Friday, March 1, 2013

Houston Area Genealogy Events for March 2013


March is here and Spring is just around the corner! Here are some of the activities and events going on in the Houston region this month:

Mondays in March (4, 11, 25 the 18th is a special program. See below.)


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

March 2


Houston Genealogical Forum
General Meeting featuring Craig Scott
10:00am-1:00pm
Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX

Kingwood Library
FamilySearch Workshop
10:30am
Registration is not required. Event is in the meeting room.
(281)360-6804
4400 Bens View Lane
Kingwood, 77339

March 7

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

March 9

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Quick Start Your Genealogy!
Overview of Genealogical Research Tools
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn about the HPL catalog, Ancestry.com Library Edition and FamilySearch.  
1:30pm-2:00pm - HPL Catalog
2:10pm-2:50pm - Ancestry.com Library Edition and FamilySearch
3:00pm-3:30 - Ordering microfilm from Salt Lake City
Please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens. 

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Willie Lee Gay H-Town Chapter
Chapter Meeting
10:30 am at Clayton Library
5300 Caroline, Houston
More details at the chapter website.

March 10

Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society
"History of the Funeral Industry"
Christine Price
2:45 PM
Rosemont Assisted Living
6450 Kings Park Way
Second floor community room
Kingwood, TX

March 11

Volunteers Needed!
Clayton Library Friends
Book Count at Clayton Library
9:00 a.m. - afternoon
Volunteers will be needed to help count ALL the books in Clayton Library. It will start at 9 and finish during the afternoon, determined by the number of people helping. Lunch will be provided. Call the library at 832-393-2600 to volunteer. 

Baytown Genealogy Society
General Meeting
10:00am
Baytown Library
5203 Decker Drive, Baytown


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

March 12

George Memorial Library (Richmond)

Researching U.S. Civil War Records
10:00 am in the computer lab
Program is presented by Daniel Sample, manager of the Genealogy and Local History department at the library.Learn how and where to obtain copies of compiled military service records and pension-application files for both Union and Confederate soldiers. Databases such as Ancestry.com, Family Search and Fold3 will be discussed, as well as websites such as the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website and the American Civil War Homepage.
Those attending the program are invited to tour the exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” which is on display in the Bohachevsky Gallery in the lower level of George Memorial Library through April 4. Drawing on recent scholarship, this exhibition encourages a deeper understanding of Lincoln’s life, policies, and accomplishments. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. Go to the library's web site, click "Calendar," select "George Memorial" and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library's Local History and Genealogy department at (281)341-2608 or visiting the library.


Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
A Nation of Immigrants:
U.S. Naturalization and Genealogy
2:00pm - 3:30 pm
This talk will reveal the history of naturalization laws and requirements in the United States and how this affected your ancestors and their naturalizations. We will also discuss using naturalization records for genealogical research, what you may find and how to find it. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens. (This program will also be held on March 30th. See below.)

March 14


Stewart Branch Library (Montgomery)
Ancestry.com Library Edition
2:00pm-4:00pm
Heather Kramer from the genealogy room at Conroe Central Library returns for another informative family history program. Whether you are just starting your search or are a seasoned searcher, Heather always has tips to take your research further. More details here.

March 16



Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Library Orientation
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Learn about the vast family history research resources at this wonderful library. Registration is free and open to the public. Call (832)393-2600.

March 18


Katy Branch Library
Genealogy Workshop: FamilySearch
Sue Kaufman of the Clayton Library
Learn how FamilySearch can empower your genealogy quest. More info here.
12:00PM-3:00PM
5414 Franz Road
Katy, TX 77493


March 19


George Memorial Library (Richmond)
Genealogy Online
10:00 am in the computer lab
Learn about the many online resources that are available for free to the genealogical researcher. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations required. Go to the library's web site, click "Calendar," select "George Memorial" and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library's Local History and Genealogy department at (281)341-2608 or visiting the library.

March 22

Bay Area Genealogical Society

Researching and Proving Your Ancestors
for Lineage Societies
7:00PM (6:30 socializing)
University Baptist Church
16106 Middlebrook Drive
Houston, TX (Clear Lake City)

March 23


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!

March 30

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
A Nation of Immigrants:
U.S. Naturalization and Genealogy
10:30am - 12:00 pm
This talk will reveal the history of naturalization laws and requirements in the United States and how this affected your ancestors and their naturalizations. We will also discuss using naturalization records for genealogical research, what you may find and how to find it. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.

Down the Road...

April 26-27, 2013 Houston FamilySearch Genealogy Conference

July 18-20, 2013 Angelina Genealogy Conference (Lufkin)


*** 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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