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  • Max Heffler
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      Clayton Extra - August 2012

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      Clayton Extra - August 2012

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      No. 30

      Additional news from
      Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
      5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004
      832-393-2600

      In This Issue

      Monthly programming

      Houston Public Library now has an online registration system for programs offered.  You will need an HPL Power Card (the card that is colored orange) to register online.  If you don’t have a PowerCard or prefer to register directly, please call 832-393-2600 to sign up for the exciting programs or register in person when you are next in our library.

       

      To register online for Clayton Library programs, please visit the HPL online catalog, http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org/search~s1 .  Search for the word "genealogy."  On the first program that is offered, look to the right for the “Calendar of Events” icon and click on it.

      At the top of the screen and to the right, under “Limit by Location,” chose “Clayton” from the drop down box and click on the “check mark” icon.  Note the month at the top of the screen.  If it is not the month you want, go forward by clicking on the ">" sign (over the word "Saturday" on the calendar) or backward by clicking on the "<" sign (over the word "Sunday" on the calendar) until you reach the desired month. 

      Find the program you desire to attend and click on it.  On the right side of the screen where you see information about the program, click on the icon with two people in it.  On the next screen, put in your last name and  library card number (with no spaces) and click on the submit button.  You must then select the number of seats you want from the drop down box.  You may add or update your e-mail address or tell the instructor something.  Press the submit button when you are finished.

      The next screen will tell you if your reservation has been confirmed.   If you have provided your e-mail information, you will also receive an e-mail confirmation.  When you have completed the registration, please exit the system by pressing the "logout" button at the top right of the screen.

      If you have any questions on registering online, please call 832-393-2600.

       

      August News and Programming

       

      Clayton Library Orientation
      Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:30AM-11:45AM
      Learn about the vast resources and how to efficiently utilize genealogical research materials housed at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.  No reservations needed, meet at the Information Desk in the library.  Adults/Teens.

      Clayton Library Friends General Meeting
      Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:15AM-12:00PM
      Sue Kaufman, Clayton Library Manager, will present her annual “State of the Library” report. Registration starts at 10:15AM in the Carriage House and the meeting will begin at 10:30AM.

      Clayton Library Friends present J. Mark Lowe, CG, in an all-day seminar
      Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:00AM-4:00PM
      St. Luke’s Methodist Church
      3471 Westheimer
      Houston, TX 77027

      Mr. Lowe resides in Tennessee and researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.  He will be discussing the following topics, not necessarily presented in this order:

      Cold Mountain: A case study of a Tarheel soldier in the Civil War
      Discover the real records of William P. Inman, the subject of the controversial book and movie, who lived and died in North Carolina.

      Confederate Yankees in the Southland
      A number of Union blue soldiers maintained close ties to the Confederacy.  Many crossed the line to change uniforms.  Learn about your border ancestor and finding their uniform of choice or no uniform at all.

      My Ancestor, the farmer:  Shaping a profile for your rural ancestor
      Farming is a proud and honorable occupation. Develop a rich profile of your farming ancestor and community using available resources.

      Whiskey, brandy, and southern migration
      Understanding why our ancestors were searching for limestone-filtered flowing springs and abundant fruit and grain would help tighten their travel routes and destinations. Le

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