Humble area genealogy collection housed at LSC-North Harris

The Humble Area Genealogical Society (THAGS) now has a new home for their collection of more than 1,500 genealogy books. The THAGS collection will be housed on the third floor of the LSC-North Harris Library.

The idea for this library collection started in 1978, at which time the members of THAGS wanted to share genealogy information with the community and to preserve historical records for others to use in the research of their own family ancestry.

This collection focuses heavily on books and materials from the Humble area, Harris County, and other Texas counties. In addition, there are county and state history books representing most of the fifty states. There is also a section of how-to books for the beginning genealogist.

“We have acquired a collection of family histories from people that live in the area,” said Sharon Olson, THAGS member. “Some of the family books found in this collection include the surnames of Wallace, Bates, Strickland, Mayfield, Wise, McDaniel, Thrash and Hobbs. Many of the books found in the THAGS library collection are not available in other libraries”

Books and magazines covering topics relating to genealogy continue to be added to the library collection by The Humble Area Genealogical Society and from donations of local family historians.

The THAGS collection is open to the public during the LSC-North Harris Library hours, but is not available for check-out.  For more information or research help, contact Marianne Taylor at 281.821.4065 or marydreamr@aol.com; or Karen Acker at 832.527.3722 or ackertk@gmail.com.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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