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 - Land Rec
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

The Thirteen Original Colonies and the states created from them all relied on the metes and bounds system for surveying and dispensing of land records: a system the often causes confusions and headaches for genealogists.
 
Come join the genealogy department for a special workshop on deciphering metes and bounds from old land records. We’ll cover where to go to locate these older land records, and cover some tools to help you sort and plot ancestor’s old land records in their place on the map.
 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Anything
Monday, Jul. 22, 10:30 AM - 12 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 and documents 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 -  Adoptee
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Family History research can be difficult for many individuals who know who their biological parents are. For adoptees, it can be even more difficult.
 
Join the MCMLS Genealogy department for a special program gear towards   adoptees or researchers who suspect or know they have adoptees back in their family tree. We will cover some of the legal hurdles to overcome to discover records for recent adoptees. We’ll also cover the history of adoption and the orphanage system in the United States, as well as provide some tips and    resources you can use to help discover the records for the adoptees in your Family Tree.
 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY -  Finding
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
or call 936-788-8363.

Every American’s family tree has one thing in common: we are all descendants of immigrants. Whether it’s one generation back or fifteen, every researcher will be faced with the dilemma of tracing their immigrant ancestor to their country of origin!
 
Join the genealogy department for a workshop covering tips, tricks, and methods of tracing the footsteps and paper trails of your immigrant ancestors. 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
Lineage Society Fair
Thursday, Aug. 15, 12 PM - 3 PM
Please join us if you are interested in becoming a member of 
any of the several hereditary lineage societies in our area.
Their Object: education, history, patriotism & service

  Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy - Robert Woodson Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century .
All Locations
Monday, Sep. 2
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
GENEALOGY - Landlubb
Tuesday, Sep. 17, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Avast ye mateys! Come join the Dread Pirate-Genealogist Carl for an overview of using land records in your research. Topics will include types of land records and where to find them, state-land states versus public land states records, Texas land records, and more. Yargh!

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Research
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

The New England area was one of the first areas in North America to be settled by Western Civilization. Those original settlers have descendants that spread out across the rest of America, and as a result many people in the USA today can claim New England roots.

Join the genealogy department for a special workshop on researching your New England Roots. We’ll cover research methodology and history of the area from the colonial times to the mid-1800s, as well as talk about major migrant groups who left the New England area for elsewhere.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Beyond t
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Come join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a class on getting the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription. We’ll cover aspects unique to a paid subscription account like building a tree, managing tree settings, using hints to find additional records as well as extra tools available to paid Ancestry.com subscribers.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - State-Wi
Friday, Oct. 18, 10 AM - 4:50 PM

MCMLS Genealogy will be participating in the 20198 Genealogy lock-in, What is the Genealogy Lock- In? It is a day of genealogy programs that is put on by the Genealogy Network of Texas. Individuals in dozens of libraries across the state will all tune into a series of programs broadcasted over the Internet by experts in the genealogy field. The MCMLS Genealogy department will be providing live-streaming of several programs, with the Genealogy Basics class being taught live for our patrons by Genealogy librarian Carl Smith, while also being live streamed out to other participating libraries.

Please contact the Genealogy department to register your spot of one or all of the lock in programs by calling us at 936-788-8363 x6249 stopping by in person.

Sponsored by Genealogy Network of Texas.
GENEALOGY - Graveyar
Thursday, Oct. 31, 1 PM - 2:30 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 utilizing death records, cemetery records,   funeral home records, and more into their research.

 

Prizes and candy will be awarded for the best costumes.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Monday, Nov. 11
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR VETERAN'S DAY
GENEALOGY - Getting
Thursday, Nov. 14, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Have you tested your DNA for Genealogy? Thinking about testing but not quite sure? Come to a special presentation by Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith that covers jumping into the new and wild world of Genetic Genealogy.

Come learn about the different DNA tests to choose from, how to   compare between DNA testing companies, and what DNA can (and can’t) do to help you with your tricky genealogy problems.

 

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY -  Mining
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
or call 936-788-8363.
 

Newspapers can be a treasure trove of genealogical information. From  the American Revolution to the mid 1900s, newspapers were the media of choice for Americans to distribute information and ideas, and to persuade one another; with many of our  ancestors getting caught in the furor and  foray of the press.

Come join us for a special presentation on how to local newspapers, both in both digital and  physical formats, as well as the types of genealogical gems that can be gleaned from newspaper  research.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 5:00 PM
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSING AT 5PM FOR THANKSGIVING.
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 28
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
All Locations
Friday, Nov. 29
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
All Locations
Saturday, Nov. 30
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
GENEALOGY- What&rsqu
Thursday, Dec. 5, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Join the Genealogy Department for a workshop all about names. We’ll cover naming practices for different regions and cultures across the United States, as well as those utilized by major immigrant groups. Come learn how you can use the naming practices of your ancestors to as clues and evidence to help you solve your genealogical research problems.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Research
Monday, Dec. 16, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Between 1820 and 2004 more than 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States. Today there are over 18 million Americans who can claim Italian heritage. 

Join the genealogy department for a special workshop on researching your Italian roots. We’ll cover methodologies and sources to use to trace back your immigrant ancestor, and then cover the major sources to use to trace your family lines back in Italy.

 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
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