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 January to help the beginning family-history researcher start their genealogy search.
Beginning family-history researchers will learn how to begin their research at an introductory program, “Genealogy 101,” on Tuesday, January 14, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Library staff will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning genealogical researcher. Items that will be introduced include print resources, materials that are available on microfilm, and basic online tools such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases. Learn how to fill out basic genealogical forms, and receive a tour of the Genealogy and Local History Department.
Learn more about some of the online resources that are available for family-history research at a special program, “Genealogy Online,” on Tuesday, January 21, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Library staff will provide an introduction to many of the free online resources that are available to the genealogical researcher. Tips and strategies for a more efficient Internet search will also be demonstrated. This class will be repeated at the Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street in Needville, beginning at 6:00 pm, on the same day.
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.