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Learn About African-American Family-History Research

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June 2024

Researching African-American family histories may present special challenges for the genealogical researcher. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Genealogy and Local History Department will present a special program, “Family-History Research: Beginning African-American Genealogy,” on Saturday, June 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library in Richmond.
 
Daniel Sample, manager of the Genealogy and Local History department, will discuss many of the resources that are available to family-history researchers, with special focus on tools to help individuals who are researching African-American family histories. Get tips on how to extend family-history research into the years before the American Civil War took place.

Other online resources, such as the Ancestry.com database, items that are available on microfilm, and print resources will also be discussed.

The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online, click here. Participants may also register by calling the library’s Genealogy & Local History Department (281-341-2608), or by visiting the department at the library.

Those who are interested in more local-history or genealogy resources, are encouraged to join the Family-History Research FBCL Facebook group page. Managed by the Genealogy & Local History department at George Memorial Library in Richmond, the group page is an interactive, online forum for sharing genealogy tips and resources, as well as local-history stories.