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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

Willie Lee Gay - H-Town Chapter

C/O George A. Allen
3323 Candleway Drive
Spring, TX 77388
htown@aahgs.org

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Calendar of Events and Activity For AAHGS H-TOWN CHAPTER

Chapter Meetings:

Place: Clayton Library - 5300 Caroline - Houston, Texas 77004 .  For location, click here.

Time: Every 2nd Saturday of the month @ 10:30 A.M. (January-June; September-December)

(Note: Meetings are subject to change. If you're not on our email distribution list, it is advisable that you contact H-Town first: htown@aahgs.org  or (281) 350-5038

Scheduled Events:

September, 2014

What: H-Town Chapter Meeting
Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004

September, 2014

What: 1867 Settlement 4th Annual Celegration
Date: September 27, 2014
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Where: 106 Bell Drive - Rexas City, TX 77591 - See Flyer

October, 2014

What: H-Town Chapter Meeting
Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004

What: -American Family Research Workshop - Beginners - Free
Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004 - Register Now

What: -American Family Research Workshop - Advanced - Free
Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004 - Register Now

Past Events:

January, 2014

What: H-Town Chapter Meeting – Research Tips and Buffalo Soldier National Museum Tour
Date: January 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004, and Buffalo Soldier National Museum Tour, 3816 Caroline St. Houston TX77004.
Description: These research tips will expand the search after possible slave owners are found. Presenter: Debra Blacklock-Sloan, Program Committee.  Buffalo Soldier National Museum Tour coordinator, Debra Blacklock-Sloan, Program Committee

February, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014
What: H-Town Chapter Meeting – What's In Your Cemetery Tool Kit – Part 1
Date: February 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: Part 1 of a two part presentation, with handouts, on Tombstone Symbolism and Cemetery Search Do's and Don'ts. Presenter: Jesse Williams, Program Committee.

Friday, February 21, 2014
What: Presentation on the Research of Buffalo Soldier Ancestry
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Where: at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 3816 Caroline, Houston TX
Description: No reservations are required, but space is limited. For more information contact the Program Committee.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
What: Black History Month – Membership Drive and Tony Burroughs Presentation
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: In the Auditorium at the Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney, Houston TX 770022. Parking: On Street, and the library's garage.
Description: AAHGS H-Town and The Clayton Library in mutual support for a meet and greet with Tony Burroughs. Tony will present several 1 ½ hr. presentations. The Membership Committee will conduct a membership drive. Call Clayton Library Center for reservations at: 832-393-2600. For more information contact the Program Committee.

March, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2013
What: H-Town Chapter Meeting – What's In Your Cemetery Tool Kit - Part 2; Mrs. Gay presentation on Houston's Cemeteries
Date: March 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Where:  Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: What's In Your Cemetery Tool Kit – Part 2; Mrs. Gay will present a slide display on Houston's cemeteries. For more information contact the Program Committee.

April, 2014

Topic: Obtaining Vital Records
Date: April 12, 2014
Time: Immediately following our 10:30 a.m. monthly meeting.
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004.
Description: Obtaining vital records; using and understanding court house records and use of court records in identifying the last slave owner, and that the information in these records will help to write an ancestor's life story.
Presenter: Debra Blacklock-Sloan, genealogist, and Chapter Vice-President

May, 2014

Topic: Identifying the last slave owner
Date: May 10, 2014
Time:  Immediately following our 10:30 a.m. monthly meeting.
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: Identifying the last slave owner using intermediate sources including records of wills, probates, estates, real estate, taxes, voter registration, schools, churches, places of employment, military service, and civil and criminal courts.
Presenter: Frank Smith, genealogist, author, librarian, and attorney.

June, 2014

Topic: Researching the Family to 1870
Date: June 14, 2014
Time: Immediately following our 10:30 a.m. monthly meeting.
Where:  Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: Researching the family to 1870 using court house records, and recognizing how U.S. History, African American history, local history, and military history can impact your research.
Presenter: Frank Smith, genealogist, author, librarian, and attorney.

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