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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

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Calendar of Events and Activity For AAHGS H-TOWN CHAPTER

Special Chapter Meetings next Month (11 Feb 2017)

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

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Regular 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 

Scheduled Events:

AAHGS H-Town Chapter Calendar 2017
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.

Jun 2017
What: The Touring Texans Presents:
Tour: A Journey to Historic African-American Sites in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina
Date: 25 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Tour Flyer: Click Here
Tour Organizer: Debra Blacklock Sloan

Jul 2017
What: The Touring Texans Presents:
Tour: A Journey to Historic African-American Sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington D.C.
Date: 23 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Tour Flyer: Click Here
Tour Organizer: Debra Blacklock Sloan

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Past Events:

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
A JOURNEY TO HISTORIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN SITES

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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