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Online renewal of CLF membership is now available. Visit our Membership Renewal page for details. To renew by mail, follow the instructions on this printable membership form

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The Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research was recently featured on Houstonia Magazine.

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CLF February Meeting

“Using Newspapers to Flesh Out Your Genealogy”

Speaker: Irene Walters
February 9, 2019, 10:30 am
Clayton Library Carriage House

You've got your relative's skeleton consisting of dates and places. This talk will show you how to go about creating a newspaper clipping file on a relative to put flesh on that skeleton. We will explore newspapers in their original paper form, on microfilm and electronic versions that can be found using the Clayton Library. Also explored will be the hundreds of newspaper indexes and “clipping” books at Clayton Library.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Clayton Library is currently seeking volunteers to fill the Welcome Desk Assistant position at the Clayton House on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm to 2 pm.

The Welcome Desk Assistant duties include:

    • Greeting Visitors
    • Assistance with Microfilm Readers and Printers
    • Limited Reference Assistance
    • Other Projects

Training is provided for all duties. Helpful skills include being a people person, attention to detail when completing forms, basic computer skills, familiarity with microfilm readers and copiers, and general experience in genealogical research.

Volunteers typically cover one 2-hour time block each week, although it is fine for two or more volunteers to rotate coverage of a shift as long as each week is covered.

Please contact Steven Bychowski, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 832-393-2600 to volunteer today!

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