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 Dr., Houston, TX 77084. We have approximately 40
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.
On Thursday February 12 our speaker will be Phyllis C.
Stehm presenting "Busting Through Brick Walls When You Revisit Your
Research." She specializes in research techniques and teaches beginning genealogy research at Lone Star College-Montgomery.
Phyllis C. Stehm
On Thursday March 10 Marjorie Lowe will present "Captain
James Foster-Cherokee Militia at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend-War of
1812." Marjorie is president of the Houston Genealogical Forum
and an expert on Cherokee genealogy.
Family Tree Maker lives on! Ancestry.com has announced that its software Family Tree Maker has been sold to Software MacKiev.
Software MacKiev will support the program and release future
versions for both Macs and PC's. Both versions will still
have access to the ancestry.com online trees and hints. Also,
ancestry.com has made an agreement with RootsMagic so that the RootsMagic software for PC's and Macs will have access to the ancestry.com online trees and hints.
Saturday March 5 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Michael Lacopo will
discuss "The Forgotten Immigrants: The Swiss to America" and "Hoosier
Daddy: Tales of a Reluctant Blogger" at the Houston Genealogical Forum, Bayland Community Center. While the meeting is free, please visit the website for lunch orders.
has celebrations of Black History Month on both February 6 and February
20. On the 6th, Sharon Gillins will present "Harvesting
Ancestors--Lessons from the Garden" and "Louisiana Conveyance
Records--A Rich Resource for Researching Enslaved Ancestry." On
the 20th, Rodney Sam and Franklin Smith will present "From Post to
Pre-Civil War: The African American Experience in Records.
This will involve two talks: "First Lousiana Guard--The Life of a
Free Man of Color in a Southern Union Regiment" and "Researching
Pre-Civil War Slave Ancestors--Identifying the Slaveholder."
These presentations are free but require advance registration.
Please call the library at 832-393-2600.
On Saturday February 13, Sue Kaufman will present "The State of Clayton Library" at the meeting of Clayton Library Friends. Her talk is at Clayton Library at 10:30 A.M.
On Saturday February 6 at 10 AM, , Wil McCorquodale will be the speaker at the Houston Genealogical Forum
at Bayland Community Center. His topic is "The Impact of the
Revolutions of 1830 and 1848 on Immigration to the United States."
There is no charge. Hotel
registration is open for the Federation of Genealogical Society
conference in Springfield IL, August 31-September 3, 2016. See https://www.fgsconference.org/ .
The program for the 2016 National Genealogical Society Conference is available at http://goo.gl/w40zSO . Registration opened on December 1. Early bird registration will expire on March 31.
Summerwood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
will host a Family History Conference on Saturday February 27, 2016
near the northeast corner of Beltway 8. Information is available at http://houstonfamilysearch.com/summerwood/ .
The third season of PBS's Finding Your Roots started on January 5, 2016.
Harris is giving a series of Saturday genealogy classes in January and
February 2016. You may sign up for individual classes. See
the Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs.
There are several major genealogical conferences in 2016. The National Genealogical Society
will meet May 4-7 in Fort Lauderdale FL, while the Federation of
Genealogical Societies conference will be held August
31-September 3 in Springfield IL. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will meet August 7-12 in Seattle WA.
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, February 4, 2016