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.
On Thursday September 14, Sue Kaufman, Manager of Clayton Library, will present
"Manuscripts and Collections--Below the Low-hanging Fruit." On Thurday October 12, Irene Walters, also from Clayton Library, will present "Genealogy Tips and Tricks
." Both meetings are at 1 PM at Bear Creek Community Center.
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. Registration for the 2017 meeting is now open.
On Saturday August 5, Irene Walters of Clayton library will present
"Using Newspapers to Flesh Out Your Genealogy." Reservations are
required. Call 832-393-2600 or see or click here for more information.
has announced that effective September 1, 2017, microfilm will no
longer be distributed to the Family History Centers. The last day
to order microfilm is August 31. Some of the material is
available online, and they expect everything to be available online by
the end of 2020. For more information see https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history/familysearch-microfilm-discontinuation?lang=eng&_r=1 ****
The International Germanic Genealogy Conference will be held July 28-30 in Minneapolis. See https://ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=83 for more information.
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, July 25, 2017