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.