Texas Heritage Day

Library: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Date: 3/5/2016

Time: 10:30AM - 2:30PM

Type: Genealogy

Age Group: adults, teens ages 13-18 years

Clayton Library is proud to offer a series of classes on genealogical resources in Texas. Bring your own lunch and learn all day. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.

Sessions include:
Connecting Texas African American Ancestors to Slaveholders: Sources, Tips and Search Strategies | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Learn to utilize Texas’s rich and unique sources with standard sources that will assist you in linking your ancestors to slaveholder candidates. Tips and strategies for analyzing and comparing information from these sources will also be covered. This session will be presented by Clayton Library staff member Franklin Smith.

Researching Your Texas German Ancestor
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
This session discusses various records for researching an immigrant ancestor - Texas Germans in particular. Examples include German emigration contracts, declaration and naturalization records, church records, colonization records, published resources, and manuscript resources. This session will be presented by Elizabeth "Liz" Nitschke Hicks, genealogy editor for the German-Texan Heritage Society and active member of the Clayton Library Friends.

Brown Bag Lunch Break | 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Texas Resources | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Are you just getting started with researching your ancestors in Texas? This class will focus on a few of the vast historical resources available for researching your Texas ancestors. We will discuss resources available at Clayton Library, both in-house and through online databases, and from other institutions, such as the Texas State Library, Texas General Land Office, and records held at the county level. This session will be presented by Houston Metropolitan Research Center staff member Clinton Drake.