Genealogy Research & the Female Line: Women's History Month

Genealogy research is often challenging, and one of the biggest stumbling blocks that researchers face is tracing female lines.  In order to research further back in a female ancestor’s line, you need to discover her maiden name and her parents’ names.  This is difficult because, especially the further back in history you get, few transactions, legal or commercial, were recorded in a woman’s name.  Vital records, often the most revealing sources of direct evidence in genealogy research, were not typically required to be recorded across the U.S.  until the early part of the 20th century, as you can see if you consult this list of links entitled “Where to Write for Vital Records” compiled

This Friday! - TGIF Programs Presents Tech 411

Have you wondered how to do something on a computer, smart phone or device? Did someone give you a device but you’re not sure how to use it?  Please join us Friday, March 15th at 10:30 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for Tech 411. We will have a panel ready for your questions. 

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.

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Marsha's Petting Zoo will be at Freeman Library this afternoon 3/11 from 2:30-4:30 pm

     Looking for a chance to get out and enjoy the spring weather?  Join us for fun as Marsha's Petting Zoo makes its annual stop at Freeman Library on Monday, March 11 from 2:30-4:30 pm.  No tickets are required for this free program.  We' will line up along the front porch and take folks through the zoo in small groups.

Books Alive! Events for Children

   Looking for something fun and free to do with the children next week?  Freeman Library will have lots of activities for Books Alive! Week.  This annual fun is sponsored by generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.   Here's a list of the activities:

Monday, March 11 (2:30-4:30 pm.) - Marsha's Petting Zoo will be on the Diana Lane side of the parking lot with lots of small and not-so-small farm animals to see and pet.  No tickets are needed.  We'll just line up along the library's front porch.

Come to TGIF Programs' "Celebration of Women's Art" This Friday!

Please join us on Friday, March 8th at 10:30 am at the Marge Jacobson Meeting Room as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Meredith Layton, Young Adult Librarian at Freeman Branch Library, will talk to us about works of art created by women which can be viewed in the Houston area.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.

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