Libraries Present Genealogy & Local History Programs Online

Heirloom Photo Ornaments

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from?  Are you curious about their military service or daily lives? Begin your family-history research with Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library in Richmond. Library staff will present two online programs in December for family-history researchers and local-history buffs.

These online, pre-recorded videos can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – — by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab and selecting “Virtual Programs,” and then finding the programs on the dates listed.

On Monday, December 7, Carol Beauchamp will present “How to Create Christmas Ornaments with Heirloom Photos.” Learn how to use canning lids and heirloom photos to make simple Christmas ornaments that also preserve memories.

On Monday, December 14, Genealogy and Local History department manager Daniel Sample will present “Family-History Research: Organizing Your Genealogy with Spreadsheets.” Sample will show family-history researchers how to use MS Excel to create a spreadsheet to label and organize photographs, letters, and documents in order to keep track of them and make storage and retrieval easier. Those viewing the class will also learn how to use Google Docs to store and share spreadsheets.

For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office (281-633-4734).