Monday, November 4, 2013

Houston Area Genealogy Events for November 2013

(Please note that many libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. Many may also be closed on the 29th, or other days that week. Some may also be closed on Veterans Day. Check before you go! --A)

November is for giving thanks. I am thankful for family history! Here are some of the activities and events going on in the Houston region this month:

Mondays in November (4, 11, 18, 25)

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.

FamilySearch Genealogy Primer, Nov. 6, 13, 20

Kingwood Branch Library
4400 Bens View Lane
Kingwood, Texas 77339
The final three weeks of this 6-week mini-course will cover a different record type each week. In November, learn about historical newspapers (11/6), family records and county histories (11/13) and military/church/immigration records (11/20). These classes are geared toward beginning genealogy students. Self-register online or call 281-360-6804.

November 7

Genealogy Basics with
Atascocita Branch Library
19520 Pinehurst Trail Drive
Humble, TX 77346
Want to research your family's history? Join Donna and Jerry Lenzinger as they teach about genealogy research during this free, informal class. Learn more abut during this session. Register here or call 218-812-2162 with questions.

Galveston County Genealogical Society
General Meeting
Moody Mansion Museum
2618 Broadway
Galveston, TX
**Note: The website says meetings are the first Thursday of the month. Their event calendar hasn't been updated in months, but the officer information appears to be current. Please confirm date and time with the group so you don't make a wasted trip. Also gently hint that a website update is due.

November 9

Clayton Library Friends General Meeting
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
10:30am in the Carriage House (Registration at 10:15am)
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 
Researching Adoptions for Genealogy by Trish Taylor PhD, LCSW, who is a Houston adoption expert. 

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Willie Lee Gay H-Town Chapter
Chapter Meeting
10:30 am at Clayton Library
5300 Caroline, Houston
More details at the chapter website.

November 10

Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society
2nd Annual Veterans Day Celebration
2:45 PM
Rosemont Assisted Living
6450 Kings Park Way
Second floor community room
Kingwood, TX

November 11

Humble Area Genealogical Society

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

November 16

Clayton Library Orientation

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline
Houston, Texas 77004
Learn about the vast family history research resources at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

Bay Area Genealogical Society
Holiday Party
Hope Village Cafe
4541 FM 2351
Friendswood, TX 77546
Note: there is a link on the society website to click for a map and invitation to the party. Unfortunately the link does not work. Contact the society if you have any questions.

November 23

Internet Archives
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
(Carriage House Meeting Room)
5300 Caroline
Houston, Texas 77004
The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 357 billion archived web pages. This class serves as an introduction to this useful repository, and details how best to access it for genealogical purposes.  Registration required; please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.

New Genealogy Research Databases at Clayton Library
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
(Carriage House Meeting Room)
5300 Caroline
Houston, Texas 77004
This presentation introduces two of Clayton Library’s newest research databases: “World Vital Records” and “Genealogy Connect.” Find out how to access these digital resources and learn more about the unique digital content that each database provides. Registration required; please call 832-393-2600.Adults/Teens.

November 23

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!

*** 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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