The Merrian Webster Dictionary defines it as:
1) an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms
2) regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor
3) the study of family ancestral lines
4) an account of the origin and historical development of something
Generally speaking, there are three parts to sustainability: social equity, economic viability and environmental protection. Under social equity genealogy can help to prevent social exclusion and discrimination, promote solidarity and contribute to the well-being of stakeholders.
This research guide will help to meet the following objectives:
TMCC Research Guides will assist you with your research and documenting and writing your family history:
TMCC Library Family History Research Room
To be the leading local resource for family history, genealogy and their associated disciplines.
Promote recognition of the worth of family history research by:
Create and encourage collaboration with:
to further the needs of those we serve.
While our campus has re-opened, due to Covid-19 our Open Genealogy Lab will continue to meet online via Zoom . If you would like to attend the Open Genealogy Lab by logging in from home, please contact Suzanne Malek at email@example.com.
TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab
Come in and learn new research techniques, hear guest speakers, collaborate and have fun while building your family tree.
Looking for a guest speaker?
Click here to see a list of the TMCC Experts List
TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab YouTube Channel:
Past TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab guest speaker presentations are now available on the TMCC YouTube Channel! Click here to visit our YouTube Playlist.
Below are links to newspaper, magazine and website articles about the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab and Family History Research Room:
List of Upcoming Guest Speakers at the TMCC Library Open Genealogy Lab:
Jan 5 - Open Forum
Jan 12 - Open Forum
Jan 19 - The Oregon Trail: Chance, Choice, and Chimney Rock!- Loren Pospisil, Chimney Rock Museum in Bayard, Nebraska
Jan 26 - Travis Boley, Association Manager, Oregon-California Trails Association
Feb 2 - Jennifer Shaffer Merry - Cemetery Symbolism
Feb 9 - Robert S. Davis - Secrets to Research in Georgia
Feb 16 - Open Forum
Feb 23 - Micaela Procopio, Army Women's Museum - Island of Integration: The Desegregation of the U.S. Army
Mar 1 - No class today so everyone can attend Rootstech
Mar 8 - Tracie Boyle - Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center - Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mar 15 - Melissa Hayes, Houston Public Library/Family History Research Center Clayton Library Campus - Adoption: Searching for clues
Mar 22 - Mark Olsen - Introduction to FamilyTree Maker
Mar 29 - Lotte Lieb Dula, Founder of Reparations 4 Slavery - Reparative Genealogy
Apr 5 - Irene Walters, Librarian, Houston Public Library Family History Ctr., Clayton Library Campus - Crossing the wide blue seas: passenger lists of our ancestors
Apr 12 - TBA
Apr 19 - Troy Olson - Founder Discoverfamily.net - Search Angels
Apr 26 - Jeremy Pekarek, Archivist, Northwest Archives and Special Collections