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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

Willie Lee Gay - H-Town Chapter

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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:

AAHGS H-Town Chapter Calendar 2016
One of the goals of the chapter is to act as a facilitator and teaching vehicle to advance African- American genealogical & family history research. To accomplish this goal each month guest presenters, Clayton Library staff and chapter members will provide methodology to aid in research. Members are encouraged to bring their laptops.

 January  2016
What:  In The Meantime What To Do When You’re Stuck?
Date: January 9, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004
Presenter: Karim Rand

February  2016
What: WEBINAR PRESENTATION: Mending Broken Ties: Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery  - by Melvin J. Collier
(The presentation focuses on the challenges of researching when family members were sold away and may have taken on different surnames after Emancipation. Collier will present cases of how displaced family members were found.)
Date:  February 13, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Source:  LEGACY FAMILY TREE WEBINARS – FREEDOM SERIES

March  2016
WHAT: Resources And Methods To Locate The Last Slaveholder
Date:  March 12, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Presenter: Debra Blacklock-Sloan  

April  2016
WHAT: Using Archives, Newspapers & Local Libraries To Help With Family Research. 
Date:  April 9, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Presenter: Nick Cimino

May  2016
What: American History in Research
Date:  May 14, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Presenter: George Allen

June  2016
WHAT: Webinar Presentation:   Maps Tell Some Of The Story For The African-Ancestored Genealogist   - By Angela Walton Raji 
(The presentation will illustrate how geography and historical maps can provide information about a community that will help to develop an understanding of what was happening during that time for the family and guide genealogical research.)
Date:  June 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004
Source:  LEGACY FAMILY TREE WEBINARS – FREEDOM SERIES

JULY- AUGUST      SUMMER BREAK

SEPTEMBER 2016
AAHGS FUNDRAISER- DETAILS TBA

OCTOBER  2016 
Officers Election

What: WEBINAR PRESENTATION:  United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story  - by Bernice Bennett
(The presentation explores the challenges faced by widows and/or former slave descendants of soldiers in the United States Colored Troops Widows’ Pension Applications.)
Date:  May 14, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Source:  LEGACY FAMILY TREE WEBINARS – FREEDOM SERIES
Family History Month at Clayton

 NOVEMBER  2016  
What: Genetic Genealogy (DNA) Helping With Traditional Genealogy 
Date:  November 1 2, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Presenter: Jacqueline Johnson

DECEMBER  2016
Christmas Potluck
Members Reflect on their Research

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Past Events:

May, 2015

What: Researching Pre-Civil War Slave Ancestors-Identifying the Slaveholder
Date: 9 May 2015
Time: 11:15am - 12:30pm
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: Learn tips and strategies for identifying the Slaveholder using Post- Civil War records and information. From 1870 community use the surname and location approach to narrow the potential slaveholder candidates. Presenter: Frank Smith, Clayton Library Center

What: "Help Others"
Date: 9 May 2015
Time: After Meeting
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: AAHGS H-Town Chapter’s advanced research team will be available to help those who are stuck or hit a brick wall during our meeting. Bring your laptop. Presented by the Program Committee

What: Clayton Library Orientation
Date: 16 May 2015
Time: 10:30am - 11:45am
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: 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 Reference Desk in the library. Adults/Teens.

What: Court Day: Genealogy and Legal Records
Date: 30 May 2015
Time: 10:30am - 12:45pm
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: A pair of classes presented by Clayton Library staff members Franklin Smith and Sue Kaufman on using court records in your genealogical research.  Reserve your spot in one or both classes.

Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

  • Courting the Courts:  Understanding the Court Systems and Court House Research
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Learn the history of the court system, how to use the courthouse and the records you might find there.   Tips and strategies for assisting beginning researchers in courthouse research. This class will be presented by Franklin Smith. 
  • Using Criminal Records in Family History Research
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Experience these specialized records including prison and court documents which give information about not only black sheep family members, but also those involved in all aspects of the process and in the results of the criminal activity.  This class will be presented by Sue Kaufman.

June, 2015

What: Global Family Reunion
Date: 6 Jun 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is proud to be a satellite location for the Global Family Reunion, hosted by author A.J. Jacobs. It is billed as “the largest, most inclusive, most fascinating family reunion in history.” We will be hosting a live-stream of the New York event, so that local attendees can watch the amazing lineup of speakers and performers, including PBS host Henry Louis Gates, comedian Nick Kroll and genealogist D. Joshua Taylor. Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600. Adults/Teens.

What: "Help Others"
Date: 13 Jun 2015
Time: After Meeting
Where: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, Texas 77004
Description: AAHGS offers research help for members in Clayton Library (bring laptops) - Volunteer members also wear shirts to offer help to beginners and recruit new members.

What: Texas Black Expo
Date: June 11-14, 2015
Where: GRB Convention Center, Houston, T
Description: AAHGS H-Town Chapter participates in Texas Black Expo with exhibit - Saturday, June 11-14, 2015 at the GRB Convention Center, Houston, TX

Juneteenth in United States: Friday, June 19, 2015

To remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. This day is an opportunity for people to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States.

What:: The Touring Texans Prsents: A Journey to Historic African-American Sites
Date: 14 - 20 Jun 2015
Where:  Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas
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Family History Month - August 2015
During August events will be conducted across the country that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects including family reunions, seminars, talks, workshops, open days,, history walks, book launches, expos to mention just a few activities. H-Town activities (TBA).

October, 2015

October – 2015 AAHGS 36th National Conference (Richmond Marriott Hotel, 500 East Broad Street., Richmond, Virginia)
                                               
What: 36th National Genealogy Conference, Where African-American Roots Run Deep: Family History and the National Narrative
Date: October 15-18, 2015
Time: All Day
Where: The 36th national AAHGS conference will celebrate Virginia's unique place in African-American family history while recognizing that the year 2015 also marks the anniversaries of various national events in the history  of the Civil War, Emancipation, and the Civil Rights Movement. The conference will explore Virginia family history, local and national episodes in the American history narrative, and connections between Virginia and the rest of the nation.

Enjoy more than tirty conference sessions and take advantage of the many opportunities to do family research in the Richmond region. Conference registration materials will be available in Spring 2015. For further information, email aahgs2015@gmail.com.

December 12, 2015 - Christmas Luncheon and Holiday Celebration to include Genealogy Chat/Show and Tell.

 

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