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'''E-mail:''' [https://houstonlibrary.org/email-reference Email Reference] Use this form for genealogy and research questions.  
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'''Address:'''<ref name="About">[http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/about.html About the Library] at ''Clayton Library Center for Genealogy Research'' (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref>  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="About">[http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/about.html About the Library] at ''Clayton Library Center for Genealogy Research'' (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref>  
  
:'''Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research'''<br>5300 Caroline St.<br>Houston, TX 77004-6896<br><br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="About" /> &nbsp;832-393-2600  
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="About" /> &nbsp;832-393-2600  
  
'''Hours:'''<ref name="About" /> Sunday and Monday Closed&nbsp;; Tuesday 10am–6pm&nbsp;; Wednesday10am–6pm&nbsp;; Thursday 12pm–8pm&nbsp;; Friday 10am–5pm&nbsp;; Saturday 10am–5pm<br>  
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'''Hours:'''<ref name="About" /> Sunday and Monday Closed&nbsp;; Tuesday 10am–6pm&nbsp;; Wednesday10am–6pm&nbsp;; Thursday 12pm–8pm&nbsp;; Friday 10am–5pm&nbsp;; Saturday 10am–5pm. *While the library building is temporarily closed to visitors, library staff can still answer questions by phone or email.<br>  
  
'''Directions, map, and public transportation:'''<br>
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*[http://houstonlibrary.org/research/special-collections/clayton-library-center-genealogical-research/directions-clayton Directions and map]
 
*[http://houstonlibrary.org/research/special-collections/clayton-library-center-genealogical-research/directions-clayton Directions and map]

Revision as of 11:58, 15 July 2020

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail: cla.reference@houstontx.gov

Address:[1]

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6896

Telephone:[1]  832-393-2600

Hours:[1] Sunday and Monday Closed ; Tuesday 10am–6pm ; Wednesday10am–6pm ; Thursday 12pm–8pm ; Friday 10am–5pm ; Saturday 10am–5pm. *While the library building is temporarily closed to visitors, library staff can still answer questions by phone or email.

Directions, map, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

This branch of the Houston Public Library has one of America's best genealogical collections. With an emphasis on the Gulf Coast region, the library also has an international collection and material for all fifty U.S. states. Collections include Texas and Houston-area death records including funeral home records, censuses, passenger arrival lists, manuscripts, international resources for Europe, Canada, and Mexico, military records, family histories, genealogical periodicals, maps, and family history vertical files. Clayton Library is an Affiliate Library of the Family History Library Affiliate Program.[3] Their special collections includes 25 major genealogical collections, such as the Barbour, Blake, Draper Manuscripts, and Vosburgh collections, Loredo TX Archives 1749-1872, and Nacagdoches TX Archives 1733-1836.[4]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Bring a sweater because it is often chilly.
  • Free parking is available for users of the library.
  • Lockers are available for a quarter which will be returned when you return the key.
  • Bring a flash drive to save book and document scans, as well as documents from internet research. Bring small change to make photocopies.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available and you are welcome to bring in your laptop and connect to the Internet.
  • Public computers are available with a Houston Public Library MY Link card or with a temporary pass issued by staff.[1]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at Fort Worth letters, photos, maps, settlement history, American Indians, the Civil War, slavery, Chinese exclusion, repatriation, segregation, and World Wars I and II.
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases. Outstanding for the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 About the Library at Clayton Library Center for Genealogy Research (accessed 26 October 2013).