Friday, May 4, 2012

May Events at Houston's Clayton Genealogy Library

There are some great programs coming to the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in May. Check them out:

Clayton Library Orientation 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 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.

Clayton Library Friends General Meeting
Saturday, May 12, 2012 10:30AM-12:00PM
James Harkins of the General Land Office of Texas will be the speaker at the meeting.  Registration will start at 10:15 at the Carriage House and the meeting will begin at 10:30.  Adults/Teens.

At the Houston Public Library Central location (500 McKinney in the Julia Ideson Building)…
Clayton Library is proud to present a special day of Civil War related programs featuring Craig Scott and Robin Oliveira
Saturday, May 19 2012, 10:30AM-4:30PM 
No reservations required. Adults/Teens.

10:30-11:30AM Civil War Confederate Records
Researching Confederate soldiers during the Civil War can be challenging. This lecture will be an overview of records that are available for research for the “boys in grey” that valiantly fought for the South.

11:45AM-12:45PM Civil War Pensions
Pension applications for American Civil War veterans can be a rich source of information regarding their service during the war and the lives of the pensioners after the War. These records are housed in many locations depending upon the side fought for. A presentation of the records and repositories will be highlighted.

1:00-2:00PM Medical Records in the Civil War
These records can offer a deeper look into the individual Civil War soldier’s history and stories regarding their service in the American Civil War.  Found mostly in original source documents this group of records offer a special look into the harsher side of the conflict.

2:30PM Robin Oliveira
My Name is Sutter, a work of historical fiction, explores the dedication and devotion of Civil War nurses and doctors who endeavored to bring healing and comfort to wounded men with so little medical knowledge it’s a miracle that anyone survived.  Cemented in years of research, including at the National Archives and Library of Congress, the book follows the story of a young midwife who wants to be a surgeon at a time of great turmoil and change.  Robin Oliveira will discuss some of the medical challenges facing the physicians, the unprecedented medical research the war provoked, and the beginning of nursing in America. Book sales will be provided by Brazos Bookstore

Lineage Help – 
Most Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:30PM
Looking to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, or Daughters of the Republic of Texas?  Come to Clayton Library on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30.  Members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter UDC #440 are here to help you discuss your lineage application research.  This is available MOST Wednesday nights, but call 832-393-2600 to confirm the team will be here.  Sign up when you get to the library.  Adults/Teens.


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