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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Sep 1 - National Army Museum - Fighting for Freedom: Nisei Soldiers in World War II
Sep 8 - Jonathan Dickey - Quaker Genealogy
Sep 15 - Robert M. Pine, President, Board of Directors, Polish Genealogical Society of America - Researching Polish Records From Home
Sep 22 - Irene Walters - Houston Public Library - Fáilte (welcome), to your Irish ancestry!
Sep 29 - TBA
Oct 6 - Melissa Hayes - Houston Public Library - Insane Asylum Research Tips and Tricks
Oct 13 - Jonathan Dickey - Salem Witch Trials
Oct 20 - Jane Theissen- Overview of the genealogical records at the Heritage Library, South Carolina
Oct 27 - Campus closed for Nevada Day Holiday
Nov 3 - TBA
Nov 10 - No class today due to holiday
Nov 17 - Sue Verhoef, Director of Oral History & Genealogy, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta, GA. - This Land is Whose Land? Using Land Records to Trace Your Family History
Nov 24 - No class today due to holiday
Dec. 1 - TBA
Dec. 8 - TBA
Dec 15 - TBA
Dec 22 - TBA
Dec 29 - TBA