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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 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 ThursdayJanuary 11, Faye Stallings will present "Finding Your Ancestors by Following the Land."  Bear Creek Community Center has been repaired, so our meeting will once more be at the Bear Creek Center.

On February 9, our speaker will be Amanda Hayes.  Here topic will be announced later. 


Other Announcements

As usual, Clayton Library has several upcoming presentations. Saturday January 21 will be "West Augusta District:  Monongalia, Youghiogheny and Ohio Counties."  This is the region of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland before the Mason-Dixon Line.  The talk begins at 10:30.  On February 11, the topic is "DNA and the African-American Experience."  Both presentations are free but require registration at 832-393-2600.  Other activities at Clayton include DAR Day on January 21 and Hispanic Genealogical SOciety of Houston Day on February 4.

Marjorie Harris is presenting a series of genealogy classes at Clayton Library Guest House starting Saturday January 14 at 10 A.M.  and continuing through January and February. Please see for information.Note that the Guest House is the smaller building next to the Carriage House.

On Saturday February 4, Michelle Verret Johnson will present "The Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive: A Tool for Researching 19th Century Texas Ancestor by Occupation."  The Houston Genealogical Forum meets at Bayland Community Center at 10 AM.  

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 for more information.  Note that the NGS has issued a statement of concern about North Carolina HB 2.

Kimberly Powell at has provided a list of Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews.

ABC's 20/20 has released a youtube video of the use of DNA for a rather complex genealogy question.

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.


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Current Calendar

Last revised by Alan Leeds, January 10, 2017