2019 Second Saturday Reading Room Workshop Series

You can become research-ready in twenty minutes! Attend our short Saturday morning orientation sessions to learn about a library resource that can help with your research project, assist your genealogy work, or even satisfy your curiosity about historical records. The focus each month will be on a specific type of resource, including the U.S. Census, Texas vital statistics, newspapers, Texas county records, city directories and the Ancestry.com Texas Collection. Reference staff will provide the orientations in the Reference Reading Room at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at 10 a.m. each Second Saturday. Space is limited to ten participants.

Registration preferred but not required. Click here to sign up!

1201 Brazos St. Austin, TX 78711 / ref@tsl.texas.gov / 512-463-5455

 

Schedule:

January 12, 2019

Searching the Census Online

Reference staff will guide participants in searching the United States Census via Ancestry.com, Family Search and HeritageQuest and provide an introduction to non-population census information online.

             When: 10 a.m.

             Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

             Presented by: ARIS staff

             Audience: Genealogists and anyone else interested in TSLAC resources. Free and open to the public.

February 9, 2019

Introduction to Texas Vital Statistics

Reference staff will provide an overview of Texas vital statistics, print indexes available in the library and the Texas vital statistics that have been digitized.

             When: 10 a.m.

             Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

             Presented by: ARIS staff

 Audience: Genealogists, social workers, investigators and anyone else interested in TSLAC resources. Free and open to the public.

March 9, 2019

Introduction to Newspaper Collections

Reference staff will teach participants how to navigate the TSLAC newspaper collections and databases, how to find newspapers held by the Briscoe Center for American History (UT) and provide tips on searching the Portal to Texas History.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

            Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Authors, genealogists, researchers and anyone else interested in TSLAC resources. Free and open to the public.

April 13, 2019

Introduction to Texas County Records

Reference staff will provide an overview of the Texas county records available at TSLAC and how to use them.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Authors, genealogists, researchers, property investigators and anyone else interested in TSLAC resources.  Free and open to the public.

May 11, 2019

Ancestry.com Texas Collections

Reference staff will demonstrate to participants how to register for and use the TSLAC resources that are available through the Ancestry.com Texas Collection database.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

            Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Genealogists and anyone else interested in learning about TSLAC Resources. Free and open to the public.

June 8, 2019

Introduction to Texas City Directories

Reference staff will provide an overview of Texas city directories available in the library and those that have been digitized.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room /TSLAC

            Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Genealogists, social workers, investigators, commercial or business researchers, environmental assessors, property              investigators and anyone else interested in learning about TSLAC Resources. Free and open to the public.

July 13, 2019

Searching the Census Online

Reference staff will guide participants in searching the United States Census via Ancestry.com, Family Search and HeritageQuest and provide an introduction to non-population census information online.

             When: 10 a.m.

             Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

             Presented by: ARIS staff

 Audience: Genealogists and anyone else interested in TSLAC resources. Free and open to the public.

August 10, 2019

Introduction to Texas Vital Statistics

Reference staff will provide an overview of Texas vital statistics, print indexes available in the library and the Texas vital statistics that have been digitized.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

            Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Genealogists, social workers, investigators and anyone else interested in TSLAC  resources. Free and open to the public.

September 14, 2019

Introduction to Newspaper Collections

Reference staff will teach participants how to navigate the TSLAC newspaper collections and databases, how to find newspapers held by the Briscoe Center for American History (UT) and provide tips on searching the Portal to Texas History.

           When: 10 a.m.

           Where: Reference Reading Room/ TSLAC

           Presented by: ARIS staff

           Audience: Anyone interested in learning about TSLAC Resources. Free and open to the public.

October 12, 2019

Introduction to Texas County Records

Reference staff will provide an overview of the Texas county records available at TSLAC and how to use them.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Authors, genealogists, researchers, property investigators and anyone else interested in TSLAC resources.  Free and open to the public.

November 9, 2019

Ancestry.com Texas Collections

Reference staff will demonstrate to participants how to register for and use the TSLAC resources that are available through the Ancestry.com Texas Collection database.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

            Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Genealogists and anyone else interested in learning about TSLAC Resources. Free and open to the public.

December 14, 2019

Introduction to Texas City Directories

Reference staff will provide an overview of Texas city directories available in the library and those that have been digitized.

            When: 10 a.m.

            Where: Reference Reading Room / TSLAC

            Presented by: ARIS staff

Audience: Genealogists, social workers, investigators, commercial or business researchers, environmental assessors, property investigators and anyone else interested in learning about TSLAC Resources. Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

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