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Bear Creek Genealogical Society 

P. O. Box 842661, Houston, TX 77284


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 Dr., Houston, TX 77084.  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, 281-398-0333 or Tom Woltz, Vice-President, 832-754-2875.  Click here for a membership application.  Annual dues are $15.

Society Announcements

Sue Kaufman   
Our 2015-2016 season will open at 1 P.M. on Thursday September 10 at Bear Creek Community Center.  Sue Kaufman, the Manager of Clayton Genealogy Library, will present "FamilySearch and HeritageQuest: What's New."

Our speaker for October 10 will be Amanda Hayes presenting "Immigration and Naturalization: A Deeper Look at the Records and Available Resources."

On November 12, Texas Photographics will present "The Latest in Prserving Your Treasured Heirlooms."

Because of minimum ridership requirements for county buses, we will be unable to continue our bus trips this year.  Instead we will have an increased number of regular programs.

Sue Kaufman

Other Announcements

The Houston Genealogical Forum has announced its program for 2015-2016.  The list of speakers can be viewed on their website.  The season will begin on Saturday September 12 with Franklin Smith of Clayton Library presenting "Beginning African-American Genealogy Research."  This program is free, and no reservations are required.  

On Saturday October 3, t
he Houston Genealogical Forum will host an all day presentation by John Philip Colletta.  Topics will include "Compiling a Reliable Record for Future Generations," "Telling the True Story of Your Ancestors," and "Using 19th-Century Newspapers."  Note that there will be a fee to cover the costs of this event.  Members of the Houston Genealogical Forum will be charged $10.  For non-members the fee will be $30, but this amount includes membership through 2016.  Lunches may be ordered for an additional $10.  Please pre-register for this event, as fees cannot be collected at the door.  

Marje Harris will be giving a series of Saturday genealogy classes in January and February 2016.  See the 
Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs.  

Clayton Library Friends Annual Symposium will be held Saturday August 22 at the Asia Society Center near Clayton Library.  The speaker will be Deborah A. Abbott with sessions on Cluster Genealogy, Manuscript and Oral Collections, Pre-1870 African-American Research, and Critical Thinking in Genealogy.  See the website for details.  

Clayton Library will hold Colonial Ancestry Day on Saturday September 12.  Presentations will include Colonial Religions, Colonial Military Records, and Convicts to the Colonies.    As usual, these presentations are free, but preregistration is required.  Yes this conflicts with the Houston Genealogical Forum meeting.

There are two major national 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.




Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center.  For a list, click here.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, August 20, 2015