Clayton Library Lecture Series

Library: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Date: 10/22/2016

Time: 10:30AM - 3:00PM

Type: Genealogy

Age Group: adults, teens ages 13-18 years

HistoryGeo: Historical Maps Revealed

During Family History Month, join us for guest speaker Gregory Boyd, creator of and the Family Maps series. Reservations required.  Register here, or call 832-393-2600 with any questions..

Unlocking the Past with's First Landowners Map Project | 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Analyzing the friends and neighbors of your research subject is a time-tested technique for getting results in your genealogical research. makes this an easy task when it lays out in a single-map, 12.5 million original U.S. landowners in 30 states. Frontier neighborhoods are mapped out for your immediate inspection and if your people are found, you are off to the races. In this session, Greg Boyd will show how to use the First Landowner tools and how he has made multiple discoveries in his own research that may not have been possible any other way.

Lunch break | 12 PM - 1:30 PM

Bring your own lunch or grab a bite from one of many nearby restaurants.

Next Up from the Place-Finder Tool and Metes and Bounds Mapper | 1:30 PM - 3 PM

Greg Boyd will demonstrate two soon-to-be released map tools: the new Place-Finder tool (it's like a faster, friendlier GNIS place-names database), and the Metes and Bounds Mapper, which promises new discoveries for countless genealogists whose brick walls stand in the original thirteen colonies. Greg will demonstrate with example to show how he's made discoveries in his own research thanks to these tools.