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TSLAC’s Next Genealogy After Dark Program to Bring Together Libraries and Resources Across Texas

Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Austin, TX • News Release

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites the public to register for its upcoming Genealogy After Dark program, Friday, October 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Since 2010, TSLAC’s Genealogy After Dark program has become a popular mainstay with genealogists. The program takes place at our Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building and provides researchers with evening access to agency staff and resources alongside presentations highlighting our collections. Past program topics have included Republic-era records, Confederate pension applications, 1940 census records, Texas memorials and petitions, and Civil War-era records. Our October 18th event will be a collaborative effort as we partner with libraries across the state to provide participants access to remote programming and resources. This year TSLAC and the Genealogy Center at Waco-McLennan County Library will partner with the public libraries of Amarillo, Denton, Houston, Plano, and Round Rock, as well as the genealogical societies of Central Texas, El Paso, and San Angelo. Using remote meeting software, agency staff will present information about our unique resources to genealogists across the state and to in-house participants simultaneously. Laura Saegert, Assistant Director for Archives, will present information about accessing Texas county records through the Regional Historical Resource Depository (RHRD) System, which collects, preserves, and makes available for public use the historical records of the local governments of Texas. Registration is limited to 30 participants and there is a $10 fee payable to the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas, the agency’s non-profit support group. The registration deadline is October 11. To download the registration form and review the evening’s schedule and presentations, visit www.tsl.texas.gov/genafterdark.html
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