Family history classes help researchers discover past
Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Are you curious about their military service or medical history? Begin your family-history research at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Library staff will present two programs in June to help the beginning family-history researcher explore their family’s past.
Learn how to use U.S. Civil War military records and resources for tracing family histories, on Tuesday, June 10, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Find out how to unearth details about the military history of family members by exploring specific databases, websites, and military records. Learn how and where to obtain copies of compiled service records and pensions for both Union and Confederate soldiers. Databases such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and Fold3 will be discussed, as well as other resources in the Genealogy and Local History Department of the library.
“Introduction to Ancestry.com” will take place on Saturday, June 21, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab of the library. Learn how to get results tracing family histories by using this helpful online resource. Tips and strategies for a more efficient search will be demonstrated.
The programs are 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’s Local History and Genealogy Department at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the department at the library.
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