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Clayton Extra - March 2013

No. 36
Additional news from
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004

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.
March News and Programming

Quick Start your Genealogy!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:30-3:30PM
Overview of genealogical research tools:
1:30-2:00PM HPL Catalog
2:10-2:50PM Ancestry Library Edition; FamilySearch
3:00-3:30PM Ordering microprint from Salt Lake City
Reservations required, please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

A Nation of Immigrants: US Naturalization and Genealogy
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:00-3:30PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:30-12:00PM

This talk will reveal the history of naturalization laws and requirements in the United States and how this affected your ancestors and their naturalizations.  We will also discuss using naturalization records for genealogical research, what you may find and how to find it.  Reservations required.  Please call 832-393-2600.  Adults/Teens.

Clayton Library Orientation
Saturday, March 16, 2012 10:30-11:45AM
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.

Additional information about Clayton Library

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, Monday: closed
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday, Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
We are closed on City of Houston holidays. Click here for the holiday schedule:  http://www.houstonlibrary.org/library-holidays.

To see a listing of the latest genealogical materials at Houston Public Library, choose the "New Genealogy  Titles for Clayton" list here: http://catalog.houstonlibrary.org/ftlist.

If you need driving directions to Clayton from Houston's major freeways, click here:
For more information, visit the Clayton Library webpage: http://www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton.

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