist Church 16106 Middlebrook Drive Houston, TX 77059 Saturday, October 31:

Clayton Library Event, 11am
Railroads and the Settling of America Throughout the history of the United States railroads have served as transit systems of mass production, metropolitan connections, and migration. As the railroad developed so to did settlements along the lines. Learn how the railroad shaped the migration patterns of people across the United States and how to use such information for furthering genealogical research. Registration required. Call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens For further details on these events, see the Texas Genealogy Events Calendar. Please confirm all dates and locations with the host societies and organizations.

Do you have an event you'd like to see on the calendar? Contact me using the email address at the right side of this blog. Events should occur in Texas or be of interest to Texans (neighboring states welcome). Speakers are encouraged to publicize their presentations.

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