Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Montgomery County Memorial Library System! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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GENEALOGY - Youth Sl
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 10-11 AM
or call 936-788-8363.

Youth Sleuths is a four-part workshop of genealogy programs happening for teens (ages 12-19) at the Central Library's Genealogy department this summer:
 

Part One (Tuesday June 19th): Introduction to Family History  Research

           Presented by Carl Smith, MCMLS Genealogy Librarian

Part Two (Wednesday June 20th) : Finding Records in the Genealogy Department

           Presented by Carl Smith, MCMLS Genealogy Librarian

Part Three (Tuesday June 26th): Adding Memories to FamilySearch

Presented by Tony Evans, MCGandHS

Part Four (Wednesday June 27th) : What To Do With The Records You Find

Presented by Frances Peoples , MCGandHS

 
All sessions will be held from 10 to 11 AM on their respective days.
 

* Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to each session if they have one!

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy and Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society.
GENEALOGY - Getting
Friday, Jun. 22, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.
Familysearch is the second largest genealogical database online. As an affiliate library, the MCMLS Genealogy department provides unique access to this invaluable database. 

Join us for a special workshop that covers searching historical records FamilySearch.org, navigating their online global tree, accessing digitized records and books, and utilizing their FamilySearch Wiki. 

To register please contact the Genealogy Department at 936.788-8363x6249, head online to www.countylibrary.org, or  stop by in person!
  Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Youth Sl
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10-11 AM
or call 936-788-8363.

Youth Sleuths is a four-part workshop of genealogy programs happening for teens (ages 12-19) at the Central Library's Genealogy department this summer:
 

Part One (Tuesday June 19th): Introduction to Family History  Research

           Presented by Carl Smith, MCMLS Genealogy Librarian

Part Two (Wednesday June 20th) : Finding Records in the Genealogy Department

           Presented by Carl Smith, MCMLS Genealogy Librarian

Part Three (Tuesday June 26th): Adding Memories to FamilySearch

Presented by Tony Evans, MCGandHS

Part Four (Wednesday June 27th) : What To Do With The Records You Find

Presented by Frances Peoples , MCGandHS

 
All sessions will be held from 10 to 11 AM on their respective days.
 

* Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to each session if they have one!

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy and Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society.
GENEALOGY - Youth Sl
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10-11 AM
or call 936-788-8363.

Youth Sleuths is a four-part workshop of genealogy programs happening for teens (ages 12-19) at the Central Library's Genealogy department this summer:
 

Part One (Tuesday June 19th): Introduction to Family History  Research

           Presented by Carl Smith, MCMLS Genealogy Librarian

Part Two (Wednesday June 20th) : Finding Records in the Genealogy Department

           Presented by Carl Smith, MCMLS Genealogy Librarian

Part Three (Tuesday June 26th): Adding Memories to FamilySearch

Presented by Tony Evans, MCGandHS

Part Four (Wednesday June 27th) : What To Do With The Records You Find

Presented by Frances Peoples , MCGandHS

 
All sessions will be held from 10 to 11 AM on their respective days.
 

* Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to each session if they have one!

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy and Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society.
All Locations
Wednesday, Jul. 4
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
GENEALOGY - Research
Thursday, Jul. 5, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
or call 936-788-8363.
Do you have ancestors from Germany? Approximately 46 million Americans claim full or partial German Heritage in the United States, making them one of the largest ancestry groups in America.

Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special workshop on  German  genealogy research. Come learn about the methodology and records that will help you hunt trace your German roots. 

Please contact the  Genealogy Department at  936-788-8363 x6249, stop by in person, or go online (www.countylibrary.org) to register!   
  Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Getting
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.
The MCMLS Genealogy department is pleased to announce a recent addition to our genealogy database offerings: Findmypast Library Edition. 

Findmypast is a global leader in family history records that provides access to billions of records from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, including access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the largest index of genealogical publications that exists.

Come join us for a special workshop that covers navigating the records and resources available through Findmypast.

Please contact the  Genealogy Department at  936-788-8363 x6249, stop by in person, or go online (www.countylibrary.org) to register!   

  Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Genealog
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Are you interested in doing your family history, but not sure where to start? If you are brand new to the world of genealogy, join us for our basic workshop of Getting started with your Family Tree.  We’ll teach you the first steps to take to begin your  research, how to get organized as  you are researches, as well as some valuable books, databases, and  websites you can use to begin your genealogy journey.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Research
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Do you have ancestors from Ireland? The Irish were the  second largest immigrant group to the United States during the  19th century, with over 34 millions Americans who claim full or partial Irish heritage.

Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special workshop on  Irish genealogy research. Come learn about the methodology and records that will help you hunt trace your Irish roots.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Monday, Sep. 3
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
GENEALOGY - Grassroo
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

While large genealogy databases like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch often take the spotlight, they aren’t the only place to find useful one-of-a-kind genealogy information online. Come join the MCMLS Genealogy Department for a special presentation on Grassroots Genealogy, and learn about the thousands of free sites, hosted by the local little guys, that can provide the missing information that you’ve been hunting for!

 

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Anything
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

In the exciting era of 21st century Genealogy, the need to stay organized has never been greater. This class provides an opportunity for attendees to begin to leverage the power of Metadata in organizing their family history photos anddocuments on their personal computer. Come learn the basic principles behind metadata, some common tags to use to stay organized, as well as software solutions to help organize photos and documents digitally.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Kin Kill
Monday, Oct. 15, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

In the era before vaccines and modern medicine, disease was a grim and ever-present reality for individuals and societies. Join  Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special presentation on some of the major epidemics in US and World history, the common diseases that touched the lives of your ancestors, and how this knowledge provides  additional context and insights into the stories of your ancestors.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Graveyar
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Come help us end the month is style: Halloween Style. Attendees are invited to dress up in your Halloween costumes and join the Genealogy department to learn about useful cemetery records that can be found in print and online.

Presentation will cover the websites Billiongraves.com and Findagrave.com as well as Smartphone apps. Prizes and candy will be awarded for the best costumes.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Where to
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

The MCMLS genealogy department isn’t the only place to find important genealogy records in the area.

Come join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith an overview of which local  history and genealogy records for the county can be found in the library and which agencies and organizations around the county contain  genealogical records in their holdings, and what kinds or records are out there to add in your research.

 

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Monday, Nov. 12
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR VETERAN'S DAY
All Locations
Wednesday, Nov. 21
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSING AT 5PM FOR THANKSGIVING.
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 22
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
All Locations
Friday, Nov. 23
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
All Locations
Saturday, Nov. 24
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
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