Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Are you curious about their military service or medical history? Learn the basics of beginning your family-history research at a special program, “Genealogy 101,” on Saturday, July 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Computer Lab at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.
In this introductory class, beginning family-history researchers will learn how to start their research. Daniel Sample will provide a basic introduction to many of the resources that are available to the beginning genealogical researcher in FBCL’s Genealogy and Local History department. Items that will be introduced include print resources, materials that are available on microfilm, and basic online tools such as the Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest USA databases. Get tips on ways to search the databases, and learn how to fill out basic genealogical forms.
The program is 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 “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.