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All members are invited to the CLF Board meetings and, with a submitted request, you can address the Board. Please come and see what we are doing on your behalf.

All meetings are posted on our Events page.

2019 Membership Renewal

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

Upcoming CLF Meetings

Upcoming Events

Genealogy Helps League City Cold Cases

The Bay Area Genealogical Society in Houston, Texas announces a special program to be presented on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Speakers: League City Police Department representatives and genealogist Shera Lapoint will discuss the genealogy and DNA research performed to determine the identities of the victims in the Jane Doe and Janet Doe unsolved murder cases.

Using the genetic genealogy of Jane Doe and Janet Doe, investigators meticulously constructed family trees and DNA profiles and compared them against databases at Gedmatch.com, Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA.com. With those matches, they identified and found family members of the two victims that were found on Calder Road in League City.

Detectives were able to identify and locate living family members from both victims. DNA samples were collected from the son and sister of Janet Doe, and Agents from the FBI coordinated the collection from the family members of Jane Doe who were out of state.

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BREAKING NEWS!

CLF is thrilled to announce that our own, Susan "Sue" Kaufman, manager of Clayton Library, was the much deserved, recent winner of the NGS Filby Award for Genealogical Leadership. Aside from the tremendous honor associated with the award, Sue also received a $1,000 prize. The award was presented to her during Librarians' Day, an event held each year during the conference. [Full Story]

New Volunteer Opportunities

NEW Volunteer Opportunities @ Clayton Library – Help Wanted! 

  • Welcome Desk Assistant
  • Programming Researcher
  • Periodicals Assistant
  • Outreach Assistant
  • Book Sale Assistant

See the Volunteer Page for more information!

The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) announced that its Annual Family History Conference, Blazing Family Trails, will be held October 11-13, 2019.

This year’s conference will feature more than 55 unique lectures and 4 workshops on topics such as DNA as tool to research your family history; records and repositories; ethnic research including African American, Hispanic, and German-Texan; methodology and problem-solving, storytelling, and much more.

The three-day TxSGS 2019 Family History Conference promises to be a great opportunity for family historians to advance their research, hone their skills, and network with fellow genealogists. [More Information]

In The News

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

Who's Your Daddy's Daddy?

www.houstoniamag.com

One Houston Public Library offers some of the best genealogy resources around—for free.

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