genealogy

Who's In Your Family Tree?

Have You ever wondered who YOU could be related to?  Was your ancestor a king?  How about a great inventor?  Perhaps you have a philosopher in your past?  We know a way to find out!  Come by the Maud Marks Library any Wednesday between 10 AM and noon.  Representatives of the website FamilySearch.org will be in the library's computer lab to help you get started on your search.  You will be able to set up your family tree, search for ancestors and more!  Get started on your family history and learn who you really are.

Finding Family Skeletons

The Maud Marks Library has two great opportunities for those of you would like to begin or further your family tree research. One is a genealogy program and the other a field trip to the Clayton Genealogical Library.

Monday, October 31
Genealogy: Making the Most of Clayton- Susan Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Genealogical Library will be here 7pm, Monday, October 31 to give us an introduction to the at the Clayton Library. Call or click to register for this program. This takes place Halloween night the perfect time to find those family skeletons!

What is Your Story?

The Maud Marks Library has many ways to find your ancestors over the upcoming weeks.  First, this Tuesday, October 25 at 7 PM, we will be teaching a class on Online Genealogy.  A librarian will show you how to find your long lost family members and stories using Ancestry.com Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and other online resources.  Then on Wednesday, October 26 at 10 AM, specialists will be here to assist people in using the FamilySearch.org website and database.  

On Monday, October 31 at 7 PM, Sue Kaufman, manager of the Clayton Genealogical Library, will be here to discuss "How to Get the Most From Your Trip to Clayton."  Come learn strategies for the budding genealogist from the director of one of the top Genealogical libraries in the country.  

One-on-one Genealogy Help for Beginners

Family Tree courtesy of Clker.comYou've heard where your family comes from, but you just don't know where to start with your genealogy. We've got help for you. Stop by any Saturday this summer from 1:00-2:00pm for one-on-one help with beginning genealogy. 

Genealogy Classes at Maud Marks

 Have you ever been interested in learning about your family's history? Where did they  come from? Who was your great great grandfather? Well, we've got some great  news. Currently we are offering a class about our genealogy databases. You'll learn how to trace your family’s lineage and  discover your roots. The classes will be held every Wednesday in June at 10 AM.  Registration is required.

Gen Squad Webinar - Researching the Cluster

Neighbors courtesy of Clker.comFinding your ancestor's family in a census can be easy - or incredibly hard. Genealogists, am I right? One strategy for finding the ancestor playing hide-and-seek is to research their cluster: the neighbors and family living and often migrating with them. In our next Gen Squad lesson we'll be watching a webinar about how to do cluster research to bring that hard-to-find family out into the open. Join us on Monday, 4/25 at 2:00pm. 

TGIF Programs Hosts FamilySearch Prelude This Friday Morning!

TGIF Programs will host an introduction to the upcoming FamilySearch Genealogy workshops Friday at 10:30 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Representatives from the League City TX Family History Center will be presenting.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

Galveston Passenger Lists

The Promise by Ann WeisgarberTo celebrate this year's Gulf Coast Reads book selection ("The Promise" by Ann Weisgarber), we're focusing our genealogy lesson on Galveston this month.  We'll be going over what resources are available to see if your ancestor came to Texas through the Port of Galveston.  Join us on Monday, 10/26 at 2:00pm.  

Genealogy Webinar this Monday

Family Moving courtesy of cliparts101.comAs genealogists, the federal census is our bread and butter.  But how do you find out where your ancestors were during the 10-year gap in the censuses?  Come to our monthly Gen Squad webinar this Monday, 9/28, at 2:00pm to learn how to find your family in the "in-between" years.  

Adults - Register for Family Search - Thursdays @ 1:30 PM

Adults - Learn from Family Search representatives how to use their free genealogy research, education & tree building site. This class will run for 6 weeks - 1 day a week for 90 minutes. Registration required due to limited number of computers. The fun begins Thursday, September 10 @ 1:30 PM!

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