Friday, February 28, 2014

Fort Bend County (TX) Library Genealogy Events for March 2014


Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? 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 March to help the beginning family-history researcher pursue their genealogy search.

Learn how to use the online genealogy resource, HeritageQuest Online, a resource for tracing family histories, on Tuesday, Mach 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Computer Lab. Discover how this resource can help you get results tracing your family history, and the kind of information it provides. Tips and strategies for a more efficient search will be demonstrated.

The class "Family-History Research: Filling In Your Ancestor's Story" will take place on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Computer Lab. Learn how to find and search archived editions of historic newspapers, local histories, and Google Maps to discover details about the daily lives of people in the past.

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 (, 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.

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