Genealogy Face2Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends
This is a weekly roundtable discussion for Clayton Library Friends members and the general public related to genealogy research.
Topic: "Using Card Catalogs on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org" with Susan Kaufman
Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -
Tracing Your Indigenous Roots in Northeast Mexico and Texas
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This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-393-2600.
Topic: "Focus on BAGS: An Overview of BAGS Programs" with Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith is a Private Investigator and the 2021 President of the Bay Area Genealogical Society. Lisa will provide a profile of BAGS and review some of their most successful programs and services.
Topic: "J-Stor" with Gay Carter
JSTOR is an online library of hundreds of years of academic research. Use the rich JSTOR library to build out your family tree’s historical, cultural, and social contexts. Gain the knowledge and details around places, times, and historical trends. Gay Carter retired as the Government Documents Librarian at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She is a frequent presenter at genealogical events.
Topic: "FamilySearch Wiki " with Sue Yerby
The Family History Research Wiki provides handbook reference information, and educational articles to help genealogists find and interpret records of their ancestors. It is a free-access, free-content, online encyclopedia on a wiki, hosted as part of the FamilySearch site. Sue will tell us about her favorite features of the FS Wiki. Sue Yerby is Past President of Clayton Library Friends and a FamilySearch Expert Trainer.
Topic: "Linkpendium" with Barbara Richards
Linkpendium.com is a 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. This website covers both free and subscription sites, with a strong emphasis upon free resources provided by libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals. Barbara Richards is CLF Director of Volunteers and Hospitality and the 2020-2021 President of the Houston Genealogical Forum.
Quarterly meeting of the Clayton Library Friends Executive Board.
The Board meets via Zoom Video Conference.
Topic: "Wide World of Periodicals" with Joy Oria
Underused and somewhat daunting, periodicals can actually yield rich rewards. Discover the genealogical gold hiding in magazines and journals and learn how to obtain articles for your research. Joy Oria is a Senior Library Services Specialist and the Outreach and Programming Coordinator for the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.
The Clayton Library Friends General Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
Our featured speaker will be Susan Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Sue will be presenting the Annual State of the Clayton Library Presentation 2021.
Registration is required to attend this meeting online.
Register: a registration link will be posted soon.
A video recording of this meeting will be available on our YouTube channel.
Topic: "Fold3 Search Basics" with Jessica Collins
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records. Jessica Collins is CLF Director of Membership and co-host of Genealogy Face2Face.
Topic: "Lineage Society Books: You don’t have to be a member to use lineage society books." with Melissa Hayes
Obscure, outdated and defunct lineage societies books can help you find your missing ancestor. Don’t pass up that lineage society book because you think only members will be listed. Come on open the cover and sneak a peek. Melissa did!
Melissa Hayes, MLIS is the Assistant Branch Manager, for the Houston Public Library, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Topic: "The Texas and Local History Collection (TLHC) of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC)" with Joanna “Jo” Collier
The TLHC consists of books, periodicals, maps, and vertical files that can be used in the reading room area of the archives. Like Clayton the books do not check out. Much of these materials are not duplicated in the Clayton Library collection and can help you contextualize the events that took place in the lives of your Texian ancestors.
Jo Collier is the Collection Development Librarian at HMRC Fourth Quarter
Topic: Researching Before Restoring Historic Buildings by Randy Pace
Researching historic buildings reveal many stories about the people who have lived and worked in them as well as their physical architectural characteristics that define their style. Historic buildings can qualify for various historic designations as well as the owners can reap economic benefits for appropriate and approved restoration.
Topic: "Overview of Houston Genealogical Forum Programs"
Topic: "It’s In Clayton But Not on the Internet!" by John Dorroh
Don't neglect the resources at the library. The vast majority of books and sometimes microfilm at Clayton Library is not available online.
John Dorroh is the Director of Acquisitions for the Clayton Library Friends.
The Clayton Library Friends Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
Presentation: Proving Long-Lost Family the Indirect Way: Finding the Ancestors of F. N. Raymond by Patti Gillespie
Sometimes we must go all the way around before we can prove what is right in front of us. This is a presentation chock full of records and research with a resolution to a mystery that has been misunderstood for decades. Hold on for the ride as this presentation demonstrates the use of “long way round” research strategies while offering hope for those with direct brick walls.
Patti Gillespie, B.A., M.S. is a Professional Genealogist & Personal Historian with over 30 years of experience. She is the owner of Family Lines & Stories and specializes in Wise County, Texas and U.S. Research.
Registration is required. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting.
Register: registration link coming soon
This event will be recorded. CLF members will have access from our website.
Face2Face will be taking a Holiday Hiatus starting in late November and all of December. We hope too see you again in 2022!
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