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 - Discover
Friday, Apr. 12, 1 - 2:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Chances are if you have ancestors who resided in the United States during the 1860s, they or their relatives fought in the American Civil War. More than 3 million Americans were directly involved in the conflict, a number that hasn’t been surpassed by any other war to date.

Join the Genealogy Department for a special presentation on Finding Your Civil War Ancestors. Come learn more about the history and records that contain the stories of your valiant veteran ancestors for fought to protect the ideals they held true!

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Friday, Apr. 19
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR EASTER
All Locations
Saturday, Apr. 20
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR EASTER
GENEALOGY -  Utilizi
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
or call 936-788-8363.
Benjamin Franklin said “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” While both death records and tax records are useful for     genealogy, this program will focus on the latter.

Join us to learn about this under utilized record set, and how tax records can be used to break thru some of your genealogy brick walls.

  Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY -  Preserv
Thursday, May. 9, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
or call 936-788-8363.
Do you have shoeboxes, file folders, and attics full of old genealogy sources? Are some of your old pictures starting to fade? Do you want your hours of genealogy work and your treasured findings to last for future generations, but aren’t sure where to start?
 
Join us for a special presentation on preserving your home sources. Come learn what to do (and not do) to preserve your documents, memorabilia, and pictures to last more than just a lifetime! We’ll also include a demonstration of our new Preservation Pad equipment that can help you preserve many of these home sources for free
  Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY -  What Ca
Wednesday, May. 15, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.
Did you know that MCMLS has the fourth largest genealogy collection in the State of Texas? With such a large collection, there are many tiny treasures to be found in the stacks and in the shelves. Join Genealogy Library Carl Smith for an exciting afternoon of discovery, where you can get an in-depth tour of many exciting and unique resources the Genealogy department has to offer! Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Monday, May. 27
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
GENEALOGY -  Fold3 :
Friday, May. 31, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special presentation on using Fold3.com: the  premier database for US Military records and available for free through your county library!

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY -  Genealo
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2 - 3:30 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 on 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, Jun. 12, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
or call 936-788-8363.

Do you have ancestors from England, Scotland, or Wales? Don’t know how to go about researching your ancestors from across the Atlantic Ocean?
 
Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special workshop on conducting British genealogy research. Come learn about the methodology and records that will help you hunt and trace your British family lines.
 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
GENEALOGY - Handwrit
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2 - 3:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Have you even been researching and you find that long-lost will for your ancestor? You’re elated to finally find this document, except you can’t read a single word on it besides your ancestor’s name.
 
Come join the genealogy department for a special workshop of Early Colonial American Handwriting. We’ll go over common handwriting strokes for the time, formatting and words used on contemporary legal documents, and provide you some additional tips to help take your handwriting deciphering skills up a notch.
 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
All Locations
Thursday, Jul. 4
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
GENEALOGY - Research
Friday, Jul. 12, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
or call 936-788-8363.

Do you have ancestors from France? From the Huguenots to the Acadians, the Cajuns to the Louisiana Creoles there have been many different groups who claim France as their common heritage.
 
Join Genealogy Librarian Carl Smith for a special workshop on French genealogy research. Come learn about the methodology and records that will help you hunt and trace your French family lines.
 

Sponsored by MCMLS Genealogy.
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.
All Locations
Monday, Sep. 2
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
All Locations
Monday, Nov. 11
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR VETERAN'S DAY
All Locations
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 5:00 PM
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSING AT 5PM FOR THANKSGIVING.
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