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[[Image:Clayton House Houston's Genealogy Library.jpg|right|400px|Clayton House Houston's Genealogy Library.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Clayton House Houston's Genealogy Library.jpg|right|400px|Clayton House Houston's Genealogy Library.jpg]]  
  
=== Contact Information ===
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===Contact Information===
  
'''E-mail:''' [http://www.houstonlibrary.org/emailref Email Reference] Use this form for genealogy and research questions.  
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'''E-mail:''' [https://houstonlibrary.org/email-reference Email Reference] Use this form for genealogy and research questions.  
  
 
'''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>  
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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–8pm&nbsp;; Thursday 10am–6pm&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<br>  
  
 
'''Directions, map, and public transportation:'''<br>  
 
'''Directions, map, and public transportation:'''<br>  
  
*[http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/about_directions.html Directions and map]  
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*[http://houstonlibrary.org/research/special-collections/clayton-library-center-genealogical-research/directions-clayton Directions and map]
*[http://www.ridemetro.org/Default.aspx Metro Transit Authority of Harris County]
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*[https://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/index.aspx Metro Transit Authority of Harris County]
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*[http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/index.html Clayton Library Internet site] collections, research, services, events, FAQs, and history.<br>  
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*[https://houstonlibrary.org/research/special-collections/clayton-library-center-genealogical-research Clayton Library Internet site] collections, research, services, events, FAQs, and history.<br>
*[https://halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/hou Houston Public Library Online Catalog]{{WC}} by title, author, subject, series, call number, ISBN /ISSN, Lexile number, or government document number, and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]. <br>  
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*[https://halan.sdp.sirsi.net/client/hou Houston Public Library Online Catalog]{{WC}} by title, author, subject, series, call number, ISBN /ISSN, Lexile number, or government document number, and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]. <br>
*[http://houstonlibrary.org/genealogy Genealogy databases] 24 including Ancestry, FamilySearch, HeritageQuest, Fold3, and newspapers. <br>
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*[http://houstonlibrary.org/genealogy Genealogy databases] Includes Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, HeritageQuest, HistoryGeo, Fold3, MyHeritage, and newspapers. <br>
  
=== Collection Description ===
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===Collection Description===
This branch of the Houston Public Library has one of America's best genealogical collections. Especially strong for Texas, adjoining states, and Tennessee.[2] It has nationwide and statewide materials, 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, family history vertical files, and 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]
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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 ===
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===Tips===
  
*Bring a sweater because it is often chilly.  
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*Bring a sweater because it is often chilly.
*Free parking is available for users of the library.  
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*Free parking is available for users of the library.
*Lockers are available for a quarter which will be returned when you return the key.  
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*Lockers are available for a quarter which will be returned when you return the key.
*A snack area is available with vending machines and tables.  
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*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.  
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*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 PowerCard, or computer use card.<ref name="About" />
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*Public computers are available with a Houston Public Library MY Link card or with a temporary pass issued by staff.<ref name="About" />
  
=== Alternate Repositories ===
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===Alternate Repositories===
  
 
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[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.  
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*[[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.
 
*[[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'''''  
 
'''''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.  
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*[[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|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.  
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*[[Allen County Public Library|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.  
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*[[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 and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
 
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|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'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/index.html Chaparral Genealogical Society Library] over 2,100 books, manuscripts, and microfilms.  
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*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/index.html Chaparral Genealogical Society Library] over 2,100 books, manuscripts, and microfilms.
*[http://www.harriscountytx.gov/archives/Default.aspx Harris County Archives] maps, manuscripts, oral histories, schools, orphan home, J.P. dockets.  
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*[http://www.harriscountytx.gov/archives/Default.aspx Harris County Archives] maps, manuscripts, oral histories, schools, orphan home, J.P. dockets.
*[http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/ Harris County Clerk] births, marriages, deaths, and land deeds.  
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*[http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/ Harris County Clerk] births, marriages, deaths, and land deeds.
*[http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/Common/Default.aspx Harris County District Clerk] civil, criminal, and family court records.  
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*[http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/Common/Default.aspx Harris County District Clerk] civil, criminal, and family court records.
*[http://www.thegregoryschool.org/ African American Library at the Gregory School] history of African Americans in the Houston area.  
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*[http://www.thegregoryschool.org/ African American Library at the Gregory School] history of African Americans in the Houston area.
*[https://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC Rice University - Fondren Library, Woodson Research Center] Asian Americans, Civil War, slavery, Houston and Texas history, World War II, British Maritime &amp; Naval history, women's history.  
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*[https://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC Rice University - Fondren Library, Woodson Research Center] Asian Americans, Civil War, slavery, Houston and Texas history, World War II, British Maritime &amp; Naval history, women's history.
*[http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Library/ San Jacinto Museum of History Library] rare books, manuscripts, and histories about Texas.  
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*[http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Library/ San Jacinto Museum of History Library] rare books, manuscripts, and histories about Texas.
*[http://www.gthcenter.org/contact.htm Galveston and Texas History Center] ethnic Germans in Texas and Gulf Coast immigrant database.  
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*[http://www.gthcenter.org/contact.htm Galveston and Texas History Center] ethnic Germans in Texas and Gulf Coast immigrant database.
*[https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/shc/index.html Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center] earliest Texas settlers.  
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*[https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/shc/index.html Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center] earliest Texas settlers.
*Repositories in '''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''' [[Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy|Brazoria]], [[Chambers County, Texas Genealogy|Chambers]], [[Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy|Fort Bend]], [[Galveston County, Texas Genealogy|Galveston]], [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]], [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|Waller]].  
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*Repositories in '''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''' [[Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy|Brazoria]], [[Chambers County, Texas Genealogy|Chambers]], [[Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy|Fort Bend]], [[Galveston County, Texas Genealogy|Galveston]], [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]], [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|Waller]].
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html Texas State Library and Archives Commission], Austin, federal censuses, vital statistics indexes, military indexes, county tax rolls, city directories, newspapers, voter registration, convicts.  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html Texas State Library and Archives Commission], Austin, federal censuses, vital statistics indexes, military indexes, county tax rolls, city directories, newspapers, voter registration, convicts.
*[[Briscoe Center for American History]], Univ. of Texas at Austin, rivals the State Library collection.  
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*[[Briscoe Center for American History]], Univ. of Texas at Austin, rivals the State Library collection.
*[http://www.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historical Commission], Austin, 5,000 publications of which 3,000 are books, historical sites, cemeteries, oral history, heritage trails, city and county histories, military history and photos.  
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*[http://www.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historical Commission], Austin, 5,000 publications of which 3,000 are books, historical sites, cemeteries, oral history, heritage trails, city and county histories, military history and photos.
*[http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/certified_copy.shtm Texas DSHS Vital Statistics], Austin, births, deaths, marriages, divorces.  
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*[http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/certified_copy.shtm Texas DSHS Vital Statistics], Austin, births, deaths, marriages, divorces.
*[http://www.hillcollege.edu/info/texasheritagemuseum/ Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College], Hillsboro, outstanding Civil War collection.  
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*[http://www.hillcollege.edu/info/texasheritagemuseum/ Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College], Hillsboro, outstanding Civil War collection.
*[http://smu.edu/libraries/ Southern Methodist University] history, biography, newspapers, ethnic studies, government papers.  
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*[http://smu.edu/libraries/ Southern Methodist University] history, biography, newspapers, ethnic studies, government papers.
*[http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=1134 Texas Baptist Historical Society] histories of local congregations.  
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*[http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=1134 Texas Baptist Historical Society] histories of local congregations.
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana]], [[New Mexico Archives and Libraries|New Mexico]], [[Oklahoma Archives and Libraries|Oklahoma]], and '''''in Mexico:''''' [[Mexico Archives and Libraries#State_Archives|Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas]]
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana]], [[New Mexico Archives and Libraries|New Mexico]], [[Oklahoma Archives and Libraries|Oklahoma]], and '''''in Mexico:''''' [[Mexico Archives and Libraries#State_Archives|Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas]]
  
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===Sources===
  
 
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Revision as of 08:53, 7 July 2020

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Clayton House Houston's Genealogy Library.jpg

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail: Email Reference Use this form for genealogy and research questions.

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

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).