Friday, August 31, 2012

Houston Genealogy and History Events, September 2012

September is here. It's time to get back to school and back into genealogy. Several societies are resuming monthly meetings after taking the summer off.  Here are some of the activities and events going on in the Houston region this month:

Mondays in September - 10, 17, 24 (not Labor Day)

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.

September 6

Galveston County Genealogical Society
General Meeting
Moody Mansion Museum
2618 Broadway
Galveston, TX

September 8

Houston Genealogical Forum
General Meeting
Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
The meeting is a little longer than usual because the speaker will be Barbara Vines Little, CG.

September 9

Atascocita Kingwood Genealogical Society
General Meeting
3:00 PM
Rosemont Assisted Living
6450 Kings Park Way
Second floor community room
Kingwood, TX

September 10

Humble Area Genealogical Society 
General Meeting
7:00 PM
Humble Senior Activity Center
1401 South Houston Ave, Humble

September 11

George Memorial Library
Genealogy on Facebook
10:00 AM
1001 Golfview, Richmond
Computer lab
Program is free and open to the public.
Call 281-341-2608 or visit the Genealogy Dept.

September 13

Cinco Ranch Library
Genealogy 101
10:00 AM
2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy
Computer Lab
Register at the website or by calling 281-395-1311

September 15

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Library Orientation
5300 Caroline, Houston
Learn about the vast family history research resources at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Program is intended for adults. Meet at the first floor reference desk at the building entrance.

September 18

George Memorial Library
U.S. Census Records for Research
10:00 AM
1001 Golfview, Richmond
Computer lab
Program is free and open to the public.
Call 281-341-2608 or visit the Genealogy Dept.

September 21

Clear Lake City-Freeman Branch Library
50+ Genealogy and the 1940 Census
16616 Diana Lane
Houston, TX 77062
Program presented by Laura Smith, reference librarian at the Clear Lake City - Freeman Branch Library. More information here.

September 22

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!

September 25

Maud Marks Branch Library
Genealogy Online
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, TX
Are you interested in learning more about your family's past? Learn how to get started in genealogy and finding where your family came from. Registration required.

September 26

R.B. Tullis Library
Using County Records - Genealogy Program
21569 US Highway 59
New Caney, TX
Heather Kramer from the Genealogy Room at the Conroe Central Library will show you how to use country records to document and further your ancestry research. Register online at the website or call 936-442-7705.

September 28

Bay Area Genealogical Society
General Meeting
7:00PM (6:30 socializing)
University Baptist Church
16106 Middlebrook Drive
Houston, TX (Clear Lake City)
Speaker: Charles Gardes

September 29

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Writing Your Family History: An Interactive Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5300 Caroline, Houston
Join Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, for a very exciting day consisting of a morning lecture with an active afternoon of writing exercises. 
 A Baker’s Dozen
Anyone can write! Learn ways to get your family history in print without a lot of strain!  A “Baker’s Dozen” of ways to get started and ideas to get your greater family involved will be shared.  You may find that you are already doing some of these but hadn’t realized you were actually getting family history into print!  We’ll cover focus points, themes, photos, incorporating general history, and editing.  Come prepared to write and take home a new outlook on getting YOUR family history written.

Writing Exercises
The afternoon will consist of writing exercises, individually and in small groups.  Attendees are requested to bring a personal laptop if available.  There will also be some actual writing, so please bring lined paper and pens and pencils of different colors.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited to 45.  You MUST call Clayton Library at 832-393-2600 to sign up.  You will register for the whole day.  Adult/Teens. 

*** Please confirm all information, dates and times with the libraries or groups hosting the events. If you have a genealogy event of interest to Houstonians that you'd like mentioned here, email me with the details.

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