Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Houston Genealogy and History Events, August 2012

August is here and things are starting to heat up in the Bayou City, both literally and figuratively. Time to step inside for some air conditioning and genealogy fun. Here are some of the activities and events going on in the Houston region this month:

Mondays in August (6, 13, 20, 27)

Genealogy Lunchbox
Katy Branch Library
5414 Franz Road
Katy, TX 77493
Join in for an informal genealogy get-together. There are computers, and others to help each other with our genealogy work.

Saturday, August 11

Clayton Library Friends General Meeting
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Sue Kaufman, Clayton Library Manager, will present her annual “State of the Library” report. Registration starts at 10:15AM in the Carriage House and the meeting will begin at 10:30AM.

Faces, Places and Spaces
Julia Ideson Building
2:00 PM
550 McKinney
Houston, TX
Joel Draut, Senior Digital Technician of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center will discuss the glass plate negative collection and images featured in the Faces, Places and Spaces exhibition.

Wednesday, August 15

709 West Montgomery
Willis, TX 77378
Learn how to use Weebly to make your own website. 

Saturday, August 18

Clayton Library Friends All Day Seminar
Featuring J. Mark Lowe
St. Luke’s Methodist Church 
3471 Westheimer 
Houston, TX 77027 

Mr. Lowe resides in Tennessee and researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.  He will be discussing the following topics, not necessarily presented in this order:

Cold Mountain: A case study of a Tarheel soldier in the Civil War 
Discover the real records of William P. Inman, the subject of the controversial book and movie, who lived and died in North Carolina.

Confederate Yankees in the Southland 
A number of Union blue soldiers maintained close ties to the Confederacy.  Many crossed the line to change uniforms.  Learn about your border ancestor and finding their uniform of choice or no uniform at all.

My Ancestor, the farmer:  Shaping a profile for your rural ancestor 
Farming is a proud and honorable occupation. Develop a rich profile of your farming ancestor and community using available resources.

Whiskey, brandy, and southern migration
Understanding why our ancestors were searching for limestone-filtered flowing springs and abundant fruit and grain would help tighten their travel routes and destinations. Learn basic distillation process as well.
Registration required.

Clayton Library Orientation
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
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.

Saturday, August 25

Chaparral Genealogical Society General Meeting
Amegy Bank (2nd floor meeting room)
28201 Business 249
Tomball, TX
Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!


Rosenberg Library
2300 Sealy Ave (3rd floor)
Galveston, TX
Ride into Galveston's past through this eclectic display of ephemera from the Rosenberg Library's Galveston and Texas History Center.

Down the Road

November 1-3
Ft. Worth, Texas

Do you have a SE Texas area genealogy meeting or historical program that you'd like to promote? Contact me for inclusion in this blog.

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