It’s June 1, 2012 and I can already tell it’s going to be a long hot summer here in H-town. But to beat this heat, I plan to attend some of the great genealogy programs that the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research has in store for genealogy patrons this month!
If you have a Houston Public Library card (the orange power card), you can register for any of the Clayton Library programs you see below by going to:
1) Library’s online catalog at http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org/search~s1/
2) Search for the word “genealogy”
3) On the first program that is offered, just look to the right for the “Calendar of Events” icon and click on it.
Cemetery Day – Billion Graves and other fun stuff
Saturday, June 2, 2012 10:30-11:30AM or 1:30-2:30PM
Learn how to use the free, online website, Billion Graves. Billion Graves has been described as the, “fastest, easiest and most efficient way to gather headstone data in the world”. Also discussed will be how you can become a volunteer and add even more data. Reservations required. Please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Indexing: It isn’t just the census
Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:30AM-12:00PM
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:00-3:30PM
Ever thought about volunteering, but you can’t come to the library? Maybe your time is short and you just can’t commit to a certain time each week, but you still want to help. Are you interested in old records? Are you interested in various types of records? Do you use the computer? It sounds like “indexing” might be just the right volunteering project for you. Come hear from an experienced indexer/arbitrator about the thrills of indexing. Bring a laptop if you have one and get started today or practice in the library on one of ours. Reservations required. Please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Clayton Library Orientation
Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:30-11:45AM
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.
Quick Start your Genealogy!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:30-3:30PM
Overview of genealogical research tools:
1:30-2:00PM HPL Catalog
2:10-2:50PM Ancestry Library Edition; FamilySearch
3:00-3:30PM Ordering microprint from Salt Lake City
Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.
Most Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:30PM
Looking to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, or Daughters of the Republic of Texas? Come to Clayton Library on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30. Members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter UDC #440 are here to help you discuss your lineage application research. This is available MOST Wednesday nights, but call 832-393-2600 to confirm the team will be here. Sign up when you get to the library. 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