It’s Black History Month 2012 and one place you will certainly find me is at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research to learn more about the groundbreaking African American Heritage database they have devoted to African American family history research . . . woo-hoo! To learn more about this event and another program of interest this month, check out the information below. And if you live in H-town, or you have travel plans that bring you this way, be sure to stop by the Clayton Library this month!
African American Heritage Database
Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:00-3:00PM
Please join Sue Kaufman, Clayton manager, for a presentation of the African American Heritage database. This groundbreaking digital resource is exclusively devoted to African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Researching Free Persons of Color in Louisiana
Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:30-11:30PM
Learn how to do genealogical research on free persons of color in Louisiana from the early French period to the years before the Civil War. The presentation will include case studies and discuss valuable resources. Learn the definition of “free person of color,” along with a brief discussion on the culture of pre-American Louisiana and some of the other labels used to describe free persons of color. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Library Hours are:
M Closed | T 10-6 | W 10-8 | Th 10-6 | F 10-5 | Sa 10-5 | Su Closed