Learn how to search old newspapers for family history
Newspapers can be valuable tools for family-history researchers who would like to learn more about the daily lives of their ancestors. Learn how to use those records at a special program, “Filling in Your Ancestor’s Story,” on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Library staff from the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries will talk about some of the many details of daily living that can be found by searching old issues of newspapers. They will also show how to gather information by interviewing family members and long-time residents of the community. Even Google maps can provide helpful information.
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 (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.
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