Monday, February 4, 2013

Houston Area Genealogy Events for February 2013


February is here. It is the Valentine month so show your love...for genealogy. Here are some of the activities and events going on in the Houston region this month:

Mondays in February (4, 11, 18, 25)

Katy Branch Library

Genealogy Lunchbox
12:00PM-2:00PM
5414 Franz Road
Katy, TX 77493
Join in for an informal genealogy get-together. There are computers, Ancestry.com and others to help each other with our genealogy work

February 2

Houston Genealogical Forum
General Meeting featuring Robert deBerardinis
A Complete Guide to Records of the French in North America: Acadia, Canada, Louisiana and the Caribbean 1509-1811
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX

February 7

Galveston County Genealogical Society
General Meeting
7:00PM-9:00PM
Moody Mansion Museum
2618 Broadway
Galveston, TX

February 11

Humble Area Genealogical Society

General Meeting
7:00 PM
Humble Senior Activity Center
1401 South Houston Ave, Humble

February 12

George Memorial Library (Richmond)
African-American Genealogy 101
10:00am in the computer lab
Library staff will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning family-history researcher, with special focus on tools to help individuals who are researching African-American family histories. Online resources, such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases, items that are available on microfilm, and print resources will also be discussed. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library's website (http://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/), click on "Calendar," select "George Memorial," and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the library's Local History and Genealogy Department.

Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society
"PERSI - The Periodical Source Index: A Little Known Resource for Genealogical Records"
Speaker: Linda Jamison
3:00 PM
Rosemont Assisted Living
6450 Kings Park Way
Second floor community room
Kingwood, TX

February 19

George Memorial Library (Richmond)
Find Your Ancestors in Deed Records
10:00am in the computer lab
Library staff from the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries will review the various types of land and property deed records that are available online, on microfilm at the library, or that are filed at the courthouse. Deeds were recorded and kept before other types of records were required. These records may include genealogical information that is not available through other sources, or that may confirm uncertain information, such as names of spouses, children and their spouses, or neighbors.
The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library's website (http://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/), click on "Calendar," select "George Memorial," and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the library's Local History and Genealogy Department.


February 23

George Memorial Library (Richmond)
Opening reception for "Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War" exhibit
Featuring noted Civil War scholar and author John C. Waugh
2:00pm in he Bohachevsky Gallery
Fort Bend County Libraries is sponsoring free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibit. Visit the library's website -www.fortbend.lib.tx.us - for more information on upcoming programs.The exhibit is free and may be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, call the library's Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.


Chaparral Genealogical Society
General Meeting
10:00 am
Amegy Bank (2nd floor meeting room)
28201 Business 249
Tomball, TX
Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!


February 27

Sienna Branch Library
Genealogy 101
10:00 am in the computer lab
 Library staff will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning genealogical researcher at Fort Bend County Libraries. Items that will be introduced include print resources, materials that are available on microfilm, and online tools such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library's website (http://www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/), click on "Calendar," select "Sienna Branch," and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2952, or by visiting the library.





*** Please confirm all information, dates and times with the libraries or groups hosting the events. If you have a genealogy event of interest to Houstonians that you'd like mentioned here, email me with the details

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