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 November to help the beginning family-history researcher start their genealogy search.
An introduction to the FamilySearch International Online Genealogy Service will take place on Tuesday, November 6, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. This resource contains information compiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide for more than 100 years, and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Those attending this class will learn how to navigate through the FamilySearch website and make the most effective use of the information it provides.
Photographs capture history as well as memories, but without a system of organization, information can be lost. A “Photograph Organization” class will take place on Tuesday, November 13, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Learn how to organize, store, protect, and de-clutter photographs. Basic scanning procedures and helpful websites will also be discussed.
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.