Visit the COVID-19 closure page for the latest information on phased re-opening.

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.

2020 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

Join Us Every Thursday

This is a weekly roundtable discussion for Clayton LIbrary Friends members and the general public related to genealogy research. On the Third Thursday of each month, we will be joined by a staff member of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, a branch of the Houston Public LIbrary.

Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.

Upcoming Partner Events


Clayton Library Friends wants to wish all of our friends and supporters of Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research (CL), Houston, Texas, the best of health and safety during this time of challenges. Although Houston Public Library (HPL), including CL, is currently closed due to COVID-19 concerns, a myriad of genealogy resources is still available so you can continue your genealogy quest from home.

First, get your HPL card and pin number. If you have forgotten your PIN, you may reset it on the HPL website under the "My Account" tab.

Then go to
Then click on Research

Then click on Popular Research Sources and/or Search on-line Databases or click on Genealogy Resources for a list of online databases which include:

        • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers Digital Archives
        • African American Heritage
        • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
        • American Civil War: Research Database
        • Fold3
        • Genealogy Connect
        • HeritageQuest Online
        • MyHeritage
        • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
        • Ancestry Library (temporary remote access!)

The webpage also includes links to other recommended (and free) websites for genealogical research.

Please be safe. Also here are some guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization which will be useful to you and to your family.

Blessings to all of you !!

Board Members, Clayton Library Friends

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