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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

On November 12, Dan Martin of Texas Photographics and Phyllis Frost of Retouch the Past will present "The Latest in Preserving Your Treasured Heirlooms."

Thursday December 10 will be our holiday Show and Tell event.  Club members will present items of interest from their own research.  Details will follow later.

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.


                      Dan Martin                                           Phyllis Frost

Other Announcements

On Saturday October 10, George Memorial Library in Richmond will hold its 4th annual genealogy symposium.  The speaker will be Amy Johnson Crow, with talks on state government records, Civil War veterans, census substitutes, and "How Do I Know That's My Ancestor?"  Check-in is at 9 A.M, with the presentations from 9:30 to 5:00.  Register at .

TheMormon Church on Norwalk Drive, Katy will hold a free Family History Fair on Saturday October 17 from 8:30 AM to  12:30 PM.  See for details and registration information.

Clayton Library is celebrating October as Family History Month with a wide range of talks.  Two evening presentations on October 7 will discuss Mexican genealogy.  Saturday October 10 is DNA day, while Wednesday evening October 14 covers tips and tricks.  Friday October 16 is Genealogy After Dark, with the library staying open until 11 and a program of 8 classes.  Saturday October 17 has DAR Day, Louisiana genealogy, and the Hispanic Genealogy Society.  Wednesday October 21 has evening presentations on funerals and cemeteries, while Saturday October 24 is Unusual Genealogy Day.  Are your ancestors unusual?  All of these programs are free, but preregistration is required at 832-393-2600.  See the Clayton website for more information.

On Saturday November  7, the speaker at the
Houston Genealogical Forum will be Emory Webre, presenting "Marie-Louise Panis: A Louisiana Free Woman of Color: Her Life and Descendants.

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.  

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, October 9, 2015