Hey there, local genealogy friends. I received this press release from Fort Bend County Libraries regarding a local free program. Spread the word with your genealogy society colleagues. --A
The Internet has made more resources available to people researching their family roots than ever before. Fort Bend County Libraries' First Colony Branch Library will show how to access the library's online resources in a program on "Genealogy Resources @ Your Library," on Wednesday, October 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the library, located at 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land.
Staff from the library's Adult Services department will demonstrate how to access online tools and databases for genealogical research in this program for beginner family-history researchers. The databases are available through the Fort Bend County Libraries' website,www.fortbend.lib.tx.us. Most of them can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection, and there is one that must be accessed from within the library. Some of the resources require a subscription when accessed directly, but are free when accessed through the library's website. Those attending the program will also receive tips on how to conduct online searches in an efficient manner for the best results.
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, click on "Calendar," select "First Colony Branch Library," and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library.