Tuesday, January 21, 2014

African-American Genealogy 101 Class in Richmond, Texas

Researching African-American family histories may present special challenges for the genealogical researcher. Library staff from the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries, will present an introductory program, “African-American Genealogy 101,” on Tuesday, February 18, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Library staff will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning family-history researcher, with special focus on tools to help individuals who are researching African-American family histories. Online resources, such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases, items that are available on microfilm, and print resources will also be discussed.

The program is 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 at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the library’s Local History and Genealogy Department.

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