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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


On Thursday April 13, Phyllis Conheady Stehm will present "Taxes, Taxes, Taxes--Using tax records to further your family research."



       

                                               Phyllis Conheady Stem


Other Announcements


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.


On 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.

Presentations at Clayton Library include "Using Historical Online Map Sites to Enhance Your Family History Research" by Franklin Smith (April 22 at 10:30 AM) and "Fáilte (Welcome to Your Irish Ancestry!" by Irene Walters (May 27 at 10:30).  Call the library at 832-393-2600 to make reservations.

On Saturday April 1, Mary Anthony Startz will present "Researching Spanish Patriots of the American Revolution."  This Houston Genealogical Forum meeting is at 10 AM at Bayland Community Center.  There is no charge.

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.

The 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.






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