Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Lowering Lake Conroe, researching an African-American family tree, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and recalling Boris Yeltsin's visit to a Clear Lake grocery store.
Posted on · Houston is featured in the current season of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow. The series bills itself as “part detective story, part emotional journey” as it researches and explores the family histories of diverse Americans. Tonight's episode (May 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. on TV 8) takes place downtown at the Houston Public Library’s Julia […]
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court recently (May 16, 2016) sent Zubik v. Burwell back to lower courts. A ruling in the Texas case (which includes challenges from Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University) would have clarified whether an Obama Administration mandate for some employers to provide birth control benefits to employees runs afoul of […]
Posted on · On this day 150 years ago, slaves in Texas learned they were free. June 19th became known as Juneteenth, a day for freed slaves to celebrate their emancipation. To mark this 150th anniversary, Michael Hagerty tells us more about the first Juneteenth, how Juneteenth celebrations have evolved over the years and about a new resource […]
Posted on · Houstonian Sandy WilbournÂ tells us how she became fascinated with studying her family’s genealogy at Houston’sÂ Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.
Posted on · Houstonian Randy Pace tells us how he became fascinated with studying his family’s genealogy at Houston’sÂ Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.
Posted on · Genealogy libraries remain a vital resource in the tracing of family histories.
Posted on · A federal judge in San Antonio Wednesday struck down the same sex marriage ban here in Texas. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his ruling while the state of Texas appeals. On this edition […]