Below is a press release that may be of interest to Houston-area genealogy enthusiasts:
Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Are you curious about their military service or medical history? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries' Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Library staff will present two programs in April to help the beginning family-history researcher start their genealogy search.
Beginning family-history researchers will learn the basics of starting their research at an introductory program, "Genealogy 101," on Tuesday, April 16, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Library staff will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning genealogical researcher. Items that will be introduced include print resources, materials that are available on microfilm, and online tools such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases.
The "Introduction to Ancestry.com" class will take place on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. In this class, you will learn how to get results tracing family history by using this helpful online resource. Tips and strategies for a more efficient search will be demonstrated.
The programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library's website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on "Calendar," select "George Memorial," and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library's Local History and Genealogy Department at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the department at the library.