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Bear Creek Genealogical Society 

P. O. Box 842661, Houston, TX 77284

Website: www.bearcreekgenealogy.org

Welcome

Welcome 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 approximately 40 members and hold our meeting from 1 to 2:30 PM.  All genealogical researchers, 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.

Society Announcements


***NOTE: Bear Creek Community Center has been flooded. See the new location and time for our meeting.***

On Thursday September 14, Sue Kaufman,
Manager of Clayton Library, will present "Manuscripts and Collections--Below the Low-hanging Fruit."  Sue Kaufman will be unable to attend.  Instead we will have a family research workshop in the computer lab of Katy Library, 5414 Franz Road.  This session will be at 3 PM rather than our usual time.  While there are computers available, you may wish to bring a laptop, tablet, or thumb drive along with your research problems (if you have any).  The library has wi-fi.

On Thurday October 12, Irene Walters, also from Clayton Library, will present "Genealogy Tips and Tricks
."  The time and location will be announced later.

Irene Walters

                                   Sue Kaufman
                                                      Irene Walters

Other Announcements

FamilySearch.org has extended the microfilm rental period to September 7, 2017.  After that, records will be available either online or in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  All films which have been requested within the last 5 years have already been digitized, and you may request priority digitization if needed.  All digitization should be completed by the end of 2020.  For more information, see https://www.familysearch.org/ask/faq#overview 
Registration for the Texas State Genealogical Society Conference is now open.  The meeting will be held October 20-22 at the  Omni Houston Hotel Westside, near Eldridge and I-10.  For program and registration form, see http://www.txsgs.org/conference .  NOTE!! The Omni Hotel had damage from Hurricane Harvey, but they expect to have it repaired on time.  The State Genealogical Society will announce its plans on September 15.  The early registration deadline has been extended to October 6.  
Fort Bend Friends & Neighbors has a genealogy group in Fort Bend County with meetings and field trips.  For more information, contact Sharon Miller at 281-796-8247.
On Saturday September 9, Lisa Toth Salinas will address the Houston Genealogical Forum.  Her topic is "Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records."  The meeting starts at 10 A.M. at Bayland Community Center.  Attendance is free. Bayland Community Center was not damaged by the storm.
Future conferences of the Federation of Genealogical Societies will be August 22-25, 2018 in Fort Wayne IN, August 21-24, 2019 in Washington DC, and September 2-5, 2020 in Kansas City, MO.  The National Genealogical Society will meet May 2-5, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI.  The 2019 meeting will be May 8-11 in St. Charles, MO.

Dick Eastman has written "A Genealogy Intro."  This article is full of advice on how to get started in genealogy.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, September 14, 2017