Researching African-American family histories may present special challenges for the genealogical researcher. Daniel Sample, manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries, will present an introductory program, “Give Thanks for Your Family: An African-American Genealogy Workshop,” on Saturday, November 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Missouri City Branch Library, located at 1530 Texas Parkway.
Sample will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning family-history researcher, with special focus on tools to help individuals who are researching African-American family histories. He will discuss online resources, such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases, items that are available on microfilm, and print resources.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 281-238-2100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.