Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? 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 pursue their genealogy search.
The class "Family-History Research: Native American Indian" will take place on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Learn about the tools, books and records that are available for tracing Native American Indian ancestors. The application process to become a tribe member will be discussed, as well as instructions for contacting Tribal Headquarters.
The class "Family-History Research: Genealogy 101" will take place on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab. Get 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 online tools. Learn how to fill out basic genealogical forms.
The classes 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.
Amy Lenertz, MLIS is the founder of Raincross Information Services.