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 September to help the family-history researcher do more in-depth genealogy search.
Learn how to use social-networking websites for family-history research in the class “Genealogy on Facebook,” on Tuesday, September 11, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Discover how this resource can be used to network with other genealogists and family members. Learn about genealogy-related Facebook pages, and how to post information and share it with others.
On Tuesday, September 18, learn how to use U.S. Census Records for family-history research. Library staff will demonstrate how to trace family history by using census records from 1790 to 1940, which may contain such information as family members’ names, birthplace of parents, professions, military service, and other details that were significant during different periods. This class will begin at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab.
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.