Monday, March 31, 2014

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


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 Library1001 Golfview in Richmond. Library staff will present two programs in April to help the beginning family-history researcher start their genealogy search.

"Family-History Research: Find Your Ancestors in Deed Records" will take place on April 15, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Computer Lab. Learn about the various types of land and property deed records that are available online, on microfilm at the library, or that are filed at the courthouse. Deeds were recorded and kept before other types of records were required. These records may include genealogical information that is not available through other sources, or that may confirm uncertain information, such as names of spouses, children and their spouses, or neighbors.

An introduction to the FamilySearch International Online Genealogy Website will take place on April 22, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Computer Lab. This resource contains information compiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide for more than 100 years, and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Those attending this class will learn how to navigate through the FamilySearch website and make the most effective use of the information it provides.

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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