Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2014 Events at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Hispanic Heritage Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Day marks a partnership with Clayton Library and the Hispanic Genealogical Society (website located at ) for an all-day workshop featuring topics associated with Hispanic genealogical research. Register for any or all of the sessions listed below.

How Do You Get Started in Genealogical Research?
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:15AM-11:00AM
Are you interested in researching your family but are not sure where to begin? Topics to be covered include organizing your known information. Inexpensive resources to try and more advanced resources will also be summarized. Participants who have started their research will be encouraged to share their experiences in order to help guide others. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Tracing your Hispanic Heritage with Genealogy
Saturday, May 17th, 2014 11:15AM-12:00PM
Presentation will outline use of various resources such as genealogical websites, family interviews, civil and Church records, census records, and more helpful information to assist you in tracing your Hispanic heritage. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Immigration Records with Focus on the Texas/Mexico Border
Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:35PM-1:15PM
What type of information is found in immigrat ion documents? We will explore records to reveal some valuable research clues. Documents include place of birth, description of person, destination, etc. Many of these clues will solve mysteries, some of which you didn't know existed . Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

How to Break Down Your Brick Walls
Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:30PM-2:30PM
Have you been researching your family only to hit a brick wall that you have not been able to break down?  We will present different ways to break down these brick walls.  Tips and techniques with examples from members’ own trees will be the entire focus of this presentation. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Other Events in May:

Quick Start your Genealogy!
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1:00PM-3:00PM
Overview of genealogical research tools:
1:00-1:30PM HPL Catalog
1:40-2:20PM Ancestry Library Edition; FamilySearch
2:30-3:00PM Ordering microprint from Salt Lake City
Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Clayton Library Friends General Meeting
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:15AM-12:00PM
Sue Kaufman, Clayton Library Manager, will present her annual “State of the Library” report. Registration starts at 10:15AM in the Carriage House and the meeting will begin at 10:30AM.

Library Orientation 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:30AM-11:45AM
Learn about the vast resources and how to efficiently utilize genealogical research materials housed at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.  No reservations needed, meet at the Information Desk in the library.  Adults/Teens.

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