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Genealogy Roadshow Explores Family Histories in Houston

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 […]

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Exhibit Honors Houston’s WWII Latino Veterans

Posted on · September marks 70 years since the formal end of World War II. Latinos were among the thousands who enlisted, but historians say that despite their service, they were still treated as second-class citizens in Houston and around the country. A new exhibit at the Houston Public Library is using photographs, documents and oral histories to […]