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 Drive. We have
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.
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.
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
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 http://hgftx.org/registration-for-genealogy-classes for information.Note that the Guest House is the smaller building next to the Carriage House.
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
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.
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.
Kimberly Powell at about.com 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.
revised by Alan
Leeds, January 10, 2017