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Irene Walters

   Irene Walters is one of the “Yankee Librarians” for the Houston Public Library’s Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus. She is originally from New York and has her Master of Library Science degree from the State University of New York Buffalo.

   Irene arrived in Houston almost 30 years ago and is a frequent speaker at genealogy societies throughout Texas. She is currently the Clayton Library cataloger and coordinates Clayton’s involvement in the digitization project with the LDS Library in Salt Lake City.  

Irene Walters

Power Tools: Adding Library Collections to Your Arsenal

Saturday, February 17, 2024
Steve Radack Community Center
18650 Clay Road

Meet & Greet: 10:00 am
Program Begins at 10:30 am


Feeling overwhelmed by having so many genealogy research services to choose from? Confused about which tools are the most cost-effective? Fortunately for family historians, public libraries have been collecting information for over a century and know how to organize it quite well. Even better news, it’s free to the community! 


This presentation will provide an overview of the databases, catalogs, collections, and services offered by libraries that specialize in genealogy research. Come and learn where to start and what's available to help you write your ancestors' stories.

If you plan to attend the meeting virtually, please click on the link above to register.

Program will be in-person, and via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.

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