Monday, July 5, 2010

New Book about Humble, Texas

The local section of the Houston Chronicle this week featured a story on Jerry Moore and his book "A History of the Greatest City on the Planet! Humble, Texas.

Information on where one can purchase the book was not included in the article. If you happen to know where locals can find it, kindly leave a comment here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kingwood Family History Center Open House

The Kingwood Family History Center is having an open house on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The Family History Center is located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4021 Deerbrook Drive, Kingwood, Texas.

Learn about:

  • "Celebration of Family History" video segments of personal stories from recent National Genealogical Society Conference, repeated every half hour.
  • Why is the LDS Church involved in Family History?
  • What's new at FamilySearch? Learn about new research tools and try out the future resource planned for family historians.
  • Mingle with old and new friends having a common interest in genealogy. Bring a spouse of friends to experience the excitement of family history.

The Kingwood Family History Center is a full service center with many resources available. Please visit or contact them for more information: 281-360-1352

Friday, May 28, 2010

Genealogical Research Database Demo

On Friday, June 4, 2010, the Barbara Bush branch of the Harris County Public Library is offering a demo of the system's genealogy databases. The session is at 11 a.m. in the computer lab.

This library branch is in Spring, but if you have a Harris County library card (of which both Kingwood and Atascocita branches are a part) you can enjoy the services of the Barbara Bush library as well. The databases discussed in this session are available through out the Harris County library system.

Questions? Contact the staff at the Barbara Bush library.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


The kind folks at have a nice feature on the new Friends of the Library, Kingwood (FOLK) bookstore.

If you haven't seen the store yet, stop by and check it out.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wanted: Teen Volunteers

The Atascocita Library is in search of some teen volunteers for the summer. If you know anybody who might be interested in the program, send 'em there way! Applications are due May 22nd.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Meeting Sunday May 16

Sunday is our last meeting before we break for summer. Please join us and get your genealogy fix!

Atascocita Kingwood Genealogical Society Meeting
The Rosemont
6450 Kings Parkway
Kingwood, 77346
We meet in the community room on the second level at 3 p.m..

Monday, April 26, 2010

May Meeting is May 16

Please note that the May meeting have been re-scheduled to May 16, due to Mother's Day falling on our regular day. The time (3pm) and place are the same.

Atascocita Kingwood Genealogical Society Meeting
The Rosemont
6450 Kings Parkway
Kingwood, 77346
We meet in the community room on the second level.

This is our last meeting before our summer break. We hope to see you there. Visitors are welcome.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

During the April meeting, there was a discussion about the television show Who Do You Think You Are?

For those members who haven't seen the program yet, you can watch episodes online, right on your computer.

Check it out!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Angelina College Genealogy Conference

14th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference -
July 15-17, 2010 in Lufkin, Texas 

This year's featured speakers will be BARBARA BRIXEY WYLIE and her husband, JOHN VINCENT WYLIE. 
Attendees will have over 24 sessions to choose from, including those to be presented by Emily Croom, Charlie Gardes,  Kelvin Meyers, Don Raney, and Trevia Wooster Beverly.

Note that two optional all-day Thursday workshops are also offered.  The land workshop by KELVIN MEYERS, which is a hands-on session, is limited to 25 people and early registration is recommended if you want to get in this one! 
** Five spots have already reserved **
     PAT GORDON will be bringing Genealogy in the Digital Age: Using Digital Cameras, Scanners & Editing Software.  Available to everyone, the session is of added interest to teachers who will learn ideas and techniques to use with students who are seeking instructions in the arts and journalism.

A variety of research possibilities  before and after the Conference are noted - come early and stay late.

Check out the website at 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kingwood Library Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of the Kingwood Library is April 19th at 10 a.m. and everyone is invited.

Sadly, the schedule has been shortened and the library is now closed entirely on Wednesdays.

If you go to the Grand Opening, please let us know. Leave a comment and share the news!

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 11 Meeting Re-cap

Did you miss Sunday's meeting? It was great!

Our speaker was Cary L. Hall of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. She spoke about organizing genealogy files and shared examples from her own research. Cary answered the "why when and how" of organization and provided a great presentation. As a bonus, she also answered audience questions about the Clayton library and shared updates about the collection. We even got a handout that includes a handy bibliography of books on the subject of organization.

Thanks to Cary for a great session and to those AKGS members who made it happen.

Our next meeting is May 16. This is the last meeting before our summer break. See you there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Clayton Library Hours Reduced

Hours at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research have been reduced. The new schedule is effective April 17, 2010:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10-6
Wednesday 10 -8
Saturday 10 - 5
Friday and Sunday CLOSED

From the Clayton Library Friends email:

Please take a moment to send comments regarding the reduction of access hours to the Clayton Library's unique, reference, non-circulating collection to:   Ms. Meller Langford, Houston Public Library, Deputy Director of Public Services, 500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002.  Comments should also be made to your individual City Councilperson in support of Clayton Library and the fact that Clayton Library is not like other regional and neighborhood libraries where books/records can be checked out for use at home.  Limiting the hours the Clayton Library is open unduly restricts records and research access. Comment forms may also be obtained at the library for your convenience.

Online comments may be made at:  

Please note that Kingwood and Atascocita branches are part of the Harris County Public Library System, and are not subject to a reduction in hours at this time.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Update on new Kingwood library

The Kingwood branch library is currently closed and will re-open on April 19th. The new address is 4400 Bens View Lane in Kingwood.

If you have questions about holds, or accessing other nearby branches, check out this post from librarian Christi Whittington's blog.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

April 2010 Meeting

The next meeting of the Atascocita Kingwood Genealogical Society is Sunday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Cary Hall of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research will be presenting a session titled, "Organized or trashed? Let's get organized!" The meeting will be in the usual place:

Rosemont Assisted Living Center of Kingwood
6450 Kings Parkway
Kingwood, Texas 77346

We'll be in the community meeting room on the second floor. Everyone is welcome!


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