Saturday, June 25, 2011

July Programs at the Clayton Genealogy Library in Houston

The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is one of the premier genealogy institutions in the country, and it's right here in Houston! Here are some of the great events on their calendar for July:

Genealogy Basics Bootcamp
Saturday, July 2, 2011 10:30AM-12:00PM
Interested in your family history, but not quite sure where to start?  Found some information, but need to know what else is available?  Join the Bootcamp for an exercise in genealogy research resources!  This session focuses on starting genealogical research by examining basic tools, such as the pedigree chart, and basic research strategies.  Learn about the different genealogical materials available to researchers and how they lead to other sources. Reservations required.  Please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Military Research – American Revolution and Civil War
Saturday, July 2, 2011 1:00-2:30PM, 3:00-4:30PM
Researching family history can be as close as the home computer, but finding the best websites and resources can be frustrating.  Lynna Kay Shuffield will present two classes focusing on good Internet resources where you can locate primary source documentation or lineage information related to American Revolution military research and Civil War research.  You must register for each session you wish to attend.  This lecture is co-sponsored by Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Clayton Library/Houston Public Library. 
American Revolution Military Research
Saturday, July 2, 2011 1:00-2:30PM
Join Lynna Kay Shuffield for a presentation on searching for your Revolutionary War ancestors.    Reservations required.  Please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Civil War Research
Saturday, July 2, 2011 3:00-4:30PM
Continue with Lynna Kay as she provides information and resources for searching for Civil War ancestors.  Reservations required.  Please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.
Clayton Library Orientation
Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:30-11:45AM
Learn about the vast resources and how to efficiently utilize genealogical research materials housed at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.  No reservations needed, meet at the Information Desk in the library.  Adults/Teens.

Scrapbook Crop
Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:15AM-4:30PM
Come join us for a fabulous day of scrapbooking your family history!  It’s a potluck crop, so bring snacks, desserts, and sodas to share.  Cups, plates, napkins, etc. will be provided and a refrigerator and microwave are available.  Free wireless and electrical outlets.  Please bring your cutting pad.  A six foot table is available for each person. Reservations required:  e-mail lksfriday@sbcglobal.net or call713-692-4511.  Co-sponsored by Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Clayton Library/Houston Public Library.  Adults/Teens.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Day
Saturday, July 25, 2011 10:30AM-4:30PM
Ever wonder how to join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)?  Representatives from local DAR chapters will be at Clayton Library for consultation and research help in preparing lineage papers for submission to the DAR.  No reservations required.  Adults/Teens.

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