Libraries Present Genealogy & Local History Programs Online

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 January 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 Tuesday, January 19, Carol Beauchamp will present “Family-History Research: US Military-Draft Records.” Learn how to use military-draft records to find information on ancestors who fought in the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

On Monday, January 25, Genealogy and Local History department manager Daniel Sample will present “A Survey of Fort Bend County Cemeteries: Morton Cemetery.” Sample will feature the Morton Cemetery in Richmond in this presentation. Learn about the history of this cemetery, notable people buried there, remarkable headstones, and more.

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