Thursday, November 1, 2012

Houston Area Genealogy and Family History Calendar, November 2012

November already? Time for turkeys, family visits, football and of course genealogy. Here are some of the activities and events going on in the Houston region this month:

Mondays in November (5,12,19,26)

Katy Branch Library
Genealogy Lunchbox
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

November 1

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

November 3

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Card making and Scrapbooking
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Interested in scrapbooking your family history but don’t know how? Learn some of the basics of scrapbooking, plus learn some tips and tricks. Use some of the tools of the trade to make a greeting card and a gift tag.  Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults and teens (accompanied by an adult only). 

Houston Genealogical Forum
General Meeting featuring Warren Bittner, CG
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX

November 6

George Memorial Library (Richmond)
Computer class: FamilySearch online
10:00 am - 11:00 am
1001 Golfview Drive
Richmond, TX
How to use the genealogy website effectively. We will also cover some of the recent additions to the website. 
Registration required. See library website for details.

November 10

Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting
The group will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their organization.  New officers will be elected for 2013.  Registration starts at 10:15AM in the Carriage House meeting room at Clayton Library and the meeting will begin at 10:30AM.

Houston Public Library
Houston History Book Fair & Symposium
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dozens of history books available. Meet the authors and get autographs! Admission is free! Event is at the Julia Ideson Building. Questions? 832-393-1313

Missouri City Branch Library
Give Thanks For Your Family: an African American Genealogy Workshop
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Daniel Sample
1530 Texas Pkwy
Missouri City, Texas
Contact the library at 281-238-2100 for more information

November 11

Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society
"My Heroes, The Code Talker, The Commandant and the DAR"
3:00 PM
Rosemont Assisted Living
6450 Kings Park Way
Second floor community room
Kingwood, TX

November 12

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

November 13

George Memorial Library (Richmond)
Computer class: Photo organization
10:00 am - 11:00 am
1001 Golfview Drive
Richmond, TX
This is an introductory class that will teach you how to organize, store and declutter your photographs. Basic scanning procedures and helpful websites will also be covered.
Registration required. See library website for details.

November 17

Chaparral Genealogical Society
General Meeting
10:00 am
Amegy Bank (2nd floor meeting room)
28201 Business 249
Tomball, TX
Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Bay Area Genealogical Society did not have their November meeting listed on their web site at the time of this blog post publication. It is unclear whether they cancelled due to Thanksgiving or not.

*** Note that Veterans Day and Thanksgiving may cause groups to reschedule events this month. 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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