P. O. Box
842661, Houston, TX 77284
to the Bear Creek Genealogical Society. Our
society meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Bear
Creek Community Center,
3055 Bear Creek Drive. We have
members and hold our meeting from 1 to 2:30 PM. All
whether novice or expert, are welcome to attend. Attire is
casual. We look forward to seeing you. For further
information, contact Gary
Tober, President, 832-260-3635 or Tom Woltz,
Vice-President, 832-754-2875. Click here for a membership
application. Annual dues are $15.
Thursday May 11, Cary Lynne Hall will discuss "Organized or Trash--Organizing Methods to Keep Your Research from Clutter."
Cary Lynne HallThere will be no meetings during the summer. We will resume on Thursday, September 14.
At Clayton Library at 10:30 on May 27, Irene Walters will present "Fáilte
(Welcome to Your Irish Ancestry!)." Call the library at 832-393-2600 to make reservations.
The Texas State Genealogical Society has announced their first Texas Institute of Genealogical Research
(TIGR) to be held in Austin May 22-25, 2017. This institute will
concentrate on Texas records. This year's annual meeting of TxSGS
will be at the Westide Omni in Houston, October 20-22. See the TxSGS website for more information.
At the May 13 meeting of Clayton Library Friends,
the speaker will be Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk.
He will discuss the vast collection of records archived by Harris
County. The talk is in the Clayton Library Carriage House at
Saturday May 6, Kelvin Meyers will give presentations on probate
genealogy, tax records, and the Texas State Archives.These talks
begin at 10 AM at Bayland Community Center. See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for more information and to purchase lunches. The presentations are free, but the lunches are not.
Future conferences of the Federation of Genealogical Societies will be held August 30-September 2, 2017 in
Pittsburgh PA, August 22-25, 2018 in Fort Wayne IN, August 21-24, 2019
in Washington DC, and September 2-5, 2020 in Kansas City, MO. Registration for the 2017 meeting is now open.
The International Germanic Genealogy Conference will be held July 28-30 in Minneapolis. See https://ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=83 for more information.
2016 National Genealogical Society meet May 10-13, 2017 in Raleigh
NC and May 2-5, 2018 in Grand Rapids MI. See http://www.ngsgenealogy.org for more information. Note that the NGS has issued a statement of concern about North Carolina HB 2.
Dick Eastman has written "A Genealogy Intro." This article is full of advice on how to get started in genealogy.
For a list of books, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, May 1, 2017